About Megan Raney

A Kansas City native, Megan Raney graduated in December 2008 from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Sociology and Communications. She currently works in Career Development at Park University and lives by the mantra of “Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do.”

November Link Roundup

It's Thanksgiving already Pirates and we hope, above all else, that this short break is filled with family, friends, and food. This time marks the beginning of the end of the semester and once students come back, final projects and exams will dominate your schedule. So relax, enjoy this time off, and take a look [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A First Timer’s Guide to Real Estate

I know, when I say "real estate" you may be thinking that's way too far away to concern yourself with. And that's not entirely inaccurate, studies are showing that fewer millennials are buying homes than previous generations. Even more, there's a growing argument that home ownership isn't all it's cracked up to be. In any [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The FAFSA is your friend

This article is brought to you by Michele Logue, Park University's Financial Literacy Counselor. Keep an eye out for more contributions from Michele in the months to come.  On Sunday, October 1st, the 2018-2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened, noting the start of the financial aid season for the next school year. [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Finance|

Salary Negotiation 101

It can be one of the most nerve-wracking situations you ever encounter and a lot of students are in the dark on how to handle some of the basics. How much should I ask for? What happens if they don't like what I say? What's even considered normal? These are all valid concerns. While salary [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

October Link Roundup

Welcome to October pirates, we hope the changing of seasons finds you well. The news has not offered very comforting stories of late and we know that midterms can be an overwhelming time on their own. We encourage you to connect with your community, talk about what's going on and what you're struggling with. Above [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Roundup|

Anxiety & Your First Year

The following article was contributed by licensed counselor, Linda Waxse. If you find yourself dealing with anxiety, or simply want to learn more about the counseling center at Park, feel free to visit their website or schedule an appointment at counselingappointment@park.edu  Enrollment is up at Park University and we're experiencing one of the largest freshmen [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

September Link Roundup

Happy fall semester Pirates! We at the Passage took a brief break over the summer to rest, recharge, and gather as many resources as possible to bring your way this year. Now we're back and eager to share. Have you guys been thinking about what kind of internships you'll want to do this year? Summer [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Roundup|

Becoming Debt Free

Even typing that title feels surreal, but as of the first of this month - our family is officially debt free. It certainly wasn't quick and it took the both me and my husband being on board, but I wanted to break down how we were able to accomplish this milestone: We didn't get into [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Finance|

May Link Roundup

Breathe in. Breathe out. We know finals week is coming up, and the week before is no better - last assignments due, cramming in all the information you learned over the term, calculating what grade you need to get on your final to still pull off an A. But stop and think, whether you're a [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Roundup|

Tax Season & You

April can mean many wonderful things. Spring is in full-bloom, the semester is winding down, Cadbury creme eggs are found at every supermarket. But April is also synonymous with something else: tax season. As an attempt to help answer some of your basic questions, we asked Park University's own Marsha Shapiro to shed some light [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Finance|