“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”: Career Insights from Steve Jobs

On October 5, 2011, Apple co-founder and chairperson Steve Jobs died at the age of 56.  Since then, many people are re-visiting the commencement speech Jobs delivered at Stanford University in 2005.  Packed with general life lessons, the speech also has valuable tips for finding meaningful work and sustaining a fulfilling career.  Here are some […]

How Do You Prefer Your Shrimp? Choosing a College Major

In the movie Forrest Gump (1994), Forrest befriends Bubba, a soldier with a passion for shrimp.  In a scene from the movie, Bubba explains the many ways shrimp can be prepared: Just like the many options that exist for preparing shrimp, there is a wide array of possibilities for college majors.  You will invest much […]

Lessons from Hollywood: Tips for Effective Interviewing

Hollywood has given us plenty of examples of workplace happenings, including glimpses into the job search process.  From hilariously absurd job interviews to heartwarming interviews gone right, we have lots of examples of what to do and what not to do. In Step Brothers (2008), the characters of Brennan and Dale are two unemployed, middle-aged […]

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Check out this recent article, “It’s Not About You.” by New York Times columnist David Brooks.  He discusses the problem of making a career or life decision amongst “limitless possibilities.” The answer articulated in this article is not to focus on ourselves, but rather to engage with our communities and finds issues and problems that […]

"It is not what you get out of life that counts. It's what you give and what is given from the heart."

The title of this post is a quote from Sargent Shriver, the man who created the Peace Corps. Sargent Shriver, or “Sarge,” as he was known, was one of the most influential public servants of the second half of the last century. He founded, inspired, or directed numerous social programs including VISTA, Job Corps, Upward Bound, […]

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