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7 Generation Z Stats Every Adult Should Know

If you’re like most of our readers, you’re committed to preparing the emerging generation for real-life opportunities and challenges. But the truth is, you struggle with understanding why today’s young adults think and act the way they do. That’s exactly why I wrote our new ebook.

One Big Surprise I Got in My Internship

(The following article is from Tina Mata, who serves as an intern with us at Growing Leaders. She came as a college graduate, serving the months before her graduate work begins. Thanks, Tina, for the candid insights on your internship!) It wasn’t until I joined the Growing Leaders team as in Intern in August of…

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3 Surprising Perks to Internships

Who knew an internship could have such an impact on a college student? Not me! My name is Emily Wilburn, and I had the privilege of interning for Growing Leaders this summer. I am a rising senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I am majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship with a…

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Know Anyone Who’s Looking for an Internship?

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The Harvard Business Review just published an article called, “If Unemployment is So High, Why is Hiring So Hard?” Their answer? It’s the great mismatch between skilled jobs and the talent needed to fill them. In other words, there are lots of young adults out there looking for work—but they often don’t possess the right…

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Dear Parent of an Intern

I write this blog with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I also write it as a parent of two young professionals, both of whom served in internships before stepping out into their careers. I have been an employer of college interns for more than thirty years as well. Yep. Three decades. I think…

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The Fruit of a Great Balancing Act

Whenever you see a student who is struggling with their attitudes or behavior, you can almost bank on the fact that they’ve experienced imbalanced leadership, from their parents or teachers, or coaches, pastors or employers. When there’s trouble, most likely they have received too little or too much. Examine these factors: 1. Abandonment – Caring…

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