Archive for December, 2012

Are Internships the Best Path in 2013?

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Are Internships the Best Path in 2013?

Internships are the “new interview” in the job-search process reports Forbes. It cites an Internship.com study that finds 53% of surveyed employers planning to increase internships in 2013. “At a time when 54% of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed, the best chance you have as a student not to be part of that statistic […]

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10Q w/ Kelly Phelan

Filed in GC Q+A by on December 29, 2012 0 Comments
10Q w/ Kelly Phelan

1. Name: Kelly Phelan 2. Current job: Account Coordinator at Soda Pop Public Relations in Los Angeles Past Jobs: Intern, then Front Desk Assistant for Much and House Public Relations in Los Angeles 3. Last school attended; major: Graduated 2011 from Miami University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication; minor in Management 4. Did you […]

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10Q w/ Sara Hall Master

Filed in GC Q+A by on December 21, 2012 2 Comments
10Q w/ Sara Hall Master

1. Name: Sara Hall Master 2. Current job: Senior Account Manager, MarketSense, Burr Ridge, Ill. – My role is to create and guide the execution of marketing strategy for our business-to-business accounts. Previous jobs: Account Manager, Abstrakt Marketing Group – My role was focused on marketing consultant for business to consumer companies; Director of Marketing, […]

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No Growth in Women’s Leadership…Again

No Growth in Women’s Leadership…Again

Women’s share of board seats was stuck at 16.6% in 2012, the seventh straight year of no growth, according to researcher Catalyst. Also showing no change was women’s 14.3% share of executive officer positions, which has held steady for three years. For the fifth year, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies had no women […]

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The 9% Solution: Flexibility Without Shame

Filed in Mid-Career, More Headlines, Starting Out by on December 15, 2012 0 Comments
The 9% Solution: Flexibility Without Shame

Need to energize the U.S. economy? Fully engaging women could increase GDP by as much as 9%, writes Sallie Krawcheck, a past president of Bank of America Wealth Management. To do that, companies must finally accept that women do more each day outside the office than men, including twice the housework and three times the […]

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Women: An Untapped Market

Filed in Hot Questions, Mid-Career by on December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Women: An Untapped Market

Investing in “the enormous untapped potential of women is a strategic imperative” says Trent Henry, chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young Canada. The company has released a report titled “High Achievers: Recognizing the power of women to spur business and economic growth.” Henry calls women “the largest pool of incoming talent globally.” Read about […]

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Elaine Weiss: You Can’t Have It All in the First 37 Seconds

Filed in GC Q+A by on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Elaine Weiss: You Can’t Have It All in the First 37 Seconds

Elaine Weiss recently was named executive director and CEO of the American Academy of Dermatology, a post she assumes on Feb. 7, 2013. Previously she was president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. She received the 2012 “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” award from CPA Practice Advisor and the American Society of Women Accountants. […]

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Why Do Its Employees Like Facebook?

Filed in Mid-Career, More Headlines, Starting Out by on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Why Do Its Employees Like Facebook?

Facebook is No. 1 on the “50 Best Places to Work” list. What do its employees say it is doing right? What makes for a rewarding workplace? Is your company or a company you hope to join on the list? See who made the grade here. .

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The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room

Executive Carolyn Weidell offers smart advice on when and how to fight against gender stereotyping or bias: You are going into a meeting or getting on a conference call where you are the only female attendee, other than the meeting note taker. The note taker is not present at the meeting/call.  Though you hold a […]

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10Q w/ Jaclyn Welstein

Filed in GC Q+A by on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
10Q w/ Jaclyn Welstein

1. Name: Jaclyn Welstein 2. Current job/past jobs: Currently: Counselor at a Chicago high school. Formerly: Senior Media Strategist at Starcom (worked on Kellogg’s & BlackBerry accounts) 3. Last school attended; major:  Undergraduate: Indiana University/Communications & Marketing major; Graduate School: Northeastern Illinois University/Counseling with concentration in school (also hold Type 73 certification with Illinois State […]

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