Tag: soft skills

How to Leverage Summer Job Skills (Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, Hospitality)

Every workplace needs employees with different skills, strengths, and natural or acquired talents. Leveraging your skills is defined as showing the strengths you are good at and utilizing them to your advantage. Summer jobs provide unique opportunities to gain valuable life-long skills and knowledge. Start by identifying your skills. Think about what you excel in ...

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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Workplace

By Nuria Gonzalo Whether you are beginning a part-time job or internship, or have been working with a specific company for a while, setbacks at work can become an obstacle and may even make you question your potential. Setbacks can range from failing to meet a deadline, unfulfilled expectations, or expectations that did not fall ...

Student Internship Stories: Aarthi Gopalan (CAS ‘23), The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. The Race Equity and Justice Project advocates for people of color and works to dismantle ...

Alex Shores ( SAR’24), Entertainment to Affect Change

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AS: Entertainment to Affect Change (E2AC) is a nonprofit organization focused on finding creating, and sharing stories with a social impact. They do so by developing social impact podcasts, impact producing short films, and now by hosting a virtual film festival, where filmmakers from across ...

Linda Pham (CAS’23), Asian American Resource Workshop

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? LP: Over the course of this semester, I had the opportunity to intern with Asian American Resource Workshop as their organizing and research intern. Asian American Resource Workshop is a nonprofit and member-led organization striving to aid Asian Americans through political, educational, and economical issues. ...

Student Internship Stories: Annette O’Dell (QST’ 23), Facets Chicago

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AO:  I had the pleasure to be a Festival Programming Intern for Facets Chicago, a film nonprofit organization that aims to bring films to children. Specifically, I was an intern for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, which is put on annually in November by ...

Student Internship Stories:  Priscilla Bright  ( CAS’23), The Guild of Boston Artists

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? PB: The Guild of Boston Artists is a gallery that is unique in many ways. It is the only contemporary representational art gallery in Boston, it is deeply rooted in its history, and although it is run on a small staff, those who work there ...

Student Internship Stories: Hadeel Abu Ktasih (CAS ’22), International Institute of New England

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? HA: The International Institute of New England is a non-profit resettlement agency that works to integrate migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and asylum seekers into the  United States by providing basic services, English classes, career help, legal counsel,  and a number of other aid resources. My ...

Student Internship Stories: Sharlize Lescano (COM ‘23), Bakes for Breast Cancer

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? SL: This summer, I interned at Bakes for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that aims to spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer initiatives, such as medical research and patient care. As a Public Relations Intern, some of my responsibilities included: curating engaging social ...

Developing Skills After Being Hired

Perhaps you’ve recently started a new job or maybe you’ve been in the same position for a period of time now; regardless, I’d encourage you to consider the following question, “How do you maximize this opportunity to develop as a professional, deepen your knowledge, hone and expand your transferable and job-specific skills, build your network, ...