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Tracey’s Angle- My professional New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2011

trace145 Tracey’s Angle  My professional New Year’s ResolutionsWith 2010 slipping away from me, I’m starting to think about what 2011 will be like. This post is an attempt to figure out what I expect out of myself in 2011, and to set my professional goals/New Year’s resolutions for the 2011 year. First a recap…

In 2010, I finished off my Sophomore year in college with above a 3.0 grade point average, was elected Black Student Union Vice-President on my campus, and I got an internship for the summer, and started in May. The internship went so well that the company opted to keep me for the Fall semester as well! Currently, I am still working with the company, internships.com, and I am loving it! Although this year was great, and full of amazing opportunities and accomplishments, I am pushing for 2011 to be even better! Here are my New Year’s professional resolutions for the year 2011…

Strengthen relationship with my mentor: I value the knowledge and advice that my mentor offers me,and I think that next year his advice and wisdom is going to be extremely critical for me to consider. He’s been through what I am going to be going through,and I trust him to not steer me in the wrong direction.

4.0 Spring 2011 semester: This is self explanatory! I don’t plan on slacking off at all next year. The word procrastination is officially erased out of my vocabulary.

Acquire a branding or sports related internship: Having had internships focused in the primary aspects of marketing and branding, I want my next marketing internship to be centered in a field that I am passionate about- sports, particularly basketball, being this desired field.

Build relationships with a few target companies: I consider my Junior year to be my premiere networking year. Already I have built relationships with people in high places all over the country, and I don’t plan on slowing down in 2011. I want to kick my networking gear into overdrive, and build the relationships with professionals that I am going to have for the rest of my life.

4.0 Fall 2011 Semester: Again, procrastination no longer exists for me. The Fall 2011 semester will be the first semester of my Senior year, and because I want to go to Graduate school, having a great grade point average is extremely important.

Begin the job search: I have never been one to be behind the curve. My job search will begin my senior year. Upon my graduation, I plan on having the job that is going to kick off my career for at least a few months, so the job search has got to begin early.

I am so excited for 2011, and I cannot wait to get started on accomplishing all of my professional goals. Happy New Year everyone!

Adios,

Tracey L.

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