How to Attend Grad School With a Full-Time Job

So you’ve decided that you’re ready to make your next move and start a graduate degree program—but your days are already packed with work commitments. You may be wondering, “Can I really manage grad school and continue to work with …

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5 Reasons Why Graduate School is Worth the Effort

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Earning a degree is almost a necessity in today’s technology-filled world. But, is just earning a bachelor’s degree sufficient? Some say no and feel a …

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The Idealist Guide to Working (and Living) with Chronic Illness and Disability

There are myriad stories on the internet about different health experiences—be it chronic illness, disability, mental health struggles, or some combination of the three. But from the perspective of a person who wants to have an impactful career, there is …

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What is Ableism? | Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

Despite the significant number of people living with disability across the U.S.—and the world at large—widespread misconceptions about disability can cause ableist language and behavior to proliferate. 

But what is ableism, and how does it play out in the …

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When to Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant and Other Workplace Tips for Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy for a working woman can be a joyous time, but it can also be a stressful time. The good news is some of that stress might soon be alleviated. Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers …

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Should you tell a potential employer that you’re LGBTQ+?

When it comes to being part of the LGBTQ+ community, openness is an extremely personal choice. This goes for not just your personal life, but your professional life as well. It’s understandable to be nervous and unsure about disclosing your …

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Top careers for LGBTQ+ job seekers

If you’re a student or job seeker who identifies as LGBTQ+, you might consider incorporating it into your search for a fulfilling career. Representation of LGBTQ+ people is sorely lacking in many areas of the workforce. But in certain industries, …

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How to handle LGBTQ+ discrimination at work

Being discriminated against at work for any reason is wrong, but especially when it’s due to your sexual orientation, gender identity, or race. Those reasons are particularly egregious. What can be done in such a situation? Know this: you have …

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9 Things International Students Can Do to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Conferences

International students often feel like career fairs are a waste of time and money. The reason for such disappointment is that, historically, the majority of companies participating at these events don't sponsor international students and therefore aren't willing to speak …

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Networking Tips for International Students

Like many other international students, I was very focused on the academic part of student life when I arrived in the U.S. In my junior year of college, I suddenly felt this job-seeking urgency. I was only a couple of …

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