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virtual career fair

An annual college tradition is employers descending on college campuses across the country to set up job fairs to educate and recruite potential employees, while students spend days getting their resumes updated, scheduling interviews that won’t conflict with classes, and trying to figure out what to wear. The headline tells an interesting story: 1st, there

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Gen Y and Internships

The HR Impact Zone: Building An Internship Program is designed to offer employers a simple roadmap to create  a successful internship program and internship environment that: • Helps the intern to discover their career interest and potential. • Allows employers to discover the potential of perspective fulltime employee. • Allows employers find and leverage new and modern ideas

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Measuring Performance

For Christmas my wife bought me a Nike FuelBand. I vaguely knew what they were, but I had no interest in wearing one. I thanked her, and added it to the pile on the desk. Then we went to dinner with friends and he was wearing one. He’s the CEO of his company. And his

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PWRNetworkRadio interview with Marv Russell

I was delighted to be interviewed by Donna Seebo of  PWRNetwork Live Radio  about my book Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know. Its gearing up for the heavy intern season: students are sending out applications and setting up interviews, companies are updating their interview programs and planning for the In our conversation we

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Career & Executive Coaching

As a manager, as a leader, changing your organizational culture is probably going to be the toughest task you will ever take on. Your organizational culture was formed over years of interaction among the participants in the organization, along with many decisions, leadership changes, crises and successes and failures. Changing a culture can feel like rolling

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Marv Russell author Finding Your Internship

Career development is a complicated process in our professional life. For Millennials this decade has demanded creativity, perseverance, and willingness to own and guide your own career. In a difficult economic condition  Millennials are faced with a lack of first-time job opportunities as they graduate from universities across the United States. Securing internships has become

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Marv Russell author, speaker, consultant

A global internship can provide students special training and qualifications in their career search: but do your research and be certain that the international internship is authentic, and not just a scam to recruit cheap labor. In many instances, students pay for international  internship opportunities to gain global experience. This case study demonstrates the potential

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Marv Russell laptop

Global Internships: Finding Opportunities Around the World The world is a big place and the global market place is ever expanding! If you’re majoring in a field that would benefit from experience abroad there are internship opportunities for you. However, it takes a person willing to accept the challenges and barriers of expatriate life. Living

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intern business card

Business cards are a small, inexpensive but critical tool designed to communicate vital information about you and your internship search. Even in our electronic age where  smart phones track our every step, your business card will differentiate you from others seeking an internship: • You present a professional, organized image • Communicates vital information about you • Provides

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Virtual Internships: What You Need to Know

Internships are no longer limited or defined by the location of the intern verses the company. In our global, wired economy remote or virtual internships are becoming more commonplace, up 20% from 2011 to 2012. In a virtual internship assignment, supervision and team projects are managed online: similar to online or distance learning.  Reduced commuting

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