Local entrepreneur tackles shifting culture of beauty industry

Some people have a natural talent. For Melissa Kues, who comes from a family of real estate agents, the profession runs in her blood. But she is no stranger to working hard to get what she wants. After getting her license when she was just 18, she moved to Morro Bay with her brother and…

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Worth in the workplace

  Hair effortlessly straightened as it lay below her shoulders. Blouse flawlessly paired with a navy Ann Taylor pantsuit. Resume meticulously prepared, proofread and perfected for this moment. Time and again, we are told “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” “It’s not the GPA, it’s the interview,” or “It’s not how you…

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Redefining the ideal route to your success

For many, high school graduation felt like the beginning of the rest of our lives. After the uncertainty of college decisions, everything else seemed straightforward—  go to college, get a fulfilling job and climb up the corporate ladder until we reach our professional goals. But does it need to be that simple? What if our…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The woman every woman should know

“Actions speak louder than words” is an old saying that goes hand in hand with influential leaders, but it does not exactly cut it for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As one of the most celebrated authors of this century, Adichie uses storytelling to help change the world by empowering men and women everywhere to speak out…

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What they don’t tell you before the career fair

It’s that time of the quarter again— the chaotic, intimidating event known as the Career Fair has arrived. Whether you are a freshman attempting to dip your toes into the adult world, or a junior feeling the pressure to find a summer internship, here are some not-so obvious tips to help you prepare for a Cal…

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No second-guessing after takeoff

“Is Argentina the right choice?”   The summer before I left to study abroad, that was the one question that was always lingering at the back of my mind. All those that inquired about studying abroad usually offered up Italy or Spain as places their daughter, son or they themselves had been to and loved.…

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The female finance few

When Business Administration senior Denise Hensley first walked into her fixed income securities markets class, nothing stood out to her. The class was just another stepping stone in her career path, one that led to a Master’s, and possible a PhD, in economics. It was not until she came in late one day that she…

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