Hispanic college and university presidents are hard to come by. Latina presidents are damn near unicorns. Dr. Shirly M. Collado of Rutgers – Newark is the newest member of that elite club. She will begin her journey as Ithaca College’s 9th president in July.
It is really important to understand the culture of the industry or company you plan to work in. This was never more relevant than around dress codes. If there is a casual Friday policy at your job, read it and understand it. If there is no policy, it doesn’t mean you show up looking like you just woke up or are headed to the club.
Don’t underestimate your skills and your expertise. What are you the go-to person for at work or in your life? That is your thought leadership. That is, you are the leader in that topic. You understand it. You are passionate about it. Now use it to stand out above the crowd and to advance your career or your business.
Informational interviews are a really great way to learn more about an industry and a specific job or title. You need a strategy, a plan. Depending on your industry or place of employment there may be some politics to contend with, but there are many ways around this. Don’t waste your interviewee’s time. Be prepared and listen.
Thinking about becoming a mentor? Here are some reasons why you should more than think about it.
Everyone needs a mentor in their lives. Read more for some helpful strategies that can help you find the right one.
Saying thank you, while seeming to state the obvious, can really go a long way. Don’t forget to show gratitude.
First generation high school students who want to attend college are often confused and hesitant about the process. They want to improve their lives and conditions but when they get to college they are often in survival mode instead of thrive mode.
Taking on a stretch assignment can really help you get far in your career. Don’t overlook them or think you are too busy to take a little extra on.
It can be really hard to ask others about your challenges or where you can improve. But you will be better for it.