Post-Interview Protocol

Congratulations! You had the job interview. So, what's next? Now that you have completed the interview round of job searching, you will dive into the waiting period. Although the waiting period may take the longest time, there are a variety of ways you can stay productive. One of the questions often asked is, "What should [...]

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

Managing my side hustles

As a college student, you’ve likely learned the importance of this skill. How else can you manage to juggle a work schedule, family/social obligations, school activities, and all of your classes and homework assignments? You might think that time management will become less of an issue when you’ve graduated and have started working full time. [...]

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

Working on Your Work Ethic

This past year I have sat on advisory boards with company recruiters, took part in hiring webinars, and just recently had the chance to join a workshop discussing the gap between company needs and the workforce - mostly focusing on new graduates. While each company or field will be looking for different expertise, I found [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Congratulations Graduate! Now What?

Now that you are graduating you are at the beginning of a brand new journey. What does it mean to be a graduate of Park University? How does it feel to finally earn the degree you have worked so hard for? This is a milestone worth celebrating. In time you learn that completing one milestone [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Work + Life|

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|