While everyone from entrepreneurs to human resources professionals tout the importance of networking, it is often viewed as a necessary yet temporary activity – a salvo designed to quickly rectify job loss or lack of venture capital. However, effective networking stems from a genuine desire to help others; this desire remains constant and consistent, regardless of whether your career or company is in transition or firmly established.
There has been some discussion around the web lately as to what the real value of a Master of Business Administration is: one Wall Street Journal author told the story of a 36-year-old University of Louisville MBA grad Steve Vonderweidt who is still working as an administrator at a social services agency, almost a year after graduating. With over $75,000 in student-loan debt and facing stiff competition from the highest number of fellow grads ever, Vonderweidt questioned whether the Master’s program was really worth it.
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