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Posts, stories, and events from and for ILR students.

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Jeannette Boot, MPS ’21

Lawyer Jeannette Boot, MPS '21, enrolled in the graduate program to help her manage the most meaningful project of her career.

Jeannette Boot MPS class of '21
Jeannette Boot, MPS ’21

Jassa Chang-Weinberg

Jassa

Jassa Chang-Weinberg
Jassa Chang-Weinberg

LindaRose Piccolo

LindaRose

LindaRose Piccolo
LindaRose Piccolo

Stories about COVID-19 and the Changing Workplace

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Can Employers Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Employers may want to require a vaccine in the workplace to maintain employee health, but there are many restrictions in doing so.
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Can Employers Require the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Best Practices for Virtual Onboarding Experiences

A qualitative study conducted by alumna Ayesha Ejaz, MILR ’20, with employees and hiring managers which provides insight into challenges of virtual onboarding across industries during COVID-19, followed by some recommendations to make it a better experience for future employees.
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Best Practices for Virtual Onboarding Experiences

Enhancing Workplace Communication during the Pandemic and Beyond

Establishing an empathetic attitude and prioritizing feedback will help foster honest conversations between employees and management, which will help mitigate the negative impacts of remote work on communication.
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Enhancing Workplace Communication during the Pandemic and Beyond

Credit Internship Posts

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Luke Opyd interns at Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller, & Shah

Luke Opyd '18 talks about his experiences as a Labor and Employment Legal intern for Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller, & Shah.
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Luke Opyd interns at Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller, & Shah

Clara Chung interns at American Express

Clara Chung '19 talks about her credit internship as a Global Total Rewards and Medical intern at American Express.
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Clara Chung interns at American Express

Estefania Palacios interns at Thomson Reuters

Estefania Palacios '18 talks about her Global Human Resources internship at Thomson Reuters (TR).
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Estefania Palacios interns at Thomson Reuters

International Opportunities

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Georges Batoussi Travels to Ghana

Georges Batoussi '19 traveled to Ghana to intern with Voices of African Mothers, a UN NGO whose mission is to establish a peaceful African continenthrough conflict resolution and diplomacy.
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Georges Batoussi Travels to Ghana

Jordan Brail Travels to Portugal

Jordan Brail '18 traveled to Porto, Portugal and worked as a squash coach for the ‘Escola de Squash do Porto’ (Squash School of Porto).
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Jordan Brail Travels to Portugal

Anna Wang Travels to Guangzhou, China

Anna Wang '17 travelled to Guangzhou, China, in support of an ILR honors thesis regarding modern youth worker consciousness in China.
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Anna Wang Travels to Guangzhou, China

Travel Grant Reports

Matthew Fischer-Daly

Thanks to the ILR International Travel Grant Program, I travelled to the San Quintín Valley in Baja California, Mexico this winter to learn from the workers, employers, state and community actors about employment relations in agribusiness.

Matthew Fischer-Daly
Matthew Fischer-Daly

David Alatorre López

This winter I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba, a country I longed to visit due to its proximity to my native country of México and the United States.

David Alatorre López
David Alatorre López

Courtney Noll

For my honors thesis, I traveled to Dili, to understand how a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, intended to promote economic development in Timor-Leste by expanding the coffee industry has affected the lives of local coffee farmers.
Courtney Noll, BSILR '20
Courtney Noll

Maria Eugenia Rodriguez Florez

This summer I traveled to Lima, Peru to do fieldwork for my research project and document how unions from the textile industry filed a complaint with the United States Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA), based on Article 17.5 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) during 2015.
Maria Eugenia Rodriguez Florez
Maria Eugenia Rodriguez Florez