Monday’s Big Idea
Today's Big Idea: Summer School for the Real World
Today we say goodbye to our summer-long Summer School for the Real World series. We're ending on a high note, though, with an interview with trusted Howard Dean aide Kate O'Connor, who gives invaluable advice on distinguishing yourself in your first job. Working for the Dean campaign was O'Connor's first job, and she arrived at all the tough lessons we all do when we're just starting out, but in a crucible environment where every word was critical and every action had consequences. When your boss is the underdog, there's simply no room for mistakes. Her biggest insight: don't ever make assumptions about what you or your boss stands for or is capable of. Listen, observe, learn.
We're also celebrating interns who've made it from the very bottom to the very top of their field with this slideshow of seven of our all-time favorites.
Whether you're going on to graduate school, an internship, or your first paid job, good luck this September!