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...
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...
College Grad Career Mistakes:  The Fix to Get a Job

College Grad Career Mistakes:  The Fix to Get a Job

The fall is upon us and this is the season of stress for recent grads who still have not found a job. While some grads may have decided to take the summer off and are finally focused on the search, others have been actively pursuing opportunities without success. In...
Season of Change

Season of Change

I’m still wiping away the tears from dropping off my youngest son at college. I’ve done this before, but it doesn’t get easier. I am excited about his next step, but like many parents, I am trying to adjust to this transition. This is the season of change. It’s back...
Why Your College Grad Is Stuck

Why Your College Grad Is Stuck

Summer is officially over. If you have a recent graduate, have they landed their first job yet? Many parents are faced with the same reality that not all college graduates have a full-time job offer before, on, or after graduation. But now it is the fall, and they...
How to Survive the Job Search

How to Survive the Job Search

Leah Otner worked as a college intern for NGS during 2020. She assisted with social media, marketing materials and shared insights as a college student trying to navigate the search process. We asked her to document and share her experience and lessons learned as she...
Acing the Summer Internship

Acing the Summer Internship

After a challenging year, your student got the internship. Now what? How can your student or grad land a full-time job from this experience? The goal for many interns is to gain experience, make connections and position themselves to land a full-time offer at the end...