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Making the Extra Effort

As part of the work that I do as a performance coach for organizations that participate in financial markets, I interview candidates for employment.  It is very competitive to get a position at a top hedge fund or proprietary trading firm; there are dozens of candidates—and often many more—even for internship and entry level positions. […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice

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Reviewing Your Year

One of the popular traditions among the people I work with is a year-end review of their development and performance.  Out of this review comes a plan for the year ahead:  What do you want to get out of 2022 in your personal life, in your relationships, in your education, and in your career development?  […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
How Positive Is Your Psychology?

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked by busy students and professionals is how they can best manage their stress.  Recent research in psychology suggests that this might be the wrong question.  Stress is inevitable in situations that challenge us, and we cannot grow—as people or professionals—if we are not challenged.  Internships with organizations […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
Connect-123 Wins 2021 Innovation in Alumni Engagement Award

  We’re excited to have recently been chosen as the winner of the 2021 Innovation in Alumni Engagement Award and are honored to receive this recognition! Since 2006, thousands of students have interned abroad through Connect-123 and learned valuable skills that they’ve used in their subsequent career development. As program graduates, they’ve participated in our […]

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The New Return to the Old Workplace

I recently published an article for the Forbes business site that discusses the reopening of many workplaces in coming months.  For example, several trading firms and hedge funds where I consult will be gradually reopening their offices this summer.  That will be a big change for employees who have been working from home during the […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
Why Virtual Internships Will Continue To Be An Important Part Of College Education

At this time last year, we would have never dreamed that virtual internships would become such an important part of the education landscape, contributing to career readiness and helping students discover and maximize their strengths.  When the pandemic first hit and led to a shutdown of in-person internships, it seemed like a painful ending indeed.  […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
How The Right Internship Is An Investment In Your Career

As the world opens up from the pandemic, we expect an increasing number of internship opportunities to become available, both in-person and virtual.  This will make it possible to gain significant experience in unique workplaces and cultures and build skills that will add to your eventual career:  skills of organization and productivity, communication skills, cultural […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
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