8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

by Dianne Orcutt An internship is a great opportunity for you to learn more about a particular employer, industry, as well your own professional interests and strengths. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion of the do’s and don’ts for law students preparing to begin their summer internships and clerkships. Each […]

7 Keys to Networking as an Introvert

by Melanie Steimle For many people, the idea of networking engenders less than positive feelings. For those (myself included) who consider themselves introverts, networking can seem especially daunting. Although introversion is not the same as shyness, spending time in large groups, engaging in small talk, and/or approaching strangers can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. […]

Embracing Sisterhood

by Bryn Watkins Every month, when I sit down to write one of these I’m struck with the same increasingly-clear realization that I don’t actually have anything to contribute to this organization–I mean, last month I wrote about how happy chocolate makes me.  I’m nineteen and, as you might imagine, lack any of the valid […]

Using LinkedIn as a Research and Networking Tool

by Melanie Steimle On Monday, we provided some recommendations on how to create a great LinkedIn profile. Today we’ll focus on how you can use LinkedIn for research and networking. You may be in a field where it’s common to get calls and emails from recruiters who have seen your LinkedIn profile and want to […]

Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile

by Melanie Steimle LinkedIn. You’ve most likely heard of it, but how do you actually use it? This week, we’ll be publishing a two-part series on how to use LinkedIn effectively. Today we’ll start with the basics: creating a great profile. (If you’re entirely new to LinkedIn, watch this brief introduction video.) Definitely include a […]

Career Day: International Development

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? I’m Jana Prins Kala, originally from Southern California. I now live in the distant suburbs of Washington, DC. I met my husband about a year after moving to DC. He’s from Virginia, and at the time we met, he worked with his father as a […]

Introducing Our ‘Mentor Leaders’ Feature

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new mentoring feature here at AMW. Meet our “Mentor Leaders,” women who come from a variety of personal, educational, and career backgrounds and have created profiles to share their stories, offer advice, and provide support. If you feel that you could benefit from additional information from one of […]

Voices From the Past: Praying Over & For One’s Work

Hilda Anderson Erickson, who was a midwife in Tooele County, with Maud Winberg, riding horses. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Like many other women before me, when I began my college studies and looked toward a future career, I turned to my Heavenly Father in prayer. Since finishing school, I have prayed again and again as […]

Reaching Out: Networking at Church

Image credit: Andrew by Melanie Steimle A few weeks ago I received an email from the roommate of a friend in my ward. “Hi Melanie, I think we may have met once at my house. I noticed on LinkedIn that you work in career counseling and I was wondering if you would have some time […]

Tips for Staying Professionally Relevant While At Home

Image credit: sean dreilinger by Shannon Ellis After finishing my degree in physical education, I spent a year teaching high school. And then, even though I had never planned on becoming a college coach, I was a graduate assistant volleyball coach for the two years I pursued a master’s degree. Later, I was hired as […]

Supporting Others’ Dreams By Asking Questions

Image credit: Nicole Pierce by Christanne Harrison I notice that I am asked three main questions when I meet new people at church. They are usually something like: “Where are you from?”, “How many kids do you have?”, “What does your husband do for work?” Afterward, I feel like they never really asked a question […]

The Power of Mentors

Image credit: Valerie Everett by Tiffany Gee Lewis I was talking to a woman the other day about her work. She mentioned she was laid off from a job after 14 years. “But it didn’t take me long to get a new job,” she said. “That’s why you keep your contacts open. LinkedIn saved me.” […]

No Longer On The Outside Looking In: Opening the Door to Our Sisters

by Ryan Hammond Recently Naomi wrote about the importance to women of having other women as mentors and peers when pursuing their education and careers.  Today I would like to begin to discuss the role LDS men can play as mentors and peers to our LDS sisters.  While we obviously do not share a gender, […]

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