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Should I Go to Grad School? Here are 5 Good Reasons

“Should I go to grad school?”

Longtime professional, current undergraduate student, or sector switcher—no matter where you are in your social-impact journey, you may have wondered whether grad school is right for you. From satisfying a degree requirement to deepening …

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5 questions to ask yourself as you think about summer 

Putting together summer plans is something students often start thinking about over winter break. Instead of weighing yourself down to find the “perfect” summer, consider that the way you spend your summer should really make sense for you. Your perfect …

By Kristen Li
Kristen Li Summer Opportunities Funding Coordinator
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5 Takeaways for International Students on the Job Hunt: Job Search in the US, with Dan Beaudry

“Job Search in the US for International Students” with Dan Beaudry focused more on how to hack the hiring system rather than the logistics of it, in particular the informational interview path. Whether you follow the steps discussed here or …

By Ariana Vlad
Ariana Vlad
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Skill Building Courses

Negotiating Your Salary with Valerie Sutton

Taught by Valerie Sutton
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton, former Director at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Career Services Office, shares smart…

Leading Globally

Taught by Anil Gupta & Haiyan Wang
Global expansion can help a company grow faster, enjoy the benefits of global scale, and tap into the unique advantages…

How to Highlight Internship Experience in Your Resume

Taught by Elise Gelwicks
Internships are the best way to set yourself up for the top jobs in your field. Being an intern can…

How to Build a Startup

Taught by Steve Blank & Kathleen Mullaney
In an introduction to the basics of the famous Customer Development Process, Steve Blank provides insight into the key steps…

Become a User Experience Designer

Taught by Cory Lebson
User experience is a rewarding career. Successful UX professionals can improve technology so that it is more efficient, effective, and…

Critical Roles Consultants Play (and the Skills You Need to Fill Them)

Taught by Bob McGannon
New consultants are often surprised by how agile they need to be to fulfill client expectations. The role you play…

Architectural Practice Foundations

Taught by Branka Knezevic
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an architect, or what it’s like to run your own firm?…

Architectural Design Process

Taught by Branka Knezevic
What is the role of an architect in the creation of a building? And what are the regulation factors governing…

Technology and Data Careers in Government

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
Today, some of the most exciting, meaningful, impactful, and in-demand IT careers are in helping to make cities work well.…

Leading in Government

Taught by Adelle Dantzler
Many people feel that leading in government is a puzzle. While it certainly has its challenges, serving the public can…

Nonprofit Management Foundations

Taught by Leslie Crutchfield
Thinking about leading a nonprofit organization? Internationally renowned author Leslie Crutchfield provides a primer on nonprofit management and leadership. She…

Learning to Teach Online

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Technology has changed the nature of education—and the jobs of educators. Online instruction requires different methods to help students learn.…

Instructional Designer

Taught by Joe Pulichino
Instructional design (ID) models are frameworks that help you create quality training. In this course, instructional design expert Dr. Joe…

Get Ready for Your Coding Interview

Taught by YK Sugi
If you’ve nabbed an interview for a software development position, it’s likely that you’ll have to face a common hurdle—the…

Finding a Job on LinkedIn

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Harness the power of LinkedIn to find and land a job. LinkedIn is the world’s #1 professional network—not just for…

Navigating Internal Mobility as an Employee

Taught by Mary Abbajay
If you’re feeling bored at work or looking for a new challenge or opportunity, it’s easy to forget that your…

Making a Career Change

Taught by Stacey Gordon
Unhappy with your current job? Thinking about changing roles or industries? Learn how to make a career change that leads…

Gaining Job Experience through an Internship

Taught by Kevin Bowersox
Do you work in software development, but don’t know quite how to develop your own career? Whether you’re just starting…

3 Tips to Maximize a Summer Internship

Taught by Elise Gelwicks
Internships are the best way to set yourself up for the top jobs in your field. Being an intern can…

Finance Foundations

Taught by Kay Stice and Jim Stice
Finance exists in the real world. It impacts everyone: individuals, families, companies, and governments. While it may sound complicated, at…

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