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How to Make Your Internship Application Stand Out

When I was a college student, I applied to a ton of internships and didn’t hear back from every employer. My first and only thought was that I didn’t hear back because they thought I wasn’t qualified. But here’s what I wish I knew back then: there are so many other reasons you might not hear back. I didn’t realize this until I had a chance to be on the other side of the interview process. We put up a job posting for a summer internship and received hundreds of applications. Many  ...

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Adulting, Career, Wellness

How to Set a Goal and Stick to It

Once you’ve set your New Year’s Resolutions and defined and made time for your priorities, it’s time to start setting goals. This blog post is about how to set a goal and make it stick. How to set a goal 1. Set your end-goal Before you get going, you need to know where you need to go. The best way to do that is by thinking about who and where you want to be a year from now. Here are a few self-reflection questions you can ask: A year from now, I’d like to _______________ A  ...

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Adulting, Career, Wellness

How to Define and Make Time for Your Priorities in Life

Last week, we shared 20 New Year Resolutions to set for a happier 2020. Since I wouldn’t recommend setting all 20 resolutions at once, I wanted to help you define your priorities in life so you can pick a few resolutions that will best serve you and the life you want to live. Let’s get to it! 1. Define your core values Why it’s important to define your core values: “When we get in and we stumble and fall, we need our values to remind us why we went in.” Brene Brown in Dare to Lead If  ...

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Adulting, Career, Wellness

20 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier 2020 (and how to stick to them)

With the new year just around the corner, it’s possible that you’ve started thinking about the resolutions you’d like to set. To help you get started, I put together 20 New Years’ resolutions that will help you live a happier 2020. For each resolution, you’ll find the benefits of setting it and either a step-by-step on how to stick to it or resources where you can learn more about it. Here’s to making 2020 your year! Outline of New Year’s  ...

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