Job Search Resilience: A Career Support Event for Ethnographers, Researchers, and Strategists

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June 1, 2023, 8–9:30am US Pacific Time
Free for EPIC Members. Please note: this event will NOT be recorded


An ongoing series offering mentorship and peer support for our careers as ethnographers, researchers and strategists.

The goal of the Career Pathmaking Meetup is to generate the collective wisdom, support, and solidarity that are essential to our success—and our sanity!

While there are some aspects of the job search we can control, much of it we can’t. Even if you nail the interview, have a gorgeous resume and know all the right people, sometimes things still don’t work out. How can you handle the unknown? What will ground you while you wait to land the job?

In the Job Search Resilience workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how your internal narrative directly impacts your stress-levels
  • Practice switching to stories that energize and inspire
  • Identify the emotional goals embedded in the job search
  • Design methods to ensure the job search is enriching, not draining

Join facilitators Sarah Malin and Veronica Hotton for an interactive workshop that combines coping tips with individual reflection and small group activities. This event will not be recorded.


Sarah Malin (she/her) is a career transitions coach through her business LIVELYhood coaching. She helps clients process emotions, move past unproductive patterns and develop a confident voice in the midst of job and role changes. She also helps organizations invest in their employee well-being by coaching individuals in healthy boundary-setting and effective communication. Before founding LIVELYhood Coaching, Sarah was a design researcher for 12 years with experience across corporate, consulting and freelance settings. Her research informed the design of workspaces and workplace experiences at Nike, consumer products and experiences at Essential Design, and learning spaces and experiences at Cannon Design. Sarah has always believed in the power of a good question.

Veronica Hotton (she/her) is an educator with experience in professional development programming. During her transition from academia into the non-profit sector, Veronica took the EPIC Course "Representing Your Professional Self: Strategy, Positioning & Portfolio Review" with Tracey Lovejoy, and benefited from it immensely! Veronica now facilitates the peer engagement component of the course. Her hope is this EPIC course and new pathmaking series can catalyze the process of career changes and professional development for others in the EPIC community. She is the Education Manager at the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange, where she develops and facilitates peer-based learning programs. Veronica also has a background in ethnographic research; her PhD in education explored the use of walking practices in teaching, learning and writing.


EPIC Job Board

Cagan, Marty and Phyll Terry. "Never Search Alone: The Job Seekers Playbook."

Fosslien, Liz and Molly West Duffy. "Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things are Not Okay."

Steager, Tabitha. "Move Fast, Break Shit, Burn Out: The Catalyst's Guide to Working Well," EPIC Perspectives, March 15, 2021