37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of heading back to my Alma mater, Penn State for the spring meeting of the Alumni Society Board on which I currently service as the Outreach Chair. In addition to much "official  business," I enjoyed many authentic interactions with students, faculty, and other alums. This time around, it … Continue reading 37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with some Penn State undergrads to mentor them on the steps they should take right now to better position themselves for a career in the field of communications. I will tell you that the post-graduation job hunt was rough when I was in school, and … Continue reading Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

Dear New Entrepreneur…A Letter to My Younger Self

It was July 2011 when I handed HR my two-week notice. I still have this simple letter, modeled after a template I found online when I googled “professional resignation.” I put no more effort into creating this life-changing document than I had put into what was supposed to be my “dream job” for the past […]

9 Quick and Effective Ways to Relieve Stress During the Workday

One area of my life which is a constant work in progress is managing stress. As an entrepreneur, wife and mother, you simply cannot avoid all the triggers that can cause you to worry or feel anxious. I will also admit that my desire to have things fit into pretty little boxes in life doesn’t […]

How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

For anyone who has worked summer jobs, internships, entry level jobs and hey, even high-profile, but highly demanding roles within a business, you know this to be true. There are drawbacks to every job you’ve ever worked. The hope for a happy career is to ultimately find a job where the positives outweigh the negatives … Continue reading How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

How to Job Hunt While Working Your Current Job

Just because you’re currently employed doesn’t mean you’re done looking for your next opportunity or career move. In fact, it’s smart to begin planning your next steps before you quit your current job to avoid a lapse in pay or a gap in your resume. The downside is it can be challenging to find enough … Continue reading How to Job Hunt While Working Your Current Job

4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

If you’ve been settled into your current job, even for just a year, it may be time to revisit and update your resume. You might be thinking “Why would I spend my time on that? I enjoy my job and have no plans to leave anytime soon.” Unfortunately, our economy and personal situations are equally … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job