Our early 20′s are tough. We’re starting out on our own, and while gaining independence from our structured youth is great… we do so without instructions, or a map.
Life can hit hard sometimes… both personally and professionally. You have to use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my own share of struggles, and it’s through these lessons that I’ve been able to attain so much success in such a short period of time.
I want to share with you 20 lessons I’ve learned as I look back over the last 25 years of my life. I’m sure some, or many, of these lessons will resonate. When times get tough, come back to this list and remember temporary pain creates long term pleasure.
I attended a webinar on “the resume for the well-rounded student” hosted by well-intended career services veterans.
Unfortunately, at a time when soon-to-be and recent graduates, and current students need all the high-quality counsel they can get, the advice in that webinar likely wouldn’t help anyone find work – ever…
When I was in college, I was involved a lot on campus. Fast forward to when I first moved to Boston and I knew four people; two of whom were family.
I really missed that community feeling, and knew my college had provided it before. So I checked out opportunities to stay involved even though I was no longer on campus. Most universities have alumni chapters in major cities across the U.S. and it’s definitely worth your time to get involved. Not only is it a great place to network- there are people of every age and industry involved- but you have a common thread to talk about and a reason for them to help you.
Today’s interns, those facing rejection and now soul-searching, can learn from the valuable experiences of those who have been in their shoes.
With that in mind, here is an enlightening interview with some great advice from one such recent grad, Megan Molinaro…
My challenge for you is to recall the excellent teachers who genuinely improved the quality of your day-to-day college life. These extraordinary people are the ones who care about the impact they have on young minds. They dedicate their lives to teaching, or they cashed out of the corporate game early to spread their knowledge to the next generation.
It’s easy to forget about the important subtleties of school once you have moved on to the next stage of your life. As a young professional or entrepreneur, however, there are important reasons why you should reconnect with your teachers:
Just a few short years ago the news for college grads was all doom and gloom. It was virtually a guarantee, it was said, you’d graduate and move straight into your parents’ basement.
Fast forward to 2013: the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer (and it isn’t an oncoming train)…