Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell. There may be some famous success stories of college dropouts running their own startups, but those are the exception rather than the rule. For most of us, the skills and knowledge gained while earning a degree can be an invaluable help to a career as an entrepreneur. Earning credits [...]
Starting your small business can be an adventurous and opportunistic time in your career. However, it can also be quite a challenge if you haven’t handled large sums of money before. Even though your small business may have the right leadership, business strategy, and internal support, the risk of starting a new business is high. [...]
Teamwork is an essential and useful trait in all sectors of life. It’s a cornerstone for building collaborate environments, respecting various viewpoints, and helping to build thriving projects and businesses. Without strong cooperation, communication and innovation fails to take firm root in our everyday lives. A vital soft skill for many projects and assignments in [...]
Treating all people equally isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s also good for business. Organizations that discriminate, or are complicit in supporting discrimination against certain groups of people, are at a competitive disadvantage relative to peers that promote inclusivity and tolerance. Public perceptions of your business matter. In fact, the future success and [...]
As consumers and trendsetters, young people born in the 1980s and 90s have tremendous influencing power. And along with rethinking workplace culture and values, millennials are now reimagining charitable giving in the 21st century. Despite eschewing membership in political and religious institutions, young adults in this demographic are more socially conscious and mission-driven than generations [...]
Student organizations are a great way to get involved on your campus and engage with your classmates and the surrounding community. Most colleges and universities offer hundreds of different organizations and clubs for students to join, from sports leagues and Greek life to community service groups and clubs based on members’ shared interests. The extent [...]
Most of today's college students--myself included--are considered “digital natives.” We grew up with the internet and we’re used to living in a world where we can Google the answer to anything within seconds. But our comfort with digital communication and smartphone use doesn’t automatically translate into our knowing how to digital research, or how to [...]
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