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Alexion Interns Get Career Advice From Senior Leaders

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Each summer, Alexion hosts interns at its headquarters in Boston and its R&D Center of Excellence in New Haven, Connecticut. One of the highlights of the program is Intern Day, a full-day workshop dedicated to advancing the interns’ knowledge of Alexion, providing career coaching and sharing advice from senior leaders. This year, nearly 30 interns participated in the workshop and enjoyed having the opportunity to: 

1. Take a tour of the labs in New Haven, where new therapies are discovered and developed; 

Learn, Connect, Plan: Career Advice from Booz Allen CFO Lloyd Howell Jr.

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In just a few months, college students nationwide will receive their diplomas and look toward entering the workforce. How can they increase their odds of success? Critical thinking skills, patience, respect, and a positive attitude are a must, according to Booz Allen CFO and Treasurer Lloyd Howell Jr. Read even more of his tips below, taken from a presentation at the Business Today 44th International Conference.

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Brett Wigdortz, CEO of Teach First Speaks to Barclays about his Career Path

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Brett Wigdortz originally planned to take only six months out from his job as a management consultant to draw up the business plan for Teach First, the charity that strives for better education for pupils from low-income backgrounds.

3 Hacks by Sodexo for Managing Your Boss

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No matter where you work, it’s likely that you have a boss that manages you. What you may not realize is that not only does your boss manage you, but you can manage him or her as well. Being able to positively manage up can make your life at work easier and happier, but it has other benefits as well. A good manager can advocate for you to get the opportunities you want, whether it’s being put on a new project or getting a promotion.

Here are three hacks that will help you manage your boss.

Make your boss successful.

Amgen Scholars Gather in New York

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Amgen Scholars hailing from programs across the globe gathered in New York this month for an alumni reunion at Columbia University. There, they got a chance to connect with one another as well as with a few incoming 2016 Amgen Scholars, program leaders and faculty mentors.

In addition, Amgen’s Executive Director of Research Margaret Chu-Moyer spoke about her personal journey and the professional path she took to her current position, telling attendees, "Follow the science; find your passion; fulfill a life of purpose."

Meet the Scientist: Margaret Chu-Moyer’s Unexpected Path to Biotech

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Soft Skills More Important Than Ever For Success in the Workplace

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A college degree provides the basic skills necessary to perform work associated with your major, but it does not directly translate to success in the workplace. The basic tenets of hard work and dedication never hurt, but as Josh Tolan points out in his article “5 Skills Gaps Employers Need to Address” (click here to read the full article), there are other contributing factors.

Finding That Perfect First Gig May Be Easier Than You Think

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Last week, Huffington Post blogger Suzanne McFarlin shared some tips for recent college graduates to find that first opportunity. As the mother of three twenty-somethings, two gainfully employed (one still in school), I see some great ideas that would have helped them keep things in perspective during those tense months following graduation.

Why Recruiters & Job Seekers Should Consider Firing the Resume

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Some may consider the writing and review of a resume to be compared to the pain and unfairness of life the prince bemoaned in his opening soliloquy of the Nunnery Scene in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. To the delight of these “Prince Hamlets,” some forward thinkers and futurists think that LinkedIn will eventually replace the resume. However, according to Glassdoor, you need both.

#DardenDigest: From Teaching to Learning at Darden

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We’re proud of our diverse and inclusive culture at Darden and welcome opportunities to share the uniqueness of our employees. As part of Black History Month, we’re featuring stories from some of our African-American employees and taking a look at how each individual person makes the Darden culture what it is. Today, Kay Francis offers some career advice.

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