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Microsoft presents: The future of work keynote

[MUSIC] >> Hi, everyone. Thank you so much for joining me here today for Ignite 2020. I’m excited to talk to you about the future of work. I want to start by reflecting on 2020, and where we are today. We’re living through a once in a generation shift when, where, and how we work is fundamentally changing. In fact, I think we’re experiencing a year of digital transformation every month. This acceleration in my mind, marks the end of the post-industrial age. We’re entering a new era of the digitization of everything. Today, I’ll share some of the trends that are shaping the future of work and the framework for success that we’ve developed for every leader in organization to succeed amid so much change and disruption.

But before we look ahead, I think it’s also helpful to reflect on where we’ve been. Throughout history, people and their ideas have propelled society forward. We’ve definitely seen it in this moment with the global pandemic. Everywhere I look, I see amazing examples of people rising to the occasion during COVID. Let’s hear from the team at Suffolk Construction about their transformation during COVID-19. >> At Suffolk, we’re trying to redefine what is possible in the construction industry. We innovate and we happen to be master builders. We’re always pushing the limits of construction. >> Suffolk’s response to the pandemic overnight really settled around the use of Microsoft Teams. >> We’re able to communicate on a completely different level than we were before and solve problems in real time.

>> Once people realize they can be anywhere to have their meetings while working with the folks that were still on their job sites and be on video and interact and collaborate on files together, it completely changed the game. >> I think what excites me about the future is that in Teams, someone is telling me about another new innovation that is going to completely change the way that we do work. [MUSIC] >> As I talk to IT leaders and customers every day. It’s clear that the way we’re working today presents real risks and challenges. At Microsoft, we see ourselves as students of this new world of work. Now we have a unique vantage point from which to observe emerging durable trends. First, we have our own Microsoft telemetry and first-party research. Second, commission research from partners including people like Harvard and Stanford University’s, and third, the daily conversations that we have with customers, they keep our finger on the pulse of what’s changing.

Let’s take a look at what we’re learning. [MUSIC] >> Since the world shifted to remote work, research shows there are some bright spots. People cite flexibility and greater empathy for team members, 62 percent of people surveyed said they feel more empathetic toward colleagues. Now that we can all see into each other’s lives at home. On the other hand, there are concerning trends. We’re eroding the social capital built over decades over water coolers and in hallways, leading to loss of connection and feelings of isolation. People are working longer hours, leaving them feeling depleted. With the biggest increases in Teams usage outside the typical 9:00-05:00 work day and on weekends, work day length increased 17 percent in Japan, 25 percent in the US, and 45 percent in Australia. One-third of remote workers say the lack of separation between work and life is negatively impacting their well-being. More than 30 percent of information workers and first-line workers see the pandemic has somewhat or significantly increased their sense of burnout, but 70 percent of people also indicate that meditation could help decrease work-related stress. It’s clear that people want to do great work.

The big question, how can technology help? >> From this shift to remote work is that we can trust people to do their best even when no one is watching. At this moment, I feel like over the last few months, leaders have gone from worrying about whether or not people will be productive, to worrying about whether people are working in sustainable ways.

As one Fortune 50 CEO commented in a recent meeting, what keeps me up at night right now isn’t supply chain logistics or sales, it’s the well-being of my workforce. Our company lives and dies by them. You see productivity can’t just be about short-term employee output. Machines don’t create value, people do, and you can’t treat people like machines. Up to this point, technology has been focused on efficiency, and I think that’s a fallacy. A sustainable productivity for people isn’t just about efficiency. People need cycles of performance and they need cycles of recovery.

The world’s best athletes have known this for a very long time. This moment right now, and our future is all about getting the best of human ingenuity. It’s about getting the best out of our most important assets, our people. So we need technology to help us perform at our best at all times. So in this new digital age, how can technology amplify human ingenuity while balancing the needs of people? At Microsoft, that is our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

As we’ve studied how work is changing, we’ve developed seven keys to success for every business and IT leader to empower people for this new world of work with the tools to deliver human ingenuity at scale. There’s so much richness in all of these. Today. We’re going to focus on two of them, teamwork and well-being. Underpinning this framework is technology that we believe is crucial to powering the future of work. It’s the Microsoft Graph. It underlies everything we do in Microsoft 365. In a highly distributed digital everything world rich with data, you have to be able to see and read the signals. Armed with this signal, you can do amazing things, but not capturing it means you miss out on how to help people work in sustainable ways, to be innovative, and to create new value. Think about it. Every day the people in your organization are generating enormous amounts of signal and data. With a Graph, there’s a value exchange to create on both sides of the equation for the individuals and the broader organization.

For individuals, the Graph captures and processes massive amounts of signal each day. The more you use the Graph, the more it knows about your preferences and intent and the smarter it gets, and the more you can put it to work for you. The Graph delivers personalized assistance, right within the flow of work, it analyses data, surfaces insights, and suggests actions. The Graph uses AI to augment and expand what people can uniquely do, not replace them. But the real power of the Graph is what you can then do with this signal in aggregate, in combination with your functional data across HR, sales, finance, operations, customer support, all your processes, all your people data.

Imagine for example, if you could understand how teams of people are spending their time, imagine if you could understand what distinguishes top performers. For example, learning top salespeople consistently spend 40 percent more time with customers, can help you improve overall performance. The Microsoft Graph is a powerful ally in a digital everything world. Over time it becomes your Graph, helping to create net new value for the entire organization. Microsoft 365 is the integrated suite of Graph connected productivity apps and experiences. It powers the familiar apps people rely on every day to connect, collaborate, and get work done. Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Office and the Edge browser. We’ve architected Microsoft 365 to empower people to be productive on any platform and any device. The pandemic has made the PC more essential than ever, as more than one billion users rely on Windows 10 to be productive from anywhere across work, school, and life. For more on this, you can check out Brad Anderson and Panos Panay session on how we’re innovating for customers with Windows 10 and Surface across small screens, large screens, and everything in between. Microsoft Edge offers the highest rated protection against malware and phishing. Usage of our Office apps is up across Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and more, highlighting their critical role in helping people be productive every day.

