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:
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:
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!
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.
Resumes. You either love them or hate them, but you simply have to have one to put your best professional foot forward. The bad news is you’ll probably never spend so much time on a single document that’ll be skimmed in an average of six seconds. The good news is these 10 tips will help your resume stand out from the stack. Pull out your resume, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and let’s get to work.
Between work, school, and everyday life, stress is unavoidable. While there are many levels of stress, some can be harmful, and even make you feel ill. It is important to learn what triggers stress so that it can be prevented. Learning to manage your stress is also key to stop it from taking over. Follow these simple tips to help manage stress:
We all need some motivational reminders to keep us moving. As we enter a new season use these inspirational quotes to help empower you on your journey to success!
Treat your LinkedIn profile like your digital resume. When you are creating or updating it, make sure to showcase your career in the best light – the same as you would on a paper resume. Adding detail to your profile, such as your job description, unique skills and how your accomplishments made an impact, will strengthen your profile and make you stand out among potential employers. Take our quiz below to see how you could improve your LinkedIn profile!
Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, Co-Founders of MarketSnacks, are well acquainted with the art of the side hustle. They’ve successfully grown MarketSnacks, the ultimate source of financial news for millennials, over the past six years as full-time employees and now as full-time MBA students. They juggle writing their daily newsletter, taking partner calls, and frequently appearing on the news with the daily demands of business school. Jack and Nick share their entrepreneurial journey and how you can master starting your own business and going to business school at the same time.
Today I continue to volunteer, in different ways. I am on the board of a local charity, and have co-chaired our annual fundraising gala for several years. It is a great experience, in large part because this allows me to use my professional experience I’ve earned over the years combined with my personal interests in service to a worthy cause. (And I also try to work a dog related charitable event once a year because I can’t get enough of puppies!)