Career Advancement

Career Advancement

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

Career Advancement can mean different things to different people. For some, advancement means reaching a leadership position within a company or a field. For others, advancement means performing at a high level in a given role. Sometimes, advancement means switching careers entirely to learn a whole new domain, or focusing on giving back to a field or a community.

“Our time abroad this summer has allowed us to explore the broad discipline of global public health while getting a glimpse of life in Hanoi.”

“At Wellesley, I majored in English, and my parents encouraged me to complete the Teacher Certification program so that I would always have a fall-back career (though I didn’t exactly have a fall-forward career—I had lived in Romania as a child and wanted to find a way to live internationally again in some capacity, but wasn’t sure what shape that would take). This was the best advice I was given during my college years, as I discovered that I loved the dynamism of a classroom.”

Negotiation: An Overview

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Negotiation is often one of the most intimidating parts of the job search for so many people. People are unsure about when and if they can negotiate. In order to demystify the process and give you confidence, we have outlined what you can do to prepare for a negotiation conversation, and being prepared will make any negotiation go more smoothly.

Job Searching After 50

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

This resource outlines considerations for job searching over 50, including tailored advice for your writing your resume, networking, and interviewing.

Negotiation & Identity

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Your social context for negotiation will depend upon a variety of factors. This is where you may ask yourself where you are at this stage in your career journey. How do your identities, values, interests, skills, and other aspects of your background intersect with the negotiation process? All of these components are worth considering because they will inform your approach to the process. Depending on your personal situation, some components may pose more questions for you than others.

Alumnae Resume Examples

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

This resource provides four alumnae resume samples. Whether you are a recent graduate, a career changer, or a senior executive, your resume is a selection of information that you will use to introduce yourself to people in your field and prospective employers. As you update your resume during your career, think about your most relevant experience, your most recent experience, and what is most important for an employer to know about you. Consider making an appointment with an alumnae career adviser or a career community adviser in your industry to discuss how best to communicate your background and accomplishments on your resume.

“Investors don’t have to choose between making money & making the world better... Today’s smart money is investing in people and the planet.”

“The combination of hard work, a positive attitude, and a well-timed tip from a Wellesley alum have allowed me to soar past my career aspirations.”

“In a given week, I might be working with our program staff who are based around the US, Canada and the UK to design learning experiences for teachers; meeting with partner organizations to plan collaborative projects; consulting with filmmakers or scholars who want to reach students; or researching and writing about challenging issues for educators.... It’s probably unusual to stay at one place for so long, but I’ve always been able to answer ‘yes’ to a few key questions: Am I learning? Is my world getting bigger? Is my work making a difference?”

“I think art’s first goal is to remind us that we are human...”

Graduate Degrees and Program Examples

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This resource covers key questions to explore when considering a degree and program type, and provide information about:

  • Certificate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Master’s Programs (MA, MS, MBA, MFA, MEd, etc.)
  • Doctoral Degrees
  • Dual Degree Programs

Environmental Studies

Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

There are many career options for environmental studies majors/minors. Career paths will differ depending on whether one wants to focus on law and policy making, on teaching and communication, on more advanced research, or another intersection of environmental studies and another discipline.

Audiology

Cindy
Cindy Seltzer, Ed.D., MBA

An audiologist is a healthcare professional that works at identifying, assessing, and managing disorders of hearing, balance and other neural systems in patients of all ages. Part of their work can involve the selection, fit, and dispensation of hearing aids and other listening devices. Furthermore, audiologists can educate patients on the effects of noise on hearing and conduct research that helps to advance the identification, prevention, and management of hearing-related disorders. 

Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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Advisors for Career Exploration

Virtual internships and projects — experiences for which all of the work is done online from a remote location (e.g., your home) instead of on-site at the workplace - come with their own benefits (no commute!) and their own challenges (how to get to know colleagues?). This document will help you to identify and strategize for some of the benefits and challenges of a virtual experience in advance, so you’ll be ready to make the most of your summer experience.