By Lisa Raufman
I mentioned in my last blog that I would share a website with videos that would be especially useful for teenagers and parents. This website is a comprehensive secondary school based resource created by the California State Department of Education (therefore, there may be references to California resources but anyone may use these resources): http://calcareercenter.org - really interesting are the videos and challenges sections. The first video link is called “Jobs Made Real” for teens by teens. The Challenges section includes a large number of websites for issues related to Disabilities, Foster kids, Homelessness, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Migrant, Military Dependents, Pregnant teens, Probation, Special Education and undocumented.
USEFUL SITES FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS All career counselors must be able to help people get experience, sometimes “entrepreneurship” is the only way to get experience on the way to becoming something else; sometimes entrepreneurship becomes the career! For those who are resistant to the idea of entrepreneurship, there are other ways to get experience. The Kauffman Foundation is an excellent resource about entrepreneur trends; https://www.kauffman.org/
How different social media is good for attracting business to a website: http://www.cmo.com/content/dam/CMO_Other/attachments/Interactive%20Social%20Media%20Infographic_2012._CMO.com_.pdf
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I look forward to hearing about “interesting” and useful website related to college and entrepreneurship from my readers. In my next blog I will highlight some interesting websites related to getting experience (otherwise known as volunteering and service learning.)