Creating your own Opportunities: Summer Internships

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Creating your own Opportunities: Summer Internshipscareers, education, jobs, networking, opportunity, summer

by vanessaalexandra on March 31, 2014 with 0 comment

People are gearing up for the summer and many people reach out to me for summer internship requests for New York Angels or any startup looking to hire.  In recent weeks, my network has been inquiring about such internships for the younger generation of Freshmen to Juniors in undergrad that are their nieces, nephews, sons, …

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Creativity: Exploration and Growth

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Creativity: Exploration and Growthartists, creativity, expression, future, jobs, Sir Ken Robinson

by vanessaalexandra on August 20, 2013 with 0 comment

Sir Ken Robinson addresses a big pain point in our education system and how it kills creativity.  I danced in high school and always enjoyed creative expression.  A few months ago, I met with an investor and she spot on identified that I was excited by creative intelligence.  It is painfully true – I am …

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leap

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leapcareers, change, ERA, jobs, Lean In, networking, opportunity, startups, VC

by vanessaalexandra on August 16, 2013 with 0 comment

Leaping from corporate, where your world is comfortable, is tough to do.  I had a dinner with former colleagues recently and I asked one if he felt challenged at work and if he was learning, he became very tense and rigidly responded, “No comment.”  Apparently I hit a nerve, but I had not seen this …

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Four years later… Tech Business Consultant – Art Gallery Professional – Director at New York Angels

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Four years later… Tech Business Consultant – Art Gallery Professional – Director at New York Angelscareers, change, growth, jobs

by vanessaalexandra on June 3, 2013 with 0 comment

It was four year ago this week that I left my safe corporate gig during the 2009 post-financial crisis meltdown and record spikes of unemployment.  I wanted something more, something interesting, something challenging.  The role I had felt limited and not challenging enough.  When I reached for more challenges, I felt a culture of “do …

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