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6 Tips for a Successful IT Career @Capella
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6 Tips For A Successful IT Career

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Capella University. Do you want to be successful in your IT career? Whether you are just starting out or have been in IT for years, these six tips will help you to be successful. 1. Be approachable and friendly on the job. Being approachable and friendly means that people will talk to you and ask for advice or help. When future opportunities become…

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Women in Tech Demo Days at Capital One in DC #WITDemoDay @Angelhack @BlackGirlsCode
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Women In Tech Demo Day in DC #WITDemoDay

This is a Capital One sponsored post. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Women In Tech Demo Day in the Washington DC area. Women In Tech Demo Days are presented by Capital One in a partnership with AngelHack. In DC, they partnered with the nonprofit group, Black Girls Code. What is Women In Tech Demo Day? In DC, there were 12 teams of women and men who created apps, pitched them to…

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Me Days are Essential to Work/Life Balance #MEDay
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ME Days Are Essential To Work/Life Balance #MEday

This is a sponsored post. The words, work/life balance seem like a contradiction in terms so much of the time. But it all depends on how you look at it. You can find balance between your life and career if you tweak the definition and add in a dose of ME. What is Work/Life Balance? I found this definition on Wikipedia: Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family…

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Tips For Choosing A College From A Mom Who Survived #JourneytoCollege
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Tips For Choosing A College From A Mom Who Survived #JourneytoCollege

I survived my son’s  journey to college and lived to tell about it. You can too. I have thought about writing up a post with tips for parents because the journey to college is a stressful one if you aren’t ready. Start talking early.  I find that the discussion about college can happen as early as grade school. We have always talked with our kids about college and what they want to do since they were young….

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How college has helped my career as a blogger #WGUGrad #Spon
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How College Has Helped My Career as a Blogger #WGUGrad #Sponsored

This is a TapInfluence sponsored post. Note: Before I even begin to tell you how college helped my career as a blogger, I want to disclose that I did not graduate from WGU. I’m writing this from the perspective of a college graduate. My son just started college a few weeks ago, so the subject of college has been on my mind a lot lately. I graduated from college almost 25 years ago and it…

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