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."

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|

The Pros and Cons of Office Drinking

It may feel like a blast from the past mixing cocktails in the office, but these days it’s not uncommon to find companies with kegs in their break room. If you find yourself in such a work environment, it’s important to keep in mind the good, the bad and the ugly of consuming on the [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Career|