How a Personality Test Helped Me Find Meaning in My Work

We've all been there. In school, or at a new job, taking those personality/career tests that bleakly lay out our destinies in overtly traditional careers. Mindlessly clicking only to discover our inevitable fate is showing up each day for a career that's far too dull, or so stressful we’re chewing our nails down to flaky stubs. [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Career, Work + Life|

Attitude Matters

“If seeing others succeed, doesn't make you happy...You're doing life wrong.” I came across this quote several months ago and wrote it down because it felt significant. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of feeling inadequate. You either thought that you’d be farther along by now in your career, you don’t understand the [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Work + Life|

The Replacements

Two Sundays ago it was estimated that the Super Bowl had a little over 103 million viewers - we won't speculate whether they were in it for the football, greasy foods, expensive commercials, or an entertaining half-time show. That means over 100 million people witnessed the 29-year-old quarterback, who until 3 games prior was the [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Career, Work + Life|

Reflection Over Resolution

It's mid-January. If you are anything like me, you gave up on New Year's resolutions a few years ago. I prefer to hit the gym about two days before swimsuit season when it seems absolutely necessary. I'm also highly aware that on the first day of the year I have no idea what challenges are [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Career, Work + Life|

Let’s Talk About LinkedIn

Within the last century, job searching and career development methods have undergone a full transformation. It used to be, back in the day, that if a person needed to apply or find a job they would have to visit the company/store/organization and complete a paper form job application. When you need to network, you would [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Are Cover Letters Dead?

Many students and graduates ask if they will need to write a cover letter - well, the jury is still out. Companies have piles and piles (virtual, of course) of resumes from eager applicants and many times will not have enough hours in the day to read a cover letter.  A college recruiter from the [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Work + Life|

Survival Guide to Group Projects

Fall Break is right around the corner, but as you approach the end of this week, a million different mid-term assignments block you and your freedom. If you are like me, you might be a part of a group project or three. It happens every semester. You may already be completing the work given to [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

Salary Negotiation 101

It can be one of the most nerve-wracking situations you ever encounter and a lot of students are in the dark on how to handle some of the basics. How much should I ask for? What happens if they don't like what I say? What's even considered normal? These are all valid concerns. While salary [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

Four Skills I Plan to Improve On in Four Years

In an address to Stanford University graduates, Steve Jobs mentioned that dropping into a calligraphy class, which at the time seemed trivial, was one of the most influential pieces to the current Macintosh's visually-appealing typography. There is great opportunity and growth for career development when you start pursuing skills that you find passion in, even if [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

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.edu  Enrollment is up at Park University and we're experiencing one of the largest freshmen [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|