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|

COMPASS TO CAREER PLANNING

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|

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|

Translate That Current Job Into A Career

The climate in higher education is continuously changing and the majority of students are now working part- or full-time jobs to help pay for school and living expenses.  If you are eager to look beyond these positions into the future—graduating with that degree, it can be difficult to stay committed to high-quality work at that [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Work + Life|