Author Archives: Rebecca Bell

SBS in DC Spotlight: Farah Sabir

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Our SBS in DC cohort with Farah in the middle of the front row

As this summer in DC flies by, I’ve been reflecting on the many people who have made an impact …

By Lizette Sta. Maria
Lizette Sta. Maria
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How to Break into Nonprofit Work

Want to make the world a better place, but aren’t sure where to start? A career in the nonprofit world could be a fit for you. Working with nonprofits will give you the opportunity to use your skills and talents—from …

By The Muse Editor
The Muse Editor
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How to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Went Above and Beyond” in Your Next Job Interview

The interview question “Tell me about a time you went above and beyond” can be a golden opportunity for you as a candidate—as long as you prepare ahead of time. At best, this classic behavioral question is a chance to …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
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7 Steps to a Career in Public Policy

Published on June 7, 2020

Erica Mattison, MPA, JD, CCSP
Mission-driven leader & strategist supporting sustainable, healthy, equitable communities | Career coach & presenter

Oftentimes I meet people who say, “I want to work in public policy, but I …

By Erica Mattison
Erica Mattison
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What is Peace Corps’ Training Like?

By Justin Tabor
May 6, 2021

The two main goals of PST are to get Volunteers trained in relevant technical and language skills. So, even if you have no experience in education or health – or have never spoken a foreign …

By Justin Tabor
Justin Tabor
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How to Job Hunt in a Post-College, Post-Pandemic World

Amy Bergen

Apr 27, 2021 10:00 AM

The class of 2021 is entering a tricky job market in a time of transition. Many segments in the social-impact sector have been hit hard by the pandemic—and though some organizations are bouncing …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS Rebecca Bell
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Your Street Address Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume Anymore—Here’s What Does

When you’re listing your contact information in the header of your resume, you may assume your street address is part of that. And for a long time you would’ve been right. But in our increasingly online world—when’s the last time …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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17 Websites You Should Know If You’re Searching For A Job In The Social Enterprise or Nonprofit Sector

Looking for a job can be an overwhelming process, especially when looking for something that matches your passion for meaning, ethics and sustainability across diverse industries. Below is a list of resources that help take the guesswork out of the …

By The Good Trade
The Good Trade
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The 4 Kinds of Experience You Need on Your Resume

Job postings by social-impact employers often come with a big list of must-have skills. After all, these employers are looking for people who can solve some pretty tough challenges.

But other than soft skills, what kind of experience and technical …

By Lisa Yee-Litzenberg - 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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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
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