Category Archives: College

Here’s Exactly How You’ll Get a Job at Graduation

Welcome Back to College

Welcome, college students! Welcome (or welcome back) to the hallowed halls, the academic grind, to a life of independence and adulthood.

And welcome back to the “big lie”…   

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Reflection on a Summer Internship: Educate, Empower and Enrich

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As my freshman year of college ended, I decided it was high time to figure out what the world of business was all about. This was the time to explore my options and focus my goals. This was the time to whittle down the lists of plan As, Bs, and Cs, and to take leaps of faith. And this was the time to observe a company from the inside out through a summer internship, attempting to add value to the organization while increasing my personal depository of practical wisdom. I remember, due to a flurry of research the night before,   

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12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Graduated

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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

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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

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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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