By Brandee McHale, COO, Citi Foundation
Amy Rosen, President and CEO, NFTE
Whether your summer job was career-launching, fun or just different, it’s likely that the experience helped shape who you are today. Everyone who’s had one knows summer jobs are great opportunities to uncover or polish job skills, begin to build a network and maybe most important truly discover your passions and interests.
For many, a summer job is a gateway to a career. For others, they are a financial necessity.
This blog is syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council.
Thirteen entrepreneurs weigh in on what work experience they think is most beneficial to aspiring startup founders. The question: What's one suggestion you'd give an aspiring entrepreneur in terms of prior work experience? Should they freelance? Work at a startup first? Go corporate? All of the above?
When I started iCreate to Educate, I read a lot of books on female entrepreneurs and started to recognize a consistent message – female entrepreneurs tend to have more self-doubt than our male counterparts. How was I, as a female entrepreneur, going to battle this self-doubt in order to be successful?
The following steps are the ones I took to build a successful company and specifically, to take full advantage of the resources and advice available to me: