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Internships Abroad Provide Enormous Value to Students

When applying for an internship abroad it is important to first identify your learning objectives and then ask yourself honestly, “Why am I interested in interning abroad?” Just thinking about doing an internship abroad is exciting but it is the learning that takes place and the importance of being immersed in another culture that will […]

How to Make the Most of an Intern

When I was in college, I was addicted to internships and being an intern. I interned at Disney World, Make-A-Wish and the Today show. I loved the feeling that I was in the real world and doing something for more than just a grade. Once I started my business, I was eager to hire interns who were […]

What Is an Entrepreneur in Residence and Why You Need One

Entrepreneurs in Residence were once found mostly at venture capital firms, but the role has expanded and you can now find them at a variety of companies — including tech companies. But what exactly does one do? The role of Entrepreneur in Residence, or EiR, has never been well-understood. That wasn’t a big deal in […]

Top Skills Professionals Need for Workplace Success

What does it mean to be a professional? What skills do professionals need to have? A professional is someone who possesses specialized knowledge, often in addition to having completed some focused academic preparation (such as high school or college or technical classes) for their career. Teachers, contractors, IT workers, and employees from countless other industries are […]

7 ways your mindset is derailing your career — and how to change it

Some of the most successful people in business have had to overcome serious hurdles to define their futures. Steve Jobs was humiliated and felt pessimistic about his future after he was fired from Apple, the company he co-founded. Hip-hop titan and judge of ABC’s “Shark Tank” Daymond John, who had worked hard to escape poverty, hit a […]

Social Entrepreneurship in Central America

Central America doesn’t rank as the most active geographic region for social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Yet, as the social enterprise movement becomes more mainstream, it is reaching all parts of the globe. With Central American civil wars from the 1980s having been replaced with entrenched gang violence, it is a region worth understanding and […]

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

Around 75% of college students, at some point, work in an internship. These experiences can be tremendously valuable, providing young workers the opportunity to build skills for their resumes and meet people who are working in their preferred industry. Increasingly, they are the likeliest route to full-time employment and are even offered year-round rather than […]

Growth Abroad: The rise of social entrepreneurship in South Asia

Visiting countries over a short period of time is often fascinating but it’s not as fulfilling as living in a different country. I had the chance to understand this over the past year living in South Asia, where social entrepreneurship is certainly on the rise, from the grassroots village to the metropolis. Coming from an […]

International work experience and how it boosts your career

International work experience can often be the difference between two strong candidates, as well as being both personally and professionally rewarding. You get the opportunity to explore a new country, immerse yourself in a new culture and meet people from all over the world. The business world is becoming more international than ever and employers are increasingly turning to […]

3 Benefits of Hiring an ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’

For most companies, having a CEO who’s forced to constantly divide his or her attention is a surefire way to kill the business. Companies need to focus on successful growth, not developing new projects. This is why so many big companies, likeGoogle Ventures, Target and Dell, and venture capital funds like Accel Partners and Battery Ventures, are investing in […]