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It was 9:41pm on a Friday, but the daylight in Lillesand, Norway was not letting up. Earlier that day, my New York-based coworkers and I had caught fish, baited crab traps, and enjoyed a Norwegian dinner with open-faced prawn sandwiches. As we gathered around the campfire to make s’mores under the dimming night sky, I thought to myself, “How did I get so lucky?” 

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This week we look at what makes a successful mentoring relationship work, at what you would learn after 23 failed interviews, and at What jobs pay well and provide meaning.

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McMaster’s homegrown mentoring system MentorLinks wasn’t working. “We were asking alumni to sign up through a clunky interface” says Anne-Marie Middel, Assoc. Director, Alumni Advancement. “Alumni would sign up and then rarely hear anything back. Matching mentors and mentees manually worked for niche programs, but we weren’t able to address mentoring interests on a broader scale. 

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This week we look at how gamifying the interview process can help you find a job that's a better
 
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This week we look at why companies struggle to master mentoring programs, at what the benefits of tough love with mentors are, and at what relationship there is between video games and unemployment rates.
 
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This week we look at the power of female mentors in engineering, at when you should make your career chase you, and when to take a lower paying job offer.

 

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Mica Kelmachter (’13) isn’t your typical alum: after graduating from the University of Maryland, she pursued a career in international journalism, landing pieces in Forbes, The Times of London, and more. But to reach the next level of her career, Mica turned to the UMD Alumni Advisor Network, connecting with an advisor who happened to be in exactly the kind of position that Mica aspired to.

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This week we look at how to get a job at a tech giant, how to use social media wisely, and what jobs are most popular with new grads.

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When Yolonde Smith (’17) entered Southern Nazarene University’s MBA program, specializing in Health Care Administration, she hoped that her new degree would catapult her into a successful career as a healthcare administrator. However, with little guidance and information about career paths, Yolonde struggled to figure out the best direction forward.

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