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LifeLaunching By TrustNavigator LLC

Trust Navigator LLC is a not-for-profit organization focusing on enriching the traditional college experience by career guidance education, skill development, and networking college students with alumni and employers who seek qualified candidates. Trust Navigator offers an on campus affinity group called LifeLaunching which focuses on those business, life, and career educational skill sets, as well as provides weekly employment panels engaging alumni from various on-campus organizations and participating sponsor employers. Our affinity group is a fee-based professional development program that operates as a student organization on campus which provides students with shadowing opportunities and potential internship/co-ops through their LifeLaunching Mentor.

Approximately 20% of those in college are studying STEM or some professional graduate degree program or the pre- requisites for them. These students not only know the answer to this question they can further direct the conversation. Their discussion reflects the ‘language “of their major. There is a confidence in their demeanor and a familiarity with their options. Their passion breathes.
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on 1 December 2017
  • careers
For decades there has been a belief that a college diploma was “the ticket”. The college degree in the 20th Century was the completion of the finishing school for the corporate world. For decades it was exclusive for the elite. In the 1960’s that changed with the attraction to many of staying in education to avoid the military draft and the expansion of the college campus to women and veterans thru tuition assistance. Adding government financing gave a broader population access to corporations looking for the next generation of management.
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on 9 November 2017
  • careers
The TrustNavigator focus continues to recognize and adapt to the biggest cultural issue affecting all of our futures. The millennial generation are now the biggest consumers, the largest buyers of homes and users of debt and the broadest segment of our workforce.
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on 17 October 2017
  • careers
In a recent WSJ poll conducted of CFO’s their number one concern today is retaining qualified workers. After 21 years of the survey tracking quarterly concerns, this is the first-time financial executives put it at the top of their list. Enrollment in colleges is dropping due to less high school grads and affordability.
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on 22 August 2017
  • internships
According to Peter Capelli, a professor at Wharton, since 2003 the number of apprenticeships in the United States is down 50%. In the same time, the number of internships has dropped by over 20%. In the 1980’s 10% of non-entry level jobs were filled from outside of companies, meaning that 90% of jobs were thru promotions.
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on 28 July 2017
  • job recruiting
In this blog, we attempt to explain where are youth are compared to the past generations. Like pigs in a python the millennial (born between 1980 and 1999) and Gen Z (now in college and younger) are the largest generation since the baby boomers and the ones to watch to impact our economy and certainly employment.
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on 29 June 2017
  • millennials
This year I will be riding in my third VeloSano "Ride for the cure" 200-mile bike ride. As I cross paths with friends old and new like so many of you, we see those fighting Cancer. It is a tough battle. Treatment cannot be understood without experiencing it either as a patient or a supporter. Despite so many facing these challenges we are making progress. This is a challenge we can overcome.
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on 9 June 2017
  • charity Work
In a world where companies are challenged in finding strong employee applicants, many employers cite younger applicants as lacking strong Life Skills. The generational comparison is usually connected to the cause blaming college preparation and "those devices". Due to tuition inflation colleges in particular have become the "fall guy".
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on 17 April 2017
  • millennials
Like past generations, many adults when looking at the next generation roll their eyes and mumble "these kids nowadays". I heard my parents say it. How about "nobody ever taught us how to be parents". That is simply not true. Our parents gave us a shining example how to be parents. Most actually did some belly flops, but in general they did a pretty good job.
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on 20 March 2017
  • parents
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