Born Leaders

Putting Common Career Advice to the Test

24/11/2021 06:00am | 285 views

By Daniel D. Goering and Christina S. Li

A great deal of career advice, while given with the best of intentions, is often not based on verified evidence and is anecdotal, hackneyed, contradictory, or outdated. We now have more clear evidence of what constitutes good advice in terms of which mindsets to hold while navigating one’s career. According to the evidence, some is powerful and effective, some is at best unhelpful, whereas some is downright bad. The authors break down which of the four most common career mindsets relates to objective career success, subjective career success, and employee job outcomes.

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Latina Nutritionist Dalina Soto Wants to Help the Latinx Community Ditch Diet Culture

14/11/2021 06:00am | 353 views

By Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Dalina Soto is a dietitian and nutritionist that doesn’t put her clients on diets. Yes, you read that right. She’s a dietitian that doesn’t believe in diets, and for good reason too. While studying to be a pediatrician at Penn State years ago, the now 33-year-old Dominicana took a nutrition class that helped her realize that her passion was actually in preventative care. She came to understand that she could help the Latinx community be healthier and live longer without having to give up important aspects of the culture, and the course of her future changed forever.

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Veterinary Medicine Was Meant to Be

03/11/2021 06:00am | 288 views

As long as she can remember, Bianca Acosta wanted to take care of animals – starting before Kindergarten with her stuffed bear, Yayo, and extending to all her family’s pets growing up. And there were a lot of pets: turtles, parakeets, a cockatiel, rabbits, dogs and a cat.  

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Caring for Animals and Leading People – A Perfect Combination

01/11/2021 06:00am | 491 views

Bridging two worlds seems to come naturally to Benjamin Macuil-Rojas. Animals and people … the clinic and the lab … theory and practice … Mexico and the United States. 

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Through volunteering, dual grad finds career path in Latino, reproductive health advocacy

25/07/2021 06:00am | 581 views

“I've always cared about advocating for the Latinx community since I am a daughter of immigrants. And as a woman, I always knew that I cared about sexual health, wellness and reproductive freedom,” Naranjo said. "I realized that if I cared about reproductive rights, I should volunteer at Planned Parenthood. It was there that I learned that there was a national program that specifically does work on Latinx engagement.”

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