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Alyssa Frank
Alyssa Frank is the managing editor at Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization dedicated to helping young people align their interests to careers. Alyssa creates self-discovery content for Roadtrip Nation’s various digital and curricular resources. In her spare time, she writes snarky TV reviews chronicling who yelled at whom on various reality shows. You can email her at

Entries by Alyssa Frank

3 Ways to Build Students' Analog Skills in The Era of The Emoticon

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Tech use is pervasive, especially among young people who never had to find an (alphabetically correct!) encyclopedia to answer a question. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, teens are essentially online every minute their eyes are open -- over 7.5 hours a day. On the bright side, this unrestricted...

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3 Ways to Prepare Future Generations for Careers in Tech That Don't Even Exist (Yet)

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 5:25 PM

A few decades ago, a computer practically took up as much real estate as Versailles and the most complex machine used by the average Joe was a lawn mower. Fast-forward to today, and toddlers who can't feed themselves are using iPads while grandmas are embarrassing us on Facebook with comments...

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Why Mentoring Is About Being Real, Not Being Perfect

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 6:21 PM

Photo: A professional digitally mentors students by sharing his insights on the career advice platform Share Your Road

Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that eighth grade history...

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The Current Career Model is Broken. Can We Fix It With Vomit-Flavored Jelly Beans?

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Photo: Jelly Belly Flavor Scientist Elise Benstein is interviewed by Roadtrip Nation about her life path.

Do you know someone who's miserable in their profession? Someone who, upon arriving at work, transforms from an animated human into a lifeless cog? Someone who's so burnt out that they actually look...

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