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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4 Tips for Discussing Your Mental Health with Your Boss

It can be tricky, petrifying, and difficult to talk to your manager or potential manager about your mental health. But it’s a necessary conversation to have. Below are four suggestions for how to approach workplace conversations about your mental health.

By E.B. Howell - Vault
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How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

By Hannah Olson

After graduating from college, Lyme disease nearly derailed my early career in Washington, DC. I was hooked up to an IV for 8 hours a day and …

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The Idealist Guide to Working (and Living) with Chronic Illness and Disability

There are myriad stories on the internet about different health experiences—be it chronic illness, disability, mental health struggles, or some combination of the three. But from the perspective of a person who wants to have an impactful career, there is …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer

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 …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
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Do You Need to Use Social Media to Find a Job?

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 …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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6 Ways to Get to Know New Staff When You Can’t Meet in Person

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 …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

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 …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Dear Recent College Grads, Here’s How to Write a Great Cover Letter

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. …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
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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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How to Answer “What Are Your Hobbies?” in an Interview (It’s Not a Trick Question!)

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 …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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