The Post College Professional

Making the most of the first few years of your career

Michelle McGuire

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Constant Temptation: The Do’s and Don’ts of Phones at Work

Aug 29, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

Let’s be honest, we love our smartphones. We’re constantly checking various apps and texting to keep up with our friends and the world around us. In fact, we love them so much that we check them as much as 150 times a day. And when you have an office job, some of these times will undoubtedly be at work. So how can you find that sweet spot of still getting a little phone time in AND rocking your job? Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when dealing with constant temptation.

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Lima to Darden: The MBA Experience of an International Student

Aug 16, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

When you’re an international student pursuing your MBA in the United States, life can be a little complicated. You have to dive straight into a challenging curriculum all while learning American culture and business practices along the way. Lorena Quezada, a second-year student at the Darden School of Business, knew she was up for the challenge. She shares what brought her from her hometown of Lima, Peru to Darden and why the decision was definitely worth it.

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Your Turn: What to Ask During an Interview

Aug 08, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

You did it! You survived every interview question! You dazzled them with your experience and you nailed every answer. But then the inevitable moment came when they asked you if you had any questions and you completely froze. Isn’t an interview them asking you questions?

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How to Successfully Work from Home

Aug 01, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

The day is finally here. Whether you’re experiencing working from home freedom for the first time or just landed a remote job, your home and office are one. You now control your accountability, schedule, workstation, and even work outfit. Wondering how it’s possible to stay productive? The key is to resist those temptations at home (looking at you Netflix) and instead create your ideal working from home environment. Try these productivity hacks to maximize your working from home workflow:

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A Global Degree for a Global Industry: Studying Finance in France

Jul 19, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

When you think of finance, you probably think of Excel workbooks, Wall Street, and a never-ending quest for wealth. Shoumi Mittra, a student pursuing her Master in Management (MiM) in Financial Economics at EDHEC Business School in France, knows there’s a lot more to pursuing a career in finance than these clichés. She shares her passion for the multi-faceted industry, her career goals, and how business school is helping her along the way.

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Never Stop Learning

Jul 11, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

Whether school is out for the summer or for the foreseeable future doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. It just means it’s now your responsibility to up your professional knowledge outside of the classroom. Now’s your chance to go beyond essay questions and lectures, and start learning those valuable real world skills future employers will love! You’ll also clarify your ideal career and meet some amazing people along the way. Are you convinced? Try these tips to keep learning this summer and beyond:

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Work, Play, Learn: The Summer Internship Checklist

Jul 06, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

It’s officially summer and you know what that means. It’s the season of beach days, picnics, festivals, and summer internships. Whether you’re in college or just graduated, there’s a good chance you’re spending your days at an internship for the next few months. This summer internship checklist is here to help you maximize your experience so it’s both fun and fulfilling. So start channeling your most professional vibes, pull out your notebook, and let’s start planning ways to rock your summer internship:

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From GMAC to Harvard: Acing the Business School Application

Jun 21, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Applying to business school can seem like an impossible task. Between applications, interviews, resumes, recommendations, and your everyday life, how can you stay on top of it all? Harvard Business School student Shelby Colby knows how you feel. She shares the ins and outs of the application process so you know exactly what to expect.

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What You Didn’t Learn in College: Top 10 Podcasts for Recent Grads

Jun 14, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice, Your next career move

You learn so much at college. You gain expertise in a subject, conduct research, and experience countless new things. You know what you don’t learn? How to live your best post grad life by excelling at your profession, navigating the confusing world of office politics, budgeting, and getting the most out of everyday life. These podcasts are here to help guide you as you become the awesome professional we know you are!

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Meet, Connect, Grow: Networking Do's and Don’ts

Jun 06, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to professional development: networking. You know you have to do it, but you probably avoid it and the resulting social anxiety at all costs. I can hardly blame you. After graduating from college where everything and everyone is at your fingertips, networking can seem like quite the daunting challenge to take on.

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