The Huge ROI of Capturing Today’s Learning & Experiences For Future Use

Given my passion for engineering and other STEM careers, and for helping STEM students, I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that last weekend was the first time I’ve ever been to a FIRST Robotics Competition. But hey, as the saying goes, “Better late than never”.

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I must tell you that I was blown away by what I saw and what I learned in terms of the opportunities for learning and growth that the different FIRST programs provide to kids.

Conducting Informational Interviews – Chap.#5: Extending An Invitation

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Welcome to Chapter 5. Here we’re going to cover the second part of the REACH OUT step, Extending An Invitation.

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This is the point in the process where it’s time to reach out and invite one or more professionals to meet with you personally, or on the phone, for an interview-style conversation.

Dominating Your Internship – Secret #1: Handling the Basics

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Welcome, and thanks for joining me. This is Secret #1: Handling the Basics, from my STRAIGHT TALK GUIDE titled, DOMINATING YOUR INTERNSHIP

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Heading out for an internship is a big step, and as such, it requires some planning steps and specific actions before the start date of your work session.

Conducting Informational Interviews – Chap.#4: Identifying Interview Candidates

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Welcome to Chapter 4, where together we’ll go through the first part of step one. It’s called REACH OUT, Identifying Interview Candidates.

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The REACH OUT step is all about inviting the right people to let you interview them. However, you can’t find and invite the right people until you decide what it is you want to learn.

Dominating Your Internship – “How A Summer Internship Changed My Life”

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Welcome, and thanks for joining me here. In this post, I’m going to give you some context around why I wrote the STRAIGHT TALK GUIDE titled, DOMINATING YOUR INTERNSHIP, by sharing a personal story about How a Summer Internship Changed My Life.

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Early in 1976, I applied and was accepted into Iowa State’s Engineering College. Since I liked to fix and build things, engineering seemed like a good path for me.