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What are the ingredients of career success?

How can I be successful in my career?  This is a question many people ask themselves.  Of course, most workers across the world have jobs (i.e., work that offers no chance for advancement in pay, benefits, responsibility, skill, and/or else), not careers (i.e., work that offers a chance for advancement), so this question assumes one is lucky enough to pursue ...

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Intern Spotlight: Omar Batterjee

This is the third of a series of spotlights on our summer 2016 student volunteers.  Learning Life’s student volunteers this summer are translating documents, conducting research and doing outreach locally and internationally for our new Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) established this year.  CDI will connect American families in Washington D.C. with families in other parts of the world through live online video-dialogue ...

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What’s Your Position in the World?

Given the United States’ outsized role in the world, and Clinton and Trump’s quite different positions on foreign relations, the time seems ripe for Americans to ponder their positions in the world.   A few years ago, as an assistant professor of sociology at Stetson University in Florida, I taught an introductory sociology class every semester.  Early on each semester, ...

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Intern Spotlight: Bruna Distinto

This is the second of a series of spotlights on our summer 2016 student volunteers.  Learning Life’s student volunteers this summer are translating documents, conducting research and doing outreach locally and internationally for our new Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) established this year.  CDI will connect American families in Washington D.C. with families in other parts of the world through live online video-dialogue ...

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