Our Resident Career Advisor

Corrie Haley
While she doesn’t believe in destiny, it’s hard to believe it’s a coincidence she was voted “Most Likely to Write an Advice Column” in high school. Corrie is the resident career advisor at Inventing Heron and also a Career and Internship Advisor at the University of Rhode Island where she works with undergraduate to PhDs students to achieve their career goals. Corrie earned a BS in environmental economics and management and a BA in Spanish language from URI, and a MPH from Boston University.  When she’s not career advising, Corrie can be found indulging in a new book, practicing yoga, or embarking on a new adventure to explore the world.
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October 2, 2018

Make a First Impression with Formatting

When it comes to your resume, you make a first impression with formatting. Here are seven key formatting principles to help…

September 20, 2018
Alternatives to College, Career, College, High School

Managing Stress

Throughout a given year I inevitably have times of stress. I remember it starting in high school, when I began to have more…

August 22, 2018
Educators, High School

Organization Tips for When Life Gets Messy

Imagine this: graduate school, working a full-time job, internship in another state and volunteering at a yoga studio, all while…

November 3, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College, High School

How to Focus in the Age of Technology and Social Media

After snoozing several times, I wake up in the morning to the alarm on my phone. My screen is filled…

March 4, 2016
College, Educators, High School

5 Note Taking Methods

I owe much of my success in high school and college to organization. I organized my clothes so I could…

March 2, 2016

How to Deal with a Difficult Co-worker

Throughout your professional career you’ll have all types of co-workers: bullies, negative people, jealous people and people who take all…

March 1, 2016
Alternatives to College

What Are Your Options if College is Not For You?

Throughout high school I was on track to go to college. I took AP courses and  SAT prep classes, etc. …

February 29, 2016

What Does it Mean to Take the Initiative?

The best interns I’ve ever supervised are those who took initiative. I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about taking the…

February 28, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College

Making the Most of a Career Fair

Career fairs are an opportunity to get a potential employer’s attention. My first career fair was exciting but also extremely overwhelming…

February 26, 2016
Alternatives to College

Why go to a Trade or Technical School?

Everyone’s path is different. What’s most important about the path you take is that it’s yours. A trade or technical…

February 26, 2016

What is Appropriate Workplace Attire?

Before I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life I decided I would NEVER have to wear…

February 23, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College, Educators, High School, STEM

Passion Takes Practice

When I was a senior in high school everyone would always ask me what I wanted to do with my life.…

February 15, 2016
Career, College

Graduate School Personal Statement

For me, the most difficult part of the graduate school application was the personal statement. The personal statement should be…

February 14, 2016

When is Sharing at Work Too Much?

When I was little, my mom always reminded me to think before I spoke. I had a tendency to blurt…

February 10, 2016
Career Resources, College, High School

How many extracurriculars are too many?

I’m a joiner.  This is both a blessing and a curse.  I almost always say yes to joining a group,…

January 22, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College, Educators, High School

Early is on time, on time is late

I struggle with punctuality. I’m always trying to squeeze in one more thing before I head out the door–write one…

January 18, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College, High School

Always write a thank you

I’ve never met anyone who hates a thank you note. Personally, receiving a thank you note takes my day from…

January 15, 2016
Alternatives to College, Career, College

Tending Professional Relationships

I didn’t truly start to understand the value of building a network until my senior year of college. This understanding…

January 10, 2016
College, High School

Why job shadow?

What if you could spend a day in your dream job? Job shadowing is an opportunity to try on a…

January 8, 2016
Career, College

Common Fears of an Intern

As a career advisor, I teach a course every year on different careers; student internships are part of the coursework.…