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?
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
Most of us have pondered this question- “What should I do with my life?” It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in your career, this question can pop up at any time and sometimes you’ll see it more than once. So, when we give ourselves a moment to really reflect on this question, are there… Read More 30 FREE WAYS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO “WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE?”
By all accounts, most people would say that I have had an exciting career. After graduating from JMU at the age of twenty, I enrolled in an executive training program in Richmond and started work the Monday after graduation. At age twenty-four, I travelled to the Pacific-Basin region to develop product for retail giants like… Read More Alumni Feature- Jeanne Johnston (’78) | A New Journey
At the end of the day, as the sun sets and another day comes to a close you catch yourself wondering- will tomorrow be any different? As author Lolly Daskai points out: We all feel stuck at one time or another–in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever… Read More 10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU ARE FEELING STUCK
It’s true. I did decide to veer off of the traditional career path when I graduated from JMU. I was always a devoted student and I loved taking on as much as I possibly could during my four years in Harrisonburg. I had applied this go-getter attitude to my post-graduate adventure, when instead of heading… Read More Alumni Feature – Anna Fitzgibbon (’06) | 25 COUNTRIES IN 5 YEARS
Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion, but they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped but the demands of her job meant less time for her family. Her high standards which contributed greatly to her success now impeded her both at work and home. Disappointed about her performance,… Read More Alumni Feature- Christine Hammond (’89) | HOW EXHAUSTION IN WOMEN DECREASES WORK PRODUCTIVITY