February 10, 2016. This date might not have much significance to you, but it has great meaning to me. You see, today is my official blogging anniversary. Six years ago, I decided to take a hobby and shape into what you know as Campus to Career. I was sitting in the airport, bound for Singapore to participate in Enactus World Cup (then known as SIFE), an event that brought together real-life world-changers from over 40 countries. I figured it was time to get serious about this or give up altogether. I’m glad I got serious.
I’ve been fortunate to share my point of view on career advice, collaborate with some of the best in the business, and help young people succeed in their careers all over the world. Campus to Career has made several “top career advice” lists and we’ve been humbled by each and every one.
But, here’s the thing: NONE of this would have happened without YOUR support. Seriously. YOU make this little career advice blog such an incredible source of information. There are some particular individuals I’d like to call out with a personal thank you. They are:
Family – Mom, dad, siblings, cousins, my amazing wife…THANK YOU. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without your support, influence and swift kick in the butt from time to time!
Friends – I’m happy to say that there are simply too many to name here, but again, THANK YOU. Your support has meant the world to me.
Teachers – From my kindergarten teacher to my speech & debate coach to a few very special college professors…thanks for helping me find my way.
Mentors – Can I just say all of the above? Whether they’ve been official mentors or unofficial, they’ve been instrumental in my success, guiding me, listening, and offering perspective – in my career and in life.
Peers – Thank you for leading by example. There are millions of career advice experts, bloggers and “gurus” out there. I’ve been very fortunate to connect with many of you over the years and not only is Campus to Career stronger and better because of it, I’m a better person thanks to your openness and support to help make this world a better place. Many of the “hits” mentioned in the title of this post are because we collaborated to provide unique content to Campus to Career readers! (Thank you.)
Hits like these:
- College Students: Are You Linked In?
- 5 Things Every Young Professional Should Know Before Hitting 30
- 12 College Experiences Your Resume Needs
- Golden Responses to “You Don’t Have Much Experience”
- Internship Advice from Vanilla Ice
- No Job Interviews? Maybe You’re Scaring Recruiters Away
- How a Bad Thank-You Note Can Cost You the Job
- 5 Things Recruiters Want to See On Your Resume
Here’s to 6 awesome years of partnership. I’m looking forward to many more!
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