Summer Must-Reads For The Go-Getter!

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Summer Must-Reads For The Go-Getter!

This is a guest blog post written by one of our current interns Sarah De Luca.

One of the best parts of summer (for a coast-dweller like myself) is getting to go to the beach on the gorgeous, sunny weekends. Plus, that means I can break out my latest beach read and take some much-needed time for myself!

There are so many books out there surrounding career, self-improvement, and empowerment. I’ve read a few myself and they never fail to feed my personal drive and inspire me to, as the Intern Queen would say, #hustle!

So, if you’re a go-getter who is always trying to stay ahead, here are a few book ideas for your summer list:

1. Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht

I love the sassy voice of Aliza Licht in her book Leave Your Mark! It’s full of personal stories and advice on starting your career, moving up from your first job, succeeding in your dream position, branding yourself and so much more. Even though she works in fashion, most of her advice is applicable to any new professional.

2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This book is on the older side (written in the 80s), but many people would argue that Covey’s habits still prove inspiring and thought provoking. The book focuses on the fact that we each have the power to be who we want to be! Along the way it uses many personal anecdotes and talks about things like how to effectively connect with people and how to craft a personal mission statement.

3. Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead. by Jodi Glickman

Regardless of which industry you want to be the best in, communication skills are key. That’s why Glickman’s guide is a must-read for anybody entering (or already navigating) the workforce.

4. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

Every driven student and recent grad who loves the #hustle needs to be reminded that poor stress management can negatively impact their success (and their health)! The points made in Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive may seem obvious at times, but honestly, I think we could all benefit from a reminder about the importance of balance.

5. Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein

Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouth’s business school, knows a thing or two about leadership. He interviewed and studied some of the best leaders and industry mentors and put the results of his investigation into one handy book. If you’re a recent grad, not only can this book tell you what to look for in a boss, but it will also help you become a ‘superboss’ yourself!

Finally, don’t forget All Work, No Pay. This book will help you find and land your dream internship. It tells you everything you need to know about finding an internship and making a lasting impression. Also, be sure to read Welcome to the Real World this book will help you navigate your first, second or third job after college. Both of these books were written by the Intern Queen herself, Lauren Berger!

Did this list miss any of your favorites? Let us know!