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  • TWC’s Workforce Readiness Program: Career-Connected Skills for the Future of Work

    TWC’s Workforce Readiness Program: Career-Connected Skills for the Future of Work

    The Washington Center is launching an innovative Workforce Readiness Program to provide an opportunity for learners to immerse themselves in the realities and expectations of today’s workforce.

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  • Internship Affirms Pre-Med Student’s Passion for Healthcare

    Internship Affirms Pre-Med Student’s Passion for Healthcare

    East Tennessee State University student Samuel Garcia experienced a career awakening after his internship with the National Hispanic Medical Association.

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  • Student Expands Network Through Political Internship

    Student Expands Network Through Political Internship

    Florida Atlantic University student Jake Walsh spent a summer interning with the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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  • How D.C. Semester Can Inspire You to Take Action

    How D.C. Semester Can Inspire You to Take Action

    Bentley University student Bobby Olejarczyk knew he’d be learning about justice and equity in his U.S. Department of Education internship, but his experience exceeded his expectations.

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  • Building Diversity in Cybersecurity

    Building Diversity in Cybersecurity

    Employers are investing in people and diversity to help make what is currently a predominantly white, male-dominated field more accessible, equitable and successful. 

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  • Rethinking the Skills Needed for a Successful Cybersecurity Career

    Rethinking the Skills Needed for a Successful Cybersecurity Career

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need stellar coding or computer networking skills to succeed in cybersecurity. This industry needs people with many different talents and areas of expertise.

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  • From Data to Policy, There's a Place for You in a Cybersecurity Career

    From Data to Policy, There's a Place for You in a Cybersecurity Career

    Students with a background in just about any field of study can find a job in the cybersecurity industry. What’s more, there is opportunity for everyone. Learn how to launch your cybersecurity career!

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  • 4 Tips for Virtual Networking

    4 Tips for Virtual Networking

    Virtual networking is here to stay. Use these tips prepare to network over Zoom or over the phone so you can make the most of your conversations.

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  • 5 Common (Remote) Workplace Challenges — and How to Address Them

    5 Common (Remote) Workplace Challenges — and How to Address Them

    Working remotely comes with perks — and challenges. Here’s how to navigate workplace conflict during your remote internship.

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    3 Ways to Prepare to Graduate Into a Tough Job Market

    Landing a new position during a pandemic isn’t ideal, but it’s possible. We’ve outlined three ways to navigate a tough job market.

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  • Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    Hate Your Internship? Here's What You Should Do

    The wrong internship can lead to burnout and frustration. If you think you hate your internship, here's what you should do.

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  • TWC Survey Shows that Virtual Internships Have Value

    TWC Survey Shows that Virtual Internships Have Value

    How does a remote internship stack up against the in-person experience? We surveyed our Summer 2020 students to find out.

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  • College to Career: Myths and Misconceptions

    College to Career: Myths and Misconceptions

    Every year, millions of college graduates enter the job market. We break down common myths about the college-to-career transition so you know what to really expect.

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  • How to Network Like a Professional

    How to Network Like a Professional

    So, you want to network…now what? Before you jump right in, read these tips so you can be prepared to put your best foot forward.

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  • Webinar Replay: Finding a Job (Virtually)19:44

    Webinar Replay: Finding a Job (Virtually)

    Learn how to begin a strategic job search and find remote work in an entirely virtual environment, plus tips to determine who is hiring.

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  • Graduating in the Age of COVID-19

    Graduating in the Age of COVID-19

    This guide introduces a variety of resources, ideas and mindsets you can utilize to manage launching a career in times of uncertainty.

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  • Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    With so much job uncertainty in the world right now, here are five easy steps you can take to gain control of your career.

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  • What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    Informational interviews are conversations with a professional to get more information about their career field. Use these tips to successfully set up and conduct one. 

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  • How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    How Do You Know If an Internship Is Right for You?

    With internships playing such an important role in your early career journey, here’s a practical guide to help you decide which internship opportunity is the “right” one. 

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  • Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Balancing an internship, course work and graduate school exam prep isn't easy, but it is do-able. Use these tips to manage your time.

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