More broadly, Microsoft 365 is a part of our differentiated approach to the Cloud. Microsoft’s comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and applications across Azure, GitHub, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, LinkedIn, and Microsoft 365, all powered by the Microsoft Graph, offers unparallel integration, architectural coherence, and extensibility. What’s more, it’s all built on a secure, trusted foundation with privacy and compliance by design, including leading GDPR compliance. With this in everything we do at Microsoft, we are governed by the belief that you control your data and you decide how to use it. Now, let’s return to those keys for success that guide our innovation investments in Microsoft 365 and in Teams. Let’s start with re-imagining teamwork. In a digital everything world, rebuilding social capital to help people feel connected, engaged, and a part of the company culture is absolutely critical. Staying connected is about much more than just video meetings. Work happens before, during, and after a meeting, and Microsoft Teams is the platform for work. Teams is so much more than any single app where you can chat or meet. It’s a rich platform for all the ways people in teams need to work and move work forward.

It’s the only solution that combines meetings, call and chat, content collaboration with the power of Office and business process automation, all in a secure, integrated user experience. As companies move all their work online, they increasingly want one unified platform for meetings all the way to phone system, and Teams offers exactly that. Everything that happens during a Teams meeting as an example, the discussion, chat decisions, content, it’s all preserved and easy to access. So any team member can revisit it, take action, and move the work forward. But Teams doesn’t just connect people inside your organization. It also connects your people to your customers through video meetings, webinars, remote selling, supply chain, and other scenarios. So you can connect from anywhere, both internally and with external partners and customers.

Today we’re debuting new video meeting experiences in Teams, along with reimagined workspaces that treat every collaborator remote, in-person, or even on the go as a first-class citizen. I’ll now turn it over to Aya on my team to show you what these innovations look like in action. >> Thanks, Jared. Today I’m going to show you some exciting innovations designed to help facilitate teamwork for the hybrid workplace to make every worker feel a part of the team, whether they’re working remotely or in the office. The Surface Hub is an incredible device designed for meetings and collaboration in shared spaces. Earlier this month, we announced Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise on Surface Hub 2, creating a uniquely personal and productive computing experience. This lets me have a Surface Hub in my personal office and have a similar experience to what I would have on my PC. Now, I can easily sign in using my fingerprint, and now, I can enjoy all my favorite apps that I would use every day on my PC.

Let’s jump right into Microsoft Teams and get started with meetings. Teams is perfect for video meetings. I love that I can now see up to 49 people in one view. I’m sure many of you miss the in-person meetings with colleagues. I know, I do. This summer we announced a new meeting experience called Together Mode, which brings you and your team all in one shared virtual space. Now, with a single-click, it’s like we’re all sitting together in what looks like an auditorium. Now, we’re not separated by any grid lines, are without any distracting backgrounds.

>> It’s so much fun to feel like we’re altogether. We can even high five and engage with each other a bit more naturally in conversation. >> Having us together to share background actually helps us concentrate more easily. >> I find I can remember more of what was said in meetings, and I’m less tired at the end of the day. >> Together Mode helps make meetings more immersive and create a stronger human connection. We also introduced a dynamic view that adjusts the screen to prioritize what’s most important. Here, a colleague is presenting content, and I can easily pin, let’s say, the presenter or a key decision-maker or an interpreter, so I can actually see their reactions. Now, when you’re focused during a meeting and don’t have a chat window open, it’s easy to miss side conversations. But now, our new chat bubbles help me stay informed. Now, many businesses have started to implement hybrid work environments. I’d like to show you what we’re doing in Teams to help improve teamwork at the office.

I’m here in the conference room with my colleagues Alley and Alex. This conference room is configured with a Microsoft Teams Room and our newest member of the Surface family, the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85-inch. Now, we’re just about to get started in a meeting to discuss the addition of a production line on the manufacturing floor. Cortana, join my meeting. You’ll notice I didn’t need to touch any device to join the meeting.

With the new coordinated meetings experience with Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub, these two connected devices work together to seamlessly power a modern collaborative meeting experience. With Microsoft Teams Rooms handling the audio and video, the front of room display shows the meeting participants, while the Surface Hub automatically launches a shared digital whiteboard for brainstorming. Our latest innovation is a new category of intelligence speakers from Microsoft Teams Rooms that brings speaker attributed transcription for participants in the meeting room. This will help meetings be more inclusive for both remote and in room attendees. This also enables attendees to spend less time note-taking and easily follow along with who said what in the room. >> If we install a new line, it might actually roughly double our output. >> I think you’re right. Aya, could you bring up the photo from the last brainstorm? >> Great idea.

Now, all remote participants will see the speaker’s names appear next to the live transcription, which is accessible to all attendees during and after the meeting. The Surface Hub is certified for Teams and runs the Windows 10 app, which is optimized for meeting room experiences. As Alex suggested, let me go ahead and paste in our whiteboard photo from last session. Now, with this magic wand, I can easily convert this image into ink, which uses AI to clean up the background and extract the ink. Now, I can easily move things around. Let me go ahead and move this line a little bit lower, and now, I can add the additional third line.

Great. Now, this inking experience is magical, and the remote attendees can also interact digitally from their personal devices. Now, one of my colleagues on this call is in transit waiting for the bus. He’s using the brand new Surface Duo, which is a foldable dual screen mobile device that features the best of Microsoft 365 and can run every Android app in the Google Play Store. Now, the Surface Duo not only helps Jason focus on the meeting, but he can simultaneously stay productive on the other screen. Hey, Jason. >> Hey, Aya. >> Do you have the dimensions for the additional line? >> I sure do.

