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Lessons From a First-Gen, Working-Class Latinx Student

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Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez shares five things she wishes she’d known when she left home to attend a predominantly white institution.

 

December 20, 2019

When I left home for college in the early 2000s, …

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Men of Color at Work: If These Stories Surprise You, You Haven’t Been Listening

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February 22, 2018
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Report: Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace

Report: Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace

Emotional Tax—A Challenge Companies Can’t Afford to Ignore

This report examines the Emotional Tax levied on Asian, Black, Latinx, and multiracial professionals in the United States as they aspire to advance and contribute to their organizations. In particular, we focus …

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One Author’s Advice On How Women Of Color Can Secure A Seat At The Table

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Shirley Chisholm shattered the glass ceiling in 1968 when she became the first black woman elected to Congress.

Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

Decades later, it turns out …

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Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students

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Helen Pho, a first-generation grad student herself, offers six key pieces of advice.

 

October 8, 2018

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Finding your career path after graduate school can be daunting when you come from a family in …

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Why Leaning In Doesn’t Apply To Women Of Color

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By Janice Gassam

When focusing on how to overcome gender inequality and the biases that women face in the workplace, intersectionality can play an important but often overlooked role. The compound effect of different forms of oppression can create unique …

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4 Tips for When You’re the Only Person of Color in Your Office

4 Tips for When You're the Only Person of Color in Your Office

By Natasha Nurse

It is 8:55 AM on a Monday morning. I walk by the office of a co-worker who always seems to “know” what is going on in the office. She steadily checks her clock before greeting me as …

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Companies That Are Still Hiring During COVID-19- Here Are 75 That Want Your Applications Now

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There’s a lot of uncertainty around work right now with the COVID-19 pandemic—especially if you’re a job seeker still trying to make progress in your search or if you’ve just been laid off. But a lot of …

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Which Marketing Career Is Right for You? 9 Common Jobs From Social Media to SEO

Which Marketing Career Is Right for You? 9 Common Jobs From Social Media to SEO

So you’d like to begin or deepen a career in marketing. Well, the good news is that the marketing industry is growing—and modern marketers can specialize in a wide variety of roles based on their unique skill sets.

As …

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3 Skills All Communications Majors Must Have

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As a budding communications major, you may be wondering what to do after college. The good news is that your degree has prepared you for success in many careers .

Communications majors are often highly attuned to current events and the …

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