All Careers Considered: Navigating Competitive Job Fields with Suzanne Schaefer

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You may think you know what a think tank is, but do you know about all the different types of roles you can have at a think tank? Suzanne Schaefer works for the Brookings Institution, a highly regarded think tank in DC, as the Foreign Policy Communications Manager. In this episode, she shares with Molly what it’s like working at Brookings as a young professionalhow she’s learned to navigate tricky office politicsand how she’s adjusted to a WFH environment amidst the pandemic. She also shares some tips for students who have their sights set on a competitive job in the DC area, regardless of how introverted or extroverted you might be.  

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To connect with Suzanne, please visit her profile on the Walter Center Success Network. 

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