TED Talks: You’ve Heard of Them but Have You Heard Them?

There are many people in the world that follow podcasts quite faithfully - they are great for a subway ride, background noise at work, and some provide powerful messages for professionals. I'll be honest, I'm not an avid follower of any podcasts but I love the concept of sharing ideas without location being a barrier. Whether [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Work + Life|

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|

Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Then Own It

What did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?  As for me, I dreamt of being a flight attendant. The idea of traveling and meeting people around the world and experiencing new adventures was exciting. Fast-forward to now, as a Career Counselor, I know that the flight attendant path simply wasn't for [...]

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

Job Searching: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By now, you may have an idea of how strenuous job searching can be. You'll spend hours and hours online looking and applying while occasionally feeling defeated. And once you do find that perfect position, you fit the majority of the qualifications, submit all application materials, etc. the waiting period begins and your patience ends. [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Lessons Learned: From International Student to Executive

Job searching is overwhelming and those in the process can find themselves stuck mulling through thousands of open positions not sure where to start - that's exactly why Career Development exists, to help students figure out what they want and how to approach it. Now imagine for a moment that you are an international student and [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Work + Life|

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|

How to Survive and Thrive as a First-Generation College Student

I am the first one in my immediate family to attend a 4-year college and graduate. In high school, my parents encouraged my siblings and me to get our diplomas and follow our dreams no matter what they were. However, college was a concept not particularly discussed in our household, so it came to no [...]

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

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|

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|

Wacky Interview Questions And How to respond

It's easy to prepare for "normal" interview questions like "tell us about a time when..." or "what are some of your strengths and weaknesses." But every now and then, you might get a wacky question thrown your way and it's important to prepare for those too. When asking a weird question, a hiring manager is [...]

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