One day in 1996 I was a 17-year-old freshman in hall 3-C of McGraw-Long, undoubtedly excited, but also homesick for the only home I ever had at that point, a small town in Connecticut. I sat in my room after my family left, wondering if I would have someone to eat dinner with when I… Read More Alumni Feature | Jonathan Paulo (’00) – COMING OF AGE
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
We’re never going to be good at something until we at least try, right? Author Kat Boogaard agrees and suggests that we need to take one simple little word out of our vocabulary “can’t.” Furthermore, Boogaard notes: It’s amazing how much that one three-letter word can shift your mindset, isn’t it? That’s exactly why… Read More NEW RULE: YOU HAVE TO START ADDING “YET” TO EVERY SENTENCE THAT STARTS WITH “I CAN’T”
We think a lot about creating our resume and wanting to make sure we think it is our best representation of us, but are we forgetting the most important perspective? That’s right, what about the people reading your resume? Author, Lily Zhang summarizes the top 5 things recruiters she interviewed look for when reading your… Read More 5 THINGS PEOPLE READING YOUR RESUME WISH YOU KNEW
Climbing the corporate ladder? Or maybe it feels more like a jungle gym, as you go from one bar to another, up one, down one, over and under! Whatever the case may be, from corporate climbing to starting your own business, author The Muse Editor has 45, that’s right, 45 top tips to share with… Read More 45 PIECES OF CAREER ADVICE THAT WILL GET YOU TO THE TOP
Who knows the market better than a career expert or coach? Now picture yourself being able to hear all of their tips, tricks, insider scoops and secrets to success….the good news is that you can be taking a look at this list of picks compiled by author, Suzanne Skyvara. Skyvara notes: To help you find… Read More THE 9 HIGHEST- RATED CAREER BOOKS OF 2018, ACCORDING TO GOODREADS