Ashley Walton

Career Coach

Ashley Walton

Ashley Walton is a Career Coach in Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University. Ashley works with students to help develop career goals, assist with career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, advise on the graduate school process and an array of career related topics.  Ashley  is currently working towards her licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and her previous experience includes working as a Disability Counselor in the office of Student Disability Services at St. Edward’s University, as well as a middle school counselor and a high school English and English as a Second Language Teacher. Ashley has her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Ashley works with students in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer

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Ask anyone who’s transitioned from working in an office to working from home and they’ll tell you: It’s not the same. While working from home comes with some undeniable luxuries (like no commute and the ability to work in your …

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Do You Need to Use Social Media to Find a Job?

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Not everyone’s on Facebook—or Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites that seem to be where all the action happens online. Even in this connected age, there are lots of valid reasons to stay off social media, ranging from …

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11 New Strategies for Juggling WFH and Kids (Because We’re Going to Be Here Awhile)

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For many families, the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic were all about stopgap measures and short-term fixes. One day, it was business as usual, and the next, going to work and attending school or daycare in person were …

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6 Ways to Get to Know New Staff When You Can’t Meet in Person

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Most of us are used to onboarding new staff or interns in person, whether it’s through a potluck, donuts, a field trip through the office, or some other tradition. But how do you create relationships without the in-between-moments in your …

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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has led more of us to question how we can break down the racial barriers that prevent us from including and engaging with diversity. This is a big question and there is no single …

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Dear Recent College Grads, Here’s How to Write a Great Cover Letter

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A job search can quickly become a full-time job on its own. As a recent graduate looking for your next step, you might be tempted to attach your resume and click apply without bothering to send an accompanying cover letter. …

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How Graduating Residents Can Politely Decline a Job Offer

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For many young doctors graduating residency, the segue into a full-time position at a hospital or within a practice is the first “real” job. Perhaps there have been a few part-time service industry jobs along the way, but unless …

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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

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How to Answer “What Are Your Hobbies?” in an Interview (It’s Not a Trick Question!)

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When you’re deep in job interview mode, a seemingly unrelated question like, “What are your hobbies?” might throw you for a loop.

“Job candidates often fear that interviewers will ask them ‘trick’ questions or expect a ‘right’ answer to a …

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Here’s How Unconscious Racial Bias Can Creep Into Recommendation Letters—and How You Can Avoid It

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Got a great student, junior scholar, or former employee who is a person of color (POC)? Planning to write them a super letter of reference? That’s great. Remember that letters of reference can make or break a candidate’s application for …

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