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Masha Karan

Masha Karan is a Digital Marketing Strategist at AlphaGamma. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Italian language and literature, followed by a Master's degree in Linguistics with a focus on the Italian language. She is certified in Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing, PR, Online Branding & Communications. She is passionate about Digital Marketing, Psychology, Entrepreneurship and continuous Self-Development.

Insurance and millennials: bridging the gap. For millennials, those intelligent, ambitious, happy-go-lucky individuals born between the years 1980 and 2000, life in an ever-transforming society has resulted in a collective identity that, to older generations, appears irresponsible.

Insurance and millennials: bridging the gap

Studies show that, more than any other generation, millennials are by far less likely to purchase life insurance, health insurance, home insurance, or even auto insurance – which means, if they’re driving, they’re breaking the law. One Gallup poll showed that one-quarter of U.S. millennials don’t have health insurance. Compared to the U.S. average of 12%, there’s something to the idea that millennials simply don’t have much use for spending their money on insurance. You’ve got the money, I’ve got the time For many millennials, foregoing insurance is a simple matter of economics. According to Neil Howe, a Forbes contributor who’s written extensively on the millennial generation: Why buy the cow when the milk is free?

For others, it’s a matter of ease. International Conference on Education 2017. Dates: January 1-5, 2017 | Register hereSubmission deadline and final abstracts/papers due: December 6, 2016Prices: starting from USD 400,-Location: Maui, Hawaii Join International Conference on Education Hawaii, at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa!

International Conference on Education 2017

The conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. In addition to the Education Conference, an Academic Conference on Business and a Science Education Conference that will be held on the same days, at the same venue. The 17 best online marketing communities. The internet is an infinite resource pool of knowledge, with millions of pages on every topic imaginable.

The 17 best online marketing communities

Its greatest strength is not only in offering the right information but also connecting users to each other. So what are the best online communities for marketers? Communities where you can exchange advice, talk to like-minded people, sharpen your skills and make new friends. Like-minded marketing professionals get together on the following websites to refine their marketing strategy. Being part of an online community, just like being part of any community, has its perks. Inside Sales World 2016. Date: November 15, 2016 | Register herePrices: starting from USD 495,-Location: Dublin, Ireland Join the AA-ISP for the 2nd annual Inside Sales World.

Inside Sales World 2016

Inside Sales World will be held on November 15th, 2016, at Croke Park Stadium, one of the world’s most unique venues and will feature presentations from today’s most recognized Inside Sales Experts from across the globe. Learn the latest tips, technologies, and proven best practices for solving today’s toughest challenges and issues. What to Expect? Inside Sales World 2016 will be packed full of innovative topics, practical ideas, and best practices you can implement immediately. You’ll leave revitalized, exhilarated, and armed with knowledge, techniques, and tools to help you improve your Inside Sales organization as well as improve your own personal management and leadership skills.

Is LinkedIn becoming more like Facebook? For people that use social media, there is a clear distinction between LinkedIn and Facebook.

Is LinkedIn becoming more like Facebook?

They are both social media networks, but their purposes are very different. While Facebook was created to be a casual social media network where people find their colleagues, befriend each other, and share funny content and everyday news, LinkedIn was made to serve today’s professionals. It was made to allow businesspeople to come together, for companies to communicate with one another, to be a place to look for jobs, a very powerful posting platform and so much more.

So, what is making people say that LinkedIn is becoming more like Facebook? Open Stockholm Award 2016. Deadline: November 24, 2016 | Register here Eligibility: The competition is open for both Swedish and international participation, you must be 18 years or older to compete.

Open Stockholm Award 2016

Prize: The two best innovations will get to share a sum of 100 000 SEK,- Stockholm is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. In Stockholm’s 2040 Vision “a Stockholm for all”, it is stated that Stockholm will become the world’s smartest city. In addition, Stockholm will be a sustainable and inclusive society. What 99% of entrepreneurs miss when raising money. Shark Tank perpetuated this terribly wrong notion that raising money is a simple and linear process that can be done in a 20-mins session.

What 99% of entrepreneurs miss when raising money

Who would imagine that you can go on a TV show to raise money? The problem with this? People actually believe that’s how things work in reality And this is why we tend to see so many young entrepreneurs who are rightfully trying to launch themselves into a life full of accomplishment and end up quite frustrated because they can never raise the capital they think they need to create the next Uber. American Water Summit 2016: Catalyzing collaboration. Dates: December 6-7, 2016 | Register herePrices: starting from USD 1,745,-Location: Miami, The United States Is the future of the North American water industry going to be based on the established relationships between customers and suppliers, or should we move to a new model of partnerships in order to thrive?

