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Career Advice/ Networking

3 Tips for Networking Like a Boss

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Starting my own business in my early twenties with a laptop, communal Wi-Fi, and student loans, I quickly learned that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know (and I didn’t know anybody).

With limited funds and even less finesse, I struggled to connect with other professionals in my industry. I felt subconscious about my company’s early stage status and was almost convinced no one would ever hire me to market their brand. I knew networking was really important (I mean, it’s in all the business books), but armed with just with a well-worn Target suit, a couple dozen self-printed business cards, and an almost maxed out credit card, I wasn’t exactly positioned to network with the pros, or so I thought.

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Career Advice/ Entrepreneurship/ Gender Equality

4 Tips to Conquer Your Career

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Until ten years ago, I had never actually met a professional woman – an educated female that made a living wage. Growing up in fundamentalism, I was raised in a culture that did not acknowledge gender equality and restricted women to very limited roles as wives and mothers. I had no idea what developing a career involved or even how to get started. The majority of my homeschool education had been focused on the domestic arts – childcare, cooking, cleaning, etc. – and neglected subjects like math, science, and finance (all the things you wouldn’t find in the job description for a housewife).

My junior year of college, I finally encountered a real-life professional woman – a visiting professor of biochemistry. She was confident, educated, and owned her own house. I knew I wanted to be just like her, but I had no idea how to get there.

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Career Advice/ Caregiving/Family/ Freelancing

5 Freelancing Sites for MBA Grads

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  The gig economy and its “freeing” freelancing gets a lot of headlines these days.
Promotional campaigns spotlighting the ultimate career woman raking in thousands of dollars from the comfort of her chic designed home office have many young professionals wondering, “Is the commute worth it?” or “Could freelancing be my escape from Cubicleville”?
With my hard-earned MBA in hand, I hit the freelancing market with gusto, eager to get a jump on all my graduating peers (and my always-accruing-interest student loans).
​For months, I’d read everything I could find on this wondrous world of freelancing, been mesmerized by hours of inspiring ad campaigns, and spent many a late night perfecting my freelancer profile. I was certain that I’d done everything “right” to pull an MBA hourly with just my laptop and make-shift office; but things didn’t go as planned.

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Career Advice/ Entrepreneurship/ Gender Equality/ Higher Education

My Career Take-Off

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I paid for my college education by training horses and selling cattle; it was hard work, but the proceeds were enough to cover a four-year degree during the middle of the Recession — at a time when scholarships and part-time jobs were scarce. Even though I was negotiating prices, researching market trends, and promoting my livestock, I never thought of myself as a business person.

I didn’t think I was good enough at math, I didn’t think I had the capability to make tough management decisions, and in all honesty, I didn’t think there were many opportunities for women in business— an industry I unfortunately perceived as the ultimate “man’s world.”

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Career Advice/ Higher Education/ Money Matters

3 Things to Consider Before Going to Grad School

You made it.

You finished a four-year degree program.

Woohoo!!!

If you’re like many millennial college grads, you’re stoked to be finished with the ol’ bachelor’s degree, but uncertain if that diploma will open the professional doors you so desperately want.

So…you consider graduate school.

You’ve heard it’s hard, really competitive, and quite expensive. You’re concerned about finding the right program, getting approved for financing, and spending another two, three, and even four years slugging away at another higher education endeavor.  Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Millennial Spotlights/ Millennials

Millennial Spotlight: Lolita Taub

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Meet Lolita Taub!!!

​Little would you know, that behind her black blazer, white pearls, and 5 foot 1 inch petite frame, Lolita Taub is a Latina millennial leader shaking things up in the world of tech and business.

In the last 10 years, Lolita Taub has built her career in the Fortune 100 and Silicon Valley sandbox at companies such as IBM and Cisco. She also launched a social enterprise aimed at addressing global gender inequality in business, and merged it with a women-led venture capital fund. To top that off, she is a Huffington Post tech contributor, Forbes 30 Under 30 Finalist, TEDx and keynote speaker, and MBA Candidate at the world renowned IE Business School.

The thing is that Lolita is just getting started! Continue Reading…