I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.

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Ask Victoria | Exploring Options for a Career in Social Impact

Dear Victoria, I would like to find a career path which gives me a full and filling feeling. I have around 8 years of experience in hospitality industry. But I don’t want to do that for the rest of my life. 2 years ago I went to study Graphic Design and successfully finished. But then […]

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Ask Victoria | After 12 Years Working with Whales, How to Transition?

Hi Idealist Careers, After 12 years of training beluga whales, I’m looking for a new career. It wasn’t that I fell out of love with whales. They are what introduced me to my husband and are responsible for our two beautiful children. It was, in fact, those kiddos that are the impetus behind my career […]

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Ask Victoria | Transition from Teaching

Man and woman walking together in business attire

Dear Victoria, The one thing I am currently struggling with is how to change careers. I have been an educator for 18 years. I’m burned out and tired of all the politics involved. I have taught in public, private, and charter schools. They are all the same, they demand a great deal from us while […]

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Idealist Careers Welcomes New Leadership

I was no stranger to Idealist before I started working here in October 2014. At my first “serious” full-time job more than 13 years earlier (in the career center at a private liberal arts college in New York), my manager and mentor introduced me to this fantastic resource for locating jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. […]

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