Navigating the Workplace

Resources to help you make the transition from the classroom to the professional world.

  • 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 Conflicts — and How to Address Them

    5 Common (Remote) Workplace Conflicts — 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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  • 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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  • 32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    32 Questions with Melissa Mesones Ortiz from Elizabethtown College

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now.

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  • How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    How College Students Are Carrying On With Their Summer Internships

    Summer 2020 has been a bit ... abnormal. But at The Washington Center, hundreds of students are refusing to let circumstances get the better of them and are hard at work as virtual interns.

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  • 32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    32 Questions with Isabel Conrath from Tiffin University

    In the face of uncertainty and the new normal of remote work, we’re asking students in our Summer 2020 Virtual Internship Program what’s inspiring them right now. 

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  • Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Survival Guide to The First Week of Your Remote Internship

    Use these tips to start your remote internship off strong, make a good impression and stay organized.

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  • What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    What I Learned from Interning Remotely

    When Olivia Wieseler started her Washington, D.C. internship, she wasn't expecting to finish it from home. However, she learned a lot from the experience and shares some tips to help you prepare.

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  • From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    From New Jersey to D.C. and Back: My Dream Internship Goes Online

    When Kelsey Ballard came to The Washington Center for the Spring 2020 semester, she wasn’t expecting a global pandemic would force her to return home early.

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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: Remote Work Strategies and Methods for Wellbeing22:11

    Webinar Replay: Remote Work Strategies and Methods for Wellbeing

    This session discusses tips and tricks to best navigate the remote work world and develop strategies that work for you.

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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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  • Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Whenever you step into a new environment, it’s easy to slide into a pattern of self-doubt or imposter-syndrome.

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  • The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    Although your time in D.C. is short, burnout can set in quickly.

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  • My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    Spending an entire semester in Washington D.C. is a dream come true. Here’s what my journey to the nation’s capital was like and what I learned during my internship at an education nonprofit.

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    Introverts, or those who get their energy by spending time alone, have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to expectations in the workplace.

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  • How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

    How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

    Here’s how to identify and overcome the most difficult workplace conundrums.

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  • Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Whether you’re a seasoned intern or just starting out, the first week at a new office can be challenging. Here’s your one-stop guide to surviving the first few days.

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  • How to Finish an Internship Strong

    How to Finish an Internship Strong

    The end of the semester can be stressful. Keep these tips in mind to finish your internship strong.

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