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12 Things I Wish I Knew in College: Ainslie Schultz

12. Teach Yourself

We live in a digital world, where you have access to information people didn’t in the past. Use it!

11. Learn to Write

Even after leaving school, writing is such an essential part of every job. In Dr. Schultz’s first job, one of the ways that she was evaluated on her reports was how long they spent with the copy editor. It is so important to work on your writing skills.

10. Free Grad School Through Work or GA

9. Get a Good Resume & Tailor to the Position

The first place that a resume typically goes to after applying is through a computer which selects keywords. Make sure that your resume is tailored to different positions.

8. Always Under Promise & Over Deliver

During her first job, Dr. Schultz always thought that if she promised to get something to someone earlier, they would think that she was a hard worker, but really what they want is a safe pair of hands.

7. Attention to Detail

You have to be detail orientated to succeed today. Before turning anything in, have a post it note with the key things that should be reviewed again.

6. Network!

70% of people ended up in their current positions thanks to networking. This means that you should be conducting informational interviewing to get a job. People want to help you!

5. Learn Your Buckets & Say “No”

You have valuable resources where you are now. Know these and use them to your advantage.

4. Be the “Go-To” for Something

3. Use Your Voice Now

2. No Shortcut for Hard Work

“The hard work puts you where the good luck can find you.”

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