NeW Professional Development Week

NeW was proud to offer our Professional Development Week again this year during the week of April 4-8, 2022.

Professional Development Week is a chance for you to receive FREE professional development tips to help you advance in the workplace. Throughout the week, we share professional advice on our social media pages (InstagramLinkedInFacebook, and Twitter) and provide new blog content here on our website with advice from how to say thank you after an interview to establishing routines in a remote job.

This year, we introduced new professional development trainings and events with industry leaders each day throughout the week. Each event is hosted on Zoom.

Monday, April 4 at 7pm ET – Resume and LinkedIn Workshop
Kick off the week with a resume & LinkedIn workshop. Stephanie Keaveney, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, will walk through best practices on improving your resume and LinkedIn profile and answer your questions.

Tuesday, April 5 at 12:30pm ET – Lunch & Learn: Making the Most of Your Internship panel Colleen Harmon, Director of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation, and Morgan Rako, Chief Operating Officer for College to Congress, will discuss the ins and outs of internships. From how to act professionally to how to ask higher ups to meet for coffee to staying in touch after an internship is over, this event will arm students with the tools to make the most of their internships.

Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm ET – Professional Etiquette in a Post-COVID World
As the pandemic has blurred the lines between home and the workplace, Patricia Rausch, Vice President of Member Programs at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, will discuss improving your professional etiquette as the world transitions back to in person work and programming. She will touch on email etiquette, fulfilling obligations and responsibilities, and how to best present yourself at events.

Friday, April 8 at 12:30pm ET – Lunch & Learn: Taking Care & Avoiding Burnout
We will discuss how to take care of yourself and avoid burnout as a professional in the working world. Kristin Underwood, Director of Marketing and Communications for The Fund for American Studies, will cover setting boundaries, advocating for yourself, knowing when it’s time to look for a new job, and learning what to do if burnout does hit. They will also touch on working from home and creating healthy and professional boundaries post-COVID. 

Additionally, as a special benefit for NeW members, we open a limited number of 30-minute one-on-one meetings with NeW staff on a variety of different professional topics, including where to begin your job search, feedback on job application materials, how to improve your LinkedIn profile, applying to grad school, and so much more. Want to participate next year? Become a member today and get access to one of these limited spots.

If you are a member and would like to meet with one of our team, sign ups will be available on the Member Portal soon.

Julia Canzano, NeW Campus Program and Events Associate

  • Finding your dream internship
  • Getting the most out of your internship
  • How to network to get the job you want

Madison Kutruff, NeW Campus Program Coordinator

  • Finding your dream internship
  • Getting the most out of your internship
  • How to network to get the job you want

Catherine Olohan, NeW Campus Program Coordinator

  • Applying and excelling in graduate school
  • Finding your dream internship
  • How to network to get the job you want

Alexis Flowers, NeW Director of Programs

  • Resume Review
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Job searching in the non-profit field

Kathryn Alford, NeW Communications Director

  • Working on Capitol Hill
  • Improving your LinkedIn page
  • How to write and pitch your op-ed

Karin Lips, President of NeW

  • Law school advice and becoming a lawyer
  • Starting a non-profit
  • How to write and pitch your op-ed

Want to learn more about Professional Development Week or have questions about one of our programs, please contact Kathryn Alford.

Read blogs from Professional Development Week:

When I was young and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said what most kids say – a veterinarian. Why, you ask? Was it my love of zoology or science? Was it because I was a pet-less (thanks, mom and dad) kid desperate to be around animals? It

I often find that those who try and fail (and use failure to improve and try again) are some of the best advice givers. In that vein, I may be qualified to talk about communication not because I manage a team of almost 20, but because I’ve learned how not to communicate (read here, “made

When I started working from home 7 years ago, it was a strange shift. I’d been working in professional office environments for nearly 8 years and working from home had always felt like a dream. No commute? No required wardrobe? Snacking anytime? You learn very quickly that working from home isn’t exactly as you imagine


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