American Water Summit 2016: Catalyzing collaboration

It is a crucial question for 2016. The prolonged drought in California, the outrage surrounding the Flint lead contamination, and the bitter politics of the election cycle have thrown up new challenges to add to the longer term issues of aging infrastructure, reduced federal financial support and expectations of better environmental stewardship. The solutions are not the same ones that the engineering firms, technology suppliers, contract operators, bankers, and contractors have been selling for years. They don’t exist yet: if they did we wouldn’t still have these problems today. We need new solutions and these are only going to come about by catalyzing collaboration. Register here. ESSMA Summit 2017: Must-attend event for stadium professionals.

Dates: January 16-18, 2017 | Register hereLocation: Lyon, France The third ESSMA Summit will be organized in Parc Olympique Lyonnais (France), from 16 to 18 January 2017.

ESSMA Summit 2017: Must-attend event for stadium professionals

This must-attend stadium industry event is organized by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with the EPFL, ECA, and the ICSS. On day one, a Stadium Development Seminar will be organized with the goal to share the latest stadium & renovation projects in Europe. Keynote speakers on stadium industry topics and in-depth workshops on trending stadium are combined with extensive stadium tours that aim to bring great insights to all participants. The ESSMA Summit is a fantastic event to broaden your network in the stadium industry and to link-up with European colleagues in a unique setting. ESSMA Summit 2017: Must-attend event for stadium professionals.

4 most common pitfalls in decision-making. Decision-making is not a piece of cake.

4 most common pitfalls in decision-making

Receiving all the information needed and working with deadlines in mind don’t exactly create an ideal atmosphere to foster correct decision-making. Managers, entrepreneurs and economists often feel embarrassed if an outsider points out that their actions follow the application of the principle that a solution should be considered only when the benefits exceed its costs. This is a tricky business. RomeMUN 2017: Join Rome Model United Nations in Italy. Deadline for scholarship applications: December 9, 2016Deadline for applications and admission tests: December 16, 2016Dates: March 11-14, 2017 | Register hereEligibility: High school students in their last two years undergraduate, postgraduate, I or II Level Master’s and doctorate studentsstudents who have graduated (no more than a year after receiving their diploma)Price: EUR 250,- (scholarships available)Location: Rome, Italy Become a UNITED NATIONS Ambassador Get ready for the Rome Model United Nation, the greatest United Nations diplomatic simulation of Europe!

This is a flagship project of the International Careers Festival, annually hosts thousands of students from all over the world, passionate delegates ready to test themselves and make their voices heard. The 8th edition of the event will take place in the heart of the Capital. Warner Bros Internships. Deadline: rolling basis | Apply hereEligibility: students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate programDuration: Interns during the academic year typically work 16 to 24 hours per week for 8 to 14 weeks.

Interns during the summer typically work 24 to 40 hours per week with a minimum of 8 weeks.Location: Los Angeles, The United States Warner Bros. prides itself on providing meaningful experiences for its interns. You won’t be fetching coffee there unless it’s for yourself. You’ll gain knowledge about the industry while contributing hands-on work to your department. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions of senior leaders about their thoughts on the company business, but most likely, they’ll turn the tables and ask you about yours. The art/science of design thinking in business. Successful design thinking integrates an understanding of human behavior. What motivates people? How do they see themselves?

Twitter shuts down Vine, reduces headcount. Laka Competition 2016: Architecture that reacts. Registration and project submission deadline: November 1, 2016 | Register hereParticipation fee: USD 100,-1st prize: USD 2500,-2nd prize: USD 1500,-3rd prize: USD 1000,- Laka Architektura is a public art initiative that gathers architects, artists, designers, engineers and scientists in order to start an international panel for sharing innovative ideas about the future of society. They share a vision of architecture that can play an important role in the social revitalization and can provide a positive impact on global issues by helping to develop more sustainable societies. Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances.

These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The power of embracing uncertainty. Recently I listened to an interview of Iyanla Vanzant by Jerry Clark while dropping our son at basketball practice, and had the impulse to write a post on something we at first tend to shy away from — the power of embracing uncertainty. Iyanla and Jerry were talking about how we’re all control freaks – we like to know how everything’s going to turn out before we do anything — and I realized that if we hold to this desire for control too tightly, we’ll never allow ourselves to create or experience anything new. How’s this apply to life and business? Imagine I had demanded that I knew how things would turn out with my wife Rachelle before I dated her – we would never have been here today with 7 kids and 23 years of marriage, challenges, and rewarding adventures!

