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Category: Make a Plan

Billion Dollar Business: How to Become a Successful Life Coach

Do you like helping people? Have friends and family told you that you’d make a great coach? Have you dreamed about starting your own coaching business? You aren’t alone!...
May 4, 2018

Tackle Your Job Search Like a Pro!

The prospect of a job search can be daunting, particularly if you’re preparing for your first post-graduation job, or if it’s been a while since your last search. Whether you’re new or returning to the job market, or just ready to level up in your career, it can be hard to take the first step. […]

Audiences, Career Planning, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Make a Plan, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals

Design Your Dream Job: Even If You Don’t Know What You Want

You want more from your career, but the thought of change feels totally overwhelming. Maybe you feel undervalued, bored, or burned out. Maybe you enjoy your job, but lack...
Apr 27, 2018

The Joy Imperative: How Prioritizing Joy Drives Revenue

In this webinar, Lauren Fritsch (Col ’03) will share her model for strategic decision making called the Joy | Money Matrix. A simple mental model, the Joy | Money...
Apr 13, 2018

Beyond Academia: 5 Steps to Your Nonacademic Job Search

Graduate students and postdocs receive a wealth of information and mentorship on securing an academic position. But what about when you decide to pursue professional options in industry, nonprofit,...
Feb 23, 2018

Uncommon Entrepreneurship: Crowdfunding $50K in Bat Houses in Just 10 Days

Christopher Rannefors took an unconventional product idea and in just a few months was featured in the Huffington Post, flew to L.A. to appear on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Elevator Pitch TV...
Jan 19, 2018

LIVE Career Q&A with Alumni Career Services

Ask us anything! Seeking that next great job, getting ready to ask for that promotion, or finishing your grad school application? Director of Alumni Career Services Amanda Panarese (Col...
Nov 17, 2017

Preferences, Qualifications, and Opportunities

Job candidates often have definite ideas about what they are seeking in their next role: a specific salary range or geographic location, part-time or remote work, or a better work/life balance. Clear preferences help candidates find the best fit; however, there’s a fine balance between preferences, qualifications, and available opportunities. Envisioning each of these areas […]

Career Planning, Make a Plan, Rising Professionals

Summer Career Refresh

Summer is here! As you refresh your spirit with a well-deserved vacation, it’s also the perfect time to refresh your career. Whether you are considering a new job, graduate school and/or professional development, or simply starting the next fiscal year on a high note, you can proactively take stock of your goals and progress to […]

Audiences, Career Planning, Established Professionals, In Transition, Make a Plan, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals, Topics

ACS Worksheet: Testimonial Dinner

The Testimonial Dinner exercise helps you clarify your work and life values and your mission. Download the worksheet, print it out, and start writing!


ACS Worksheet: 30 Year Plan

The 30 Year Plan Worksheet exercise helps you describe your ideal future. One way to plan your life is to think about where you want to end up – then work backwards. Download the worksheet, print it out, and get started!


Response-based Job Searches

How you approach your job search depends on the purpose for your search. What are your goals? Are you looking for advancement? Have you been laid off and timing is a factor? Are you a career changer looking for that first crossover job? Your strategy will likely combine both response-based and proactive job search approaches. […]