SOCAP Brings the Social Impact Ecosystem Together

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions. Join us September 13-16, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA. Hey everyone! Last year I had the opportunity to attend SOCAP for the …

Career Planning & Exploration Reimagined

YSN is on a mission to show millions a fresh spin on the new world of work and opportunity.  Exploring Your Potential is our first set of online courses, rolling out to business schools, colleges and leadership organizations in the fall.  Here’s a sneak preview we’ve been sharing with Deans globally as they make the …

How Would You Make the World Better for Women?

  Are you aged between 18 and 25, and ever wondered what you could do to make the world a better place for women? The Royal Institute of International Affairs has an opportunity you don’t want to miss.  Enter this video competition and you could join decision-makers from around the world in London to discuss …

Rachel Shares Fulbright Adventure Teaching English, Salsa and Surfing in Brazil

Sound like fun? Jealous? We were when we heard Rocky’s story. Can you believe this is a government sponsored program for top young scholars? Meet just one of thousands of Fulbright Scholars who, every year, the US government sends around the world to work on cultural exchange programs. In fact, Fulbright is one of about …

Bryan Teaches English to Korean Kids

  Full name: Bryan Schiele Age: 26 Program: No specific program, I just independently found a teaching job in Korea using recruiting agencies (I mentioned it in the blog) Doing now: Teaching English in Korea What I hope to be doing: Teaching English in Korea for the foreseeable future and then hopefully other countries around …

How “Bad Hires” Hurt Good Companies

There’s a lot of pressure on young people, especially new graduates to “get a job”. Sometimes that rallying cry is preached so much that overwhelmed twenty-somethings not only get depressed about starting their careers, but they become desperate to take anything they can get. This is a very sorry state of affairs. For everyone involved. …

5 Things That Can Hold You Back in Your Career

Uncomfortable? Unhappy? Unsettled? Unfulfilled? If any of these descriptors caught your attention and made you say “hmmm”…or flat out “YES,” we need to talk. You don’t have to live (or work) like this for long. In order to move your career forward, you may just need to get out of your own way. In my …

The Albanian Youth Entrepreneurship Project

When you live in the western world, it’s sometimes hard to understand what it means to live in an emerging market. Until you get to visit one. Recently I had the incredible opportunity to build and lead an entrepreneurial bootcamp for about 100 students in Albania. Luckily, I wasn’t alone. Managing a class that large …