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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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New To Project Management? Here Are 50 Terms You Should Know (From the Trello blog)

Project management is a skill that is valuable in every career path, in every industry. 

Learn more about what project management is, and start learning the lingo, as well as parts of the project management process, and how things fit …

By Sam Milbrath
Sam Milbrath
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2021 SBS in DC cohort member Lizette writes about her experience in the first week in DC

Every summer, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst sends a cohort of about twenty students to Washington DC for an internship experience filled with opportunities for professional and personal development. I’m part …

By Anne Lizette Sta Maria
Anne 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
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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10 Great—and Very Different—Jobs for Economics Majors

As you get ready to graduate with a degree in economics—or maybe as you’re choosing your major—you’re bound to be wondering what sort of jobs you’re qualified for. You likely know that you can go into investment banking or management …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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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
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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