Fall 2009 I started my first semester at JMU as a Computer Science student. And when I say, I got lucky, I got really lucky. I didn’t visit JMU’s campus beforehand or do much research. I just picked JMU for a handful of superficial reasons and got lucky because JMU turned out to be amazing… Read More Alumni Feature | Chiedo John (’13) – WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
Five years after graduation, I found myself in a pivotal moment. One morning I was looking at myself in the mirror after experiencing ageism, sexism, bullying, and harassment from an inexperienced boss. I had to make a decision – stay or go? I made the very difficult decision to walk away from a job I… Read More Alumni Feature| Jana Jamail (’10) – GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
Biting nails– submitting resume– great work, first step complete! Okay, so now you got the interview- awesome! Wow- they offered you the job- even better! Fast forward about 90 days and you’re wondering as you settle into your new role, “am I performing at the expected level?” First of all, kudos to you for wanting… Read More HOW TO GET THE RIGHT KIND OF FEEDBACK IN YOUR NEW JOB ( BECAUSE YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON IT)
So you’re doing well at work and serving as a strong team player- but no one is perfect! As Alyse Kalish points out, ” Everything you do leaves room for improvement, and as someone who’s driven and cares about growing, you’re always interested in ways you can continue to excel.” In her article she goes… Read More 8 THINGS YOU’RE DOING WELL IN YOUR CAREER THAT YOU COULD BE DOING BETTER
It’s been five years since I graduated from JMU – hard to believe so much time has passed and I am now considered a “grown-up.” Thankfully I don’t put too much stock into labels, so I still channel my inner-kid… The truth is, a lot of exciting things happen after graduation. You find a job,… Read More Alumni Feature| Ian McLeod (’13)- TRUSTING THE PROCESS
It would make life so much easier if clear communication was easy in the workplace! Everything from emailing, giving and receiving feedback and holding productive meetings rely on clear communication. But there is a huge roadblock to this and it comes in three little words according to author, Stephanie Nieves, “I feel like..” Nieves, goes… Read More WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? STOP SAYING “I FEEL LIKE…”
Giving back through time is so important and companies are making sure they are creating opportunity for this. As author, Jennifer Magliano notes: ” In fact, younger hires, often veteran volunteers who grew up organizing social media campaigns, thrive in a workplace where they can serve. ” Magliano goes on to provide some tips that… Read More 6 TIPS FOR BRINGING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUR COMPANY