Motivational Quotes For Students: Don Draper, Albert Einstein And More

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Searching for a student co-op, internship or summer job, and trying to land your dream entry level job can be extremely frustrating at times.

We get it. We’ve been there too! But you can always count on us to cheer you up.

Every morning, we post a motivational, inspirational or encouraging quote for students and recent graduates on our Facebook page and Twitter stream just for you.

We like to call it Sunny Side Up – so whether you read it, share it, retweet it, “pin” it, or print it out and tape it to your wall, we hope it makes your day a little more egg-cellent! If you miss one, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered there too: we’ll post a Sunny Side Up round up here on the Career Incubator every Friday.

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Motivational quotes for students: “Make it simple, but significant.” - Don Draper
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Monday’s motivational quote for students and recent graduates

“Make it simple, but significant.”
—Don Draper, Mad Men character

Effective job hunting means advertising yourself properly.

Cut the clutter in your resume and cover letters so what really matters—your skills, relevant experience and why you’re right for the job—doesn’t get buried in extra information.

(Tip: That first job mowing your neighbours’ lawns probably doesn’t need to be on your resume).

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Inspirational quote for students: "Never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author
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Tuesday’s inspirational quote for students and grads

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.”
—Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author

If you start to feel like you’ll never get that career-hatching opportunity, just remember to hang in there.

It’s waiting for you—but you have to keep moving forward in order to reach it.

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Encouraging quotes for students: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein

Wednesday’s encouraging quote for students

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
—Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

Don’t use other peoples’ accomplishments as a barometer for your own.

Live up to your own potential.

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“Everyone said to Vincent Van Gogh. ‘You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear.’ And you know what he said? ‘I can’t hear you.’” - Steve Carell

Thursday’s motivational quote for students

Vincent Van Gogh. Everyone said to him, ‘You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear.’ And you know what he said? ‘I can’t hear you.’ … So dare to dream. Dream your wildest dreams. You can climb the highest mountain. You can drown in a teacup, if you find a big enough teacup. And if somebody tells you that you can’t do something, you say, ‘Yes, I can. ‘Cause I’m doing it right now!’”
Steve Carell as Barry Speck in the movie Dinner for Schmucks

If you love to do something and you know you’re good at it, forge ahead.

“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” - Anonymous

Friday’s motivational quote for students

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.”
Anonymous

Worrying about your career will only take up time and energy you could use to start hatching it! Hop out of that rocking chair.

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