I’m going to put them right on the whiteboard here for you. >> He can use the Surface Slim Pen to ink directly on the whiteboard while maintaining full view of the meeting. >> There you go. >> Great. To wrap up the meeting, I can use the voice assistance for a touchless experience. Cortana, end my meeting. Now, all the devices in the room have disconnected from the meeting, and the content has been wiped from the Surface Hub, preparing it for its next session.

Whether you’re working from home, in the classroom or back in the office, Microsoft 365 and Teams helps you stay connected and collaborate more effectively. >> Thanks, Aya. Let’s move on to well-being. If this moment has taught us anything, it’s this. We can no longer measure human productivity by efficiency alone. If we just keep building tools to make people more and more efficient, they will inevitably burn out. I feel that, I bet we all feel that. Instead, we need to think about how we empower human ingenuity.

The same ingenuity that creates value for the organization and that only humans possess. We do that by prioritizing individual well-being. One proven way to prioritize well-being is meditation. The fantastic meditation app Headspace did a survey and found that 70 percent of all people think meditating could help them decrease their work-related stress. Today, we’re so excited to announce a new integration that brings Headspace right into Microsoft Teams. Now, I’m going to show you what that looks like in a moment. But first, I want to introduce Headspace’s co-founder and our new partner, Andy Puddicombe, one of the world’s top meditation experts.

Andy, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me again. It’s just such a pleasure to have you here with us, and to be able to have a conversation with you that we can share. >> It’s a pleasure. Thanks for having me along. >> Meditation is something that you’ve been teaching around the world. Have you always made space for meditation within your work day? >> Yeah. I guess there’s two parts to that job. For many years as a Buddhist monk, meditation was my work, so I always make time. Since leaving then 15 years ago or so, and certainly since starting a company, meditation is being an essential part of my work day. Sometimes it’s in the morning, sometimes it’s at work, sometimes it’s in the evening. >> Because I have been researching and understanding the field. There’s this way that meditation can help with resilience and with work-related stress. Can you just tell us a little bit more about that? >> Stress in itself isn’t a bad thing.

It’s really important to say that. It’s when it happens so often and it happens for long enough that it begins to overwhelm us. Then it becomes harmful. Meditation shows us how to step out of that thinking mind. The way I think about it is more in terms of what can we do on a regular basis so that we are ready and prepared for when difficult, stressful, and challenging situations arise both at work and at home, so we actually, feel ready for that, and we’re not thrown off course or easily overwhelmed by it? >> I’m seeing a lot of stress come from the fact that there aren’t any boundaries. How does meditation help with that? >> How we live our life at work has a direct impact on how we relate to our environment and our immediate family, colleagues, housemates, whatever it might be around us. I do think scheduling becomes really, really important, so you don’t feel burned out, and it doesn’t feel the entirety of our world has come together all at the same time.

>> Wonderful. I think about the moment that we’re in right now, I think about resilience, I think about care and compassion. We have never needed it more. Andy Puddicombe, thank you so much. We’re so excited to have you as a new partner. We’d be working together with you, the co-founder of Headspace, here with us today. Thank you very much. >> Pleasure. Thanks, Jared. >> Today we’re announcing that Insights, powered by MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics, is also coming to Teams. Insights helps individuals, managers, and leaders prioritize well-being and increase overall productivity. Let’s take a look. I’ll start by showing you the new personal Insights designed to help people be their best and most productive selves. A virtual commute will add structure to the remote workday, carving out time to mindfully disconnect in the evening.

This will make it seamless to close out the day’s tasks or to add them to a to-do list. Emotional check-ins help people pause and reflect on how the day went and observe emotional patterns over time. Then, there’s that new integration with Headspace that Andy and I talked about. These new exciting experiences are coming in 2021. Starting in October 2020 next month, you’ll begin to see personal Insights in Teams designed to help strengthen relationships and protect time for focus work with the briefing e-mail from Cortana and Outlook. Starting in October, we’ll be bringing new Insights for managers and leaders in the Teams. Let’s start by taking a look at Manager Insights. The well-being of their teams is top of mind for managers who can often operate like a life preserver when employees are grappling with disruption and change. Powered by Workplace Analytics, new Insights for managers help them protect individual well-being and position their people to stay productive.

Supporting research and thought leadership provide additional insights on the impact of very specific work habits and behaviors, along with tips and suggestions for ways to improve management skill. Metrics for other teams of similar size and function also help to contextualize team data, and links to best practices can help managers address challenge areas. Insight into the factors that impact the day-to-day experience of their teams helps managers create a culture that enables people to do their best work while prioritizing individual well-being. Now, let’s move on to Insights for leaders. Business leaders need visibility and what’s happening with people across their organizations. New Workplace Analytics Insights in Teams show data on team cohesion and stress and disruption, along with recommendations to help strengthen social ties. Other factors like elevated levels of after hours work can lead to employee burnout, which in turn reduces productivity and increases attrition risk. Seeing where there’s risks and getting insight into other factors that impact employee engagement and productivity levels helps leaders know where they can take steps to protect employee well-being.

Leaders can also see where a process change can improve the way work happens. We are so thrilled to bring these new well-being innovations to you, and there’s so much more on the way. That’s all I have for you today. I’m so excited to work alongside you as we reimagine the future of work together. [MUSIC].

