Archive by Category "college grads"

8 Reasons to Choose a Startup Over a Corporate Job

March 20, 2012
Every year as many of America’s most talented college graduates search for their niche in the post-college world, they are forced to decide between two alluring career paths. The first is accepting a high-paying job with a well-established corporation. The second is joining the ranks of a fledgling startup: a high-risk, high-reward option that offers […]

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VFA on the road

February 1, 2012
Andrew Yang visited Vassar College yesterday along with Vassar alum and VFA Executive Board Member Alison Lindland.  In Alison’s day job, she serves as Director of Business Development and Marketing at NYC startup Kohort.  Read the in-depth recap in Vassar’s The Miscellany News to learn more about the event.  

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VFA visits Wharton

January 27, 2012
  VFA founder Andrew Yang spoke with a collection of Wharton undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday night, and Nikhil Menezes of student newspaper The Daily Pennsylvanian penned an article recapping the event.  Andrew positioned VFA as an alternative to finance and consulting for those who dream of starting companies – and described […]

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WSJ – For Grads Seeking to Work and Do Good

January 12, 2012
      For Grads Seeking to Work and Do Good By EMILY GLAZER Ivy League senior Ethan Carlson recently turned down a job with a global-energy consulting practice and instead pledged to spend two years working for an entrepreneur, perhaps with a focus on renewable energy, in a struggling U.S. city. “I want to […]

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Another View: The Science and Strategy of College Recruiting

November 14, 2011
Yale senior, Marina Keegan, writes about how “every year around 25 percent of employed Yale graduates enter the consulting and finance industries,” and why she thinks this needs to change. Check out her article at the link below. New York Times: Another View: The Science and Strategy of College Recruiting

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Guest Blogger- Taylor Fleming, Colgate University

October 25, 2011
Venture for America is excited to feature guest blogger Taylor Fleming. Taylor is a junior at Colgate University, majoring in English with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies: As the semester rolls along, many Colgate seniors are beginning to wonder about their future plans. Andrew Yang, graduate of the Brown University class of 1996, found […]

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