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What is Business Culture in Alaska?

Alaska, it is the biggest and most diverse state in the United States. When thinking of Alaska, many people don’t think about the way business is run or why it might be different to what they know. Despite being the biggest state, Alaska only has a population of around 730,000 according to recent estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. In Alaska, there is a high chance that when you first meet somebody, you know their family or have some sort of connection, especially in rural areas. Alaska’s roots run deep. Many people have been here since before Alaska was even proclaimed a state in 1959. Plus, the largest minority group in the state is Alaska Native or indigenous. Business culture in Alaska

Finding Value In Yourself and Your Voice with NMC/GenZ

In early February, members of the National Millennial and Gen Z Community met in Los Angeles to meet with executives at multiple companies. NMC/GenZ includes representatives from universities in nearly every state and a few international universities. It was the first trip that I attended with NMC/GenZ, so you could say I was a little nervous. Saying I was nervous would be an understatement. In the days leading up to the trip, I found myself faced with imposter syndrome. If you're not familiar with the term, the Oxford Dictionary defines it as “the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's efforts or skills.” I didn’

Love What's Local

Being a small-town girl has its perks. Walking into any local shop, and hearing myself greeted by name is one of them; nothing compares to being seen in a society driven by the pursuit of more, bigger, and better. A few months ago, I had dinner with a fellow National Millennial and GenZ Community colleague who was recalling some trends that they had noticed in regards to the impact corporate companies have on local, family-owned businesses in cities across the nation. Most of his observations ended in the conclusion that corporate enterprise is, in essence, killing out the small business model. I don’t travel too often, but I couldn’t help but agree with several of his points based on the ex

Fail It Forward: Unlocking Your Growth Mindset

“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability we will be brittle in the face of adversity” – Josh Waitzkin I failed my senior year of college at my university last year, but before you judge, hear me out. It was Spring of 2019, and I was wrapping up my college career at the University of Southern Mississippi with an internship at my local news station. I was working as a producer and field reporter with plans of graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism that would secure my fulltime job as a news reporter after graduation. Coincidentally, I failed the only class that I needed to graduate, setting back my graduation by an entire year. I w