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How to Reach Out for an Informational Interview | The Intern Hustle

Hey there! Welcome to The Intern Hustle’s hub on YouTube. I’m Jenna Rein, and in this video you’re going to learn how you should be reaching out to the people that you would like to connect with for an informational interview. ‘Cause you do want them to say yes when you reach out, right? Then stick around and take note of my 6 tips on how to reach out for an informational interview. Do you find yourself watching this and thinking “what is an informational interview?” Not to worry – I’ll cover that too. Hey there! I’m Jenna Rein from theinternhustle.com, and this is Initiative Muscle Monday. Helping you to start each week with an intentional step toward a successful future.

Let’s do this! So, what is an informational interview? In the most basic of explanations, it is an interview where the tables are turned. You are interviewing the other person and you’re asking them to share “information” with you about their career, their company, their industry, how they got their start, and lessons that they’ve learned along the way. Informational interviews are a great tool to help you determine professional fit in your own life. I have 6 tips for you today on how you should be reaching out when you request an informational interview with someone. And stick around to the end of this video for a special bonus email template that I’m going to be sharing with you.

This is a template that you’re going to be able to use when you’re sending those emails requesting your informational interviews. Alright, are you ready? Let’s dive in! Show that you’ve done your research. You want to be specific with your ask. Because people can tell when you just copy and paste an email to them that you’ve already sent to 10 other people. And I can tell you from experience, that I’m much more inclined to respond to someone when they ask me specific questions about my career, or they’re looking for specific advice. Now, it’s easy to just say I’d like to learn more about your career path. But show me that you took the time to actually research my background and that you want to know about a specific experience with a company or an individual that has shaped where I’m at today. Mention mutual connections or shared experiences. Did a family member or friend suggest that you connect with this person? Great – let them know. Or are they an alumni from the school that you attend? Make the connection.

Or, did you just read about something in their bio that you share in common with them? Maybe it’s a favorite band or place that you enjoy traveling to. These are all things that you want to incorporate when you reach out in order to establish a deeper connection up front. Make it convenient for them to say “yes”.

Suggest a phone call or offer to meet them in a location of their choice. But the amount of emails that people get today on a daily basis, it’s insane. If they’re getting an email from you and it’s not clear that you are flexible and that you’re going to make the time and the place very convenient for them, then they’re likely going to put the email aside and deal with it later. And chances are your email is going to then get lost in the depths of their inbox and you may never actually hear from them after all. So, you want to make it easy for them to give you an instant reply, and an easy one, and tell you yes. Respect their time. Informational interviews should be no more than 30 min. (20 min. is really what you’re shooting for here). This goes along with my last point on making it easy for them to say yes. Make sure that they understand that you know how busy they are and that you’re coming prepared to make this a good use of their time.

Include your availability for several dates and times. Don’t make them do the scheduling work. If you offer up a few different options that work for you on when you can meet, then they can easily check their calendar and get back to you. Or better yet, they can go hands off all together and pass it on to their assistant for all of the scheduling work. Again, how can you make it as convenient as possible for them to say “yes” to you. Close your email with a call to action to drive next steps. Guide their next action. Which should be responding to your email and the request that you’ve made for an informational interview. Say that you are looking forward to hearing from them. Ask them to let you know which of the options that you suggested works best for them. And then offer to send out a calendar invite once they confirm. If you follow these 6 tips when reaching out to request an informational interview, your chances of actually getting the interview are going to be much higher.

Now I mentioned at the beginning of this video that if you stuck around til the end, I have a bonus email template for you to use when you actually reach out. Check the description below this video for the link to download this free email template. The worksheet also includes a recap of the 6 tips that I shared with you in today’s video. So go grab it now and best of luck with your informational interviews! If this video gave you some new insights today, please give it a like and share it with a friend or two. And subscribe to this channel so that you don’t miss out on future videos by hitting that subscribe button below. In support of your hustle…I’ll see you next Monday!.

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ONLINE JOBS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN 2020 | The Intern Hustle

Whether you are looking for a side hustle while you juggle school and an internship, or you find yourself suddenly out of a part-time job on campus, I have rounded up more than 15 online jobs for college students in 2020 that you can look into. And you might be thinking…Why are you talking about this? You just talk about internships. But I want to help you out in whatever way I can. And it’s easier than ever to make money online. There are a lot of virtual work opportunities that do not require a degree. The online jobs that I’m sharing with, you in this video, cover many different skill sets and areas of interest. There are some good ones that you probably haven’t even heard of or considered before. So give this video a like if you’re excited to learn about these online opportunities, and be sure to subscribe for new videos every single week on this channel. Hey there! I’m Jenna Rein from theinternhustle.com, and this is Initiative Muscle Monday.

Helping you to start each week with an intentional step toward a successful future. Let’s do this! The majority of online jobs allow you to work from anywhere, and in many cases set your own hours. This kind of flexibility is extremely helpful for you, as a busy college student, who’s trying to earn money in between coursework and extracurriculars, in order to pay down student loans or have just a little spending money for college social activities. You may be equipped with the knowledge and skills to start some of these online jobs today. Others may require a little bit of effort on your part to learn a new skill or to build a portfolio. But all of them are worth looking into. Remember, just approach your pursuit of online jobs with a growth mindset and patience for yourself as you learn along the way.

If you’re ready to dive in, let’s review over 15 online jobs for college students in 2020, so that you can start earning money and start adding skills to your resume. Let’s start with a couple ways to make money online that you are perfectly suited for as a college student. I am talking easy online opportunities for college students. The first one is to sell your notes online. Are you a great note-taker? Do your friends always ask to copy your notes? Then selling your notes online could be a great way for you to make some money. Check out studysoup.com and apply to be an Elite Notetaker. Earn up to $500 per course. And top performers on the StudySoup platform have been known to make as much as $2,000 in a semester. The more students that you have in your classes, the higher your earning potential. And then you can also earn additional money for referring friends to be Elite Notetakers with StudySoup as well. The next thing to check out if you are a college student, which is a super easy opportunity for you to put some money back in your pocket, is selling your used textbooks online.

