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."

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|

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|