Career Inspiration

Check out our weekly blogs where we offer advice and discuss our philosophy, approach, and why we believe it should be the new standard for career seekers. We also interview students and career professionals allowing you to learn from their experiences.

Career 101: A Step-by-Step Roadmap

student tip Jun 16, 2021

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all this talk about "your future"? Not sure what you're having for breakfast, let alone what you're going to do for the rest of your life?

Don't worry, you're not alone! You've spent most of your childhood focused on the here-and-now, and most of your teen years dedicated to your grades and extracurriculars so you can get into college.

But understanding some steps to take toward a career can help make all the "future" talk feel more manageable…and ensure...

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Culture Clashes: Strategies for Talking to Your Parents

student tip Jun 09, 2021

If your parents or grandparents were born outside the United States, chances are you feel some added pressure to go to college or pursue a certain career path.

That’s because most people who leave their countries to live in the U.S. do so because the same opportunities aren’t available in their home country. With about 50% of the world’s top universities in the United States, getting a higher education here is a big priority. As a first or second-generation teen, you may...

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Your Sharp Memory Could Lead to One of These Careers

student tip Apr 14, 2021

Are you the kid who loves trivia and can rattle off random facts like nobody's business? Can you recite movie lines?  Listing all 206 bones correctly in the human body during biology wasn't a big deal to you?

Sounds like you’re a little superhuman in the memory department!

If you’ve got an exceptional memory, there are plenty of careers that count on your kind of talent for information recall. This doesn’t mean you’ll be a good fit for every job. Learning anything...

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A Tale of Two Career Possibilities

How many times have you been asked, “So what do you want to do when you’re older?”?

Probably a lot! And we bet for most teens it’s a tough—and frankly frustrating—question to answer.

As a high school student, you’ve been exposed to all the “traditional” professions…the doctors and dentists who treat you, the teachers at your schools, the professional athletes and actors you see on your screens, and the people who sell things to you...

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Is My Hobby Career Worthy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

You’re an esports gamer pulling in three-figure donations every day on Twitch. Maybe you’re wowing TikTok viewers with your makeup tutorials. Perhaps you’re baking luscious layer cakes or making really cool 3D art to share on your Instagram page.

We’ve talked about how hobbies can help inspire you to pursue a certain career path, even one you hadn’t thought of before.

But can your hobby be your career? Can you turn a favorite pastime, activity, or sport into a...

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Money Matters: 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself

How important is the amount of your paycheck when it comes to choosing a career?

If you’re proactive in carving out a career path that combines your passion with your natural talents, we believe you’re more likely to land in the right job, and that will make you a happy, thriving employee. And productive, motivated employees are well compensated by their employers. Funny how that works, huh?

But we also know the story is more complex for most. Money matters too.

Many people will...

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The Will + Skill Connection

student tip Mar 05, 2021

We all know people who ended up in careers because they were “good at” something, not because they love their jobs. Maybe your friend’s dad is a CPA because he was a math whiz in school. Or your aunt is a savvy negotiator, so she became a real estate agent. Maybe your next-door neighbor ended up as a pharmacist because she aced all her chemistry classes.

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “she works to live, not lives to work” then you know what we’re...

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5 Hobbies That Could Lead to Surprising Careers

student tip Jan 20, 2021

Most people think of hobbies as just for fun. They should be! But they can also inspire you down a certain career path - maybe even one you hadn’t thought of before. 

When it comes to merging hobbies with a career, most people think of them as a way to start your own business and become an entrepreneur. But if that’s not your goal, there are still plenty of ways a hobby can help you make a career decision. 

We’ve looked at some common types of hobbies to create...

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The Biggest Career Mistakes You Can Make

student tip Dec 31, 2020

You’re probably reading this and thinking “I don’t even have a career yet! Why should I care about career mistakes?” 

But so many career mistakes can be avoided by making a thoughtful career decision early. You can help yourself skip so many common career mishaps just by making purposeful decisions early on. 

Need more convincing? Let’s take a look at four major mistakes people make early in your career - and why you want to avoid them. 

Mistake...

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The Risk of Choosing the Wrong Career

student tip Dec 02, 2020

Does choosing a career right now feel a little silly? Maybe you think it’s too early for you to be worried about what life will look like after high school or college, or maybe you’re thinking of your career as just a job, nothing more. 

We get it! We’ve been there too. It can feel strange to be thinking so specifically about what you want your future to look like, especially when you’re still working your way through a geometry textbook. 

So we’re not...

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