Not everything one learns in college is preparation enough for what lies out in the real world, such as how to ace a job interview, impress a company executive during a first meeting, or develop self-confidence to promote a personal brand, to mention a few. The Power Grind is helping change college students for the better by guiding them through their personal development and professional growth journey one career resource at a time.
Founded by law student and entrepreneur Alissa Caña, The Power Grind is a blog and career resource hub designed specially to cater to the needs of students and professionals who are just starting out in their careers. While most people would advise against mixing one’s personal life with a career, the exact opposite is the company’s approach. Caña believes that developing one’s personal life is instrumental in ensuring that a person will perform efficiently in a chosen career. For her, the best career growth and professional success are achieved when people allow their personal values, character, and life goals to direct their professional path. Caña teaches how people can do this through The Power Grind.
“We differ from our competitors because we integrate personal growth into professional development. We don’t try to force our personal and professional lives to stay separate from each other. Now, we don’t mean that we should integrate every area of our personal and professional lives. We do mean, though, that there is a strategic way to integrate them so that both our personal and professional lives flourish,” explains company founder Alissa Caña.
Through the affordable online courses available at The Power Grind, clients are being taught how to find and map out a meaningful career path. Additionally, they also learn to master specific interview skills that will help them land their desired positions in a company. Realistically, too many college students near their graduation without fully knowing what they want to do in life. While some are privileged to have a clear vision of how they want their lives to turn out even at a young age, so many others struggle with their purpose and professional career path.
The Power Grind is the perfect avenue for individuals to get ready for a well-lived, balanced, and productive life. By availing of Alissa Caña’s professional development resources, people begin to clearly see what they want to do in life, how to accomplish it, and where to begin. Caña is helping individuals create a realistic timeline and not waste any time waiting for something that may just not happen at all. Her holistic approach in guiding her clients has resulted in successful interviews, internships, and full-time jobs.
“Alissa is the definition of a great mentor. I can honestly say that meeting Alissa has changed my life for the better and I’m sure my successes would not be the same without her,” shares Alvin Nguyen, a Mechanical Engineering student.
Aside from their learning resource, The Power Grind also offers t-shirts, mugs, and art prints to serve as a constant reminder to her clients to own their power moves and find a way to integrate their personal lives with their professional careers.
In the near future, Alissa Caña sees herself working with more brilliant minds in order for her to provide more helpful insights, tools, and meaningful perspectives to her clients. She also sees The Power Grind attracting thousands of students and young professionals who want to develop and own their power moves to become successful in the area of their personal development and professional growth.