April Patten

Content Consultant

April Patten

April Patten is the Content Consultant for the Career Management and Employer Engagement team at the W. P. Carey School of Business. After eight years as a coach and manager within the team, April leverages her content expertise to extend our Business is Personal mission to reach over 15,000 business students on an annual basis via online, on-demand content and comprehensive project management. As Content Consultant, April’s role is pivotal to ensure students across all W. P. Carey programs have access to curated content that meets their specific needs and interests. In addition to her 17 years in career management, April is a Certified Career Management Coach, University Career Coach, MBA Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer, Certified Civil Treatment Facilitator, and is Dare to Lead Trained. She holds a B.B.A. in Management and International Studies from CMU, an M.Ed. in Human Relations from NAU, and a Certificate of Global Advocacy from ASU.

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The 4 Pillars Of Job Happiness

Everyone wants a career they love and that brings them happiness or at least job satisfaction. But what makes for the perfect job? While there’s no definite answer, emerging research suggests that four workplace characteristics — realness, collaboration, security, and belonging — …

By Mark Travers - Ivy Exec
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15 Tips for Conducting a Job Interview—So You Can Make the Right Hire

You’re hiring? Congrats! In my experience as an executive leadership consultant helping managers and HR professionals shape effective teams, I’ve noticed that interviewing—especially if you’re doing it for the first time—can be as nerve-racking for the interviewer as it is …

By Blair Glaser - The Muse
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What It’s Like To Be A Female Engineer At This Global Robotics Company

AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems that hires talented engineers to create innovative solutions. While its talented technology speaks for itself, AeroVironment also prides itself on being an inclusive workplace where women can thrive in this …

By Mahogany Aminzia - WayUp
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How To Handle Uncomfortable Interview Questions About Your Service

We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her about how veterans should react if a hiring manager asks them a question about their time in the military that …

By Guest Contributor - WayUp
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5 Digital Strategies for Recruiters to Compete for Talent During COVID-19

Traditional recruiting is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, approximately 79% of HR professionals have now replaced traditional recruiting methods with online recruiting tools. With COVID-19, these tools and strategies are required for recruiters to identify, attract, and …

By Matt Shealy - Vault
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What does it mean to be “career ready”?

Employers look for candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of formal education gained by obtaining a degree.  But we know that a credential is not enough to stand out from your classmates.  Giving thought to the relevancy of your skills as …

By April Patten
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Why Empathetic Listening Is Crucial for Your Career—and How to Do It Well

When it comes to improving communication in the workplace, you may have learned how to give better presentations, more clearly articulate your ideas, and even influence others through better pitches, decks, and speeches. But you might not have focused as …

By Ximena Vengoechea - The Muse
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How To Determine What Type Of Positions To Apply To

We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her how veterans should figure out what industry or job they should be applying for when entering the corporate workforce for …

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9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus

As if the job search climate hadn’t been tough enough for international students since President Trump enacted the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April 2017, now international students are forced to watch the hiring pace of U.S. …

By Marcelo Barros - Vault
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How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students’ Job Search?

It’s been more than a week since Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States. Following Biden’s successful presidential bid, we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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