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Making the most of the first few years of your career

From Colombia to DC: The MBA Experience as an International Student

Feb 08, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Alejandra Parra always knew she wanted to live and study abroad. After graduating from college in her home country of Colombia, she moved to Washington, DC, to work at the Embassy of Colombia and pursue her business school dreams. Now a financial consultant at Delphos International and a George Washington University MBA graduate, she shares what her business school experience was like as an international student:

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Diversity Matters at Business School

Feb 01, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Ask a business school graduate what they enjoyed the most about their classroom experience and the answer may surprise you. It’s often not the amazing professor they had or the business knowledge they learned. It’s the richness of diversity in their classroom and how it shaped their education.

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5 Ways To Stay Up to Date With Technology Applications at Work

Jan 28, 2019 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Early career advice

Many professional work roles require you to use applications and technologies in addition to the typical Microsoft Office suite. Whether it's a customer relationship management system, a marketing automation tool, or a human resources application, you need to stay in the know. So if you're juggling more than one, check out these tips to help you stay up to date. 

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New Year, New You, New Mentor: Mentorship 101 (Part 2)

Jan 18, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Now that you’ve narrowed down who you think would make a great mentor, it’s time for mentorship magic to start happening. But, the work is far from over to turn your mentorship dream into a reality. How do you turn your ideal mentor into your actual mentor? And once they’re your mentor, how do you make that relationship work? You’re ready to take the next step.

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Level Up Your Technology Skills for Today’s Workplace

Jan 10, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

Visualize a workday at an average job. Is the day full of in-person meetings, phone calls, and gossip at coworkers’ desks? That’s so 2000. Technology is evolving the workplace as we know it. Where there once was one office in one city, there are now remote workers scattered across the world. Where there once were in-person meetings, there are video conferences and cloud collaboration. Are you ready for the technological demands of today’s workplace?

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New Year, New You, New Mentor: Mentorship 101 (Part 1)

Jan 03, 2019 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Did you know January is National Mentoring Month? The timing couldn’t be better to make finding the perfect mentor a New Year’s resolution. But before we go into what mentorship can do for your career, let’s answer the most basic of questions. What is mentorship? Think of it as a relationship you build with an experienced professional who will guide you on your career path. They’re the one person who will be able to answer your pressing professional questions (or at least point you in the right direction) and provide invaluable advice. So let’s find one!

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What Are Co-worker Approved Gifts?

Dec 18, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Workplace etiquette

The holidays are here and it's the season of giving! As fun as picking gifts for friends and family can be, it's a bit trickier for co-workers. You spend the majority of the day with them, but you're not on the same personal level as your loved ones. So what is an appropriate gift for a co-worker? Take our quiz to find out if you are an expert at gifting or if you should keep looking.

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What To Expect The First Semester of Grad School

Dec 07, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Way back in September I wrote about my first week of grad school. And now, as of December 5th, I finished my first semester at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. Countless hours of work, sleep deprived nights, and vending machine snacks went into this achievement. But I survived! And here are some of the most important things I learned along the way:

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The Business Card Essentials

Nov 30, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

When it comes to having your own business cards as a student or recent grad, there are probably a few questions running through your mind. Are they an antiquated tool of the past? What’s the point of them? And most importantly, should you have them? Never fear, these essentials will walk you through why business cards matter, what to put on them, and how to make your own awesome card.

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Give Professional Thanks

Nov 21, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, have you thought about how to show your gratitude at work? We spend so many hours at work surrounded by our coworkers and bosses, but we rarely take the time to pause and say thank you! Now is the perfect time to tell people at work that you appreciate them. Whether you’re finishing up a stellar internship or just closing out the year at work, here’s how to give thanks while maintaining professional vibes:

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