Share advice for grads, win a prize for you

Written by on May 15, 2014 in News - 4 Comments

New graduates will soon flood the workforce. So what advice can you, seasoned professional, share to help them start their careers off right?

You know we have a tradition here of sharing (last month we shared a little love in our nation’s capital with customers and complete strangers). And we know that our loyal readers and customers are talented experts with great insight and experience. So now that graduation season is underway, we thought it would be fun to share some words of wisdom with our newest colleagues in the world’s workforce.

Here’s how it works.

Over the next month, we will collect your best tips for new graduates. You know, “if you knew then what you know now,” what would you share? You can submit an entry one of three ways:

  1. Post your advice to the ShareFile Facebook page (in the comments section) on the ShareMore Advice Facebook post.
  2. Tweet your advice to @ShareFile using #GradShare as the hashtag.
  3. Leave your advice in the comments section of this blog post.

It’s that easy! Submit as many pieces of advice as you want, but remember you can only win once. The winning entry will be the one deemed most creative and/or inspiring (and yes, it’s subjective).


The best advice-giver (subject to our panel of judges) gets a Visa gift card worth $50, eternal bragging rights (worth millions), and publication in a ShareFile blog post.


  • You must over 18 years of age.
  • You must be a U.S. resident.

You can read the full legal rules here.

Not a ShareFile customer? Don’t worry — you can still participate. (And of course if you want to try ShareFile, sign up for a free trial.)

OK, folks, start your advice giving engines! Let’s welcome graduates to the working world with a big virtual hug and some friendly words of wisdom. Start sharing!

About the Author

Jennifer Smith (@jen_smith1) is a customer reference manager at Citrix, where she previously served as social media marketing and community manager. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Jennifer majored in business administration. She joined the ShareFile team in 2010 and is a board member of the company’s community service organization, SHARE.

  • Bruce Levitan

    I’m a UK resident so cannot win the prize, thus my contribution is truly altruistic :-)

    My main piece of advice is that being able to demonstrate reflective learning is key. By this I mean that you can show your ability to reflect on something, learn from it, and apply that learning; you can also transfer this across disciplines. For example, you may be applying for a job in something different than your degree subject, so you need to show your prospective employer that you have “learned how to learn” and can transfer this to any situation.

    • http://www.ShareFile.com ShareFile

      Bruce, this is great feedback. We really appreciate you sharing and we’re sure the grads will too :)

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