Career Transition

(How To) Put Your Why To Work: Pursuing a Second Act

When Darden School Dean Scott Beardsley released his book Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia earlier this year, I immediately added it to my reading list. Having executed my own transition to higher education, I was anxious to learn about Dean Beardsley’s journey. More importantly, however…

By Jennifer Coleman-
Career Management

Should You Quit Before Finding a New Job?

Do you dread going to work every day? Sometimes a job turns out to be truly miserable – a destructive company culture, an infuriating boss, overwhelming hours or travel, a re-org that marginalizes your role…..these are just a few of the things that can turn a once promising job…

By Marty Speight-
General

Land Your Next Role Internally – This Alumnus Did

A significant source of company hiring happens within. It pays to be aware of your employer’s internal process and culture around hiring and promotions. This month, the Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services interviews Jon Fraade (MBA ’84), managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., regarding his recent experience…

By Marty Speight-
General

The Art of Introducing Yourself

When you have an interview, you know the request is coming in some form or another. Usually right out of the gate. “Tell me about yourself.” “Walk me through your resume.” “Tell me about your background.” When you have an interview, you typically have plenty of time to think about…

By Jennifer Coleman-
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