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From Classroom to Cubicle

After graduation, most students assume their lives will drastically change as they transition from a college classroom into their careers of choice. After starting work, however, they may be surprised to find the number of ways life does not change. Many skills, habits and routines learned or experienced in school apply in the professional world. In fact, by approaching an accounting career as a student, one can not only survive, but thrive in the industry. Read More >

What Are the Differences Between a Career Coach and a Mentor?

When we hear the term "mentoring," the first word that may come to mind is "coaching." The fact is that both of these words mean completely different things, especially when it comes to hiring a career coach or a mentor. It is important that you know the difference before you decide to hire a professional for help with your job search. 1. Read More >

Up All Night with a Turkish Pop Star

I was up all night with a Turkish pop star, but in the least hot way possible.  We were in an immigration law office together organizing her papers to show to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  She was in an utter panic. "If I don't get this Visa renewed, I don't know what I'm gonna do.  I cannot go back to Istanbul.  I just can't.  That would basically be the end of my career.  I just.  Everything has to be perfect. Read More >

Why the Grass Isn't Always Greener

Like most parents of young children, part of my nightly routine involves a bit of bedtime reading. Recently my children stumbled across a large book of Aesop's fables-the same book my mother read to me when I was young. It is heavy, a bit musty, and the pages are yellowed, but the stories are just as good as they were in my memories. Last week, we came across the story of the Wolf and the Goat. To summarize this short gem, the wolf is at the bottom of a cliff, unable to eat the goat. Read More >

Is the Constant Connection to Our Jobs Melting Our Children’s Minds?

Here's a scene you can witness at any number of New York City restaurants any night of the week: A mother sits down with her two young kids, and before menus are brought out, the mother hands the kids matching iPads. The kids then proceed to play video games through their entire meal, looking up just once or twice from their respective screens, only to drink some water or fill their mouths with food they're too busy to taste. Read More >

Creative Meets Corporate: Tales from the Content-Making Trenches

Now there are a billion platforms (websites, channels, blogs) that must be filled with content.  I can't help but think how utterly incomprehensible this task would sound to a peasant or medieval serf.  I imagine such a person, leaning on her shovel or spinning wheel and asking, "So, the air is empty and you have to fill it with stories to sell things?"  Yes, I would nod, that's basically what the Internet is right now. Read More >

Debating the Affordability of an Undergraduate Degree

With the cost of college and thus student loan debt rising to ridiculous levels, there are many who believe an undergraduate degree is no longer worth pursuing. And that includes the very wealthy and very well educated. Take Peter Thiel, for example. Thiel is a big swinging PE investor and hedge fund manager who has two degrees from Stanford, co-founded PayPal, was Facebook's first external investor, and, at latest count, is worth well over $1.5 billion. Read More >

Ben Silbermann's Path to Pinterest CEO

If you've ever "pinned" something on Pinterest, you can thank Ben Silbermann. He's a cofounder and the current CEO of the social media site Pinterest, which allows users to collect and share images on digital pinboards. People use Pinterest for a variety of reasons: Some use it to interact with people who share their interests. Others use it to plan events like weddings and home renovating. And still others use it to sell products and services to potential customers. Read More >

Tips for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Last Friday's historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guarantees same-sex couples in all 50 states the freedom to marry and the right to have their marriages recognized in each state. While this landmark decision guarantees same-sex couples important legal rights, acceptance of individuals who identify as LGBT will still take time. In fact, there is no federal law protecting LGBT workers against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. Read More >

Are Cruel CEOs Better Leaders?

It's been well documented that many of today's great film directors are considered to be, to put it nicely, "difficult to work with." As evidence, there's the widely watched clip of David O. Read More >

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