Summer is here! Students planning to study in the United States can get ready for their classes in the fall by planning for their trip now. Americans look forward to welcoming new foreign students to college and university campuses over the next few months. Below are a few tips that we trust will help all of you pursue your education in the United States.
Read the full article at travel.stat.gov
As you’re starting your MBA internships and full time positions, you probably have a lot of people telling you to network. One of the best ways to network is through causal conversation or small talk. Here’s how:
1. Ask an open ended question.
2. Listen for a point that you find interesting.
3. Ask a followup question on that topic.
You can use these 3 steps to build your network and help you turn internships into job offers and full time jobs into promotions.
Julie Rains over at WiseBread has a great article on steps most of us skip during the job search process. Here are her 6 steps not to miss:
1. Defining Your Ideal Job
2. Updating Your LinkedIn Profile
3. Researching Workplace Culture
4. Learning About Interviewers
5. Uncovering the Difference Between Official and Working Job Titles
6. Sending Thank-You Notes
Read the full article at WiseBread.com
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We have all pretended to know what an acronym meant in a meeting or interview only to rush out and look it up later.
Hopefully, this list from ResumeBear.com will prepare us better for the next time.
Read the full list (here).
I usually have many issues with lists like this one. From “Who is that?” to “Are you kidding me?”. But this one hits the nail on the head. I am writing this on a Macbook in Microsoft Word while drinking tea from Wholefoods and listening to music with headphones bought on Amazon and delivered by FedEx. Google found me this CNN article and I will share mine with Facebook. To say this list has my number would be a understatement.
How many of these companies do you rely on every day?
1. Steve Jobs – Apple
2. Bill Gates – Microsoft
3. Fred Smith – FedEx
4. Jeff Bezos – Amazon
5. Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Google
6. Howard Schultz – Starbucks
7. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
8. John Mackey – Whole Foods
9. Herb Kelleher – Southwest Airlines
10. Narayana Murthy – Infosys
11. Sam Walton – Wal-Mart
12. Muhammad Yunus – Grameen Bank
Read the full CNN article by John A Byrne (here).
The economy appears to be improving according to a ManpowerGroup survey measuring planned employment payroll growth in Q2. As you’re looking for your internship or fulltime opportunity, here are the best and worst cities for jobs this spring.
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC (My hometown!)
Oklahoma City, OK
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME
Boise City-Nampa, ID
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Providence, RI-New Bedford-Fall River, MA
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
New York-Long Island, NY Northern New Jersey
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Read the entire Forbes analysis by Jacquelyn Smith (here).
View the list in pictures (slideshow).