‘Managing Forward’ Series Part I: Advice on Managing Young Professionals


I had a great student job when I was in college.  I had the pleasure of working in the SUNY Geneseo College Student Union and working for a great mentor, Chip Matthews, Union Director.  I often lean on the learnings and advice I received from Chip, and wanted to know how he was doing since I left (I am sure the place is falling down without me!).  I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the topic of managing college students with Chip Matthews.  What follows is the first in a four part series of that conversation.  I was thinking that with an increasing amount of these young professionals entering the workforce today, what better person to get advice on managing them than Chip?  He lives this every day!

Chip Matthews gives his detailed experiences and advice on how to properly and effectively direct college students.  The topics range from: motivating young professionals in the workplace, personal connections to today’s young employees, developing an efficient value-added internship program to your business, and also suggestions for the recent college graduates to take with them to the workplace.

After my discussion with Chip, I had time to soak in all the content (I hope you will too!), and I realized that he truly respects college students. Not once did he mention the everyday term “Gen Y.” Chip’s words were all positive about his experiences working and managing college students. I hope you enjoy his words of wisdom, and come away with some useful nuggets to use in your own situation!

Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.

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GenYired: Top Weekly Posts

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  1. Following Up After the First Interview

    ComPRehension offers a few strategies for interviewees to rise to the top of the ranks in situations where the process is lengthy or has many candidates competing for the same opening. Similar to the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal: “E pluribus unum” – meaning:  “Out of many, one.”

  2. 50 Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use on Your Resume

    This list is a must have. Keep in mind that your resume is scanned before it is read.  Use this list to help you eliminate the buzzwords that can eliminate you early in the process.

  3. 3 Little Things You May Not Know Employers Are Looking For

    Come Recommended has uncovered these three areas that can be easily overlooked in preparation for and even during your interview. From personal experience on both sides of an interview, make sure you’re comfortable with all of them before you introduce yourself to a potential employer.

  4. 2011 Grads Most Sought After by Employers

    Find out which college majors are poised to hit it big in the real world by CollegeRecruiter.com.

Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.

Guest Post: Advancing Your Career Outside of 9 to 5

9-5, 9 to 5, clock, work clock

Working to advance your career is a job in itself. Unfortunately, it’s just not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thing. Ninety percent of people go to their job, grab their coffee mug, do what is asked of them and then leave at 5 p.m. – most of the time it’s probably 4:58 p.m. That means there is a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to fast track their career by being in the 10 percent of people who do just a little more.  I don’t know about you, but I’m young, have way too much energy and have things I want to do in my life and career.  I want to be in that 10 percent!

So, what can we young pros do to make sure we are advancing our career outside of our typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.work day?  Here are some thoughts: Continue reading

GenYired: Interview Preparation

The most critical step in the process to impress the future employer with everything you got. Do you feel a little hesitant or nervous? Are you not sure what to expect? These three articles focus on the little things you could possibly miss when preparing for the big day.

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What I Wish I Knew about the Real World Before I Started Working

What do I wish I knew about the Real World before I started working? As a Brazen Careerist member, I thought I would contribute to the JobSTART101 blog series, where they asked members this same question to answer in their own post. So here are my thoughts…

In my college business program, I learned a lot from my classes by applying myself in team projects that connected to real businesses or people. These projects focused on active student participation and engagement with different activities in the classroom. Professors who gave me team projects where I had to come up an entire marketing campaign was the closest I was going to get to real world similarities in a classroom environment.

Being in the real world for six months now (wow time flies!); I’ve realized the only thing that I didn’t really focus on was how connected everyone is with each other within specific industries. Networks are so vast and reach all corners of the world, confirming that it is a small world after all!

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GenYired: Top Weekly Posts

What does it take to impress people during your interview? This week’s GenYired consists of posts that include how Millennials are preparing to ace their next job interview, and which of their qualities they need to highlight during the interview. Other posts include statistics of how Millennials view job searching and what they look for before taking on a new position, and just how Gen Y can change our future. Continue reading

GenYired: Top Weekly Posts for Gen Y

 This week’s GenYired consists of blog posts for Millennials who are curious of what statistics say about our generation in the workplace, and tips to help Gen Y with their career adventures. Enjoy!

  1. 8 Ways to Dissolve Your Career Fear

    When you want to aim for getting that dream job you always wanted– consider these few steps that can help enhance your search process. It’s best to jump into a job search with a plan of attack, rather than going with the flow. U.S. Money describes how to search for your dream job the right way.

  2. Gen X Driving Social Networking at Work — Not Gen Y, Citrix Online Study Finds

    Gen Y: Do you think that our generation shares more information via texting? This study by Forrester Consulting found the numbers between Gen X, Gen Y, and the Baby Boomers in technology in the workplace. Find out each generations’ thoughts about business meetings- who finds them least efficient?

  3. 36% of College Grads Wish They Had Picked a Different Major

    Are you happy with your college major?  A recent survey found that 1 in 4 people are unsatisfied with their degree and where they are now. More statistics were found whether if people could find a job related to their field.

  4. Gen Y- Rock with Lessons Learned

    These 23 lessons from Skills Coach, Kate Nasser, can help any Millennial grow into a future leader!

    Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.

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