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Don't Be Defined By Your College Major - Keynote Recording at Rhode Island College (Podcast)

Don't Be Defined By Your College Major - Keynote Recording at Rhode Island College (Podcast)

On February 21st 2018, our founder Kevin O’ Connell delivered a keynote for Rhode Island College as part of their inaugural Majors Week programming on how students can take control of their story and not be defined solely by their major.

In this 35-minute keynote, Kevin opens up with a personal story he has never shared in public.

Listen to Kevin's audio recording in our post. 

How to Create Your Own Career Happiness

How to Create Your Own Career Happiness

If you read last week’s blog post, you know Kelly is one of the lucky ones who loves her job. At 25 years old, still in her first job out of college as the Sports Marketing Assistant at Monmouth University, she ranks happiness in her current job an 8 out of 10.

The reason her score isn't a full 10? She knows she hasn't reached her full potential. After all she is only 25. Not only does Kelly spend long days working Monmouth University, but she is currently a masters student.

How My Sports Marketing Job Paid For Grad School

How My Sports Marketing Job Paid For Grad School

Here at TNM, we have a large community of people who are inspired by our words, tips, and real world advice. We are continuing to feature some members of our greater community who are equally as inspiring through the Tell Us Your Story: Young Professional Series here on our blog. These people have found their Niche, and want to share their story with you. Our next feature is young professional Kelly Valentine who followed her passion for sports in college, and was able to continue defy the low odds and take that passion from college into her career in athletics marketing. 

10 Questions to Ask at the End Of Your Interview

10 Questions to Ask at the End Of Your Interview

In my 10+ years of working with, advising, and interviewing college students, the number one area where students can stand out and sound more professional upon their age and experience is being prepared to answer one of the most common questions. Though often overlooked and rarely prepared for, “Do you have any questions?” will be asked 9 times out of 10.

I have been on both sides of an interview, and throughout my time in the “real world” I have learned and confirmed that having a list of prepared questions will set you apart, especially if you are interviewing for an internship or entry level job.