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6 years ago
Many students hope to make it into the business world whenever an opportunity comes their way. There is a lot of competition in that sector and definitely not easy to get a breakthrough. Success stories always seem to be the motivate students who are aspiring to have their own business one day. Success story are often great videos to show students as it provides them with motivation to strive for greatness. Below is a Vialogues of how an entrepreneur who went from working in a museum to creating his own business. Join the discussion on Vialogues.
6 years ago
I came across this article about experience of interning at Apple. Despite stating that there will be no such thing as busy work, interns were involved in projects that deal with implications on the products they are working on. Through interactions with professionals at the job, the interns are able to learn a whole lot. Not all the products they work on will make it out to the market but the experience is worthwhile. The interns are also made to attend meetings such as the Execut...
6 years ago
After receiving a warm welcome and a great introduction to colleagues at a new job, depending on what the employee is there for, the manager often hopes that the employee will work together with his or her team for years and contribute to the success of the company. However, there is often a disconnect between companies or managers and their employees; this as a result of loyalty. Managers always expect loyalty from employees who will claim to be loyal but leave once a better opportunity is at hand. As of result of this, some companies do not assure employees of how secure their job, whi...
6 years ago
During last Wednesday's seminar when I asked Jeff Levy what were his reasons for starting Office Hours, he said the timing was right for such a tool. He highlighted the general interest in MOOCs and data collection as principal motivating factors. One of the key factors every aspiring entrepreneur must consider when starting a business is timing and whether the product has a sustainable market. This
6 years ago
What does it take to be a productive entrepreneur? Here are some tips for budding entrepreneurs: Productive entrepreneurs establish a daily routine. Dealing with personal and professional lives for the average person is struggle so as an entrepreneur, a routine is much needed. Priorities must be set and each of them must be accomplished. Exercising may not interest all entrepreneurs but is a vital component. Jogging for a certain amount of time each week and taking time to meditate helps relieve stress ...
6 years ago
Over one million small and medium businesses in North America generate $5.5 trillion in annual revenue by focusing their attention on social media. According to Linkedln, who carried out a survey in partnership with a market research firm, 81% of these businesses use social media to develop growth while 9% plan on using social media in the future. They use social media as a marketing tool and for educational reasons.
6 years ago
Business partners usually start their relationship by both parties planning a few things. Once they have basic rules to guide them, they go about executing their business ideas and plans. Many entrepreneurs like this form of business because of its effectiveness. With a business partner, it is easier to establish the business since there's more than one leader and start-up costs are often low. The business is open to more capital because the partners can generate capital from different sources. Also any legal structure...
6 years ago
In this day and age, internships are not to be taken for granted as they actually prepare students for the real world. Internships help students gain a lot more on the job training, especially if it is a field that have a strong interest in. Internships are very similar to vocational education. It helps them determine whether they have interest in that specific kind of field and if so, to further their education in that area. In addition, interns gain a lot of skills that can come in handy at a point in their career. Whether paid, unpaid or temporary internships, they are all beneficiary. Joi...
6 years ago
One of the current major talking points in higher education circles is the rising cost of student loans. The cost of an education continues to increase, which has led to the students taking out more loans to finance their education. Loans are essential and certainly help most students go through college. Some students turn down the opportunity to attend a big name college due to costs. Students spend years after college working to pay off the significant amounts of loans in some cases, it often becomes a burden onto them until they pay everything off. Join the discussion on the Vialogue...
6 years ago
This time year offers a lot of optimism for many students across the country as they receive their college diplomas. However, a college degree does not necessarily guarantee success. In the current global economy, competition for jobs remains high and students must work extra hard to stand out. Often times students ask, “Will this degree land me a job after college?” but a better question to ask is “What skills do I need to have to land a good job after college?” American students are falling behind our international peers in several academic categories, especially the STEM subjects. Despite ...