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Mentorship

What Should You Look for in a Mentor?

Joseph Kopser | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.

The Case for Sports as a Key Driver for Academic Success

Edwin Moses | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

As we approach graduation, we celebrate the programs and coach mentors who helped build strong, independent young people who are ready to enter the next phase of their life and thank them for their commitment to using sport as a tool for social change.

3 Essential Habits for Advising Entrepreneurs

Alex Budak | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

Why are some people truly amazing mentors while others -- even with years of experience -- fail to contribute? I believe that anyone can be a great mentor, so read on for three ways you can become the mentor that entrepreneurs dream of.

How Business Leaders Can Engage Young People And Help Them Rise Above Their Circumstances

Sam Kirk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sam Kirk

By providing these viable alternatives, businesses and schools can ultimately help young people fulfill their potential and avoid an at-risk lifestyle.

My Thrive Tribe

Tanya Caruso | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Caruso

Without my thrive tribe I would not be the person I am today. These people have changed me for the better, and I hope I have done the same for them.

Why Mentors Matter

Smart Parents | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

During my senior year in high school, just about when the pressure of life and the ambivalence of graduation overwhelmed me, my dear drama teacher summoned me to his office from gym class.

Google Is Embedding Engineers At HBCU Campuses To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to ...

Professional Habits to Develop While in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The professional habits you create while attending college can contribute to your success in the internships you attain, the organizations you are a part of, and on the job after graduation. Here are five professional habits to develop while in college.

What I Learned About Leadership From Addiction Recovery

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.

Here's Why You Can't Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent

Anne Loehr | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Do you remember Henry Higgins? He was a character, played by the actor Rex Harrison, in a 1964 movie called "My Fair Lady." During the movie, Henry Higgins sings a song called, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" and the last line of the song is, "Why can't a woman be more like me?"

Passing Along Some Honest-To-Goodness Career Advice

Kathy Meier-Hellstern | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Kathy Meier-Hellstern

These bits of wisdom have kept me happy and satisfied with my work, and I hope they do the same for you.

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

A Note to Postgraduate Women

Danielle Prager | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

Asking for mentorship can be scary, but what's the worst that can happen, someone will say no? I guarantee you that if you search and ask enough, someone will say yes. Be fearless, be bold and go after what you want. You deserve it.

Despite the Rhetoric, Teachers and Students Are Succeeding

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers are demonized as "failures" in the classroom. Fortunately for all of us, more and more are banding together as agents for justice by believing in the inherent capacity of all students, and seeking strategies and instructional pathways to improve student performance through professional development and collaborative learning.

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

Young Artist Sheida Soleimani Interviews Her 'Far-Away Mentor,' Yamini Nayar

Sheida Soleimani | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Sheida Soleimani

This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations between emerging female artists and their mentors in the art world. Stay tuned for more. ...

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

How To Make The Team

Jerrie Kertz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Jerrie Kertz

We all want to be part of the team. But with so much competition out there, what does it take for you to stand out and get that coveted tap on the shoulder? It's ultimately up to you, but here are four things you can do to improve your odds.

5 Lessons for Successful Entrepreneurs: A VC Perspective

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Small Business
Alison van Diggelen

Heidi Roizen has been on both sides of the entrepreneur funding divide, so her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is particularly potent. Last month I interviewed her, and that interview led to many more questions about what it takes to succeed, especially the need to build meaningful relationships. I asked her to share her top five lessons for being a successful entrepreneur.

The Recipe for Creating a Silicon Valley

Richard Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Every region wants to create another Silicon Valley. It's not only the prestige -- it's the jobs, the wealth creation, the excitement of innovation, the ripple effect on businesses nearby and most importantly, the future.

The Generation Gap Isn't Going Anywhere, So Use it to Your Advantage

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

My symbiotic mentor/mentee relationship taught me the value of forming inter-generational bonds. As I continue to grow in age and experience, I'll never forget the priceless lessons I'm learning from seasoned vets in the game.

When We Hand Down the Magic, Children and Teachers Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers and mentors can have a magical impact on learning, but being a student can be just as exquisite. The roles of teacher and student are not as distinct as portrayed. Teaching and learning go both ways.

Opportunity, Paid Forward

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Kimberly Inskeep

What do you believe about how you can impact the world around you? How can you give the gift of opportunity to others?

Choose Your Own Path

Jen Yates | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Jen Yates

As a mom to a newborn and two young children, a wife, computer scientist, engineer and leader, my goal is to become the same kind of supporter and champion for my children that my parents were to me.

Key to College Success: Find a Mentor

Estiven Rodriguez | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Estiven Rodriguez

During President Barack Obama's speech, he pointed to me as an example for other students, noting that where we come from does not determine our ability to excel in school and beyond.