Starting Out

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Joanne Wilson

Joanne Solomon Wilson/Starting Out

Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal

A: I have been asked this question many times. My advice is always the same. Follow your passions. If there is an area that you really want to work in then ...

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Kim Martin

Kim Martin/Starting Out

President & General Manager, WE tv

A: My advice to all college students is to get as much work experience in as many companies as possible – even if it’s unpaid. It looks great on your resume, ...

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WhitneyJohnson

Whitney Johnson/Starting Out

Co-founder, Rose Park Advisors

A: Unlearn much of what you learned to get along in school. For example, learn to influence, even challenge authority. Keep listening, but start talking – Learning to listen is a vital ...

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom/Starting Out

Founder and CEO, MissRepresentation

A: I would (and will) recommend that my daughter be sure whatever job she takes is a step towards her passion, if it’s not her passion. I will discourage her from ...

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Tanya Becker/Starting Out

Co-Founder , Physique 57

A: Every job is a stepping-stone and will lead you to the perfect job. Discover what you like and what you don’t. Eventually you will find the right fit.

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Alina Roytberg

Alina Roytberg/Starting Out

Co-founder, Fresh

A: I actually do have a daughter who is a senior in high school, so we are going through the challenging process of college applications, and major decisions of where she ...

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