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  • Continuous Self-Improvement

CareerU with Ryan: Continuous Self-Improvement

September 27, 2017|0 Comments

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II by Ryan Marcus We would all love to be the best version of ourselves every day we wake up. But, we’re human: we have bad days, we make mistakes [...]

Notes from a Coach: Alison Simons

August 7, 2017|0 Comments

The success of students that pass through Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Programs is well-documented, but our Coaches also gain from being peer-to-peer mentors. Alison Simon, an Access Coach at Barnard College, recently wrote [...]

CareerU with Ryan: Self-Awareness

May 17, 2017|0 Comments

Tune in to your surroundings. Throughout Volume II of CareerU, we have discussed how to build a repertoire of soft skills, focusing primarily on aspects that are personal and internal to you. In this [...]

CareerU with Ryan: Empathy

April 19, 2017|0 Comments

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You are going to meet a wide array of people throughout your personal and professional life. With the diversity of people comes many different ways of viewing the world. [...]

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CareerU with Ryan: Decision Making

March 9, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

CareerU with Ryan: Dependability

March 2, 2017|0 Comments

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. [...]

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CareerU with Ryan: Humbled Confidence

February 7, 2017|0 Comments

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, [...]

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CareerU with Ryan: Effective Communication

December 30, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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CareerU with Ryan: What Are Soft Skills?

November 21, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Overcoming the Confidence Hurdle

October 14, 2016|Comments Off on Overcoming the Confidence Hurdle

Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” But believing you can is easier said than done without the tools to build confidence, especially when it comes to applying to and entering [...]

Building Social Capital with Meaningful Impact

February 25, 2015|0 Comments

by Joan Walsh If you’re like me, you want to do volunteer work, but you don’t have the time or the connections to research the type of opportunities where you can do the most good. [...]

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A Peek Into the Future: 12 Essential Tips for Making the Most of a College Tour

August 5, 2014|0 Comments

by Jenna M. Lavin Taking a look at a potential school is a crucial step for any student applying to college. This second blog post about my experience as a Site Director will bring to [...]

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