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Posted November 07, 2014 by

Is a College Education within Your Reach?

Many students and other people would love the chance to get a college education.  After all, you will have a better chance of competing in today’s job market by having a little more knowledge under your belt.  However, while there may be an emphasis on going to college, not everyone might feel that a higher education is within their reach.  Finances may be the primary issue for most people but there are some other factors too. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

Live For Your Eulogy, Not Your Resume

David Brooks

David Brooks

Our society has forced many of us into creating two versions of ourselves:

  1. The version who craves success and who builds a résumé.
  2. The version who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy.

In this five minute Ted Talk, New York Times columnist David Brooks argues that we can and should balance these two versions of ourselves.  (more…)

Posted January 20, 2014 by

College Recruiting Bootcamp at LinkedIn Headquarters on May 5, 2014

Linkedin's HeadquartersLinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, co-hosted their second annual college recruiting conference on Monday, May 5th at LinkedIn’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Are you passionate about attracting the next generation of talent to your organization? If so, you wouldn’t have wanted to miss this chance to mingle with and learn from 200 of your peers who felt EXACTLY the same way. This one-day event right in the heart of Silicon Valley brought together the best and brightest hiring managers, college relations professionals, and other human resource leaders for a day of fast-paced learning, networking, and brainstorming.


No Selling

As was the case for our 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp, there was absolutely no selling of any kind during the opening keynote, morning presentations, and afternoon panel discussions. There was no exhibit hall and no sponsors. With the exception of the luncheon keynote by LinkedIn, all presenters and attendees were corporate or government recruiting and human resource professionals. No third party recruiters. No career service office professionals. No vendors. Just your peers. (more…)

Posted April 10, 2013 by

Video: What Motivates Us to Work? Constant Progress and Sense of Purpose, Not Money or Joy.

Dan ArielyWhat motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

It’s become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In “Predictably Irrational,” Dan Ariely tells us why. (more…)

Posted May 19, 2012 by

Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career

Professor Larry Smith of University of WaterlooIn this funny and blunt talk from TEDxUW, Professor Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions. A professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Larry Smith coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.

Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies. (more…)