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Rachel Hofstetter/Starting Out

Co-founder, Guesterly

A: Do something exciting and have a non-job passion. I’ve talked to hundreds of aspiring magazine editors, and they’ve spent their whole college careers racking up impressive achievements and long gold-star ...

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Emily Miethner

Emily Miethner/Starting Out

Founder & President, NY Creative Interns

A: My advice would be to start reaching out to companies and people who you think are doing great things. It's important to work for an organization you believe in and ...

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Natalie MacNeil/Starting Out

Chieftess, She Takes on the World

A: I always say that the best way to land your dream job is to create it yourself. I was entrepreneurial as a student but many people tried to convince me ...

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Hayley Barna

Hayley Barna/Starting Out

Co-founder, Birchbox

A: I would tell her the same thing my mom told me. While it might seem that your first job is an incredibly important decision, it is only a first step ...

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Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew/Starting Out

Co-Founder & CEO, The Daily Muse

A: I would remind her that her first job doesn’t define her career, and she doesn’t have to have it all figured out. Sometimes, I think we put so much pressure ...

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Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen/Starting Out

Co-founder & President, Givology

A: 1. Identify a list of things you are good at, things you want to learn (skills in a skill box), things you like doing 2. Choose roles that have all three ...

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