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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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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
Three Things You Must Do In A Job Interview

For years, I have been involved in the recruitment of talent at hedge funds and other financial firms.  That means I interview internship candidates, job applicants, and people seeking management roles.  For years, also, I’ve had the experience of interviewing medical school applicants and candidates for medical residency programs.  Let’s just say, I’ve conducted a […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Intern Advice
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