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Career Bites #6: Get Mentors

“Know where to find the information and how to use it—that’s the secret of success.” —Albert Einstein. Do you know where to find the information you need? Internet searching is

Career Bites #5: Be Curious

Have you ever stopped to think about how that electronic device you are looking at right now ended up in front of you? Thinking about that will make you a

Career Bites #4: Be a Risk Taker

The number one regret of the dying  is failing to live a life true to oneself. Living the life (and having the career) you want takes courage. Courage is cultivated

Career Bites #3: Be Kind

Workplace Kindness is one of the most underestimated ways to advance your career. You have to be scrappy. You need to hustle. But hard work isn't always visible. On the

Career Bites #2: Knowledge Capital

Are you building enough knowledge capital at work? During my MBA, I wrote a paper about “slave labor” in consulting firms and investment banks in Gary Becker’s PhD Human Capital Economics class. My co-author

The Awesome Informational Interview

An informational interview is an indispensable tool for ambitious career builders. Not only for learning about potential job opportunities, doing due diligence on firms that interest you, and advancing your career, an

Career Bites #1: Explore Preferences

If you don’t know what you want, it will be hard to make confident choices. You will learn more about yourself through your coursework, internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities, so

Resilience: Get Good at Failing

We hate to fail. There is no doubt about it. When something is branded “failure,” “mistake,” “screw up,” “error,” or “setback,” it tends to stick around in our memory and

5 Tips for Upward Management

Upward Management might be the single most undervalued skill in the suite of abilities required for professional success. If you are a great upward manager, not only will you have

Career Bites #6: Get Mentors

“Know where to find the information and how to use it—that’s the secret of success.” —Albert Einstein. Do you know where to find the information you need? Internet searching is an indispensable skill. But sometimes the things you need to know

Career Bites #5: Be Curious

Have you ever stopped to think about how that electronic device you are looking at right now ended up in front of you? Thinking about that will make you a better business leader. That’s because if you want to change

Career Bites #4: Be a Risk Taker

The number one regret of the dying  is failing to live a life true to oneself. Living the life (and having the career) you want takes courage. Courage is cultivated by taking small risks, then bigger ones, and slowly transforming

Career Bites #3: Be Kind

Workplace Kindness is one of the most underestimated ways to advance your career. You have to be scrappy. You need to hustle. But hard work isn't always visible. On the other hand, kindness never goes unnoticed.   Life is long.

Career Bites #2: Knowledge Capital

Are you building enough knowledge capital at work? During my MBA, I wrote a paper about “slave labor” in consulting firms and investment banks in Gary Becker’s PhD Human Capital Economics class. My co-author and I found that consultants and bankers make less per

The Awesome Informational Interview

An informational interview is an indispensable tool for ambitious career builders. Not only for learning about potential job opportunities, doing due diligence on firms that interest you, and advancing your career, an informational interview is also an essential professional friendship building tool.

Career Bites #1: Explore Preferences

If you don’t know what you want, it will be hard to make confident choices. You will learn more about yourself through your coursework, internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities, so use that information to decide what matters to you.  Try

Resilience: Get Good at Failing

We hate to fail. There is no doubt about it. When something is branded “failure,” “mistake,” “screw up,” “error,” or “setback,” it tends to stick around in our memory and bring with it a cloud of negative emotions. Resilience is

Confident Humility:Key to Successful Interviews

Confident humility is required to live a full and happy life. It is one of the founding principles of the Berkeley Haas School of Business. It is a key quality Google seeks in its employees. Confidence itself is indispensable. If we have confidence, we

5 Tips for Upward Management

Upward Management might be the single most undervalued skill in the suite of abilities required for professional success. If you are a great upward manager, not only will you have a much better day to day work life, you will