Author Archives: Alejandra Borda

Online Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Courses for Mission-Driven Careers

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are becoming increasingly popular for social-impact professionals. And because these courses are often free of charge, open to all and flexible enough to work with the most complicated of schedules, they also provide a prime …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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How to Use Remote Learning to Cultivate Community

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Maybe you’re one of the many students who recently swapped the hustle and bustle of a physical campus for a solo room and a laptop. Or perhaps you’ve started a program without setting foot on campus at all. In either …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Chronically Capable | Tips for Job Hunting While Living with Chronic Illness or Disability

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Chronic illness and disability are more ubiquitous than you may realize: more than 40% of the U.S. population lives with at least one chronic illness and that number is expected to increase to more than 50% this year. And 26% …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Having Influence at Work as a Nurse

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As a nurse, there are many different areas that you can personally influence. The nursing profession is all about positively impacting the lives of the patients, and there are many ways that a nurse can have a positive …

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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has led more of us to question how we can break down the racial barriers that prevent us from including and engaging with diversity. This is a big question and there is no single …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Yes, You Should Still Take Time Off Work During COVID-19—Here’s How to Make the Most of It

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If you’ve been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might feel like all of the days are running together and you don’t have a good handle on time anymore. Here’s a question for you: When’s the last time …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You)

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Be honest: Do all of your professional contacts look and sound the same? Did your boss and all your work friends go to the same kind of school as you? Did everyone in your network take similar paths to get …

By Marietta Gentles Crawford - The Muse
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A Strong Response | Help Your Organization Speak Up on Social Issues

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In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and global protests, many organizations—private and nonprofit—clearly communicated their condemnation of violence and support for racial justice. However, social media communities have been calling out organizations they believe missed the mark and either …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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