Economies of Nature – Guest Speaker

On Friday, April 9, guest alumni presenter Jay Truty ’96 will present his talk about finding a “green career”. Jay is the founder of Ecosystem Capital, LLC, which specializes in assisting landowners, corporations, financial institutions, conservation organizations and government entities with the development of innovative conservation finance strategies. The presentation will take place in the Hansen Student Center at noon.

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Truty for the October issue of “Career Connections” and am thoroughly convinced he is capable of, and already enacting, some cutting-edge green business models. Click through to read an excerpt of my interview with Mr. Truty: Continue reading Economies of Nature – Guest Speaker

7 Tips in a Bad Economy

If you missed Lindsey Pollak’s energetic, engaging and informative presentation on Tuesday, that’s really too bad. Pollak provided great advice for IWU students of all ages, and also packed the Hansen Student Center with some hearty laughs in response to her off-the-cuff humor. Fortunately, if you weren’t able to make it, we’ve got 7 tips from the Gen Y expert right here. Click through to see what they are!

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LinkedIn Quick Tips

There’s a lot to be said about the possibilities of LinkedIn for job-searching IWU students (in fact, you’ll probably want to check out the March issue of “Career Connections” for a detailed look!), but this link offers “Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job.” The post comes from acclaimed author Guy Kawasaki and his blog “How To Change the World.” You can read the post here:

Bestselling Author Lindsey Pollak At IWU

On Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center, bestselling author, speaker and consultant Lindsey Pollak will share her career expertise during a special presentation, “Getting from College to Career: How to Get a Good Job in a Bad Economy.”

Pollak specializes in Generation Y career and workplace issues, with a decade of experience helping college students become young professionals. She is also involved on the corporate side, advising organizations how to maximize the potential of new employees.

The first 50 students to arrive for Pollak’s engaging and enthusiastic presentation will receive a copy of her book, Getting From College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World. There will be a ‘Q and A’ and books available for purchase (and signing) after the presentation.

“Career Connections,” the monthly newsletter from the Hart Career Center recently had an exclusive interview with Ms. Pollak. To read the interview folow this link: Continue reading Bestselling Author Lindsey Pollak At IWU