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.”

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 habits that almost everyone is guilty of and see if we can consciously start [...]

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

January Link Roundup

Happy Spring Semester Pirates! January generates feelings of new beginnings. Starting fresh. Let's all agree to make 2017 an improvement on the last and commit to better ourselves and our communities. In the meantime, check out some great finds from around the web: How to stay politically engaged on a budget. Some of our favorite MLK [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Roundup|

This Creative Life: Robert Hoops, Creative Services Coordinator

"I have regrets about playing it safe." Robert Hoops is a walking example of finding what you love and turning it into a career. I met up with him as he was on assignment at Briarcliff Elementary, taking a video about using technology in the classroom. He shares with us what he would have done differently and [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|From the Professionals|

6 Things Rory Gilmore Taught Us Not To Do

This post contains spoilers, you've been warned... It's no secret that the Netflix's revival of Gilmore Girls has triggered lots of discussion over Rory's life choices. Unfortunately, the ambitious, stellar student we were introduced to in the beginning has turned into a poster child for What Not To Do. While I won't discuss her morally [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Work + Life|

December Link Roundup

Congratulations Pirates, you've survived the fall semester. I hope you enjoy the holiday season, visit with friends and loved ones, and truly take this time to relax before you rev up again for spring. Also, here are a few links from around the web you might enjoy... With the four week break, you might have time [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Roundup|

Company Profile | VML

VML is a contemporary marketing agency that moves brands forward by inspiring a human connection. VML’s clients include Bridgestone, Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, Ford, the Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Sprint, and Wendy’s. At VML, it’s not just the job you want — it’s who you are that matters. We’re looking for visionaries. Planners. Dreamers. Because VML is a [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Profile|