Your College Student Is Avoiding This One Thing

Your College Student Is Avoiding This One Thing

It’s hard to believe it is September and back to college for many students. While students are busy with move-in and re-connecting with friends, they are not usually planning ahead for what begins shortly after classes start – the Fall Recruiting Season. Most...
I have an ask

I have an ask

It has been an honor to have you as part of the Next Great Step community. Many of you have been following our journey for the last 7 years. I could not have done this without you. I have an ask. My goal is to help solve an important problem facing parents and their...
How Do I Guide My New Grad to Land a Job?

How Do I Guide My New Grad to Land a Job?

The celebrations, the speeches, the excitement…that is the best part of enjoying college graduation. They come home, unload a ridiculous amount of stuff, and need a well-deserved break from the stress of school, exams, and dealing with the pandemic for the last few...
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...