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An Executive Tour at Facebook New York

On February 1st, 2017, Let's Get Ready students were treated to an Executive Tour at Facebook's New York offices. Our College Success Program Manager Audrey Davis was on premises, and filled us in:The students were able to tour the entire Facebook office, play with cool gadgets, and have an intimate question and answer session at [...]

2017-03-23T17:50:32+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Decision Making

Decision Making CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Set a direction. Be deliberate. Don’t look back. Let’s face it: life is full of crossroads, where you have to choose between two, three, or more directions to go in. The question you have to ask yourself is, which direction is correct? Learning how to make sound decisions [...]

2017-03-09T19:36:36+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Dependability

Dependability CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Under promise and over deliver. As you begin to grow in your soft skills development journey, it is important that we make time to discuss the art of dependability. Essentially, the goal here is to communicate what you are going to do, and then go ahead and actually do [...]

2017-03-09T19:12:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Humbled Confidence

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Have confidence in what you do and the decisions you make. One of the key soft skills to develop is humbled confidence. Confidence is integral to success, but without humility, that confidence easily slips into overconfidence – and from there, leads to arrogance. Developing “humbled confidence” – being both humble [...]

2017-02-16T23:31:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

A Message from our CEO

Dear friends, Earlier this month I joined Let's Get Ready as CEO. Building community has always been central to my work in education, and I was drawn to Let's Get Ready in part because this same emphasis is at the heart of our peer-based model for college access and success. I want to take the [...]

2017-02-15T19:06:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Career Launch Evening, Boston

Over 80 Let's Get Ready college students and 70 professionals gathered on January 11th for Career Launch Evening! Students worked one on one with volunteers to hone their networking skills and enhance their resumes. The students also had the opportunity to speak with companies throughout Boston about internships and summer jobs! Special thanks to Wellington [...]

2017-02-28T22:23:38+00:00 January 11th, 2017|

Kathrine Mott Joins Let’s Get Ready as Chief Executive Officer

New York, NY (January 6, 2017) — Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit that provides students from low-income backgrounds with the support they need to attain a college education, today announced the appointment of Kathrine Mott as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 6. Since its founding in 1998, Let’s Get Ready has served nearly 30,000 high school students through the [...]

2017-03-21T15:21:19+00:00 January 6th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Effective Communication

Effective Communication CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Let’s explore the idea of “effective communication.” Communicating in a university and workplace setting in a way that is efficient and garners respect will help you succeed in all your endeavors. I have found that having the ability to communicate well is connected to a person’s success. I’ve [...]

2017-02-15T21:39:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|

Linda Kugblenu

Linda Kugblenu graduated from Bates College in 2013 with a double major in Politics and Rhetoric. Against great odds, Linda was one of only 30 chosen out of over 1,000 applicants to work as Business Development Manager for an ed-tech company as well as consult with a Mumbai microfinance company upon graduation. Very recently, she [...]

2017-03-21T15:18:54+00:00 November 25th, 2016|

CareerU with Ryan: What Are Soft Skills?

What are Soft Skills? CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Welcome to Volume II of CareerU with Ryan! For this series, my goal is to provide an inside-out perspective on how to be successful both in your career and in life. Each segment of this series will focus on a “soft skill” that will provide an [...]

2017-02-16T18:03:15+00:00 November 21st, 2016|