Realizing that you don’t like your job is one of the worst feelings in the world. After all, your job is a HUGE part of your life. And you know in an ideal world you should feel fulfilled at work while simultaneously making decent money and growing professionally. Acknowledging that this isn’t the case for you is terrible. So what should you do about it? It’s time to make a plan to break your unfortunate status quo.
Friday is the last day of my ten-week internship as a Strategy Intern at a strategy and design consultancy in New York City. I’m feeling proud of my accomplishments, excited to leave my less than ideal summer sublet (NYC housing is rough), and nervous to get back to school mode. But most of all I’m feeling reflective on where my summer internship experience met my expectations and where it didn’t. Here are six lessons I learned during my ten weeks of intern life:
Since starting BeenThere in 2017, Founders Colin Keeler and Cara Morphew have been busy. They’ve both graduated from their respective business school programs this year (Colin from Wharton and Cara from Kellogg) and have continued to grow their online platform connecting business school applicants to mentors. Learn about their exciting company updates, how they measure the pulse of business school culture, and how business school helped them along the way.
After doing what feels like countless internships, here I go again! I just finished my first year of graduate school at VCU Brandcenter and I’m currently a Strategy Intern at a strategy and design firm in New York City. Despite feeling like a bit of an elderly intern, I’ve loved my experience and the city. But it doesn’t mean my path to internship bliss was easy. Here are three lessons I learned last year that helped me find the perfect opportunity:
When you picture the career path of someone who has an MBA, what do you picture? Are you thinking of a financial analyst immersed in the stock market? Or maybe a business consultant seamlessly hopping from project to project? While those both are popular options, the truth is getting your MBA can lead to a lot more career paths than you may think.
William Pearson and Nick Doman, co-founders of the Ocean Bottle and London Business School graduates, didn’t found their company with just profit in mind. What started as a shared passion for environmental impact grew into a company tackling the global issue of ocean plastic pollution. Co-founder Nick Doman gives us insight into the Ocean Bottle’s social and environmental impact and how London Business School helped jumpstart their company.
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.
Did you know the average American switches jobs 12 times in their lifetime? It’s common to study one thing, do some work in the industry, and then have a revelation about where you actually want to be. I know the feeling. I’m an international development professional turned brand strategy freelancer and graduate student. Wondering how to make your own major industry change? These tips will help build your plan of attack:
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.
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!