CHAPTER I: SKILLS FOR LIFE
Did you really hear what I said – or did you hear what you think I said?
What is wrong with a “yes” or “no”?
FEEDBACK ON INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS
What about internship interviews?
The real reasons you may not have gotten the internship or job
INTERNSHIPS – A WAY TO TEST DRIVE POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
What is all this emphasis on internships?
What exactly do we mean by internships?
Where can you find internships?
What is an example of brainstorming about an internship?
How can you go about getting an internship?
What about brainstorming internships for other possible career choices?
What can you learn from a “menial” job?
When should you ask for a recommendation?
When should you messenger a handwritten note rather than mail it?
What is the big deal about good manners?
What if someone verbally attacks you?
Do you know how to professionally answer the phone at work?
CHAPTER II: COLLEGE YEARS
THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORS
What is a mentor?
Why would someone be willing to be a mentor to someone — especially someone the mentor does not already know?
What do you need to know about mentors?
Who do you approach as a possible mentor?
How do you payback the good fortune of having a mentor?
How should you be prepared when you first meet with a mentor?
What if you have never done anything in your field of interest?
What if your parents, advisors or mentors are pressuring you about your path?
WHAT IS OUT THERE AFTER COLLEGE FOR YOU
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What if you hit a roadblock in college on your planned career path?
Where to look for internships?
What about building your resume for graduate work?
How can you brainstorm other career possibilities?
What if you need to work full-time each summer to help pay for college tuition?
How can you distinguish between a gofer experience and one that would provide you with a good feel for the specific work environment?
When should you visit the career center at your college?
Want to have a job experience in another country?
INFORMATION, INFORMATION, INFORMATION
How do you keep track of everything you have done in college?
What information should you backup?
Besides the obvious, what should you record about people you meet?
A PLUG FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS
What about graduate business schools?
What is submatriculation?
What if you major in French in college and after graduation you realize you want to go to medical school but you have not taken the necessary pre-med science courses?
What if you applied to med or graduate school and did not get accepted?
CHAPTER III: AFTER COLLEGE
Why internships after college?
DOCTOR, LAWYER, INDIAN CHIEF
What kinds of fields are out there for you?
What about serving in the military? Uncle Sam wants you!
What about applying to graduate school and other competitive endeavors?
Bonus: Using social media to position yourself
To blog or not to blog