Sharon Fleshman

Senior Associate Director, Nursing, Education, Social Policy & Practice

Sharon Fleshman

Dr. Sharon Fleshman has been with Career Services since 2000 and serves students and alumni of the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education, and the School of Social Policy and Practice.  As she advises those seeking social impact careers, she enjoys empowering them to find their career fit by discovering and articulating their skills, strengths and work values as they reflect on their experiences. Sharon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She has also earned master’s degrees from New York University’s Stern School of Business and Westminster Theological Seminary as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree from Northern Seminary. Before coming to Career Services, Sharon had advisory roles in consulting firms and a faith-based non-profit.  As an ordained minister, she enjoys reading, writing and speaking on spirituality, vocation, and social justice. She has quite a sweet tooth and is known throughout Career Services as a lover of chocolate.

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9 Tips to Turn Networking Contacts Into Meaningful Relationships, From a Serial Connector

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The goal in any meaningful relationship is to give it depth. That’s what my book, The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships, is all about. Of course, not every networking contact has …

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How to Interview with Your Whole Self

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It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be …

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Public Health Needs People With Diverse Skills and Backgrounds—Here Are 9 Careers to Consider

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States didn’t think very much about public health. But now that terms like “epidemiology” and “social distancing” have been added to everyone’s vocabulary list, you might be thinking more than ever …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
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How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no …

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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

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Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Healthcare Leaders Can Convert Mistakes Into Opportunities

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As a leader, you will encounter times when the people that you lead make mistakes. How you respond to the mistakes that your team makes will have a far-reaching influence on your organization’s culture, the morale of your team, …

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Which Wall Street Firms Are Best for Racial and Ethnic Diversity?

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This past fall, Vault surveyed more than 3,000 investment banking professionals. We asked them to rate and comment on their firms’ benefits, compensation, culture, hours, and training, among other workplace factors. We also asked them to rate and comment on …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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What is Ableism? | Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

What is Ableism? Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

Despite the significant number of people living with disability across the U.S.—and the world at large—widespread misconceptions about disability can cause ableist language and behavior to proliferate.

But what is ableism, and how does it play out in the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

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Everyone’s heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

By Sarah Candin - Vault
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Why the Combination of Analytical Skills and Creativity Is So Valuable

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Many people believe that analytical skills and creativity are opposites and cannot exist (or only rarely exist) in the same person. Sometimes this is framed as the “left brain/right brain”  dichotomy or as “logic” versus “intuition”. In reality, this sharp …

By Ian Loew - Vault
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