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Clear the hurdle of securing a mentor

Find your mentor–it all starts with a single conversation!

You can reap immediate benefits from connecting with a mentor, such as expanding your professional network, gathering new perspectives, and gaining valuable insights beyond your current experience. It all starts with a single conversation! The ABF Career Alliance has helped hundreds of students and new graduates establish mentoring relationships with like-minded professionals from a diverse list of […]

College To Career Roadmap - Part 1

Map Your Course from College to Career – Start Here

Every great road trip starts with a destination in mind and some tools for getting you there–GPS, maps, maybe even a friend riding shotgun telling you where to turn. Have you thought about your career the same way? With an idea of a destination–also known as your career target–you’ll know where to put your energy […]

Polish Your Professional Presence

Build The Tools That Get The Job

For any big journey, you need to know what essential supplies you will need to pack to be ready for everything that comes your way. Likewise, when planning for your career, a professional profile that highlights the specific skills you bring to the table should always be ready at every opportunity to pursue jobs. To […]

Networking

Get the Right People to Support You

Every journey in your life is made better by having the right company along for the adventure. Your career is no different! Finding a job is easier the more people you know, who can offer inspiration, feedback from their own experiences and connections to jobs you want. To build your network: Host informational interviews with […]

Get hired!

Land the job you want

Sometimes the most satisfying part of any journey is making it to your destination! After putting in the work, and overcoming doubts along the way, nothing feels better than knowing you’ve made it. Trying to land a job can feel the same way, especially if graduation is approaching and you don’t have an offer in […]

Hannah

Pass Your Blessings Forward!

You don’t have to be well-established in your career to start giving back and sharing your talents with your community. Often there’s a misconception that people who donate their time and skills to a cause have greater resources than a student or young professional. In reality, serving your community can be one of the most […]

Net Effect #47 - Inspiring Highlights from Summer Interns at The Mother Church

Net Effect #47 – Inspiring Highlights from Summer Interns at The Mother Church

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “I knew that it was a way for me to deepen my understanding of Christian Science.” About Our Guests in this episode: Caitlin Babcock and Paige Lesko worked together in the Office of the Publisher’s Agent, improving and re-organizing YouTube help videos for Concord, and […]

Net Effect #46 - Trudy Palmer, Deputy Daily Editor For The Christian Science Monitor

Net Effect #46 – Trudy Palmer, Deputy Daily Editor for The Christian Science Monitor

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “Really there’s no halfheartedness in being God’s expression.” About Our Guest in this episode: Trudy Palmer — Ph.D, Educator, Administrator, and Deputy Editor of the Daily Edition of The Christian Science Monitor Trudy Palmer is a deputy editor for the Monitor Daily. After earning her […]

Net Effect #45 - Chris Harbur, Ceo And Founder Of Let’s Go Play

Net Effect #45 – Chris Harbur, CEO and Founder of Let’s Go Play

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “I never stopped praying and I never stopped putting one foot in front of the other.” About Our Guest in this episode: Chris Harbur Chris has worked with over 20,000 children, ages 7+, across the US doing everything from teaching sports and acting, to mentoring […]

Net Effect #44 – Christian Science Nursing Youth Service Corps – Comforterscalling.org

Net Effect #44 – Christian Science Nursing Youth Service Corps – ComfortersCalling.org

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “Explore career opportunities through the Christian Science Nursing Youth Service Corps!” Apply here: ComfortersCalling.org About Our Guests in this episode: Emily Mattson Emily developed a love for nursing others at a young age, but didn’t realize that Christian Science nursing was an option for a […]

Net Effect #43 – Tricia Paoluccio, Actor, Artist, And Botanical Designer Extraordinaire

Net Effect #43 – Tricia Paoluccio, Actor, Artist, and Botanical Designer Extraordinaire

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “ I hope that anybody who’s trying to embark on an artistic journey will go for it, and not to be afraid and not give up.” About Our Guest in this episode: In addition to numerous stage and screen credits, Tricia Paoluccio is an accomplished […]

Net Effect #42 – Andrew Brewis, Theatre Director, Musician, Christian Music Composer

