Before They Graduate College, Make Sure They Do These 3 Things

Before They Graduate College, Make Sure They Do These 3 Things

Your young adult spent FOUR (or more) years at college. In the excitement of end-of-year planning, DON’T let them leave empty-handed! Be sure they do these 3 things before they leave campus:  Ask professors for References! Grad schools or jobs may require a reference...
7 Years of Launching Grads

7 Years of Launching Grads

Seven years ago in April of 2015, I launched Next Great Step. As I reflect on this business and its trajectory, I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished during this time. I started at ZERO…. no outside funding, no business plan, (I probably should not admit...
4 Mistakes Grads are Making in the Job Interview

4 Mistakes Grads are Making in the Job Interview

“My son is a great job candidate! He went to a good school and is graduating with a strong GPA. He has gone on over 30 interviews for entry-level jobs. But somehow, he is not progressing to the next round. He says he is prepared, but I have no idea what he is really...
How Did I Know?

How Did I Know?

My son just started his second college semester of freshman year. In the second week of classes, a professor asked him for a copy of his resume for a class assignment. How ironic. The ONE thing I told him to work on over winter break was his resume. I’m sure it’s not...
Giving Thanks, Making Plans

Giving Thanks, Making Plans

It is the time of year to reflect, assess and plan for the year to come. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our clients and their families for putting their trust in Next Great Step to help launch their careers. It has been our honor and privilege to work...
5 Secrets to Landing an Internship or Job Out of College

5 Secrets to Landing an Internship or Job Out of College

This is the time of year when college Juniors and Seniors are focused on getting a summer internship or job after graduation. Campus recruiters may have come in the Fall to handpick a few candidates but many students are still looking for work. Common questions asked...