Tag archive for Role Models

Rama’s Screen: Top 10 Unlikely Mentors in Movies

Rama’s Screen: Top 10 Unlikely Mentors in Movies

Author Robert Fulghum said, “All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten” and I say, For everything else, there are mentors. We look up to people who got more skills in hopes that they can teach us to master those skills as well. Many…

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Give Back and Boost Your Career!

Give Back and Boost Your Career!

Volunteering or giving back is something that a lot of us put off until “some day,” like when we retire, have more money or more leisure time — myself included. I’m always inspired by TV shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deserving Design and, most…

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I (heart) NPR: 5 More Reasons You Should, Too

I (heart) NPR: 5 More Reasons You Should, Too

Go ahead, make fun of me, I really do love NPR. It’s on almost 90 percent of the time whether I’m in the car, getting ready in the morning or at the YSN office. They cover everything from world events and local issues to sports…

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Ask Jen!

Ask Jen!

Welcome to Ask Jen, a weekly Q&A with the “career doctor” herself Jennifer Kushell! Every Wednesday, Jen will answer one of your burning career questions so start sending them in! Message from Jen: Hey guys! Today I’m heading off to Graceland University in Iowa so…

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How did you find your mentor?

How did you find your mentor?

Yesterday, I saw my good friend/mentor for the first time in months and I was quickly reminded of why she has had such a huge influence on my personal life and career. She was a friend before I realized she was my mentor. She started…

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What’s Your Purpose?

What’s Your Purpose?

Back in February, YSN member Scott Wagner stopped by our office to chat with Jen and tell us about his career. He runs ChileCo Catering, is an amazing chef and an inspirational person. I just reread something I wrote about that conversation and wanted to…

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Figuring out who you are? Look at your friends

Figuring out who you are? Look at your friends

Okay, it’s finally here – my 30th birthday is tomorrow. Everyone is right; turning 30 is not as bad as I thought it would be (although I’ve been much moodier than usual, for which I must apologize to my friends and coworkers). It’s just a…

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10 Ways to Save the Environment

10 Ways to Save the Environment

You would have to live in a cave to not have heard something about the recent worldwide Live Earth concert events (or the underlying issues of global warming and the environment that the events were raising awareness for). I caught some of the telecasts of…

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Top 10 Graduation Speeches

Top 10 Graduation Speeches

Graduation is the ultimate celebration of independence. Whether you’re a new graduate getting your first taste of the real world, or you’ve been out in that world so long you’re pining for those carefree school days, there is wisdom to be found in the words…

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Top 5 Lessons to Learn From Celebrities

Top 5 Lessons to Learn From Celebrities

Open any celebrity gossip magazine, and your bound to see some crazy story about Lindsay in rehab or Paris strutting in an out of jail like it’s the latest night club. While some of these stories are exaggerated, and others are all together fabricated, we…

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Mr. Mom?

Mr. Mom?

I just read that a study in the UK found that an increasing number of men are choosing children over their careers. They’re turning down promotions, taking pay cuts and refusing to work overtime just so they can spend more quality time with their families….

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Ten Good Things Paris Hilton Can Do in Prison

Ten Good Things Paris Hilton Can Do in Prison

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this ordeal of yours, Paris. I know this is a scary time for you as you adjust to your new life in the big house, but I want to applaud the statement you issued to the press…

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YSN Secrets #2: Meet the Young & Successful

YSN Secrets #2: Meet the Young & Successful

Who are the young and successful, and why are they compelled to mold the world in their own vision? Jennifer Kushell introduces you to some of these extraordinary people, and shares some important insights about what makes them tick. YSN Secrets is a production of…

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