Currently Browsing: Career Planning

Graduate School: Which Path is Right for You? Part 2

University library

In the first post of this two-part series, I cover two aspects of choosing the right graduate degree, choosing between certificate, master’s, and PhD programs, and choosing between a subject matter degree (which teaches you the “what”) and a professional degree (which teaches you the “how”). Now it’s time to explore the different ways to […]

CONTINUE READING

Graduate School: Which Path is Right for You? Part 1

Books and book strap

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten is from a friend of mine who, at the time, had just finished her master’s in library science and was preparing to move almost 300 miles away to start a PhD program. I was also at a pivot point in my life: I was switching […]

CONTINUE READING

Ask Alexis | How Can I Break into the Nonprofit Sector at 60?

woman reading

Dear Ask Alexis, I am a retired financial services professional (just turned 60). As an “encore” career, I am seeking a full-time or part-time job in the nonprofit sector. Areas that interest me specifically include the environment and homelessness. Since retiring, I have been volunteering extensively in those areas. Some of that volunteer work has […]

CONTINUE READING

9 Habits for a Successful Mentorship

woman sitting at laptop

There’s little doubt that mentorship can add value to your career. And although there are countless resources advising you on how to find a mentor, there’s less emphasis on what happens after you’ve found one. So, what does it mean to be a good mentee? Read on to learn the habits of successful mentees and […]

CONTINUE READING