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12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Graduated


Eight years ago when my partner and I started our branding firm, we were both in our twenties and had a desire to make a mark on the world. Yet, as young guns with no prior agency experience and $250 to our names, all we had was ambition and heart. Everyone warned us how much we had to learn,  but you don’t realize how little you know until you actually take the leap. If I were 22 all over again, here’s the note I would’ve left pinned to my door: Never Eat Your Soul to Fill Your Belly It’s one thing to be hungry. It’s another to give   

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30 Things College Students Should be Doing on LinkedIn Right Now

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I received a question from a member of YouTern’s community, #InternPro:

“What do I put in my LinkedIn profile if I’m only a student? And what do I do there?”

In response, and because I know this isn’t the only person with this question, here are 30 things every student should be doing on LinkedIn right now…   

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7 Questions You Must Ask When Networking with Alumni

Alumni Connection

Looking for a new direction in your job search this summer? Attempting to expand your personal network after graduation? Struggling with career decisions? Been-there-done-that career advice and mentorship may be closer and easier than you thought.

When was the last time you tapped your alumni network?   

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Last Call! 6 Ways to Land a Last Minute Summer Internship

Last Call Summer Internship

With summer internship season just about in full swing, you may feel like you’ve been left in the dust.

While most of your friends are staring up their summer internships, it seems like you’re the only one who hasn’t secured something for the summer. Feeling lost and frustrated with your internship search, you begin to wonder if you should just give up.

Before you decide to throw your internship dreams out the window, there’s something you should know…   

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Student Special: The Top 4 Peer-to-Peer Learning Solutions

Peer-to-Peer Learning

As many students have learned, some educators have a difficult time teaching to their pupils’ level of understanding; it’s difficult for a career professor to think back to a time before they knew how to do the basics. For many students, this creates a difficult learning environment.

To get a personalized learning approach, consider leveraging the power of the crowd… just like Wikipedia and Youtube leverage content…   

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The Amazing LinkedIn Resources You’re Not Using Yet (But Should Be!)

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LinkedIn is perhaps the most powerful networking resource job seekers have at their disposal. According to Jobvite, 36% of job seekers report that they use LinkedIn. That’s a fairly large number. Well, it’s a large number until you consider that 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn! This difference in percentage means many job seekers will not be found.

Let’s build a bridge! I want to arm you with official LinkedIn resources to help educate and inform new job seekers on how to get the most from LinkedIn. Ready?   

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