With the new year rolling around soon, the hunt for next semester’s internship is on. It may even be time for those of us who are seniors to consider options for a real job and, regardless, one of the first important steps along what will be a long and discovery-filled career path.
Have you been feeling like you can’t decide what field, what company and what role will be right for you [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. In the spirit of last week’s family- and nostalgia-filled holiday, I’ve set out to consider the individuals whom I most owe a thank-you or check-in these days, now that it’s been several months since graduation. As both a recent pseudo-graduate and growing young professional, I’m often astounded by the appreciation I feel for these pivotal professors/supervisors/mentors [...]
The subject of one’s personal weaknesses can be one of most commonly awkward points of an interview, job review or even a chat with a dear friend. No one enjoys honing in on the area which needs the most work, or admitting to what may be a source of insecurity.
You could say that what isn’t emphasized enough in our professional and personal lives is the importance of our STRENGTHS. Yep, what we’re [...]
Me (circa 2008) doing a “trust-fall” with my colleagues at a work retreat!
Trust is one of those must-have virtues, which we seek out in our close friendships, family ties and even boss relationships. Well, I recently had an eye-opening experience at work that helped me realize this: trust can also help foster – and enrich - a truly great working relationship between employer [...]
Hey superstar, you may know – well, a lot. As a young student and pre-professional, you deserve recognition for your expertise and initiative. But what’s necessary for you to keep demonstrating excellence and setting yourself apart?
While it requires confidence, passion and charisma to demonstrate leadership, one of the most important traits for a leader to uphold amongst their peers is [...]
Leadership has been described by many; leadership entails making an impact, setting
an example and inspiring others toward a greater vision. However, one needn’t be a
manager or CEO to demonstrate leadership; as the job market which we’re seeking to
enter remains increasingly competitive, we as interns can display the big L in our day-
to-day work environments – by making an impact on the [...]