The Importance of Mentorship

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What is a mentor, and why is it important?

A mentor is someone who is can share their career experiences and insights with you. Mentors are usually people who are farther along in their career paths, and can help guide you in workplace dynamics, industry nuances, or your job/graduate school search.

Mentorship is often an informal relationship. You might ask to grab coffee with your potential mentor so that you can get their advice. Or, you could let them know that you are looking into their field, and that you’re curious to hear how they got to their current position. Continue reading

Savvy Seniors: Market Yourself

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3 Important Pointers for Success from Vermont Start-Up Localvore Today

We at Localvore Today use the internet and e-commerce to highlight the goods and services of local businesses. We are digital marketers using technology and visual imagery. In everything we do, the skill set we value most is the ability to convey the stories of the merchants we work with in ways that appeal to our audience. In order to stand out in a crowded marketplace, we hold everything to a specific brand that we are building each day.How might the work we do apply to you and your job search? Here are three important points to remember: Continue reading

Living with Intention

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Welcome to a new year, a new semester, a new day!

Let it be a great one as you lead your own life with intention.

Life does not begin when you graduate, when you grow up, when another day arrives. It is now, each moment. Poet Mary Oliver asks how “Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? There is both making the plan and the setting the intention that can help you on your way forward to the life you want to live.

Here are a few ideas as this year takes flight: Continue reading

Using the 4 Year Plan for Career Success: A Student Perspective

Sample 4 Year Plan
Coming into college my first year, I didn’t know what to expect. It was my first time on my own: holding myself accountable and trying to survive all of the exams.

You may not have known what was expected of you either! How do you pick your major? What resources are available to research jobs and internships? When should you get an internship? How do you prepare for life after college?

That’s where the 4 Year Plan for Career Success (4YP) comes to the rescue. Continue reading