Arlen Bondoc is the Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Made Men HQ, a blog for men that promotes, educates, and inspires positive lifestyles for its readers. Arlen is an ambitious and outgoing student at Sheridan College, aiming to earn a CFA, in pursuit of a career in banking and finance. He is also the Founder and President of The Finance Association (HMC) at Sheridan College.
Blake LeClair is a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce student in Accounting at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. He is an expert in creating student leadership initiatives and trains leaders at the university through the Sprott Ambassador Program, Sprott Accounting Students Association (SASA) and Sprott Information Systems Students Association (SISSA). Blake is passionate about working in the accounting field and has over a year of experience in public accounting.
Arlen and Blake join me today to share their financial fitness tips. Arlen shares why networking and finding mentors is essential for preparing yourself for finding work. He discusses starting a small business while being a student and why writing your ideas down is a significant first step in bringing them to fruition. Blake reveals how networking and being part of the community has helped him during his education. He also encourages students to never settle for where they are now and to show determination to meet their goals.
“Be proactive with your career. Get out there and network, network, and network.” – Arlen Bondoc
This Week on Young Money:
- Why you shouldn’t go it alone and the value of mentors
- Being proactive with your career and networking
- How to learn social skills while being a student
- Starting a small business and website community
- Writing down your ideas and figuring out how to make them a reality
- Finding the confidence to get a job and concerns over student debt
- Taking advantage of incentive programs and compound interest
- Why you need to network and be involved in your community
- Being determined, focusing on goals, and never settling for where you are now
- Follow your passion
- Be proactive and network
- Write down your ideas and figure out how to make them happen
- Be goal-driven
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