Chances are you have some textbooks lying around that you’re no longer using. So why not sell them back and get some money for them? You don’t have to be selling these back to a physical bookstore on campus either. There are plenty of options online for textbook buyback. So check out sites like bookscouter.com, which sources prices from multiple book buyback sites in a matter of minutes. Then from their aggregated lists, pick the seller that you want to work with based on the price they’re offering and the seller ratings. You earn a percentage of the books original price – and this is going to vary by book, and edition, and condition and demand of course – but pro tip: sell during high demand seasons in the school year and you’re better off. And no, you’re not going to get back what you paid for it.

But at least it’s something. The book is not just sitting on a shelf collecting dust. It is putting money back in your pocket. And you can earn additional money by offering to help your lazy friends sell their used textbooks back, as well, and charge them a small commission for doing so. Alright, the next thing we’re gonna touch on is online freelance work for college students. Depending on your skills, and your time, and your hustle, there are a number of different freelance jobs that you can land as a college student. You can write articles for blogs or online media outlets, you can write copy for a website, or even write a script for a YouTube video (like this one). You can work as a freelance graphic designer and produce logos, presentations, and video graphics, or even illustrations for web design. Or, if you have web development skills, you can work as a freelance web developer and help businesses build and enhance their websites. So check out sites like Fiverr, Upwork, Thumbtack and 99designs. (Which I actually used 99designs to have the logo for The Intern Hustle designed.) And use these sites to find a variety of freelance work requests that people are posting.

Create a profile of your own, and a portfolio of your work, and then pitch yourself in order to land these freelance gigs. You can also reach out and pitch your work directly to different blogs and websites. Maybe ones that you specifically take an interest in, and you have content that you’re excited to write about. When it comes to freelance writing, many sites will have a contact section for guest contributions. So just check the website for that. Find a way to get in touch with them and pitch your writing. You earn by the hour, or a fixed fee per project, when it comes to freelance work. And this depends on the type of work and what you negotiate in the terms of your freelance statement of work. Freelance gigs can range anywhere from say $30 an hour for a graphic design project to $5,000 a project for web development. When you’re just starting out, do your research to see what average rates are and work your way up from there. Note that the popular websites I mentioned for finding freelance gigs do charge service fees, so you’re gonna want to take that into consideration when you’re setting your rates.

And you can earn more as you begin to establish a name for yourself. If you’re truly skilled in an area, and you build up a strong portfolio of work, you can make very good money freelancing while you’re in college. The next category we’re going to talk about is also sort of a freelancing opportunity, but it’s social media jobs for college students. And chances are you’re pretty active on social media already. And you’re likely pretty savvy with it. So think about how you can use your knowledge of social media to help a business, maybe a local business in your community, to establish and grow their online presence.

Again, check out sites like Fiverr, Upwork and Thumbtack, and see what types of social media tasks people are posting. Then, based on your social media strengths, craft a profile and pitch yourself for the gigs that interest you the most. You can also directly pitch local businesses in your area. So do some research on their social media accounts and then pitch them on how you can help them improve. You earn by the hour, or a fixed fee per project. And based on my research, when you’re just getting started, you can expect to earn around $20 an hour. And you can earn more by getting some quick wins for a client and then working with them to establish a retainer deal where they engage you to do a set amount of of social media work for them each month. For example: Four Instagram posts per week — and they have a set amount that they’re gonna pay you every month to do those four posts a week for them.

Moving on, we’re gonna talk about online tutoring jobs for college students. Now you don’t have to be an education major in order to get an online tutoring job as a college student. Are you strong in a particular subject? Because you may be able to tutor peers who are struggling to keep up in college, or younger students (so K-12), just by using your own subject matter expertise. Or are you bilingual? Because you can work one-on-one with people online to help them learn a language virtually just by having conversations with them. And finally, you could teach English to students from other parts of the world as well. So check out sites like tutor.com, Chegg or Wyzant for tutoring opportunities on a variety of subjects. And then check out italkie and VIPKid for online teaching opportunities that are specific to language. Now note some of these sites have age and education requirements, so do your research before you apply to make sure that you find the one you’re best suited for.

And you’ll earn typically anywhere from $9 to $25 an hour as an online tutor through these sites. And pay will vary with experience and the number of hours that you dedicate to tutoring online. Some of these sites may also take a percentage of earnings as a service fee, so make sure that you’re reading the fine print to find out what you’re actually going to be earning. And you can earn more in some cases by referring students, or other tutors, to these platforms. So we’re maybe halfway through this video, and I’ve already mentioned a lot of different online jobs and different sites that you should check out to pursue those opportunities.

I just want to throw it out there, I’m putting all of the links in the description below this video. So make sure you’re checking that if you’re interested in some of the options I’ve already shared with you. And let’s dive into the rest of the options. The next category of online jobs for college students, I have actually talked about before… in this video. I shared about different internship alternatives in this video. So if you are struggling to get an internship at the moment I give you a bunch of different options for how you can still gain experience (valuable experience) that you can put on your resume. And I shared about these short-term professional paid projects as one of the internship alternatives. And these are projects from real companies. They are tasks that are important to the company, but perhaps just not the best use of their time. And they’re short term (so usually 20 to 40 hours of work in total), and offered across a number of different departments and areas of the business.

They are a great way to gain professional experience and enhance your resume. So one site I want you to check out for this is parkerdewey.com. This is a company that connects students with employers for short-term paid assignments. And Parker Dewey likes to call these micro-internships. And they work with a variety of industries, as well as partnering with many universities, to help place students with opportunities that are a good professional fit. You can also just reach out to companies directly that you’re interested in working with and pitch yourself for short-term projects that will add value to their organization. Do your research, and identify their needs and areas where you can help them get some quick wins. But most companies right now are offering a lot of virtual opportunities for people, so it’s definitely a good thing for you to check out and just see if there are any short-term paid assignments that you can take on.

