New graduates have-or soon will have-diplomas in hand and are making decisions on their next opportunities. Now the race begins to keep the talent in central Ohio.
New graduates have-or soon will have-diplomas in hand and are making decisions on their next opportunities. Now the race begins to keep the talent in central Ohio. Enter the New Albany Job Fair 2016, set for June 9 at the Bob Evans Farms Dan Evans Training Center.
Some new graduates have already started social enterprises-a business model especially enticing to millennials-for the opportunity to earn a living while impacting social issues. The Center for Social Enterprise Development and SEA Change have selected 15 central and northeast Ohio organizations for a three-month intensive accelerator program. Weekly technical assistance will culminate in pitches to prospective investors, partners, mentors and clients.
OSU grads who aren't ready to bid farewell to the Varsity Club can build backing for their entrepreneurial efforts at a SunDown RunDown pitch event the evening of May 27. It's one of a handful of pitch events across the state this month and next.
Entrepreneurial degree-holders can also get free help for starting small businesses from the federal Small Business Administration through seminars set throughout Ohio this month. The Columbus session will be May 26.
Grads seeking inspiration might look into the YWCA's Leadership Luncheon series. A May 19 luncheon explores the importance of global connections, while a June 16 luncheon focuses on celebrating identity.
And for those welcoming new grads into their workplaces, Samantha Macchia has some tips for integrating millennials. Even more than previous generations, this cohort is a transformative group that Macchia, president and CEO of Summit Financial Strategies, says can help build stronger organizations if leaders know how to embrace them. Group hug, anyone?