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Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions

I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world.  ICC [...continue reading]

My new book: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

 Dear Friends-I'm happy to share that Wiley is publishing a book I started writing while in college, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. We believe this is an essential resource for all students in college and graduate school. It would mean a lot to me if you would [...continue reading]

How universities can keep alumni excited and connected

A new board member of the Alumni Association for one of the Ivies reached out and asked me for some ideas on how they could better engage their graduates. I took this as a challenge, and brainstormed a list of ideas on how universities can do more to engage their alumni community.  I thought this [...continue reading]

Alternatives to College: Get Paid to Learn

As part of the research for my forthcoming book, tentatively titled Kickstart: Use Your Education to Accelerate Your Career, I've been researching alternatives to college. Given how COVID is impacting universities, I think people are being forced to reconsider the real value of traditional [...continue reading]

Ten career hacks most people don’t do…but should

I agree with Brad Feld: Most people flake.  If you’re not a flake, you are far more likely be trusted, promoted, and funded.  If you execute on the steps below, you’re well on your way to being a top quartile performer. I gave a presentation to Womensphere a few months ago on the most valuable [...continue reading]

How To Present So People will Hear

You probably have to make presentations, but does the audience hear what you’re saying?  And do they believe it? Based on my experience in investment banking and strategy consulting, I've put together a 3-part series on how to prepare memos and presentations that people will read and believe. [...continue reading]

How to Write a Memo That People Will Actually Read

I spent many late nights as an investment banker and strategy consultant early in my career.  My #1 learning from that experience (besides financial modeling) was how to communicate in an effective way, particularly with senior executives.  As  training now for my team at ff Venture Capital, I’ve [...continue reading]

How To Start Your New Job And Not Get Fired

Congratulations on your new job!  Now, how do you make sure that you keep it? 46% of newly-hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19% will achieve unequivocal success, according to a study by Leadership IQ. Of those that fail, only 11% lacked the necessary technical skills. The [...continue reading]