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

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 …

By Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Sora Kim - The Muse
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Who’s Hiring? 9 Orgs Working to Support Individuals with Disabilities

July 26th, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the signing of the ADA, discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life became …

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How to Write a College Resume That’ll Get You Hired (Plus an Example!)

When you’re in college, a strong resume is one of the first things that helps you land an internship or part-time job. It represents you to employers when you can’t be in the room (yet!) and is essential to convincing …

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Learn From Industry Leaders, Television Hosts, CEOs, And More (For Free) With WayUp’s Summer Series

The pandemic has put a pause on many things, but it shouldn’t be stopping your professional development.

For college students and recent grads, summer is usually a huge season for professional development. Whether you’re taking on an internship or applying …

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8 Amazing Personal Benefits of Volunteering


If you always wanted to volunteer, many organizations need your help. As states loosen their coronavirus restrictions, consider a volunteer position. There are many great causes that need assistance to address unprecedented challenges.

While there are many worthwhile medical …

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Why Good Candidates Turn Down Job Offers – and What You Can Do About It

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The time and effort you spend recruiting talent, from the most entry-level to the most senior or specialized hire, is a costly investment. Maintaining staffing levels is critical to administrative needs and patient outcomes. Recruiting successfully keeps the …

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How Can I Get Better Results in My Job Search to Get My Environmental Science Career Started?

Sandra from University of South Florida asks:

“I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and have been unable to find any way to get my foot in the door within the industry as a field technician (the …

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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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