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
Passion drives purpose, purpose drives motion to unleashing your why. Author, Naphtali Hoff writes about this simple formula through a bold story shared by comedian Michael Jr.: In a moving video talk, comedian Michael Jr. describes the power of knowing your “why.” In it, he showed an audience a clip from a different event, in which… Read More KNOW YOUR WHY
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