I work at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School helping MBA students answer the question
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Before joining UNC I worked as a high school career counselor, call center supervisor, and crisis hotline volunteer.
When not working, I love playing with my pit bull puppy, traveling, and reading bad (wonderful) YA novels.
This article is a guest post by Mary Ryan, Associate Director of Career & Leadership Services for Working Professionals, [email protected] Your dream job is within reach. You nailed the phone interview and are now sitting across from your potential new boss. Then you are hit with everyone's least favorite interview question, "What is your biggest weakness?"
MBA Career Advisor Mary Ryan walks you through the thought process of whether or not to apply to graduate school. She'll share her personal experience of applying to graduate programs, and will leave you with four key questions you should ask yourself before applying.
LinkedIn matters. These are the words of Mary Ryan, Associate Director of Career and Leadership Services for Working Professionals at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The professional networking service is a good way to keep track of people you know, and it's also something employers and recruiters check before they send out that coveted job offer.
We all have a list of things we'd like to start doing someday. Someday, I'll start eating healthier. , I'll travel the world. Someday, I'll write a novel. Well, fall Daylight Saving Time is the perfect day of the year to start making one of those someday goals a reality, because you get the gift of one extra hour.
After graduating from UVA, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. So, along with trying a wide variety of jobs, I also applied to THREE different grad-school programs (at more than 12+ different schools). Oye. Although it all worked out for me, I wish I had thought the whole grad-school ...
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Updated February 18, 2016. Being a freelancer who works by yourself from home, it's difficult to build up your professional network. You most likely do not spend much time with your peers, so you don't have the opportunity to sit next to influential co-workers at meetings or to plan an impromptu lunch with a mentor for a creative brainstorm.
Before becoming Associate Director of Career & Leadership Services for Working Professionals at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's online MBA program, [email protected], Mary Ryan was like any other recent college graduate - she was debating her next move.
Gone are the days when you had to spend your mornings scouring through the local newspaper for jobs. Classified ads have become pretty much obsolete as more and more people turn to social networks for their career search needs - and for good reason.
According to Mary Ryan, Associate Director of Career and Leadership Services for Working Professionals at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, LinkedIn matters. Whether it's actively networking to find new job opportunities or keeping tabs on the professional progress of your friends and family, LinkedIn is a powerful tool worth taking advantage of.