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12 Types of Workplace Discrimination | An Employee Guide

In 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that over 80,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed, resulting in a staggering $400 million in compensation for victims. The Commission defines and prohibits 12 types of discrimination that affect any …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Overworked and Overwhelmed? Here’s What to Do

We spend more hours working than doing almost anything else. But the more time we spend in the (home) office, the less time we have to recharge our batteries. This means we are more likely to feel overwhelmed and even …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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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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Beyond Coronavirus: Adapting Penn’s 2020 PhD Career Exploration Fellowship in the face of a pandemic

The faint sound of an alarm permeates a vivid dream. It’s 5:27 am. I roll over, vaguely aware that I am no longer asleep. My eyes open, I groan internally before I step out of bed, a motion that marks …

By Katherine Webb
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Job Hunting? How to Make the Most of Your Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you’re a job seeker, you’re probably wondering (or worrying) what the current pandemic means for your search. While there are still many unknowns, there are some things you can do to prepare yourself to forge ahead. Start by setting …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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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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How to Be a Social-Impact Storyteller

As social-impact professionals, the ability to tell a good story can be the difference between engaging our community with the work we do and learning too late that no one truly understands our organization’s mission.

And now more than ever, …

By Jeannette Eaton, Idealist - 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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Black History Month | 4 Social-Impact Leaders to Celebrate

Did you know that Black History Month exists because of a nonprofit organization and its dedicated leader?

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, often called the “Father of Black History”, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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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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Why Good Candidates Turn Down Job Offers – and What You Can Do About It

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The time and effort you spend recruiting talent, from the most entry-level to the most senior or specialized hire, is a costly investment. Maintaining staffing levels is critical to administrative needs and patient outcomes. Recruiting successfully keeps the …

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The Right Way to Ask for an Internship in an Email (With Examples!)

As a college student (and beyond), it can often feel like everyone around you has everything all figured out. And when you start hearing from your peers about the internships they’ve secured, that feeling only gets worse—especially if you’re still …

By Kendyl Maher-Trumble - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Beyond Academia: What I’ve learned coordinating Penn’s PhD Career Exploration Fellowship 2020

 Let me briefly walk you through a ubiquitous experience for PhD graduate students. It’s the holiday season, you’re home from break visiting your extended family, and as you’re scarfing down your 6th peanut butter cookie, you strike up a seemingly …

By Katherine Webb
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Snapshot: A 3L’s Summer Experience in Public Interest Law

Sabrina Merold is a third-year law student at Penn Law from New Jersey who plans to pursue a public interest legal career advocating for reproductive freedom and economic justice. Sabrina is currently working as a Part-Time 3L Pre-Law Advisor with …

By Mia Carpiniello
Mia Carpiniello Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Mia Carpiniello
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