Hi. My name is Dave Robinson. I’m a graduate of the class of 2010 and I’ve spent the past seven years building a successful financial planning practice. But, I’m a millennial… so I quit my job. More specifically, I just made a conscious decision to follow my gut and give up something good to build… Read More Alumni Feature- Dave Robinson (’10) | HEADS OR TAILS?
Don’t just think outside the box this summer… Think like there is no box. Ease your worried mind by tuning out the excess noise in your head for a little while every day. It’s summertime after all, and there’s no reason not to take your mind off (the wrong) things and find a little extra… Read More 40 SUMMER JOURNALING PROMPTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THINGS
Yes, Mindy Kaling admitted, the culminating advice from her speech to the class of 2018 at Dartmouth College is a song from the animated Disney film Frozen: “Let it Go.” Kaling—best known as the the creator, writer, producer, and star of The Mindy Projectas well as her previous work on The Office—graduated from Dartmouth in 2001 having done… Read More MINDY KALING REMINDS YOU THAT HAVING A CHECKLIST’S FINE, BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET IT GO
Imagine this for a brief moment: I’m sitting in my classroom of 52 4th graders in the Metolong/Ha Makotoko village in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Lesotho. I spent two years down there teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer. My first day teaching was one I’ll never forget. As I walk into… Read More Alumni Feature- Matt Merritt (’13) | THE POWER OF YOUR JMU SPARK
TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control—a skill that unleashes massive productivity by keeping you focused and on track. Unfortunately, self-control is… Read More 12 WAYS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE STAY FOCUSED, PRODUCTIVE AND IN CONTROL
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?”
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