As a Millennial, managing up and getting ahead in your career is a daunting prospect. Although the task of getting ahead in your career may seem tough to tackle early on, it’s really quite simple when you compare it to one of your favorite (and also terrifying) pastimes: dating.
Subtle nuances like chewing with your mouth open or talking about your ex on a date are sure-fire rookie mistakes to avoid when it comes to dating, and there are also several Millennial rookie mistakes to avoid when it comes to navigating your career. The Millennials Mean Business team has found that if you apply these dos and don'ts to your career (and your dating life), you’re sure to position yourself for success on both fronts. (...)
There is a definite need for youth, especially Millennials, to take control of their communities. The youth have the fresh voice that communities often need to help drive the necessary change that propels societies forward. This is why I am challenging the youth of the country to put their creative, (...)
A recent American Psychological Association study found that Millennials focus more on money and fame rather than positively contributing to their communities. Jean Twenge, the lead author of the study, concluded that “popular views of the Millennial generation, born in the 1980s and 1990s, as (...)
One of the strongest aspects of the Millennial generation is their devotion to those around them. An overwhelming majority of youth say that in their life, doing good for others will be a major part of what they focus on. Giving back to the community is an important part of who youth are. It makes (...)
Originally posted on Huffington Post
Both my parents were lawyers. When I was growing up, the only career advice they ever gave me was to be anything I wanted to be, except a lawyer. They were not entirely prepared for the career path I would follow.
At the end of 2002, mid-way through my junior (...)
Before going through all the work of creating your own group it makes sense to see if there is already a group or organization trying to solve the same problem.
See if you can find a currently existing group that has a similar mission. Use some of the links below to find groups that deal with your (...)
Goal setting is never an easy task. It is often difficult to distinguish realizstic goals from overly optomistic goals. When setting goals for your team it is important to keep two thingos in mind.
Set realistic and achievable goals (SMART goals)
Distinguish the diffrence bwtween realistic and (...)
Make your group sustainable by acquiring the support and funds necessary to maintain your programming. Once you start your advocacy, stay in contact with your volunteers and alliances. Then, follow through and reach your goals. Here are three things to focus on when fundraising to sustain your (...)
Press can help your cause gain visibility and support. Concentrate on local press outlets and make some noise in your community. Media likes to cover stories about local people working hard to make a difference. Also, elected officials read local papers to keep their thumb on the pulse of their (...)
Now that you have a goal, a team, and allies you can create an advocacy plan. Draft a petition and get signatures. These petitions can be presented to local law making bodies and the media as evidence of local support. Once the petitions are signed and collected look to your elected officials. Who (...)