22 Lessons From Stacey Abrams on Fear, Ambition, and Getting It Done

You know her from her historic work and string of trailblazing firsts in politics. Stacey Abrams became the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia state legislature, the first Black leader in the state’s House of Representatives, and …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Ask Alexis | Should I Include Potentially Controversial Volunteer Experience On My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

Over the last few years, I’ve been doing quite a bit of volunteering. I’m concerned, however, that some of my stints may be just a little controversial depending on the organization I’m applying to work for now …

By Alexis Perrotta - 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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Ambivalence – It’s normal in a new internship or job!

Have you started a new job or internship that you were excited about?  Are you starting to be less excited?  Maybe feeling disillusioned?  It wasn’t what you expected, maybe you don’t know how to do some things and that feels …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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New FREE Pre-Law Program from LSAC

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is launching a new program of talks, workshops, and more for applicants. This looks like a useful series of programs for those of you just beginning your admission journey, and it’s free through LSAC’s …

By Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis Pre-Law Advisor & Senior Lecturer
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Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of PR Concentration Graduates!

Ten students are set to be UMass Journalism’s inaugural class of PR concentration graduates

Read about them here.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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50 Best Consulting Firms to Work For in 2022

Today, we’re excited to release our annual ranking of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in North America. Our Consulting Rankings highlight the best firms in dozens of categories and include the overall Top 50, the Most Prestigious Consulting Firms, …

By Firsthand - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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How International Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting H-1B Visas

With this year’s H-1B visa registration season well underway, we spoke with International Student Career Expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now, common mistakes students make when searching for U.S. employment, and what we can expect …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
Firsthand
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What Does an SEO Specialist Do All Day?

SEO specialists are essential to just about every business today. As a result, they’re in very high demand. So, if you’re looking to switch careers or just starting out your career search, you’d be missing out if you didn’t give …

By Oliver Smith - Firsthand
Firsthand
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Congratulations, Graduates!

UMass Amherst Class of 2022 – you did it!!!  We’re so proud of you and of all you have accomplished during your time at UMass – both in-person and remotely!

This has been a truly unprecedented time to be a …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Good news for college seniors: The job market is booming – NPR Morning Edition

College graduates are entering a hot labor market with national data showing employers are significantly boosting recruitment. Many seniors are accepting job offers months before they graduate.

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

All right. Just about to graduate from college and looking …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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