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Career Tips

Career-related tips and resources

Build Your Skills with LinkedIn Learning

If you’re running out of shows to watch on Netflix, why not learn a new skill instead?

Access dozens of regularly updated online courses in design, leadership, multimedia tools and techniques, and common software applications led by recognized industry experts. …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

The job search process can pose unique challenges for people with visible and/or “invisible” disabilities. Use the resources in this guide to find jobs, tips on disclosure and accommodation, and information for employers.

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels
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Interview Preparation Tips

If you have an upcoming interview for a summer internship or full-time job, check out these resources below to help you prepare:

Watch this short video with our Top 5 interview tips.
Got a video interview? Use Interview Stream to …

By Kendra Northington
Kendra Northington Senior Career Counselor Kendra Northington
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Workshop: How to Make Professional Contacts

Whether you are searching for a job, planning a career change, or just hoping to advance within your current organization, it’s important to have professional connections. In this workshop you will learn how to find, reach out to, and engage …

By Yiwen Chen
Yiwen Chen SEAS Career Ambassador Yiwen Chen
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Presenting Yourself on Paper | Resumes and Cover Letters

Before you can land a job, you’ve got to get an interview. And to do that, you (almost) always will have to demonstrate your value and experience along with a hint of your personality in your cover letter and resume.

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Understanding Employee Benefits

Here is a short list of some common benefits currently being offered at many organizations across the sector. Take a read through to understand what each benefit may include as well as what questions to ask (and what you may …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Idealist Careers Try This Challenge #3 | Reconnect with Your Network

How’s it going so far? Have you completed Challenges 1 and 2? Here’s a perfect opportunity for you to freshen up your contacts.

Challenge #3

Set a calendar reminder for the 15th of each of the remaining months in 2020. …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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GW Career Quest Austin – Application Deadline February 10

The GW Career Quest program offers students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up-close and personal experience with leading organizations in Austin during the summer break!

Through this program, select undergraduate students from the classes of 2021 and 2022 (e.g., …

By Yiwen Chen
Yiwen Chen SEAS Career Ambassador Yiwen Chen
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5 Soft Skills Every Software Engineer Needs

Pop culture stereotypes depict computer programmers as non- client-facing, socially awkward office drones relegated to the basement office. However, the most successful software engineers are not only incredible problem-solvers; they’re seasoned communicators, empathizers and, yes, leaders. Like in any industry, …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Problem-Solving in Software Engineering: An Inside Look

Software engineering is about problem-solving first, coding second. Why? Computers need to be told exactly what to do; they can’t make assumptions like a human would when given vague instructions. Secondly, software engineers are tasked with designing features and applications …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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