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."

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.eduĀ  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|

April Link Roundup | $$$ Edition

We're four months into the year, how are your New Year's resolutions going? My goal was to pay off three sources of debt before 2018, and we're well on our way - but more on that later. Since we're discussing taxes this month, we thought we'd feature our favorite websites that focus on finances: The [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Roundup|

Resumes & Real Estate

Resumes and real estate, two seemingly unrelated things. Allow me to highlight their similarities to help you better understand some key elements of what makes a resume great, and what qualifies it as a fixer upper: 1st Curb Appeal If you want someone to take a closer look at what you have to offer, you [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Company Profile | Sullivan Higdon & Sink

Park's Marketing and Graphic Design classes recently had the opportunity to visit a local ad agency to learn more about their vision, what opportunities they offer, and to tour their office for a taste of the culture. We had a wonderful time and wanted to provide them an opportunity to explain what they're about:   [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Profile|

March Link Roundup

Happy Spring Pirates! Our offices are working hard to bring you, not only our annual Spring Career Fair at the end of the month, but our first-ever virtual career fair that will be geared towards our veteran students. Once this month is gone, the semester will pass by in a flash and we'll all be [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Roundup|

Three Resolutions You Should Put Into Practice

It's a new year, which means a new you. No, I'm not asking you to start a gym membership (although the benefits of maintaining your health and wellness are well documented, but I digress...) instead I'd like you to evaluate three bad habitsĀ that almost everyone is guilty of and see if we can consciously start [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Work + Life|