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Congratulations!! Susan Crocker, Doctor of Laws honoris causa

By - Last updated: Friday, July 6, 2012

At this time of year, we hear about  the convocation addresses to the graduating classes of various universities which are remarkable for one reason or another. In May of this year, I heard a remarkable address to the graduating class of St. Francis Xavier University by my dear friend Susan Crocker. Susan was giving this address because the university had conferred upon her a Doctor of Laws honoris causa. I was inspired to see someone I admire for a whole host of reasons be recognized by a respected institution who also admired her for a whole host of reasons.   Susan has made a significant contribution to the university, in particular, The Coady International Institute. Her address to the graduating class in ...

How do I differentiate myself?

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A young woman I am mentoring has a summer internship with one of the major securities firms. She asked me: "How do I differentiate myself?" I turned the question over to the Babes.   While it is hard to differentiate yourself in a summer position (because you are at the bottom of the totem pole and will often get the menial or tedious assignments), it can be done. It’s a given that you have to work very hard and know the technical stuff. Here are my top suggestions that will make a difference at the margins. It’s human nature to want to work with people you like – so be likeable, pleasant, cooperative, willing, helpful.  Make sure you get along with those senior to ...