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The Role of Social Capital in a Community: 5 Things to Prioritize

Considering the analogy of social capital at an individual level; you are always advised that your social circle has a significance influence in your future success in business or career development. On a large scale, the idea transcends to the societal parameters (the network of people and their relationship) that...Read More
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Crafting the EDGE: Approaching Uncertainty with Determination

By Aqib Rahman,May 29, 2020 In just two months, the environment in America has completely transformed, leaving many to face uncertainty.  There are 40 million Americans that have lost their jobs, with an unemployment rate of 14.7%.  Many people have been distraught from layoffs, while others like me are recent...Read More
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Experiential Learnings’ Impact on the Building of Critical Soft Skills

By Gerad SockolMay 15th, 2020                                                        Experiential Learning Experiential Learning: two words that every Northeastern University student sarcastically repeats back in a mocking intonation. And as Northeastern tour guides showcase the Boston campus (albeit virtually in these trying times) whose lush, green space juxtaposes the urban chaos yards away, the phrase...Read More
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What is the Impact of Capstone Courses on Students’ Employability?

By Swapnil Lokhande.Faculty Mentor: Julia IvyMay 14, 2020 The research involves the analysis of the impact of the Capstone program on the employability of the students or job seekers. The fundamental analysis in this research involves the identification of the keywords used by the people (authors) while discussing the benefits...Read More
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Crafting Your Edge On Co-op Abroad

By Liz Pereguda May 7, 2020 A research study by IIE Center for Academic Mobility, Research and Impact “Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects in the United States” investigates the connection between study abroad programs and the development of 15...Read More
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How Co-ops and Capstones Inspire International Students’ Career Design

By Ivan Todorov May 4, 2020.  After nearly 6 years in Boston, the finishing lines of my academic chapter have been written out. This time is filled with numerous joyful and rewarding moments that boil the excitement within me for what is coming. More than a million international students graduate...Read More
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How to Craft a Consulting Case Using the BE-EDGE Strategy: What I Learned From Students

By Richard Li April 26, 2020 As a graduating student, I’ve noticed how a Harvard Business Review case study is oftentimes a business professor’s best friend. As a business student in college, I find these pieces fascinating and a smart method of instruction; they are incredibly useful windows into how...Read More
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Boutique Employability in a Chinese Investment Firm

By TL April 27, 2020 In seven days, I will officially be a college graduate. I plan to work in a large investment firm in China. After using the BE-EDGE methodology to analyze the corporate decision of Intuit’s QuickBooks trying to expand its market to China, I realized I had...Read More
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INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE: How to make Co-ops and Internships Pave the Way to a Successful Career

For college students that study business, summer internships are expected, almost mandatory, of anyone entering the industry (of course, there are some exceptions, like entrepreneurs and self-starters). Many students use summer internships to secure their first jobs after graduating from college. The university I attended, Northeastern University, differentiates itself by...Read More
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Internship and Co-op as a Triple Capital Investment in Employability

By Swapnil Lokhande.Faculty mentor: Julia IvyApril 19, 2020 The research involves the analysis of EMPLOYERS' PERSPECTIVE on the impact of the internship and co-op program on the employability of the students or job seekers. The fundamental analysis in this research involves the identification of the keywords used by the people...Read More
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Midlife Career Change: How Colleges Can Help

This post has been invited to be published in The EvoLLLution.  It used to be thought of as “right” to stay on one career track your whole life, gradually climbing the professional and income ladders of your chosen career before ultimately retiring to spend time gardening, vacationing, and enjoying the...Read More
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ABOUT BE-EDGE: How to Pitch Your “Self-Help” Book

Sales of self-help books reached record levels in the past year, surpassing three million. According to The Guardian, this represents a 20% increase over previous years, “propelling self-improvement or pop psychology into one of the fastest-growing genres of publishing.” According to Publishing Perspectives, self-help books are the world’s bestselling genre. Today, a...Read More
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ABOUT BE-EDGE: 2020 New Years’ Resolution: “It’s Time for Your Boutique Employability”

At the beginning of December, Ian Thomsen, a journalist, contacted me to schedule an interview about my book "Crafting Your EDGE for Today's Job Market" -- the book that equips Millennials, graduates, and soon-to-be graduates, with an instrument to craft their Boutique Employability while they are still in college doing...Read More
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The Fundamental Steps in Personal Strategy Coaching

If we were to be professional in dealing with clients that come to us with the “what’s next?” question, we should project an impression that assures high-impact practices, without appearing shallow at the level of cost on consulting cases. Before jumping into a list of recommendations, we should purport to...Read More
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Millennial Mindset on Career Design: They are Multidimensional!

I have just talked to my friend about her millennial son. Anton is a junior and doing well. He has been accepted for his second internship at a top tech company. It's very likely that after graduation, he will be selected for Silicon Valley in a 100K+ job.  However, this...Read More
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Millennials’ Employability: What Colleges Miss

By Julia IvyNov 11, 2019 Why Millennials go to college, and what colleges miss in terms of what is expected for employability. Problem:  There IS a problem here. Historical data concerning educational levels among people 25 to 29 years of age shows Millennials to be the most educated generation, with...Read More
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