Networking and Your Career

As you think about heading back to campus, think about building your network of connections. Networking is an information exchange between you and another person. It involves establishing relationships with people who can help you advance your career goals. The word “networking” can have negative connotations, but if you engage in the activity with genuine […]

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College-Bound Senior Checklist

While college is a logical progression after senior year for some students, for many low-income and first-generation students, it is impossible. My friend Katie Reinhart — Major Gifts Officer at College Possible in the Milwaukee branch — helped me understand some of the barriers facing the students they support. She identifies the absence of a […]

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Negotiating Cairo

I was in Cairo in December 2013 after the revolution and before the collapse of the newly elected government — in a narrow window of time when the very air in Egypt was buzzing with optimism. Amid peaceful, organized protests and very public police presence, the palimpsest that is Cairo was set to reinvent itself […]

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