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Category: Rising Professionals

Navigating Organizational Politics

Many of us hear the words ‘organizational politics’ and say “I want nothing to do with that!” However, organizational politics are a reality and can impact everyone in an...
Feb 9, 2018

Ditch the Elevator Pitch! Tell Your Story Instead

Want to make a strong first impression in job interviews and at networking events? Forget the elevator pitch and harness the unparalleled power of storytelling instead. In this session...
Jan 26, 2018

Uncommon Entrepreneurship: Crowdfunding $50K in Bat Houses in Just 10 Days

Christopher Rannefors took an unconventional product idea and in just a few months was featured in the Huffington Post, flew to L.A. to appear on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Elevator Pitch TV...
Jan 19, 2018

LIVE Career Q&A with Alumni Career Engagement

Ask us anything! Seeking that next great job, getting ready to ask for that promotion, or finishing your grad school application? Director of Alumni Career Engagement Amanda Panarese (Col...
Nov 17, 2017

Job Search Support Resources

National (and Virginia) resources for support in areas related to the job search. Special Needs JAN: Job Accommodation Network: S. Department of Labor: Career One Stop: Virginia: Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS): Free Online Training Virginia Workforce Connection: Alison: Job Loss S. Department of Labor – General: […]


How To Use Storytelling to Boost Your Career

Everyone enjoys hearing a good story! As young children, we clamored for just one more story before bedtime. As adults, we surf the web for engaging talks by professional...
Nov 3, 2017

Digital Marketing Career Opportunities

Digital Marketing is a booming industry with plenty of growth yet to come. It is also an enormously diverse industry with opportunities for quants as well as creative folks,...
Oct 20, 2017

Ready to Quit: 3 Steps to Find a Job You Love

Stuck, drained or beyond fed up by your job and ready to quit (but don’t know what you should do next?). No problem! Join Christie Mims (Col ’00), Founder...
Oct 6, 2017

Demystifying Venture Capital

Hollywood has placed a fun spotlight on the venture capital industry, with shows like Shark Tank and Silicon Valley. Recent headlines have also exposed some less admirable sides of...
Sep 22, 2017

Work You Love: 3 Secrets to Every Successful Job Search or Career Change

Changing jobs or careers can be a daunting task, to say the least. You must navigate online jobs boards, work with Applicant Tracking Systems, write a resume that stands...
Sep 15, 2017

How to Leverage Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

What are the key networks you should consider when developing your personal brand? From Twitter to LinkedIn to Instagram, Social Media Executive Chris Smith (Com ’94) focuses on user...
Aug 25, 2017