Like so many Madison graduates, I wasn’t as involved as I should have been, or hoped to have been, after graduation. Sure, I came back for Homecoming and attended the Alumni Association CrabFest, but I wasn’t really pulling my weight as an alum. Four or five years after graduation, my wife, Stephanie, and I sat… Read More Alumni Feature- Eric Bowlin (’02) | WHAT GIVING BACK HAS TAUGHT ME
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?”
According to author Bill McCool, ” Office chemistry can be tough to engineer, particularly for larger companies with employees worldwide. The traditions and norms in Europe may vary vastly from those in Asia, and vice versa. ” So how do we make sure that we emphasize the importance on inclusiveness when your company is spread… Read More HOW TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE WHEN YOU HAVE OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD
Feeling upset? Take a deep breathe in…really fill those lungs…..lift up from your spine….close your eyes, then slowly exhale letting your body gently rest back into its starting position. Relaxed? I hope so! Calmness is in fact a superpower that we can either harness and use for good, or ignore and let go to waste.… Read More 31 FIVE SECOND REMINDERS THAT WILL MAKE CALMNESS YOUR SUPERPOWER
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