CNET: LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature

CNET: LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature. “Business-oriented social network LinkedIn says it’s trying to end the stigma surrounding career breaks by encouraging users to highlight what they learned from these experiences. The Microsoft-owned company is releasing a feature on Tuesday that will allow people to add a career break to their LinkedIn profiles through the desktop site or mobile app, giving them a way to explain the gaps in their resume.”

University of California: New publication helps youth evaluate post-high school ‘pathways’

University of California: New publication helps youth evaluate post-high school ‘pathways’. “The ‘Pathways to Your Future’ curriculum invites high school-aged youth – and their families – to map their unique situations and passions before embarking on their own road. Whereas similar guides might convey advice on a one-way street, this free download outlines a “hands-on” experience – in school settings or out-of-school programs – to help young people steer toward their best post-high-school education, training and career options.”

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic continues to stunt women’s careers, study finds

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic continues to stunt women’s careers, study finds. “In the annual Women in the Workplace report from consultancy McKinsey & Company and nonprofit women’s advocacy group Lean In, data shows that even more women are struggling with their careers than last year. Forty-two percent of women said they felt burned out ‘often or almost always,’ up from 32% in 2020. This stands in contrast to 35% of men, up from 28% last year. ”

National Gallery of Art: New Undergraduate Paid Internship Program for Careers in Museums Announced by National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Partnership with Howard University and Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

National Gallery of Art: New Undergraduate Paid Internship Program for Careers in Museums Announced by National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Partnership with Howard University and Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “This four-year pilot program aims to create pathways to careers in museums and arts-related organizations for students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions that serve populations that are underrepresented in the museum field. Following a planning phase focused on building an inclusive, equitable, and supportive infrastructure, the first cohort of students will join the National Gallery in the fall of 2022. Students may begin applying for the program in early 2022, with a specific deadline yet to be finalized.”

Tulane University: Tulane offers free material for teaching students about social impact careers

Tulane University: Tulane offers free material for teaching students about social impact careers. “The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University has developed an online library with materials such as instructor guides, videos, worksheets and other resources to assist educators in helping university students develop careers that address social or environmental issues.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Real-world career experience provided through social media ecosystem

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Real-world career experience provided through social media ecosystem. “Research indicates that undergraduate students spend more than six hours per day on average using social media, defined in previous studies as ‘a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0 and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content,’ primarily through mobile devices. Abney also estimates at least 90 percent of companies nationwide now review social media profiles as part of the hiring process for new employees. It is crucial students develop an understanding of how to use social media platforms professionally and to enhance their personal brands. Students often do not get a second chance to make a first impression, especially in the social media universe.”

University of Florida: UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education

University of Florida: UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education. “Public health practitioners are actively using Twitter as a platform for networking and development, allowing them to overcome some barriers to professional growth, such as reduced staffing, according to research by a University of Florida team. Public health professionals are also frequently using personal Twitter accounts to disseminate health information to the public.”

TechRepublic: LinkedIn launches free service to match professionals with mentors in their field

TechRepublic: LinkedIn launches free service to match professionals with mentors in their field. “Professionals looking for advice or guidance will soon be able to use LinkedIn to get connected with a mentor. A new feature on the social network for professionals will match mentees with a mentor based on their geographic area, what school they both went to, or who they are connected with on the site.”