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How To Explain Your Brand To Different Audiences And Leverage Their Networks

personal brand, personal branding, elevator pitch
Apple. Coca-Cola. Disney. BMW. Starbucks. They’re some of the biggest, most widely-known and respected brands in the world. Just by hearing their name or seeing their logo you know what they’re all about and what they have to offer. And in business, this type of clarity of purpose is invaluable.  Branding, however, isn’t just vital for companies. It’s also an important part of your success as an individual. Your personal brand is a promise about who you are and what you do, and it’s reinforced every time... Read more »

How To Face Your Fears And Reach Your Full Potential

Facing your fears
Halloween is all about fear (only in a fun way). The fear of the dark. The fear of ghouls and monsters. The fear that your neighbor will run out of Reese's before you get there. Now that's scary! Real fear, however, can be paralyzing. And when you’re talking about your dreams and goals, fear can hold you back and keep you from reaching your full potential. We’re all afraid of something: public speaking, embarrassment, failure, etc. (For me it’s spiders—yikes!) Fear is just a natural part of being human... Read more »

Mid-Semester Checklist For College Freshmen

College freshman checklist, first semester
As we near the end of October and hit the mid-point of the semester, now’s a good time for you to reflect on your first year in college and make sure that you’re still on track for your goals.  By now you’re probably feeling comfortable in your new surroundings and with all the new friends you’ve met. But it’s important not to get too comfortable. As we’ve mentioned before, although four years may seem like all the time in the world, believe it or not, you’ll be donning your cap and gown... Read more »

10 Questions To Ask When You Job Shadow Someone

Job shadowing
Recently I was speaking with a family friend who’s a junior in high school, and we were talking about her plans for the future. Right now she’s in that pivotal year where she’s shifting away from the high school mindset and starting to think about college. She’s already making a list of possible schools and scheduling campus visits for this fall and next spring.  When I asked her what she was thinking about studying, she told me she’s looking at nursing programs and possibly becoming a pediatric nurse.... Read more »

Why You Need An Internship...And How To Get One!

Internships, getting an internship, finding the right internship for you
It used to be all you needed to get a good job was a college degree. Not anymore (sorry college students). Today’s employers want people with experience who can hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in their company. But how do you get experience before you even have a job? By doing an internship, that’s how.  Why Should You Do An Internship?Internships can play a big part in helping you build a foundation for a successful career. They give you a glimpse at the ‘real world’, teach you important... Read more »

Getting To Know The True You

personality, core values, who you are
If you’re in your first year of college, by now you’ve probably started to recognize some big changes in yourself. Don’t worry; this is all completely normal. You’re on your own for the first time in your life. You're in a new place with new people. It’s only natural that you’re starting to see some changes in yourself as you’re exposed to new surroundings, new people, and new ways of thinking. The change you’re experiencing is growth. And that's a good thing. The... Read more »

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