The Post College Professional

Making the most of the first few years of your career

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

Jun 14, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move, Early career advice

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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What Motivates You?

May 23, 2018 by Anne Daugherty

Tags: Your next career move

Determining what you want to achieve, whether it’s personal, social, professional, or academic, can provide you with valuable insights and put you on the path to success. Telling the story of what makes you qualified and talented, as well as your motivation and goals provides employers and schools with a better understanding of you as an employee or a future graduate business student.

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Advice From Students Who've BeenThere

May 16, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move, Grad school consideration

Colin Keeler and Cara Morphew, Co-Founders of BeenThere, have been through it all when it comes to the MBA application process. They’ve assessed the best MBA programs for their goals, painstakingly completed applications, and went on countless interviews all while wishing there was an affordable option to simplify the process.

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The Business of Sustainability

Apr 18, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move, Grad school consideration

Pursuing your MBA and saving the environment can go hand in hand. Lisa Sundeen, a first year student in Duke University’s 3-year MBA and Master of Environmental Management (MEM) dual degree program, knows just how important business is in driving innovation within environmental industries. Lisa shares her insights on the union of business and the environment, the possible career paths in sustainability, and why it’s important to pursue a career you love. 

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You're Never Too Old to Intern

Apr 04, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

When you picture an intern, who do you think of? Is it a college junior cashing in some summer experience for additional credits? Or a middle-aged professional making a complete career Hollywood change like The Intern or The Internship? Do you think of yourself as a possible intern? You should, even if you’ve already graduated from college. In a world where only 21% of college students have a job lined up before graduation, internships can up your professional game by giving you the invaluable experiences and skills you didn’t get in college. Does the intern you’re picturing now look like you? Consider the following before taking the plunge:

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Spring into Inspiration: Quotes to Help Motivate You

Mar 28, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Your next career move, Early career advice

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! 

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The Balancing Act: A Full-Time Job and a Part-Time Education

Mar 21, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration, Your next career move

I may have chatted with Andy Koenig, student at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on a Sunday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working. I caught him in between a morning of homework and an evening of going into his office at Georgetown University President’s Office to make sure he was prepared for the week ahead.

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The Art of the Phone Interview: Call, Impress, Hire

Mar 15, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

You applied for the job and you finally got the email you’ve been awaiting. They want to interview you. Congratulations! The first step is to finally exhale. The second step is to make sure you prepare yourself for what’s likely to come next: the screening call. This first step in the interview process is less about breaking out your best business suit and more about how to quickly dazzle your interviewer during a quick phone call. After all, you likely have under 30 minutes to meet all the basic qualifications and leave a lasting impression. No pressure. Here’s how to make sure you stand out:

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