Initiative Muscle Monday: August 2018 Recap

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At the beginning of this month I decided to launch something new. I staged an area of my one-bedroom, SF apartment, I set up my iPhone on a tripod and I braved the camera. All of this so that I could launch The Intern Hustle’s YouTube channel.

Now that I’m a full month in, I’m happy to report that the videos have gotten better each week. If you have been watching since the beginning, thank you, and hopefully you agree.

You guys know I love talking about initiative muscle and the importance of consistently showing up and taking action. If you’re new here, you can read more about this on the home page.

I decided to create a YouTube channel that gives you the kick in the butt you need to take initiative. Whether you need inspiration, the how to, or both, I release a new video to the channel every Monday to help you on your journey. The series is called Initiative Muscle Monday — Helping you to start each week with an intentional step toward a successful future.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel so that you’re in the loop on all new videos.

And now, for the August 2018 recap…

August 6, 2018 – What Career is Right for Me?

What career is right for me? It’s a common question. Especially among college students. Just when you start to settle in to your new routine as a college student, you’re faced with choosing a major and a future career path.

But what if you have no clue where to start? How can you get an internship if you don’t know what you want to do? How do you decide what career is right for you?

In this video I’m sharing my simple 3-step framework to help you answer this question. Being intentional in identifying what it is you want to do will make the overall journey less stressful and more enjoyable. And just remember, your career path is an evolution. It’s OK to pivot every now and then.

August 13, 2018 – How to Prepare for Your College Career Fair

Career and internship fairs are hosted multiple times a year on just about every college campus. And if you’re smart, you’re marking the career fair dates on your calendar and preparing for them in advance.

Your goal should be to maximize the value you get out of each career fair by building relationships and creating opportunities.

In this video, I’m sharing my career fair prep tips to help you bring your A-game to the next career fair on campus. What you should be doing pre-career fair, during the career fair and then as follow-up to the career fair.

If you’re looking for an internship, keep in mind that employers start recruiting for interns 8 months in advance now. So set yourself up for success — Increase your chances of landing a summer internship by showing up like a pro at your fall career fair.

August 20, 2018 – Networking Opportunities for College Students (On Campus)

Networking as a college student is a lot easier than you may think. You are surrounded by so many smart and motivated people. And the alumni and professionals surrounding your school are usually more than happy to help out a college student. So play up that college student status while you can, and build that network!

There are a number of on-campus networking opportunities for college students. This video highlights a few of them for you to try out, as well as one of my favorites (that most people are overlooking entirely).

Give these networking tips for college students a try, and build real relationships with people on campus.

August 27, 2018 – Networking Opportunities for College Students (Off Campus)

How can you build a professional network as a college student? There are so many ways! And you don’t have to stay in your campus bubble to do it.

There are a number of off-campus networking opportunities for college students. This video highlights a few of them for you to try out. So get out there, play up your college student status while you can, and meet some people!

Give these networking tips for college students a try, and build real relationships with people off campus.

 

Back on Monday, September 3rd with the next Initiative Muscle Monday video on how to keep in touch with people after meeting them at a networking event or internship. Be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss it! And let me know in the comments below what you’d love to see a video on next.

Initiative Muscle Monday: August 2018 Recap

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