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Instead of finding mentors, Shiza Shahid, co-founder and ambassador of Malala Fund, recommends that people surround themselves with "friend-tors" made up of a supportive community of peers. "So my advice to young professionals is: stop seeking mentors in the hopes that they will 'lift' you up. Instead, go out and create a community that will push you, support you, and teach you," she says. Fortune (5/21)22 May 2015 12:42:17 CDThttp://fortune.com/2015/05/21/shiza-shahid-importance-of-a-mentor/
College graduates who want to start their own business need to develop a detailed business plan to secure the funding they may need, Andres Focil, founder of WebME Technologies and co-founder of Corretucasa, writes in this commentary. He also recommends having at least six months in reserve cash and finding mentors who can help navigate the startup phase. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (5/21)22 May 2015 12:42:17 CDThttp://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/hub/chi-yec-starting-business-after-graduation-bsi-hub-story.html
U.S. News & World Report (5/21)22 May 2015 12:42:17 CDThttp://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/05/21/how-to-build-a-substantive-network
The presidents of three of Georgia's top public universities have been granted significant raises by the Board of Regents. Starting July 1, Georgia Tech President "Bud" Peterson and Georgia State University President Mark Becker will each be paid just over $1 million in both the current fiscal year and in fiscal 2016. Jere Morehead, president of the University of Georgia, will earn $811,376. The board said the raises were necessary to retain the presidents. American City Business Journals (5/21)22 May 2015 12:42:17 CDThttp://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/capitol_vision/2015/05/top-georgia-public-university-presidents-get-big.html
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