Net Effect #42 – Andrew Brewis, Theatre Director, Musician, Christian Music Composer

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “If it’s not about healing, I don’t know what it is about, really.” About Our Guest in this episode: Says Andrew, “Becoming a writer and performer of hymns and inspirational Christian music is something that really ‘found me’, and now it’s part of who I […]

Net Effect #41 – Derek Grier, Missouri State Rep. And Co Founder, Grier Realty Group

Net Effect #41 – Derek Grier, Missouri State Rep. and Co-founder, Grier Realty Group

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “We have to be willing to articulate what we believe…” About Our Guest in this episode: Rep. Derek Grier represents St. Louis County in the Missouri State Legislature, serving as chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and sitting on the Professional Registration and Licensing […]

Net Effect #40: Former Camp Staffers Share How Working At Camp Was A Valuable Career Investment!

Net Effect #40: Former Camp Staffers Share How Working at Camp was a Valuable Career Investment!

Watch the interview here: Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only “I will always be given the direction and resources I need” About Our Guests in this episode: Guest speakers representing six different Christian Science camps discuss how they developed transferable career skills while working as a camp counselor or staff member. They share impactful events […]

Net Effect #39: Beth Trevino, Director Of Human Resources For Principia College & K 12 School

Net Effect #39: Beth Trevino, Director of Human Resources for Principia College & K-12 School

Watch the interview here: “Answer the why” you are the person for the job! Listen to the Podcast – Audio Only About Our Guests in this episode: Beth Trevino manages recruitment for all positions at both Principia College in Elsah, and the Principia K-12 School in St. Louis. Her role includes including advertising, communicating with candidates, […]

Net Effect #38: Lamech Katamba, Manager Of ABF’s Africa Programs In 13 Countries

Net Effect #38: Lamech Katamba, Manager of ABF’s Africa Programs in 13 countries

“I feel so blessed to witness the transformation of people.” Podcast – Audio Only About Our Speaker: Lamech Katamba, ABF’s Africa Programs Manager since 2009, is a living testament to The Albert Baker Fund’s core value of “passing your blessings forward.” He grew up in the small Africa village of Kyamulinga, where he developed his passion […]

Net Effect #37: John Gray, Linkedin Expert, Start Up Consultant, Fitness Advocate

Net Effect #37: John Gray, LinkedIn Expert, Start-up Consultant, Fitness Advocate

“Never argue your inability!” Podcast – Audio Only About Our Speaker: “Every day brings new possibilities!” John shares resources with Net Effect listeners on how to master LinkedIn, a critical tool for most professionals and job seekers. John currently helps companies and individuals use LinkedIn pages, profiles, and posts to build the visibility of their brands […]

Net Effect #36: Alex Cook, Muralist And Christian Musician

Net Effect #36: Alex Cook, Muralist and Christian Musician

“Being less concerned about myself and being obedient to inspiration…” Podcast – Audio Only About Our Speaker: Since 1997 Alex Cook has created over 200 murals in 20 states and 4 countries (USA, Kenya, Nigeria, Guatemala). Alex’s work focuses on community and spiritual themes expressed through nature imagery and storytelling. In 2004 Cook founded Art Builds […]

Net Effect #35: Gabriel Serafini, Web Designer, Wordpress Wizard, Competitive Sailor, And New Dad

Net Effect #35: Gabriel Serafini, Web Designer, WordPress Wizard, Competitive Sailor, and New Dad

Topic: “Sharing Tools That Help Churches Share Their Voice” About Our Speaker: Shortly after graduating from Principia College in 1998, Gabriel was hired to be its first full-time webmaster. After leading two major website redesigns, and hand-building over 500 new pages of HTML, he was hired by a web streaming startup and launched a career […]

Net Effect #34: Hilary Harper Wilcoxen, Director Of Mission Advancement For Team Long Run

Net Effect #34: Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen, Director of Mission Advancement for Team Long Run

Topic: “When one door closes, where do you find the next door?” About Our Speaker: As Director of Mission Advancement for Team Long Run, Hilary spends most of her time helping kids living in high poverty access enrichment programs that will give them their best shot at a happy and productive future. Team Long Run’s […]

