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.”

When work makes you cry

Several years ago, when I was still working in insurance, I was trying over and over again to grow within the company, so any opening that was posted I applied for.  I was 0 for 3 in interviews but didn’t think much of it because I was proud of myself for trying. That’s when I [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Work + Life|

November Link Roundup

Can you believe it's already November? The Fall semester is winding down and we encourage you to take time this month to reflect on our political leaders, appreciate the men and women who have served our country, and to practice thankfulness as we gear up for the holiday season. Here are a couple of our [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Roundup|

How to Overcome Interview Anxiety

There's no denying that interviews are intimidating, I remember when I was new to the process and would end up shaking uncontrollably because I was so nervous and afraid of giving off a bad impression that unfortunately, that's typically what happened anyway. Thankfully, practice makes perfect. And while interviewing may never be a 100% pleasurable [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Work + Life|

October Link Roundup

Happy Parktober Pirates! We hope the transition from Fall I to Fall II goes well and your midterms treated you kindly. Any December graduates out there should really be thinking about your next step by now, so please make sure you're reaching out if you have any questions. Here are our favorite findings from around the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Roundup|

September Link Roundup

Happy September Pirates! I hope the first couple of weeks of classes have been kind to you. We're waving goodbye to summer and welcoming fall with open arms and gearing up for one of our biggest events, the Career and Internship Expo on September 14th. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite things [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Roundup|

4 Reasons Why You’re Not Attending The Career Fair

The date is coming. You've seen the emails pop up and flyers hung around campus. The fall Career Fair is approaching fast, but you decide not to go because... 1. I'm not ready to look for a job. Either graduation is years away or you've got enough on your plate already, job hunting is just [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Career|

A Bright Future: Ryan Farmer of Mercer Zimmerman

  As a sales representative at Mercer Zimmerman, a lighting manufacturer rep in Overland Park, KS., Ryan uses his degree in interior design to partner with clients and help meet their lighting needs both functionally and aesthetically. Here, he discusses what opportunities Park provided him, what skill set is most valuable in his industry, and why it's important to not [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|From the Professionals|

August Link Roundup

How's your summer going Pirates? August is always a busy month for the university as we get ready for the fall term to start. So whether you're a first-time freshman or embarking on your last year of college, take a minute to enjoy these recent findings: Politics in the office: the do's and don'ts And [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|Roundup, Work + Life|

Lessons Learned During My 20s

The end of this month marks the end of my 20s, and while I'm someone who doesn't like to dwell on regrets, I've certainly learned some lessons along the way that feel important enough to share: At age 20 What I Should've Done: Invested more in my college career. I let a rocky freshman year [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Work + Life|

July Link Roundup

What are you up to this month? The career center is busy expanding our social media presence, developing ideas in time for the fall term, and even adding a new team member. Hope you had a good 4th of July, and here are a few links from around the web… Re-entering the workforce can be [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Roundup|