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Collegiate Times Discusses How First-generation Students Are Pioneers of Higher Education

In an opinion piece entitled, “First-generation students are the pioneers of higher education,” contributor, Lisa Fenjiro discusses why the the hard work that first-gen students put into their collegiate career is something that should be recognized and celebrated more than …

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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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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 …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Confronting White Supremacy Culture in the Social-Impact Sector

As organizations strive to become more inclusive, it’s imperative to recognize the difference between truly lifting up diverse perspectives and merely expecting new hires to accept and adhere to existing cultural norms that may be rooted in systemic oppression. Years …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Women Who Code CEO Alaina Percival on How to Achieve Gender Parity in Tech

While there are plenty of programs designed to encourage more women to join the tech industry, companies aren’t investing in retaining the women who are already in the workforce, says Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code. Hence why the …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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This course is a structured, facilitated classroom experience that moves beyond traditional academic advising into multiple domains: self/context-exploration, major and…

Allied Against Hatred: Black-Jewish Relations in America

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The Civil Rights Era was known as a time of alliance and affinity between Jewish and Black people in America.…