1. Red Bull Summer Internships 2017: Kickstart your career. Applications open in FebruaryEligibility: Students actively enrolled in a four-year University, maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA. All applicants to the Red Bull Internship Program require a US work authorization.Duration: 13 weeks, full-time (40 hours/week)Location: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Boston, and Phoenix, The United States Red Bull is looking for top-performing, ambitious interns to work with some of the world’s most innovative and exciting marketing, sales, and business specialists. 50 bootstrapping hacks for every stage of your startup. Bootstrapping is an attractive way to launch and run a startup for many founders, primarily because it gives more freedom to the founders than getting investors to invest in the company. MUST The Munich Summit 2017. The 29 best international business plan competitions.

Competitions are great opportunities to raise funding for your new venture, be it in an idea or a scale-up stage. Besides money, you can quickly expand your network and gain new partners or clients. New York Times Summer Internships 2017. Six reasons why you should A/B test your business website. Online business is not just a whim of a curious consumer anymore.

It has become the main source of income for many companies of all shapes and sizes. It also showed an increasing potential, which attains new and higher records with each year, culminating with a revenue of $1.55 trillion for the worldwide market in 2015. This is a major reason why business owners should invest in a quality website and optimize it as much as possible to obtain a user-friendly online experience. U.S. Department of State student internship program 2017. Deadline: October 21, 2016 | Apply hereDuration: minimum of 60 credit hours or greaterEligibility: U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in U.S. Department of State careersLocation: Washington, The United States or Abroad How far could a student internship at the U.S. U.S. Department of State student internship program 2017.

How two companies hooked customers on products they rarely use. Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. QS Summer School Summit 2016. QS Summer School Summit 2016. Building vs. buying: picking the right option when purchasing a home. School Leaders Summit and Higher Education Leaders Summit 2017. International Careers Festival 2017: Where talent meets opportunity.

3 golden rules of negotiations. IBM Extreme Blue program. IBM Extreme Blue program. Join Nitro: the extreme acceleration event in Nice, France. International Careers Festival 2017: Where talent meets opportunity. Building a company takes time. Smart Cities Summit 2016. How to join an accelerator: a step-by-step guide. Why mentorship matters. Powel Summer Internship 2017. 3 superior techniques to improve your memory. Blackstone Summer Analysts and Associates Internships. Top 10 summer internships in 2017. Engage!16: The luxury wedding business summit. Engage!16: The luxury wedding business summit. 7th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations Conference. Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2016: Digital future knowhow. The 3 most disruptive forces changing entrepreneurship. WEI International European Academic Conference on Education and Humanities.

KPMG internship opportunities. Should You Choose Entrepreneurship or a Corporate Career? How social learning can empower your team. Why B2C brands need to be on LinkedIn. Goldman Sachs Internships 2017. 5 keys to business conference success: South Summit 2016 impressions. Some views on crowdfunding. 7th Annual Global Education Conference. AlphaGamma (@alphagammaofficial) The most important thing in any company. Equity crowdfunding, the accredited investor, and small businesses. OEB 2016: The conference on technology supporting learning and training. Successful entrepreneurs are never 'out of the office' How can brands adapt the Millennial mindset. World Bank Group Internships 2017. Lessons on leadership: choose the right words. How personal branding is replacing resumes and cover letters.

WORK Deep Learning Summit 2017: The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Bread & Butter 2016: The UK's fisrt food founders' festival. Statoil Summer Internships 2017. People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders! Starting a small business? 5 liability risks you should know about. StartupCon 2016: The Founding Conference in Cologne. 5 money saving tips when building a home. Top higher education conferences in the world. 10 buzzwords that will completely destroy your credibility. The 3 fundamentals of money. Enterprise Digital Summit 2016: Distributing digital throughout the enterprise. Conference stars: how to get the most out of conferences [PART 1] Internet of Things World 2016. Re:publica 2016: The most inspiring festival for the digital society. Effective “lessons learned” sessions: a better way to learn from your mistakes. There is no true leadership without an empathy. Global Summit on Community Philanthropy 2016.

AlphaGamma Startups Overview: October 2016. Uprise Festival Europe 2016: We aim to misbehave. How to increase sales using proper incentives. KosICT 2016: Going global. Unconvention 2017. Snapchat is dead. Intrapreneurship: every company's secret weapon. Hub 2016: A conference on digital disruption and possibilities. My Millennial job hunt part II: 3 ways to pimp any resume. Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016. The 44 best academic conferences in Asia. Close deals faster with these 5 steps. Digital Summit Detroit 2016: Max your marketing muscle. 5 ways to save money when designing your home. Recruiters: here are the best HR conferences you can't miss.

How to win in business: 8 characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.