The goal of any university’s career counseling centers is simple: ensure that students find a job after graduation. But what happens after students get that first job? What do they need to do to next?
Thank goodness the first company I worked for had a week-long orientation for new hires in order to help set us up for success once we started work. Yet, despite the 40+ hours of training I sat through that week, the most valuable training I received came to me at the happy hour at the end of the week. One of the managers gathered a handful of new hires around him to tell us exactly what we would need to do to move up in the company.