Rebecca Kost has had a thing for coffee since she had her first sip at 3 years old. With that being said, the Food Industry Management junior at Michigan State University had a ball during her summer internship at Paramount Coffee in Lansing, MI.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently returned to her alma mater to give an inspirational commencement speech to Harvard University’s class of 2014. Her serious and sometimes funny message was based around the concept of honesty. “As you open yourself up to possibility, the most important thing I could tell you today is to open yourself up to honesty,” Sandberg explains. “To telling the truth to each other, to being honest with yourselves, and being honest with the world we live in.”
In light of the ever changing, technology driven job market, it’s hard to determine which career paths are “safe” for college students to pursue. Understanding the likelihood that several graduating seniors at Davidson College will transition into work positions that didn’t exist their freshmen year, school President Dr. Carol Quillen gets it. She and her team not only acknowledge the constant shift in job creation, but they are also on the forefront on encouraging entrepreneurship, to give the leaders of tomorrow an edge on attaining future employment.
It’s safe to say that high school senior, Stephen Ou is ahead of his class. Without even being aware of what type of grades he is earning academically, his success as an entrepreneur is more than enough to earn the blue collar, wiz kid that status. The 500,000 users that have made their way to his popular web apps, led media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Business Insider to recognize his genius.
By Trenay Tate
My freshman year of college, I was not completely sure about what I wanted to study. I have a lot of interests and hobbies, but it can be tough to transfer what you like into a career. Because I was undecided in my major, I was able to take some classes that sparked my interest to figure out what path fit me the best. Over the summer, I completed an internship with my mother’s friend, Ms. Myleik Teele. She owned Art of Facts PR, an Atlanta-based public relations and marketing firm. During my internship, I learned a lot about the industry, internships and myself.
News Sales Marketing, Strategic Integration
Students may have the opportunity to observe and learn about a number of functions, which may include:
• Coordinating the production of advertisements that highlight the networks achievements
• Coordinating print production of branded premiums
• Attend and participate in strategy brainstorms to come up with custom sales offerings
• Support production of items needed for on-the-ground marketing events
• Create HTML event invitations
• Assist with planning of client hospitality events
• Assist with brand and competitor research
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By Justin Thompson
It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when it comes to crafting your resume in 2012:
1. Stop trying to make ‘objective statements’ happen.
The days of including a career objective and/or professional summary are over. It’s a waste of valuable space. Instead, just address this with a sentence in your cover letter about how the position you’re applying for fits into your overall career plan. Get to business by starting with accomplishments and facts that are relevant to the job posting.
by Daniel Gulati
At a recent dinner party, I was speaking with a friend who had just been promoted to vice president at a well-known New York hedge fund. The promotion was unexpected, involved an immediate 50% pay raise, and came with broad new responsibilities. When he should have been feeling optimistic and excited about his new position, why did he look like the unhappiest person in the world?