Develop Professional & Leadership Skills

Professional development and leadership skills can sound vague due to the broad scope of what they entail, but it’s important to find opportunities to grow and develop skills and qualifications, whether applying for jobs, internships, fellowships, graduate school, or other forms of continuing education.

Perfecting the Art of Praise | How to Recognize Success in the Workplace

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In a profession marked by challenges and change, both praise and recognition can have a powerful impact in the workplace. Effectively communicating appreciation has the potential to keep workers engaged, improve retention, boost performance, build trust, and strengthen relationships. Plus, …

By Jill Nawrocki - Idealist Careers
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Wellness in Everyday Life

Recently, I saw a tweet from Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, a sociology professor at Brown University, that shared her commitment to student wellness.  I was impressed to see such an intentional approach. Now that the fall semester has started …

By Sharon Fleshman
Sharon Fleshman Senior Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work Sharon Fleshman
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Why Leadership and Involvement in Activities Matters to Hiring Managers

For anyone that’s gone through the internship or job search process as a student, you’ve probably encountered those infamous words: “leadership” and “activities.” During interviews, you may have been asked questions (directly or indirectly) focused on leadership and participation outside …

By David Ross
David Ross Senior Associate Director, Wharton David Ross
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Ways to Build Your Leadership Skills

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Focusing on your professional and leadership development during internships, extracurricular activities or entry-level positions can pave the way for success in your present and future endeavors.  The following is an excerpt from a blog article written by Tiffany Franklin, Associate …

By Tiffany Franklin
Tiffany Franklin Associate Director, Engineering Tiffany Franklin
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How to Leverage Volunteering for Professional Development

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Altruism is at the core of volunteerism. Whether it be caring for a cause or for others, the opportunity to have broader impact is rewarding. You might be wondering how such a selfless act can be self-serving? But can volunteering—by …

By Imani Darden - Idealist Careers
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