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Different Mentorship Roles: Cheerleaders, Coaches, and Critics

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Charles Orgbon III

When I was 12-years-old, I founded the non-profit organization, Greening Forward. Oftentimes, I encourage young changemakers by telling them that par...

To Move Forward, We Must Give Back

Karen van Bergen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Karen van Bergen

There are times--in life, in business, even in love and our closest personal relationships--when we feel stuck. When where we are feels outgrown and w...

Some Like It Hot (and Some Iced): Tips on Start-Up Mentorship and Success From Recon Strategy

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Svetlana Dotsenko

We met near the MIT campus during a hot summer day in Boston, when the sun turns on the heat to compensate for all of the winter lows. Nikhil ordered his iced coffee, and I started with a broad question about how to define start-up strategy.

5 Handy Tips From A Millennial Entrepreneur On How To Jump Start Your Business

Savvy | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

Back in 2013, I ventured to create my own label when I couldn't quite find the perfect wine to pair with a traditional East Coast Clambake--something I grew up eating with friends and family down at the Jersey Shore.

Empowering Tech-Loving Minority Teens to Be Next-Gen Tech Leaders

Monica Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Teens live and breathe technology. There has never been a truer adage. Whether they're jamming on MP3 players, typing Snapchats, or playing video ga...

Why I Mentor

Jeff Wald | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Jeff Wald

A startup founder recently asked me a simple, yet startling, question during our monthly meetings. We have been working together for nearly two years,...

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Dreams Alive... Even After Graduation

Zanele Mutepfa | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Zanele Mutepfa

Keeping your dreams alive is the one job from which you will never be rejected, fired, or laid off. Just because you don't get your dream job right after graduation doesn't mean it's impossible.

Curiosity Does Not Always Kill The Cat

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

I was just too curious. I had to get to know him. I needed to know why he did what he did. So I sent him an email to learn more about him. I was not a writer at the time. I have always sucked at it. I still do. But, I was curious to learn how a biology major becomes an active entrepreneur with a media business.

My Latin Paradigm and Growing Up Latina in Education

Mariaelena Marcano | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Mariaelena Marcano

Fair-skinned, single language learner, Mexican/Puertorican Latina placed in a Latin paradigm where I felt I did not identify at times and yet in the same breathe was not accepted either. Feeling as if I was questioned of my authenticity? I had to ask myself "Who and what am I?" everyday of my life.

Everyone Has a Cool Research Project. How Do I Get One?

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.14.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

Project Lever asked our best students to decode the secrets of their success. What did they do back when they were freshmen? How did they get courage to approach faculty members? How did they choose their projects?

The Secret to Asking for a Mentor Is Not Asking, Period

Quora | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Like friendships, mentorships--the ones that actually exist, not the ones that exist in name only--rarely start from a formal request and certainly not from a near stranger. It doesn't work for mostly the same reasons. It's artificially trying to create a personal relationship. Doesn't work.

How to Grow Tech Talent Right Now

Kathrine Mott | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Kathrine Mott

Educators have found--and medical science supports--that children are capable of developing new skills when they are young, especially during the middle school years. It's the critical time to introduce students to coding, engineering, and other high-demand industries in the evolving American economy.

What Does A Foolish 21 Year Old Know? Graduate With A Major First

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Don't know much about how traditional networking works. That sounds complex to me. For that, definitely seek out the right networking gurus. All I know and need to know is give, give, give and you shall get. A lot.

Let Those Birds Fly

Nancy Solomon | Posted 10.07.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

We don't know when, or where, or by whom our bits of "wisdom" may transform another's life. So if you get a call from someone who's beyond grateful for the advice you once wisely uttered --and the impact it's had-- just say, "thanks."

Professionalism's Greatest Challenge: Remembering to Jump

Matthew Rosenstein | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew Rosenstein

Been feeling like you have would like to open your heart at school or work for a while? And you know you can connect a little bit deeper? You're at ...

One Quality That Will Make You a Better Leader

Elliot Begoun | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

It is another busy afternoon. Your schedule is full and there is little time for you to accomplish those items on your list that demand your attenti...

How Mentoring Will Help You Perform

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Increasingly now in the Information Age, when we want answers we can find them everywhere. Online we find expert videos, blogs, articles and white papers, and offline there are books, newsletters and magazines.

The 5-Step Process for Implementing a Companywide Mentoring Program

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

3 Valuable Lessons Game of Throne's Arya Stark Taught Us About Career Mentorship

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

While your ambitions likely (hopefully) vary drastically from those of Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, her character provides an impeccable model for the power of career mentoring. Here are some lessons in life-changing mentorship, courtesy of Arya Stark.

Starting the Year? Here Is Why You Need to Find a Mentor TODAY

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Svetlana Dotsenko

When Ridwan Alam just started working in a lab as a freshman at Wayne State University in Michigan, he did primarily mechanical work, but by the sophomore year, his research became more sophisticated and demanding. "I grew cells," he said.

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?

3 People to Learn From to Better Your Career

Mitch Causey | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Mitch Causey

Solitary confinement. It has to be one of the worst punishments, even for hardened criminals. There is even a movement right now to reduce or eradicate it from our prison system because of its terrible effects. Regardless of your background, we each need people around us to spur us on, encourage us, and sometimes even keep us sane.

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

4 Mistakes That Smart People Make When Asking For Advice

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

I interviewed 4 millionaire entrepreneurs to ask for their advice on mistakes to avoid.