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...
Do College Students Really Need an Internship?

Do College Students Really Need an Internship?

A mom reached out that her daughter, Emma, is in a tailspin. She’s a junior at a competitive university and she is convinced that “everyone” has an amazing internship set up for the summer, and she has to get one in order to position herself for a job after...
College Students: How 20 Minutes Can Jump Start Your Career

College Students: How 20 Minutes Can Jump Start Your Career

Happy New Year! It’s January – the month of new goals, resolutions, and advice on how to make improvements in your life. For most college students, it is the start of a new semester, and for many their final one before graduation. Unfortunately, the clock is...