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Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

Job Passion or Money? 3 Keys College Students Need to Know About Money

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.02.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

The Foreign Language Requirement

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Kassandra Fotiadis

There is no denying that there has been a significant drop in foreign language study both in high schools and at the undergraduate level. Enrollment has dropped by 6.7 percent since 2009. Furthermore, about 100,000 fewer students took college language classes in 2013.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

Secrets to Continuously Improving Your Business

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

To succeed over the long term, your company needs to keep asking how it can better serve your customers. Reinvention and innovation are never optional.

My Daughter's Summer Internship

Myra Evans | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Sadly, the skills that are required to be successful in the workplace today are not taught in high school or college. It is necessary that my daughter focus on navigating the maze of work because she will not learn needed professional skills in school.