Tips for Making the Most of a Mentorship

Tips for making the most of a mentorship

Mentorships are an invaluable part of career development. Recently, research from Washington University in St. Louis found that even virtual mentorships for STEM undergraduates provided both mentors and mentees a meaningful and productive experience; not only did the mentees learn transferable skills during this time, but the experience promoted feelings of interpersonal connection and a sense of structure as well.

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Advocacy in the Workplace: How to Speak Up without Getting Laid Off

Advocacy in the Workplace: How to Speak Up without Getting Laid Off

The job climate is more unstable than it has been in decades. The pandemic triggered widespread layoffs in a number of industries, led by leisure and hospitality, mining and oilfield work, travel, and construction. Cutbacks came in other forms, as well. Jobs duties were combined, workers were issued temporary furloughs, and businesses closed altogether. As the crisis continues to shift, so will the employment picture.

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Social media 101 for future candidates

Social media 101 for future candidates

Are you thinking of running for office one day? Congratulations! That’s a huge step to take and one that takes bravery and determination. As you know, there are many elements to being a political candidate, which you can learn more about in our guide for running for office. One element you can start working on now is using the power of social media for future success. 

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How automatic voter registration could increase voter turnout

How automatic voter registration could increase voter turnout

Voter registration is yet another barrier voters face when trying to get to the polls. It can be very confusing, especially for particular populations, including youth. For example, registering as a college student going to school in a different state can be a challenging process, and one that many students do not know how to do, or even have the time for.

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Welcome IGNITE's 2021-2022 Fellows!

Welcome IGNITE's 2021-2022 Fellows!

From four fellows in 2016 to 30 fellows and counting, IGNITE is thrilled to introduce you to our sixth cohort of fellows. Every year IGNITE recruits a cohort of diverse and passionate women in communities across America and provides them with resources, training, and networks to flex their political power and mobilize women on their campuses and in their communities to become civically engaged. Fellows serve as ambassadors for IGNITE’s mission and vision and play a valuable role in our efforts to spread a national message that it is time for young women to step into political power. 

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Q&A with Yasmeen Metellus, IGNITE’s New York Fellow

Q&A with Yasmeen Metellus, IGNITE’s New York Fellow

Big news for the East Coast! IGNITE is excited to share that Yasmeen Metellus is returning to IGNITE's fellowship for a second year. From Miami to the big apple, Yasmeen will be serving as the New York City Fellow. Unlike most returning fellows who serve in the same city in year two, she is switching it up. IGNITE caught up with Yasmeen to talk about leadership, political power, and the year ahead.

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