Now, you earn a per project fee. And this is going to vary depending on the company, and the nature of the work, and the length of the project. But ultimately you can earn more by doing quality work, and getting asked back by this company for future projects, or better yet, maybe down the line a part-time or full-time position with them. Alight, are you a creative? The next category I want to talk about is creative online work for college students. Specifically photography-based work. Are you talented with a camera? Or honestly, maybe just your iPhone camera? There are options for you to sell your photography online. You can sell photos that you take to brands, and small businesses, and other creatives who are seeking specific images for their digital or physical media.

Check out sites like Snapwire or miPic to sell photos or launch your own customized print store with your photos. Participate in specific photo requests or challenges, or just build your portfolio to sell to the general marketplace. You earn anywhere from fifty to a hundred percent of the photo sale price, depending on the site and the photo requests that you’re responding to. And you can earn more by participating in higher paying challenges as your photography portfolio grows. Next up, you may have some experience with this one. And it’s because a lot of people do dabble with this in different ways. I’m talking about e-commerce marketplace options for students. So have you ever purchased something from Etsy? or eBay? or maybe Poshmark? Well why not become a seller on one of those platforms instead of just a buyer? Whether you’re selling collectibles, or clothing of your own, or artwork that you made, you can build a brand for yourself and make some good money using the online marketplaces that already exist.

So check out Etsy to sell handcrafted products like artwork, maybe jewelry, decor. And use eBay to sell collectibles, books (you can even sell your textbooks on eBay), clothing, electronics, really just about anything. And then check out companies like Poshmark or thredUP to sell and consign your clothing. Some of these e-commerce marketplace sites are easier to set up than others, so make sure that you do your research and you choose what makes the most sense for you and what you’re hoping to sell. But I can say that I personally sell clothing on Poshmark, and I have made good money back on pieces that I just don’t wear or use that much anymore. So instead of just dropping everything off in a brown paper bag at Goodwill, I’m actually able to put some money back in my own pocket on clothes that I had previously invested in.

So you earn based on how you price your products and just how much you have to sell. And note that these sites will take a percentage of your sale as a service fee. You can earn more by buying items at lower than usual prices and selling them on these marketplaces for a greater profit. For example: Maybe you find a valuable antique for cheap at a garage sale, and you sell it for what it’s actually worth on Etsy.

Next up is a pretty specific one, and it’s actually online customer support work for college students. And I’m specifically talking about with Apple. So companies like Apple offer some great remote work opportunities for college students. Now it’s competitive, but it’s still a really good opportunity if you’re looking for a company name like that to have on your resume. Because no matter how small the job, it does not hurt to have Apple on your resume. So check out Apple’s job opportunities page and then use the search term Apple Support College Program. This will pull up a list of open jobs at Apple that are available to students at a variety of colleges and universities.

So you have to search to see if your school is listed, and if they’re looking for someone at your school. Read the job description and the requirements, and apply if you think you would be a good fit as a customer support representative for Apple. You earn where you learn… by working from school or from home. And per Apple, the position comes with competitive pay, eligibility to participate in their company’s stock plan, paid time off, employee product discounts and dedicated resources to support your ongoing growth and career development.

That sounds like a pretty good gig. And you can earn more by potentially qualifying for tuition reimbursement from Apple as well. Definitely one that I would look into if I were still a college student today. And the last one I’m gonna share with you today is virtual transcription service work for college students. So this is taking audio or video content and transcribing it into written form. And it’s an online job that really doesn’t have that many requirements. You need to be proficient in your spelling and your grammar, and have a good typing speed.

But a transcription job gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to the hours that you work. You can do this in the middle of the night if you really wanted to. So check out sites like rev.com and scribie.com, for video and audio transcriber positions that you can apply to. And then choose from a variety of projects, with no limits on the amount of work that you can do. Amazon also has virtual transcription roles for their Alexa product. Another good brand name company to have on your resume, if you can get this type of a gig. Search for Data Associate, Alexa Data Services on Amazon’s career pages to find these opportunities, and make sure that you’re filtering for the work from home option when you do so. With these transcription jobs, you can earn by the minute and make anywhere from 5 to 25 dollars an hour depending on the project and how fast you are, and accurate you are, at transcribing.

And earn more money if you happen to know a foreign language and are able to translate subtitles as well. That’s it! I just shared with you over 15 different online jobs for college students in 2020. And these are a variety of ways to make money and build up your resume all from the comfort of your own home, or your own dorm room, or apartment, wherever you are. All of the different websites I mentioned in this video are linked in the description below, so make sure you check that out. And to make it even easier I also turned this video into a blog post over on theinternhustle.com, so that way you can just go there and reference everything I’ve shared with you in one place. Bookmark that post and revisit it as you need to. I will be sure to link to that blog post as well in the description. And before I sign off on this video, there are a couple financial tips that I would like to close with…

The first one is just a smart money pro tip for you. So if you require special software or hardware in order to do some of this work… specifically some of the freelance work, maybe like graphic design and things like that… be sure that you look into any student discounts that may be available to you first. For example, Adobe usually offers student rates for their software, and this comes in handy when you’re using their products for things like graphic design or video editing. Apple also offers student discounts on computers and other products that you may need to do the job through their education pricing program. So always do a quick Google search just to see what offers and student discounts are available to you. Because ultimately if you’re saving money on these things, that’s more money back in your pocket when you start earning.

