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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Professional Presentation | How to Build and Share Your Story

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Professional presentation—how you choose to build and share your professional story—is a major factor that can shape your career in the social-impact sector. Whether you are exploring pathways for growth at your current organization or seeking new …

By Lisa Dubler - Idealist Careers
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7 Improv Techniques That’ll Make Conversations at Work Less Awkward and More Productive

Talking to people at work can be challenging and stressful. Whether you’re attending meetings, conversing with clients, or just making small talk in the hallway, nerves can start to take over. What do you do with your hands? How long …

By Megan Gray - The Muse
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Leadership Lessons from 15 Women Founders & CEOs

At the time of writing, women are the CEOs of 41 companies of the Fortune 500; for anyone not looking to do math today, that’s about 8%. And that distressingly low number is actually higher than its ever been. The …

By Vault Careers - Vault
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5 Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

Whether you’re a newly promoted leader or you have years of management experience behind you, it can seem daunting to manage a remote team. So, to help you become a strong remote leader, here are five rules to follow.

1. …

By Veronika Biliavska - Vault
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8 Skills You Need to Build to Land a Senior-Level Job

Getting a senior-level job requires hard work and dedication. It also requires certain skills. In fact, to land a senior-level position, there are several key skills you’ll need. And below are eight of the most important of these skills—which you …

By Elea Andrea Almazora - Vault
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What Smart Employees Do Right After a Promotion

After tons of hard work and multiple conversations with your manager, you’ve finally been given a promotion. Congratulations! This is a big milestone in your career, so take a moment to pat yourself on the back and celebrate this occasion—and …

By Shedden Reign - Vault
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
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6 Job Search Tips to Help You Find a Role (and Company) That Won’t Lead to Burnout

Maybe you’ve experienced burnout in your current role and decided to start looking for a new job. First, congrats on taking the necessary steps to care for yourself and your mental health. Next, you’ll need to find a job and …

By L'Oreal Thompson Payton - The Muse
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How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

By Victorio Duran III - Vault
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12 Tips for Making Your Video Meetings More Inclusive—So Everyone Feels Heard

In some ways, video meetings are a lot like in-person meetings. You get together, say hello, and get down to business. Unfortunately, that also means that the same biases that exist in physical offices can carry over into video meetings. …

By Jo Yurcaba - The Muse
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