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?
More and more office layouts are going for a clean, open and modern feel. Great for collaboration and energy sharing, but what about those times that you really need to focus solo on an assignment? It’s not as easy as being able to dive into a conference room, or shut your office door when you… Read More HOW ONE TINY PIECE OF PAPER CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR OPEN OFFICE
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
Meetings, meetings, meetings! It seems like our calendars are sprinkled with them throughout the workweek and our time can waste away if not held productively. As author, Alyse Kalish points out: Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself in one of the following situations at work: A meeting that runs over and forces you to either show… Read More THE FREE MEETING AGENDA TEMPLATE THAT’LL SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME
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
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”