And with all of these options, it is important that you understand how taxes will be handled. You don’t want surprises. With most freelance work, and positions where you work as an online contractor, you should receive a Form 1099-MISC from the employer for tax season. This obviously depends on how much you make and a lot of other factors, and I am NOT a tax professional. I am simply just giving you a heads up that taxes are something that you need to consider. So be sure to consult with a tax professional to ensure that you are preparing your taxes correctly and that you are setting aside enough money to pay your taxes if necessary. Good luck pursuing these online opportunities. Leave a comment below and let me know if you have any other good tips for college students who are looking to make money online. Thanks for watching! If this video gave you some new insights today, please give it a like and share it with a friend or two.

Hit that red subscribe button below so that you don’t miss out on future videos. In support of your hustle, I’m Jenna from theinternhustle.com, and I’ll see you next Monday..

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Get an Internship with No Experience | The Intern Hustle

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to internships. When you hear things like, “You need experience in order to get an internship.”, you’re most likely hearing that from someone who has never had an internship before. Because, the opposite’s actually true. Internships exist for you to gain experience. And I’m going to bust through this common no-experience, no- internship myth and break down how you can make your first internship happen in today’s video. Hey there! I’m Jenna Rein, from theinternhustle.com, and this is Initiative Muscle Monday. Helping you to start each week with an intentional step toward a successful future. Let’s do this! So I definitely remember feeling like I had no idea where to start when it came to finding my first internship. And on top of that, I thought that no one would even take me on as an intern, and take me seriously, because I had zero experience. Spoiler alert – I now know that just about everyone feels this way when they are first starting out.

However, once I understood how important it is to get some internship experience while I was in college, I got serious about looking for opportunities. And what I learned, is that it’s all about finding the right first opportunity. So what do I mean by the right first opportunity? Everyone starts somewhere. Think about this — Many of the best actors started off doing small-time commercial gigs and side hustling as a waiter. They didn’t just jump to Academy Award Best-Picture films. Now, maybe your dream is to intern for someplace like Google. That’s excellent, and you should absolutely go after that dream! But you’re going to need to work your way up to Google.

Given how competitive Google’s internship program is known to be, your first goal should be to start early and gain as much internship experience as you can elsewhere. Build up your skills and build up your resume, and then apply for an internship with Google. Now, you need to start by setting some realistic expectations with yourself, and then identifying your best fit first opportunities from there. Ok – So where should you even start when trying to find your first internship opportunity? Where do you get that first round of experience? Look, the whole internship search is easier said than done, I know. But since you likely won’t check every box on your internship dream list this first time around, I recommend that you at least identify your priorities.

Come up with a list of your priorities and then rank them. So think about things like company size, the location, paid vs. unpaid internship, the structure (or maybe the lack there of structure) that an internship program may have, does the company have perks that they offer to their interns?, do you have exposure to a specific industry or just general professional experience? Put it all down, and rank your priorities. What is most important to you for your first round of experience, knowing that you’re not going to check all of those boxes right up front? Once you create this priority list, start searching for opportunities that are in line with your priorities.

Time to bust through the myth that you need experience to get an internship! At the end of the day, employers just want interns who show a genuine interest in their company and are self-starters. If you can present yourself with an eagerness to be a contributing member to their team and you show up with the work ethic to match, you will find an internship. There are so many opportunities out there, you just have to be intentional with your search and not get too ahead of yourself with your first steps.

Continue to build key relationships along the way, and more doors will open for you over time. You got this! Just focus on getting your foot in that first door, do a solid job, and then continue to stack your experience with the opportunities that follow. If this video gave you some new insights today, please give it a like and share it with a friend or two. And subscribe to this channel and join me over the next few weeks as I bust through some more myths and share the truth about internships. In support of your hustle…I will see you next Monday!.

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out for Internships | The Intern Hustle

Hey guys, I’m Jenna Rein. And this is The Intern Hustle’s YouTube channel. I share new videos every Monday to help you flex your initiative muscle and take control of your future. In today’s video I’m sharing a few tips on how you can make your resume stand out for internships. Now if you’re new here, you may be thinking cool Jenna — Who are you and why do you know about this? Well, if you want my full story you can head over to theinternhustle.com and check it out, but the short story is I had four internships in college (a couple of which were extremely competitive to get my foot in the door at) And so I know a thing or two about how to get yourself the best shot at the internship by putting together a solid resume.

Hey there, I’m Jenna Rein from theinternhustle.com and this is Initiative Muscle Monday, helping you to start each week with an intentional step toward a successful future. Let’s do this! Now before I go into the tips, I want to start by saying… Set aside the time to work on your resume, and then do it. Your resume always takes more time than you think it will and if you want to do it right, you need to plan ahead and give yourself the time to do a quality job. Okay, Let’s break down the tips. Start by gathering relevant experiences as early as you can. If you’re still in high school or early in your college years, what jobs can you get now that will help you stand out when you’re applying for internships you want later? For example, in high school I really already had an interest in training athletes. And so no, I hadn’t applied to my major yet or taken any classes to test my interest, but it was an interest of mine and I decided to pay attention to it.

I decided to find a job in high school that would translate into relevant experience later. I ended up getting a fitness floor position at a reputable health club. Was it glamorous? No. I wiped sweat off weight machines as part of my job. But what high school job really is that glamorous? Definitely an upgrade from changing diapers while babysitting I will tell you that. But it did give me hands-on experience in a training setting, and more importantly in the future when I was applying for internships, it showed companies that I was intentional from an early age. I wasn’t just trying to check a box and get an internship. I had previous experience in this field and I was willing to put in the work. So as you work to gather this relevant experience start to create inventory of it. Keep a journal about things you learn on the job. Hard skills, like new softwares (or maybe you learned Adobe Photoshop), machine operations, or training certifications you’ve obtained. And soft skills you’ve developed like, communication, or time management, problem-solving.

