Quinn Ackerman, a quirky and intelligent high school senior, works as a technical director for the Thunderbirds, her high school's elite dance team, which is well known around the state as the reigning champions of the Work It dance competition. When Quinn spills coffee on the control panel and ruins a live performance, the ruthless leader of the Thunderbirds, Julliard Pembroke, fires her from the position.
Quinn's dream to attend Duke University, her late father's alma mater, is soured when the admissions counselor, Veronica Ramirez, informs that her chances of standing out to the admission's team are not good. Quinn misleads Ramirez into thinking that she is a dancer on the Thunderbirds, even though she only worked the lighting. Ramirez is instantly impressed, and vows to see her perform live at the Work It dance competition. Though she considers confessing to her white lie, Quinn instead decides to commit to it, realizing it's her only chance of getting into Duke. Quinn enlists the help of her best friend, Jasmine Hale, who is a dancer for the Thunderbirds herself, to teach her how to dance and prepare her for the team's open auditions in two weeks. Quinn's dancing skills improve substantially by the time of the audition, but Julliard still rejects her. After Jasmine stands up to him and defends Quinn, Julliard sarcastically suggests that the two start their own dance team, which Quinn does. Jasmine reluctantly agrees to quit the Thunderbirds in favor of Quinn's new team.
Quinn and Jasmine research a former champion of the Work It competition, Jake Taylor, who stopped competing and vanished after a knee injury two years prior. Quinn tracks him down and approaches him at the dance studio where he now works, and asks him to be a choreographer for her team, but Jake rejects her, insisting that dance is done with passion, and can't be learned by thinking. Meanwhile, the girls round up a group of unknown dancers at their school who all differ in style, including Raven, a goth and rocker; Chris, a soccer player; DJ Tapes, a kid who sells mixtapes; Robby, a karate student; and Priya, an Indian style dancer. After seeing the team's potential during an informal dance meetup, Jake agrees to choreograph for Quinn's team at Work It, but only if they can win the upcoming qualifying competition by themselves. Under the name \"TBD\", they cut qualifiers but on a technicality issue with an opposing team.
Jake and Quinn spend more time together, and one night, Jake takes her aside and decides to experiment with freestyle dancing with her. As the two practice, Quinn's talent surfaces, and they kiss. With newfound confidence, Quinn takes it easier on herself and puts more effort into her dancing and teamwork.
Quinn emails Veronica Ramirez and informs her that she has started her own team and that they will be competing at Work It. However, when Julliard discovers that Jake is choreographing for the Quinn's team, he turns them in for using the studio to practice without paying, and Jake loses his job. Quinn's grades drop due to her dedication to the team, and she receives an email from the Duke admissions team informing her that Veronica no longer works there. Quinn confesses everything to her mom, and they agree that she should quit the dance team and bring her grades up before turning in her final transcript. The team feels betrayed by Quinn's departure, especially Jasmine, who rejoins the Thunderbirds, and Quinn ends her romance with Jake after deciding she doesn't have the time for it. She later rediscovers her own passion for dance and reconciles with Jake, and they both decide to bring the team back together. Quinn reconciles with Jasmine, who quits the Thunderbirds and rejoins the TBDs.
The group begins to learn each other's unique dance styles, and Jake incorporates them into the choreography. On the day of the competition, Quinn's mother discovers that she is still in dance and tries to stop her from leaving, but Quinn steals the car keys and leaves. When Quinn arrives, the TBDs are already on stage, and she enters halfway through the act. The TBDs narrowly win the competition over the Thunderbirds, and both Jasmine and Julliard are approached by a scout from the New York Dance Academy. Quinn runs into Veronica, who is now working at NYU, and she invites her to apply for the fall semester.
Lee and Angel's coworkers at Coreco are Kristin, a clingy divorced mother who instantly took a shine to Lee; Kelly, who is far more apt to cavort with men and indulge in drink than to do her job; Grace, the condescending regional sales leader; and Vanessa, the boss, whom the workers wrongly assume is a lesbian, and whom Angel immediately becomes enamored with. In addition to the women at work, the guys have to hide their secret identities from Lee's wife Connie, a nurse who works in a doctor's office; his teenaged daughter Kat; and Connie's brother Brian, who was laid off along with Lee and Angel and now resides in his ex-wife's home.
The pilot was criticized and protests took place at the network offices for a line of dialogue delivered by Amaury Nolasco's character Angel, who claimed that as a Puerto Rican he would \"be great at selling drugs\".
With an emphasis on YouTube marketing and other related topics including social networking, podcasting, and email marketing, this program gives insightful advice and suggestions for both beginning and seasoned artists.
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For college students, internships are the gateway to an amazing career. Internships are the perfect opportunities for young professionals to acquire and develop skills, network, and prove themselves as hard workers.
Some may find it unbearable to go into a company knowing that they are at the bottom of the totem pole, but it is important that you swallow your pride. Dedicate yourself to becoming the best worker possible and your superiors will notice!
Now, we're not saying you need to act like you are walking on eggshells, but you must be calm and collected in the workplace. You should come to work every day with a positive attitude, ready to work smart!
There's a big difference between working hard and working smart. Working hard means having no problem working over eight hours a day. Working smart is fitting a 10-hour workday into an eight-hour shift.
Imagine a co-worker was going on vacation for the week and left you a huge checklist of things to do while he's gone. At the bottom of the list, he left a note saying, \"If you can get at least one-third of this list done before the end of the week, that would be amazing.\"
Now, instead of working at a slow pace, imagine you get the entire list done by Wednesday, and ask your boss for another project. That's the kind of work ethic that makes you a stand-out intern, and a great candidate for a future entry-level position.
It is important that you see everything in a positive light. Even if the task you are working on is small, see it as something that your superior is trusting you and only you with. Everything can have a positive twist.
All good and unforgettable interns successfully network with their colleagues. An office is filled with professionals who have years of experience. Every day, you should make a conscious effort to try and pick the brain of another professional. An easy way to do this is by taking them out for coffee during the day. Coffee is inexpensive and quick. Make sure you treat them, and let them know that you are appreciative of their time.
After you do your research, you'll have an idea of both the highest and lowest salaries for similar roles in your field. This is an important thing to know because it will allow you to have a range to work with during negotiations (i.e., it will give you some wiggle room). When you're thinking about your range, it's important to know your \"walk-away\" rate. This is the absolute lowest offer you will accept without eating Ramen noodles for the rest of your life. You don't want to take an offer that's not going to pay you enough to live comfortably. Otherwise, you'll likely be on the job search again looking for a role that pays you more money. However, you do want to understand the going salary rates for that position so you don't a) price yourself out of the job, or b) sell yourself short.
While you should aim to get a competitive salary, don't focus only on the money. You can negotiate for other things too, like work-from-home opportunities, flextime, vacation days, and other perks. It depends on what's most important to you. Again, this will give you some wiggle room during negotiations.
During salary negotiations, it's okay to say \"no\" to a job offer if it's not in line with what you feel is appropriate based on your research and needs. Remember, saying \"no\" opens up negotiations. Also, if the employer says \"no\" to your counteroffer, it doesn't mean he or she isn't willing to work with you to find something that works for both parties (that's why they call it negotiating!). This is why you do so much prep work in the beginning. If you know your numbers, have a \"walk-away\" rate, and demonstrate your value to the employer, you're more likely to negotiate an offer that works for you. If not, it might not be the right opportunity for you at this point. Your dream job is still out there, you just haven't found it yet,
Research proves that a lack of confidence at work is detrimental to career success. It keeps people -- especially women -- from seeking promotions, negotiating their worth, starting their dream job, or applying for new opportunities 59ce067264