Alumni Feature- Carrie Hawes (’04) | WHERE MY MADISON EXPERIENCE HAS TAKEN ME

There is a theory we use in Career Services, referred to as Happenstance Theory by John Krumboltz. Essentially, Krumboltz theorized that “unpredictable social factors, chance events and environmental factors are important influences” on our careers. And when I look back, and the non-patterns become patterns, I see the influence of my Madison Experience on my… Read More Alumni Feature- Carrie Hawes (’04) | WHERE MY MADISON EXPERIENCE HAS TAKEN ME

30 FREE WAYS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO “WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?”

When I was trying to figure out what career to pursue after my military service, I dove headfirst into the world of “finding my passion.” After spending almost five years in a career field (army intelligence) that had literally nothing to do with my college degree (television and film production), I wanted to make sure my next… Read More 30 FREE WAYS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO “WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?”

5 CAREER LESSONS YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN, ACCORDING TO 5 REAL STORIES

If you’re feeling stuck or frustrated, if you want to try something new but you’re scared, or, heck, if you just really love reading about other people’s careers (we get you), read on to learn five lessons that, at the very least, will leave you feeling a little more inspired and motivated to hit the… Read More 5 CAREER LESSONS YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN, ACCORDING TO 5 REAL STORIES

HOW ONE “I LOST MY JOB’ LINKEDIN STATUS LED TO 20 INTERVIEWS IN 15 DAYS

Being vulnerable isn’t our first instinct. We’re human after all, which means most of the time we’re shamelessly stubborn and independent in the hopes of appearing strong and put-together. This is especially true when we’re in the throes of unemployment. The thing is—and you know this—when we let our pride go and admit we need… Read More HOW ONE “I LOST MY JOB’ LINKEDIN STATUS LED TO 20 INTERVIEWS IN 15 DAYS

I DIDN’T CHECK MY EMAIL UNTIL 11:00 AM FOR A WEEK- HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED

Full disclosure: I don’t do morning routines. The only thing I do every day is groggily roll over in bed when my alarm goes off and check my email. According to everything I’ve ever read on the subject, it’s just about the worst thing you can do for your productivity—and I was starting to feel like… Read More I DIDN’T CHECK MY EMAIL UNTIL 11:00 AM FOR A WEEK- HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED