Career Corner: Time for Reflection

Career Corner: Time for Reflection

We are closing in on the end of the year. Thanksgiving was this past weekend, which signals the start of the holiday season. Some look forward to this time of the year, others do not. Probably everyone might agree though that it brings with it added stress and anxiety. Deadlines related to gift giving, party, and religious commitments crowd out our schedules. If you have children, managing their expectations is also a big part of

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November 29, 2018 0

Fulbright Career Corner: Embrace the Transition

Fulbright Career Corner: Embrace the Transition

Life is one of continuous transition. Some of them are significant: finding a mate, starting a family, beginning a new job, and the passing of a loved one for instance. Some are not so, and are part of our day to day – driving to work is a transition. But as for significant and even seminal ones I would include the Fulbright experience. There are two transitions in Fulbright. The first is when you begin

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October 19, 2018 0

The Importance of Human Connection: Networking, Coffees, and Conferences

The Importance of Human Connection: Networking, Coffees, and Conferences

A basic premise of human nature is our need to associate with others. Of course, increasingly social media and videoconferencing are accomplishing this. Virtual and technological means have advantages, especially when time and place create limitations. The ability to Skype with someone in another part of the world in a different time zone may be essential to not only getting work done, but also as a way of staying in touch with family and friends.

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July 20, 2018 0

Fulbright Career Corner: Your First Impression Might Not Be In Person

Fulbright Career Corner: Your First Impression Might Not Be In Person

In my work as a career coach, I’m often attending professional events and  networking gatherings. It’s not that I’m looking for work, but rather, I’m out learning about trends and opportunities for others. For Fulbrighters, being engaged with others who have similar interests as well as potential employers is critical to advancing a career. How a Fulbrighter presents themselves is important in making the first impression. We often think the first impression is in person,

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June 22, 2018 0

The Fulbright Pivot: Leveraging Your Experience to Advance Your Career

The Fulbright Pivot: Leveraging Your Experience to Advance Your Career

“Why did you go on a Fulbright?” I think those of us who have had the honor of participating in the Fulbright Program – educators, students, professionals, internationals – have been asked this question. The motivation for going through the time-consuming process of applying for a Fulbright differs.   Not only does it take time to apply, it often requires asking for favors: “Can you be a reference for me?” It is also a very speculative

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