Category Archives: Gen Y

5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

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This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over… or maybe that temp contract is about to expire.

This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation…   

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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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A Decade Later: What I Learned in My 20′s

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I’m turning 30 soon. It’s not actually that terrifying, but like for many people, the milestone does make me think about life.

I have no regrets from my 20s. There was no shortage of good times. But like many others I made a lot of boneheaded mistakes…   

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Millennials: Make Yourself Recession-Proof [Infographic]

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What must young professional to do to get a leg up in the sluggish economy?

As this infographic from MidAmerica Nazarene University shows, the answer is combining a strategically planned education with useful skills, a strong network, and an authoritative voice…   

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5 Smart Tips for Finding Your First Real Job

Finding Your First Job

You’ve invested time and effort in years of education. You’ve gained some work experience, either per hour or via internships. And perhaps you’ve had a few sleepless nights thinking “what now??”

And now, with graduation and celebrations way behind you and summer almost over, it is time to step into the real world – and find your first real job….   

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25 Questions I Need Answered Before I’m 25

25 Answers for Millennials

The thought of entering the workforce is scary. Really scary.

There are no SparkNotes for creating meaningful work. No silver bullet that helps you get noticed, or hired. No matter what our parents tell us, nothing really makes us special.

Quite the opposite: from my perspective as a soon-to-be college junior, millions of us twenty-somethings are pushed into the workforce with nothing but a college degree that doesn’t seem at all special anymore…   

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