Those Back-to-School television commercials have started again, which (other than it’s time to go shopping) can mean only one thing… we must get mentally ready for the new school year.
Whether you’re entering freshman year, or you’re a wily college veteran with a year or more under your belt, the job market dictates that academics shouldn’t be your only focus…
In the spirit of last week’s 4th of July holiday, #InternPro Chat was about independence. In this case… career independence.
When choosing a career, many of us encounter pressure from loved ones, peers, advisors, friends. These opinions, usually well-intended but not always with our best interests in mind, weigh heavily on many young careerists. Ultimately, our career is… ours. We should – independently – make informed decisions about our careers… and find a job we love.
In this week’s InternPro Chat, our community took on this challenging issue. Check out the excellent conversation in this week’s summary…
You get hired for your first job. You’re so excited!
You start your career only to encounter older co-workers who see you only in terms of your age. They want you to “pay your dues” and “work your way up”.
Yes, you’re young in years… but you’re capable, intelligent and ready to take on the world! How do you get past the preconceived notions of the rookie?
YouTern and the #InternPro community invite you to join us for the premiere of a brand new Twitter chat: #MyRisingTide.
#MyRisingTide is a chat designed to highlight those overcoming contemporary struggles to become the best version of themselves at work… and while living a rewarding life. Like #InternPro, the #MyRisingTide chat will feature a welcoming, non-judgmental tone that encourages community while focusing on open communication (and without all that self-promotion).
Please join us on Friday, March 22nd at 1pm ET/10am PT!
It has been said, to the point of cliche (and now a pop song): “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”
We all have our fears and demons… the daily challenges we face. To overcome them, sometimes we must venture from the shore of our well-established comfort zone… our internal island where everything is familiar and nothing scary happens.
Time to leave the comfort zone behind. Time to get stronger. Time to get ahead…
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Tagged #InternPro Chat, career advice, comfort zone, getting ahead, taking risks, Twitter chat, young professionals
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