12 Things College Students Need to Know About the Business World

Image credit:Shutterstock Congratulations, graduate. You've been working a full-time job for a few months now, and it's safe to say that between the early-morning alarms, complete exhaustion before sundown and heavy-addict level caffeine consumption, the business world is kicking your butt harder than finals week. You and thousands of other American post grads are losing your white-collar virginity. Odds are, you'd agree you've learned …

5 Tips for Turning Early Jobs Into Lifetime Success

Image credit:Shutterstock.com Summer internships and early jobs are launching pads for great careers. Though it doesn't always seem like it at the time, these experiences have value beyond stuffing a resume: An individual might never again be so moldable, so willing to learn about his or her passions and capabilities. Done right, working as a lifeguard, cashier or landscaper can be …

Why You Should Volunteer Before Launching Your Career

Image credit:Alexandre Rotenberg | Shutterstock With the weight of the world’s future resting on modern students, young people are bombarded with advice from the get-go on college majors, internships, salaries and beyond. On some level, it’s understandable: this world is a competitive one and we all want success for ourselves, our families, our economy. But …

Stop Dawdling and Get Real About Entrepreneurship

Image credit:Michael Blann | Getty Images If you've ever been to a developing country, the very first thing that you notice is entrepreneurship. It starts at the airport and can be seen throughout the country. Jobs in these countries aren't abundant and the ones that are available to the average working person don't pay well. To survive, …

5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success in 2017

Image credit:PhotoAlto | Ale Ventura | Getty Images If you are ready to experience entrepreneurial success in 2017, be prepared to work. There aren’t any $37 eBooks or $97/month programs that are going to magically eliminate or reduce the workload that is required to be successful. The other day I overheard a business owner say, …

10 Ways to Appeal to the Next Wave of Workers: Generation Z

Image credit:Tetra Images | Getty Images Generation Z encompasses more than one-quarter of America’s population, making this cohort larger than baby boomers or millennials. Gen Z is entering the workplace in waves, and its members come with their own set of values, preferences and abilities. It's not hard to understand why: They grew up amidst economic and political …