Author Archives: Samantha Jackson

Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn’t Matter

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This post, originally published on Forbes, explores the relationship between major and career path. While some majors require specific degrees or training, many jobs can be acquired with any major. Read the full post here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2015/08/12/six-reasons-why-your-college-major-doesnt-matter/#7c4bdae435a0

By Samantha Jackson
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Major

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Choosing a college major can be hard. Some students have known what they wanted to be since they were three years old; others aren’t sure, even with college right around the corner. Whether you’re already in college or you’ve just …

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How to Get Your First Software Developer Job, According to Hiring Managers

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What does it take to land your first job as a software developer? Recruiters are looking for someone who knows how to build code, test and deploy it, with an understanding of the software development life cycle.

The strongest software …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Does Voluntourism Do More Harm Than Good?

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While volunteers generally have good intentions, intent doesn’t necessarily equal impact. The controversial practice of “voluntourism” has generated a lot of buzz in the social-impact space over the years. You may have heard this term if you’re considering a volunteer …

By Amy Bergen - 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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7 Ways to Advocate for the Environment

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With global environmental crises in the news lately, a lot of us are wondering how we can make a difference. There are many ways to advocate for a livable planet, whether you’re doing a few hours of volunteer work or …

By Amy Bergen - 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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How Can I Transition into the Corporate Social Responsibility Field?

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Lea from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health asks:

“How do I get into the field of corporate social responsibility? I come from a socio-medical public health background. What kind of skills and training are considered assets? If I’m …

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How to Kickstart Your Career in Nonprofit HR

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When people think of human resources or “HR” they might picture a mysterious hiring and firing department, or the downtrodden HR rep Toby from the NBC comedy “The Office.” But don’t be fooled—HR work can make for a great, challenging …

By Amy Bergen - 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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How Can I Get Better Results in My Job Search to Get My Environmental Science Career Started?

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Sandra from University of South Florida asks:

“I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and have been unable to find any way to get my foot in the door within the industry as a field technician (the …

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The 2 Musts for Advancing Your STEM Career, From 2 Latinx Leaders

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Raquel Rivera and Raquel Tamez have more in common than just their names — they’re also successful Latinx leaders in the STEM field.

A lifelong lover of science and math, Rivera grew her career to Vice President of Product Delivery Center …

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As the largest career community for women, Fairygodboss provides millions of women with career connections, community advice, and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.
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3 Sustainability Innovations By L’Oréal That Are Making A Positive Environmental Impact

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Finding a job that combines impact with
innovation isn’t easy, but that’s what Danielle managed to do when she became
the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at L’Oréal USA.

Danielle has spent her career helping
companies make sustainability …

By Liam Berry - WayUp Guide
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