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Kevin O'Connell
  • Alexandria, VA
  • United States

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Anything where I can work for myself, lead change, and work with passionate, fun people.

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HOW GEN Z IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

For the last several years, millennials are frequently at the top of the list as it relates to the future of work and education. However, the generation often not discussed is Generation Z, who is on the horizon. As some of the Gen Z population (born 1996 or later) is approaching workforce age, it is important to gain perspective on what they want, and where they predict shifts in the upcoming years. 

In order to understand the future of higher education, it is crucial to begin…

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Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:30am

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK THAT WILL MAKE YOU STAND OUT IN YOUR NEXT INTERVIEW

In 2006, when I was a senior in college, there was more emphasis on getting internship than preparing for an interview. Today, it’s the same mentality with perhaps more resources and emphasis on drafting a well-formatted resume. Yes, universities and career development offices are still helping college student learn how to present themselves, and answer the question “tell me about yourself.”

However, in my 10+ years of working with, advising, and interviewing college students,  there…

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Posted on October 27, 2017 at 9:49am

If I Were: In Between Jobs | Kevin O'Connell

In this episode, I share advice and 4 ways you can overcome the problem of an "employment gap." Whether it be because you just moved and are still job searching, quit your job to find something better, laid off, or you were self-employed and looking to work full-time again, I address it all in this episode. Each episode I select a random card and share 2-4 ideas on marketing, innovation, career development, and entrepreneurship. To be featured or have me share ideas if I were you, DM…

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Posted on September 15, 2017 at 10:31am

Finding Your Niche In College

Last week, I released a short video on advice as part of my If I Were series and shared advice on how college students, specifically first-year students can find their niche in college. 

In Fall 2002 when I stepped foot onto Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus I remember being so nervous.

My parents and grandfather had just finished moving me in and that was it, I was on my own. I…

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Posted on August 28, 2017 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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