Do I Really Need a Mentor?

According to Dictionary.com, a mentor is defined in a couple of ways. A mentor is a “wise and trusted counselor or teacher” and “an influential senior sponsor or supporter”.  It isn’t uncommon for employees within an organization to not have a mentor; however, having...

My Planner and I… ‘Til Death Do Us Part!

Early in my career, I heard the phrase “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” and I’ve clung to those words for dear life over the years. As a student, entrepreneur, full-time employee, and columnist- I wouldn’t accomplish much if I didn’t have a calendar. While I...

The Value of Career Centers

I am a fan of the word “free.” It is my distinct pleasure to attend an event where t-shirts, prizes, and the like are given away just because people decided to show up! It has been my experience that college students miss out on an important aspect of...

Why Interning is Urgent

It’s challenging for anyone to find a job nowadays, but when I think of those who are most challenged, I think of college students. I especially think of the ones who lack working experience and who have obtained their college degree. In speaking with college...