Ashley McTaggart

Associate Director, Career Education and Advising

Ashley McTaggart

Ashley McTaggart is an associate director in the Career Development Office. She has a passion for helping MBA students achieve their goals by helping them realize their strengths and providing them with the confidence and skills they need to be successful in the job search process. Ashley started her career at Arthur Andersen and also spent time at Deloitte and EY serving in a recruiting and staffing function. She joined the CDO at Rice Business in 2007 as a recruiting coordinator serving both students and employers. Ashley moved to San Antonio and worked with undergraduates at Trinity University as a career advisor. After moving back to Houston, she joined the undergraduate Center for Career Development (CCD) at Rice University as an assistant director. Ashley returned to the CDO in 2018 and is thrilled to be working with MBAs and alums she developed relationships with over the years. She heads up the annual Week on Wall Street trek to NY and is the CDO liaison for the Healthcare Club. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Mississippi and studied abroad in Montpellier and Aix en Provence, France.

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How to Exit an Organization Gracefully and Why It Matters

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The global pandemic has transformed our world of work. Millions of highly skilled nonprofit professionals are moving forward from the organizations that they once called their professional home. For some, the decision to exit is strategic and may have been …

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How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You)

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Be honest: Do all of your professional contacts look and sound the same? Did your boss and all your work friends go to the same kind of school as you? Did everyone in your network take similar paths to get …

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Essential Tools for Working in Telemedicine

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After nearly a decade of working in the telemedicine space, I found a few indispensable tools for sanity, physiology, comfort, and efficiency.

The first is a standing desk. Sitting in front of a computer for eight to ten …

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How To Put Your Best Foot Forward During A Video Interview

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As the quality and reliability of affordable video conferencing software and hardware increases by the day, video interviews have become commonplace for candidates and recruiting companies alike.

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken something that was viewed as more niche and …

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Want a Job in Tech? Here Are 4 Tips to Get Started

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Pursuing a career in tech is an exciting, ever-evolving journey with a myriad of benefits and opportunities for growth. The tech industry today spans more niches than ever before. From pet-tech to agriculture-tech to data-heavy warehouses, the impact software has …

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A Strong Response | Help Your Organization Speak Up on Social Issues

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In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and global protests, many organizations—private and nonprofit—clearly communicated their condemnation of violence and support for racial justice. However, social media communities have been calling out organizations they believe missed the mark and either …

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Introducing Springboard’s Career Assessment Test

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Exciting news, everyone! We’ve been hard at work for these past few months on a little project that we hope will make a big impact on our students, both past and present. The Career Assessment Test is a free, 15-minute …

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8 Interview Questions About Diversity and Inclusion Every Job Seeker Should Be Able to Answer

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For both employers and job seekers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are more important than ever. As the former head of people at two quickly growing startups and the cofounder of a nationally recognized workplace inclusion strategy firm, I’ve seen …

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Looking for a Career Change? Here are 5 Skills You Can Learn Online

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If you’re job hunting or looking for a new line of work, adding to your arsenal of marketable skills can be a huge help. Not only will employers find you more compelling as a candidate, you may discover an interest …

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Change, Community, And Career Acceleration: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Approach To Fostering Diversity

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If you’re like most people coming out of school right now—aka 77 percent of Gen Z students and recent grads—then you’re looking for a company that values diversity and inclusion (D&I). But what does that really mean? Is it as …

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