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Make Goalsetting a Trending Topic

Have you made any personal goals lately? If not, I’d stongly encourage you to do so! Goals are the reasons why corporations and certain individuals are successful. Without them it is very easy to float through life without purpose. They can be as personal as lose 15lbs before Labor Day, or read one book a [...]


Valspeak and Professional Communication

Perhaps I am just sensitive to certain speech patterns, but the repetitive use of the word “like” usually pricks up my ears.  The offenders are usually groups of young adults engaged in casual conversation.  However, that is not always the case. I was attending a conference a few weeks ago.  In the middle of a [...]


The Benefits of Community Service

Recently over 400 Hyatt employees spent the day volunteering at the Pulaski International School of Chicago.  This event is just one example of the many projects and causes Hyatt’s employees support each year to benefit their local and global communities. Similar to Hyatt, most companies have an established social platform and perhaps an ongoing commitment [...]


Your Brand Assignment: Group Work

One thing graduate students have in common is group work. Group work is an essential part of graduate studies and of course, in the workplace. When assigning group work, oftentimes professors will assign students to groups. However, when professors give students the opportunity to self-select their own groups, make sure you take this opportunity to practice [...]


Serve Your Community, Serve Your Brand

Last week, my university sponsored its sixth annual Make a Difference Day. Hundreds of students fanned out across town completing a variety of service projects. It was a wonderful opportunity to do something good for the community. Not only was this event good for the community, it was good for the volunteers involved. Showing your [...]


Accepting Rejection

No matter how you spin it, gift wrap it, or sugar coat it–rejection hurts and it’s sometimes a hard pill to swallow. Last week I received an email from a student who interviewed with me and unfortunately was not moved forward in the selection process. In her message, she thanked me for both my time [...]



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I found a list of scholarships, any advice on how to win them?

In my last post, I explained some Easy Tips for Finding College Scholarships. So, now that you know where to find the scholarships, you need to begin the actual application process. I find that students are often conditioned not to apply for scholarships because they believe they won’t get an award. I want to dispel [...]


Resume White Lies

Did you know that by stating something vague, like “great communication skills,” is seen as a lie on your resume? Business Management Daily posted an article about the most common lies on a resume and how Human Resource people can “smoke out lies in a resume.”  CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE HERE Most Common Little White [...]


Easy Tips for Finding College Scholarships

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for college next semester or even next year? Many students share this worry. But did you know that websites like provide access to more than 2,300 scholarships that total in more than $3 billion in aid? The numbers are staggering. What’s even more important to know, is [...]


Re-Branding for the Better

I’d like to tell you a true story. Josh was a superstar growing up. He was recognized for his talents and received many awards and accolades leading up to his professional career. He was the top recruit in his profession with skills unmatched by any of his peers, and he knew it. About 2 years [...]



Georgetown University recently researched the job projections and education requirements from 2007 through 2018. Read their Help Wanted summary from the Center on Education and the Workforce. It’s stated, in the Executive Summary section, that “America is slowly coming out of the Recession of 2007—only to find itself on a collision course with the future: [...]


Can an MRI Determine Career Choice?

Have you heard that researchers are attempting to make a connection between grey matter and vocational choice? They’re actually beginning tests to determine if MRI brain scans can be helpful when choosing a career. After analyzing the results Richard Haier, University of California, said, “A person’s pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses is related to [...]



The Bureau of Labor Statistics released, in August 2010, new data about the employment and unemployment of people with disabilities. It’s stated that “the proportion of the population employed in 2009 was 19.2 percent among those with a disability. The employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 64.5 percent. The unemployment rate of persons [...]



According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate for Hispanics is 12%. There are more statistics about the employment status of Hispanic or Latino men and women on this graph from Bureau of Labor Statistics. The graph compares statistics from last month and a year ago. An interesting figure from this graph is [...]

  • Dan Schawbel

    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.

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    Chelsea Rice is the editor-in-chief of the Student Branding Blog. She began her work for just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations.

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