Making Connections: Play to Win

Remember the days of playing volleyball, basketball, or any number of team sports when you were still in school? Not only was it great exercise but most likely you were able to develop a common bond and some great friendships with your teammates. Becoming involved with a recreational sports team as a working adult is just as beneficial. Opportunities with...

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Making Connections: Volunteer for Success

Volunteering or sitting on a non-profit board is a great way to make a difference in your community. It is also an excellent way to build meaningful relationships with people in and out of your workplace. Fundraisers or large projects especially provide opportunity to build strong relationship because everyone is working toward a common goal.   Oftentimes your workplace will provide volunteer...

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Make Contact – Stay Relevant

You have heard us say it before – making new contacts is crucial to your success whether you plan on remaining in the same job or seeking out a new one.  The initial connection is important, but meaningless if you don’t stay in touch. Follow up within 24 hours of the initial meeting. •       A handwritten note is best, but...

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Nexter Interview: Carrie Cline

Meet Carrie – She’s accomplished, well-rounded, and eager to excel in her career. Carrie currently works as an attorney specializing in estate planning.  She pursued a legal career after working as an English teacher for several years. Carrie’s busy but between having two dogs, yoga classes, and volunteering for two non-profits, she tries to find time to spend with her...

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School House Rocks

Remember when college apparel choices were limited to sweatshirts, sweatpants, and an ill-fitting t-shirt that was unisex? Thankfully, Rachel Weeks, founder of School House, decided to not only change up the design options, but also the quality and the fit. Gone are the days of old tee shirts and oversized sweats and not a moment too soon. Now, thanks to...

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The Professional Benefits of Giving Back

NEXTer Meredith Sain is an active NEXT for Women participant and recent graduate of the University of North Carolina.     A few years ago, I was unsure about the path I wanted to pursue professionally. I knew that I was interested in writing and publicity related work, but did not realize how much potential these interests had until I started...

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Networking: The Fast Track Between Classroom and Career

NEXTer Meredith Sain is an active NEXT for Women participant currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina. I have been attending NEXT for Women events for the past year as I complete my college studies. Despite not yet being in the workforce full-time, I have gained skills that already are helping me to excel professionally, as well as, personally,...

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