Next, be sure to capture specific volunteer or extracurricular experience you have as well — specific things you’ve done in college that showcase the skills and interests that you have. And if you haven’t been documenting your experience as you go and you’re just now playing catch-up, go ahead and follow this exercise: I want you to set a timer for twenty to thirty minutes and write down any and all experience that comes to mind. Just get your juices flowing. Nothing’s stupid. This is just for your reference. You will be amazed with how much comes up as you start brainstorming and putting pen to paper. Okay. Got your experience inventory? Great! We will come back to this in a minute. Now this next point you’re gonna hear a lot, but it’s because it’s important… Imagine that? Make sure that you tailor your resume to each and every internship position that you’re applying for. Why? Because recruiters are receiving A LOT of resumes, and on average they’re only scanning your resume for about six seconds before deciding if they’re gonna move it forward to next steps or put it in the trash can.

So if you fail to speak to what a recruiter is looking for on your resume, then you can pretty much guarantee your resumes going into the trash can. Now I know if you’re applying to a lot of internships this can seem like a lot of work. Unique resumes for every application? But that’s exactly why you should take the extra time to do it. Because most of your peers aren’t. Spend a little bit more time upfront and gift yourself the wonderful benefit of out-shining your competition. Now the best way to do this is to pull up the job description for the internships you’re applying for, and the details about the company values and culture. Then pull up your experience inventory and start connecting the dots. Not all of it has to be a pure hard skill connection to what they’re looking for. You can also draw attention to other experience you have — volunteer, extracurriculars, ties into their company culture — look for parallels and craft your resume accordingly.

Be interesting and show your personality. Always start your bullet points on your resume with the most relevant accomplishments first. Now notice I said accomplishments and not responsibilities. That’s because no one cares what you were responsible for. How are they supposed to know that you actually did what you are responsible for? They want to know what you accomplished and the best way to show someone what you accomplished is by giving them concrete examples and showing them the numbers.

Quantify wherever you can. So back to my high school job as a fitness floor trainer… Maybe instead of just saying, instructed members on proper use of weightlifting machines. I could say, led an average of 15, 30-minute introduction to weightlifting sessions with club members each week. So when it comes to tailoring your resume, and creating stand out quantifiable accomplishments, I know you can do it. You just have to put in a little effort. No matter how little experience you have, it is possible So give it a try and tailor your experience. And then try harder. And if you find you want some help, I happen to be pretty good at this… just sayin’. You can sign up for a one on one resume review session with me and I will show you how it’s done. I’ll link to that in the description below if you’re interested, and you can check it out after this video.

I will be back in future videos with common resume mistakes to avoid and all the tips you need to format your resume like a boss. If you feel like getting a head start on the formatting part, I do have a comprehensive resume review checklist that you can download for free now and be well on your way. I’ll link to that in the description below. Finally, if you found this video helpful, and you want to see more like it, please give it a like and share it with a friend or two. And then subscribe to this channel so that you’re in the loop when the next resume review videos are released.

This is a new channel, so all of the love helps. Thanks guys, I will see you back here next Monday with another video..

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How the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is transforming how students learn

[Music] by this year 2020 medical knowledge is doubling every 73 days every moment we spend with them has to be high-value we have to really be training master learners not master memorizers when we had the opportunity to build this new facility it really gave us an opportunity to rethink medical education we wanted to build a technology platform in a building that would support potentially decades of innovation in the future when you have active learning and you’re engaging their mind we know that they don’t have to study as much later so anything that you can do to make that material easier to grasp I think is really important but it was critical that we knew we were using technological tools that were perfect fits to that pedagogics eerie that educational theory and that led naturally to Microsoft our initial design in this building was actually very traditional we had monitors on the walls around the classrooms we moved away from that we pulled the technology into the room and used a surface hub to’s to really build a platform that could move throughout the building hubs can be used in a conference room they could go up to a director’s office or they could stay there and support the learning in that space the building has been designed in terms of space with lots of small group learning technology infused within those to allow for collaborating around hubs and white boards etc exactly as we envisioned the surface hub is intended for you to interact with and so that a layout of a room is completely different to encourage adoption of that technique we have an experience or learning lab on the third floor of the building where the walls can actually be moved around and you can construct whatever space you need trying to make things more engaged more active technology creates behavior and space enables behavior and so bringing those two things together to really help focus on adoption of technologies students be able to join in into a classroom experience no matter where they are how we selected Microsoft teams for that you can be in multiple small group sessions simultaneously you can be in your lab and teach you a small group it expands and leverages our faculty in a way that makes it much more efficient vision for teams really is to deliberately allow more synchronous and asynchronous learning embedded into our DNA is this concept of continuous quality improvement understanding how the human brain works and understanding how we learn more efficiently and effectively again leveraging technology being innovative is really about how do you simplify delegate to the computer world which should be delegated to the computer world and then what happens is then the human beings have the time-space energy to be doing the things that human beings are really good at [Music] you

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Microsoft: Productivity Future Vision

Becoming Digital

Every company is a software company. You have to start thinking and operating like a digital company. It’s no longer just about procuring one solution and deploying one. It’s not about one simple software solution. It’s really you yourself thinking of your own future as a digital company.

 

Satya Nadella, CEO

Microsoft

Transform your manufacturing from top floor to shop floor—delivering improved customer outcomes with product-as-a-service.

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A Day Made of Glass Extended Montage (5-minute – 2013)

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Looksgreat New Designer Awards 2016: Rixo

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hello my name’s Henrietta hi my name’s ora and where the two fighters at Berkeley London rixel is advised making really amazing product we don’t really follow any trans we just are really vintage inspired Word ray is really influenced and by the vintage eras and 22 the 70s and then we like taking elements from different eras you really wanted to be a ground where anyone of any age from any background good where I think about offerings think different as well so customer that wants something a little bit more special in the high street and a goal and blue brick sale in the future is to really focus on our product and the print think that’s know that we want to become known for.

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