for Young Adults
with a Mission.
for Young Adults
with a Mission.
Focused on unlocking & maximizing the unique gifts of civically and environmentally minded young adults for the good of the globe.
I provide strategic career direction in times of complexity, confusion, and indecision. Come with questions & hesitations, leave armed with confidence and a solid, tailored plan of action.
From primate ecology to career training!
Unlike traditional career coaches, I am a scientist who draws from experience in research, academic teaching, as well as from leadership positions in university career services.
Trained in strong observational skills as a behavioral ecologist, my success lies in providing perceptive, in-depth TAILORED advice, with a strong analytical bent.
■ High school, college & grad students, postgraduates, and professionals come to me for career advice through individual consultations.
■ ...turn to me for tailored webinars, workshops, and individual consulting of the populations they serve, as well as to train team members at all organizational levels.
■ ...use my expertise in professional development programming especially in the public sector & STEM, to support students while increasing retention.
Career anxiety can lead to wasting time, poor application materials, following uninformed choices, feeling pressure to take potentially unsatisfactory positions, or bowing down to mainstream career choices.
Benefit from my wide-ranging expertise and lived experience to make informed and confident career decisions based on your specific talents and values.
"...I was absolutely amazed by the vast range of Dr. Atsalis’s expertise...Dr. Atsalis was a spectacular career advisor who went the extra mile to get to know students taking the time to discuss strengths, goals, and interests and how aspects of our lives could be translated into individual career paths and give us the opportunity to pursue passions through our careers. ...it is with Dr. Atsalis’s help that I put together a resume and cover letter that gave me the opportunity to intern at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C."
-S.T., student, University of Chicago.
"From the very first meeting, Sylvia gave me tangible, specific advice on resume/cover letter writing. Her approach is refreshing and clear; she breaks down the writing process into sections and gave me concrete steps that I can take to instantly elevate my resume/cover letter in a way that highlights my unique strengths and fits it to the organization’s goals. She is incredibly experienced and truly has an insider’s perspective that I have not been able to find anywhere else...Since beginning my journey with her I have improved my writing skills, grown my confidence, and given me direction and lifelong wisdom that will guide me for many years to come. " A.T., student, University of Chicago.
Sylvia got to know me well by asking questions about my experiences and ambitions, which made her the best advisor I ever had. Sylvia gets to know the people she works with, and in doing so, maximizes her insights and how she can help. I definitely recommend her services for anyone hoping to achieve new career goals. I still call to consult with her!" E.O. Litigation Paralegal, Kirby MCInerney