Category: Tips + Advice

Looking for an Internship for International Students

Are you thinking about looking for an internship right now? Let’s start with the basics – Why get an internship? There are so many benefits to getting an internship and further developing your skills.  Employers are seeking students who can show that they have built their transferable skills from previous experiences as well as their ...

How to Maintain a Work-life Balance While Still Showing You Care at Your First Job

A new job or internship is an opportunity for a clean slate. It takes time to get to know the people, the job responsibilities, and the culture, but it only takes a few weeks to create a routine that will set you up for success in the long run. It is only natural that you ...

How to Leverage Summer Job Skills (Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, Hospitality)

Every workplace needs employees with different skills, strengths, and natural or acquired talents. Leveraging your skills is defined as showing the strengths you are good at and utilizing them to your advantage. Summer jobs provide unique opportunities to gain valuable life-long skills and knowledge. Start by identifying your skills. Think about what you excel in ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Workplace

By Nuria Gonzalo Whether you are beginning a part-time job or internship, or have been working with a specific company for a while, setbacks at work can become an obstacle and may even make you question your potential. Setbacks can range from failing to meet a deadline, unfulfilled expectations, or expectations that did not fall ...

A LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning Appointment Can Help Take Your Online Presence to the Next Level

Do you have questions about the effectiveness of your online career presence? Are you unsure if your LinkedIn is really serving your job search and networking needs? Is your Instagram or Twitter performing below your expectations? Maximize your LinkedIn and other social media profiles by scheduling a LinkedIn and Social Media Positioning appointment with a ...

Build a Summer Plan for Your Career Goals

I’m not here to tell you that you need to create a twelve-week experiential learning rotation for yourself, complete with coding boot camps, networking nights, and an internship in the Governor’s Office. All the folks reading this post will be at varying stages in their career lifecycles and will have different career goals. Point being; ...

Neurodiversity In The Workplace

NEURODIVERSITY (noun): The range of differences in individual brain function and behavioral traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders) (Oxford English Dictionary).  Neurodiversity, coined by sociologist Judy Singer, was originally a mantle taken up by the autism spectrum community, but now casts ...

Engage in Self-Exploration through Experiential Learning

What do learning how to ride a bike and pursuing an internship have in common? At their core, these activities are part of the process of learning by doing, formally called experiential learning. Experiential learning can happen in a classroom, in a laboratory, on a study abroad program, or in your own backyard. It is ...

What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...