Net Effect #33: Amanda Weitman, Wealth Advisor For Wells Fargo Private Bank

Net Effect #33: Amanda Weitman, Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank

Topic: “It’s a fine time to be grateful!” About Our Speaker: As a wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank, Amanda is responsible for working with high-net-worth clients to effectively manage their wealth, first by identifying their unique goals, then coordinating a team of specialists to implement a custom, comprehensive wealth plan. She began her […]

Net Effect #32: Alina Bayer, Theater And Company Manager For Teatro Zinzanni

Net Effect #32: Alina Bayer, Theater and Company Manager for Teatro ZinZanni

Topic: “Learn from Everything and Everyone – from Sesame Street to Teatro ZinZanni!” About Our Speaker: Alina manages all daily operations of Teatro ZinZanni, working closely with owners and performers to produce a magical and engaging production 5 to 7 shows per week. Alina also oversees the box office team, including acting as the show […]

Net Effect #31: Becca DeNicholas And Alex Kamau Of Crystal Lake Camps

Net Effect #31: Becca DeNicholas and Alex Kamau of Crystal Lake Camps

Topic: “How do future leaders of the world connect in the mountains of Pennsylvania?” Let’s ask these two!” About Our Speakers: Becca attended Principia Upper School and Principia College, graduating in 2015 with a BA in International Global Studies. Throughout her childhood, Becca attended Crystal Lake Camps (CLC) as a camper. During college, she worked […]

Net Effect #30: Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary For California’s Forest Resource Management

Net Effect #30: Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for California’s Forest Resource Management

Topic: “A Career Built on Servant Leadership–from Civil Servant, to Congressional Candidate, and Deputy Secretary for California Forest Management” About Our Speaker: As a 5th generation Northern Californian, Jessica has grown up hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing and skiing throughout the Sierra and California. Her family still maintains their original homestead forest land in Gold Run, […]

Spiritual Perspectives on Careers and the Workplace (Video)

ABF Career Ally Dennis Marunde shares the spiritual values and goals that have guided his career path and business decisions. After studying at Principia College and the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Dennis returned to his family’s business in greater Chicago with a fresh vision for the company’s future. Under this direction, […]

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The Power of One-to-One Connections in Chicago! (Video)

We took the ABF Career Alliance to Chicago for a full day of career connections, stories, and inspiration with our friends there–and here’s what they had to say! And you don’t need to go to Chicago to “make a connection” or “be a connection” in the Career Alliance. You can get started searching or posting one-to-one connections right […]

Hannah

From camp counselor to Facebook design program manager (Video)

“There was a time when I was a 22-year old Hannah with a real fresh English degree plus a resume full of summer camp counselor gigs, earnestly wondering, what was next for me? Would anyone hire me and all of my zero professional experience? Would I ever move out of my parents’ house?” Learn how […]

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job (Video)

After graduating from college in 2013 as a theatre major and art minor, Madison moved 2,000 miles from home to pursue a career that would utilize both her creative talents and business side. With no personal network in her new location, and no professional experience outside of college, Madison shares how what she learned in LifeLaunch!, […]

Seven Job Search Tips

Seven Job Search Tips from ABF Career Alliance Experts (Video)

We scanned video footage from breakout sessions at the ABF Career Alliance launch events to bring you seven–sometimes surprising–job search tips from our career experts. Topics cover (1) resumes, (2) job interviews, (3) the hidden job market, (4) today’s job market, (5) informational interviews, (6) networking, and (7) how to get started. Hear seven quick […]

“Having a spiritual foundation is everything!” (Video Talks)

One of our New York City launch attendees said it best, “Having a spiritual foundation (in your job search) is everything.” We heard this message over and over again at our two launch events: participants in the ABF Career Alliance truly value the spiritual dimension of their job search. So it’s no surprise that at both events, on both coasts, the […]

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events — now with NYC footage! (Video)

If you couldn’t get to the ABF Career Alliance launch events in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year, this video might be the next best thing! Hear from a diverse group of attendees on both coasts! What did they take away? What meant the most to them? Learn why the ABF Career Alliance is like […]