If you Google my name, nothing comes up - is that a good thing or a bad thing? I'm guessing I should try and get myself more prominent online. What are the best practices for building my online presence? What should I avoid? I'm graduating college next year with a top GPA.

The first, and easiest thing that you can do is to create a profile on the web site LinkedIn.  This is a site that will allow you to quickly build a professional network, plus give you exposure to companies…

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Do companies tend to overlook experience if it has been working with family and/or relatives?

Thank you for this great question. Happy to say the answer is ‘no’!
Companies value all experience, whether you are working in a family business or other. The key is to be sure to outline…

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How can I polish my personal brand? I get that I describe myself and what I'd like to be known/remembered for, but do you have suggestions on ways you've seen this most successfully presented? Thanks!

You are correct to think about career development from the standpoint of your personal brand.  Everyone who is working or seeking a job has one, good or bad.  Your on-line profile is the first step…

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How do I get into a fellowship or shadowing experience when I work around the clock? I can't afford even one day off.

That is a tough spot to be in for anyone.  I understand the need to work while attending school; I did it myself working 2-3 jobs all through undergrad and full-time through grad school.  I would…

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Are there any minimum requirements to consider when I apply for internships?

Great question! When an employer advertises their internships, they will list the minimum qualifications required for the position. It is important to look at what those qualifications are, and if you feel…

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