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|

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|


Welcome to college – where the ride may not always be smooth sailing but the adventure is one you will remember for the rest of your life. As a Career Counselor, I believe in promoting the importance of career planning and how this impacts the transition from student to  professional. You, as a student, play [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Career, Work + Life|

If You Do Something, Something Will Happen

Recently I had the chance to watch a TEDx event that discussed that exact phrase and how it can change one’s perception on pursuing a career. Each student and alumni’s job search is different and my advice for their approach will vary depending on their situation, experience, and goals. While the idea of finding and [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Career, Work + Life|

The Art of Meaningful Conversation

We have all met someone who has a knack for carrying on a good conversation. While it is true that some individuals have the necessary skill set to be completely at ease, the rest of us find this to be a setback. With persistent practice and helpful tips, you can improve your conversation skills and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Work + Life|

Balancing Work and Life for a Healthier You

What is Work-Life Balance? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the "stuff" you have to get done? A project due for work, emails waiting to be sent, a paper due, friends to visit, children to raise, a workout to complete, and so on? This feeling is due to imbalances in our work + life [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|Work + Life|

Dealing With The Unexpected

Sometimes life will throw you a curve ball, whether you're at home, at work, or in school. Myself, I've had to deal with a sudden and unexpected employment change due to a company downsizing. These circumstances can either make or break a person. I've discovered ultimately, it is up to you to decide how you [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Work + Life|