Author Archives: YEC

Seeking a Career Mentor: Nine Characteristics You Should Value

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People hear the advice “find a mentor” fairly often, but that doesn’t always help. In fact, there are a lot of potential career mentors ouch there, each with a variety of levels of skill and success. So how do you know which person might be a good fit as a mentor, and which might be a misfit?   

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11 Professional Networking Mistakes Every Student Should Avoid

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When we begin building our professional network, we make networking mistakes we all wish we could take back. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a networking do-over. No worries. We’ve all been there. We all have to start somewhere.   

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10 Essential Tasks for After Your First Post-Graduation Summer

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Graduation seemed like it happened yesterday, right? Don’t look now, but it has been three months! Your first post-graduation summer is now behind you… and it is time to start a full-time job search. Applying for jobs online, though, may not be the first or best action plan. In fact, there are many essential tasks you might consider before throwing your resume against the wall and see what sticks.   

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Summer Internship? 12 Things to Do Now and Before You Leave

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We’re now a couple weeks into summer. For many college students and young professionals, that means we’re now firmly set in the daily routine of our summer internships.

Which makes this the perfect time to start looking ahead to your short-term summer internship and long-term career goals…   

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15 Summer Break Career Boosters for College Students and Recent Grads

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For all of us now, summer is officially here. But summer isn’t just about going home (are you tired of home already?). It isn’t about hitting the beach or the old haunts.

Summer break is also a great time to execute the career boosters that will set you for life after graduation…   

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12 Things College Seniors Should Do for a Successful Career Launch

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How do this year’s graduates make the most of the time they have left in college? And maybe just after graduation? To help answer those questions, we asked one of our own to members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC): What should a college senior be doing in May and June to successfully launch their post-graduation careers?   

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