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Early Career

How to Take the Pressure out of Networking

As an extrovert, I have always enjoyed conversing with people in social and professional settings but was apprehensive whenever I heard the term “networking.” It grated on me and connoted an expectation that I had to come away with specific action items instead of appreciating the conversation. Luckily I came to realize that networking was not in fact a dirty word and started to think of it more in terms of merely talking to and getting to know people.

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College Student

Three Reasons Female MBAs Propel Women’s Advancement

by Elissa Sangster

Female MBAs—whether they’re pursuing or leveraging the degree—have a unique mark on women’s advancement.

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Early Career

Women Lead Webinar: Being the Boss

by Bianca Bickford

Identifying and closing both performance and opportunity gaps in the workplace are the keys to success.

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College Student

How Engineers Benefit from a Business Conference

by Jenna Newman

“Being an engineering major, the last thing you think about is business, but think about it — if you move up higher in a company, for example, to become Vice President of your division, you will need to have a strong business foundation.”

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Finance

Christine Flewelling: Why a Communications Major Now Loves Credit Research

by Mandy Dorn

Christine Flewelling has made some counterintuitive, yet productive, career moves.

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Finance

Stephanie Henderson: From Peace Corps Plans to Pitching Stocks

by Mandy Dorn

Stephanie Henderson majored in Political Science and minored in African Studies at Middlebury College, aiming high in her plans to work for the Peace Corps in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, she applies that same enviable ambition in a vastly different role, loving her job as an equity research analyst for Fidelity Asset Management in Boston, Massachusetts.

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