Check Out Our New Video Series on "Tips for College Students" 4/29/11

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Today’s Topic: “Maximizing Your Internship”

Kristen attended Chapman University in Orange, California where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts, majoring in television production and broadcast journalism.

Green Industry Engineers Wanted

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 28, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Undecided about your major and future career?

Consider going green.

In The Economist, Oliver Morton sites the world has a shortage of “green engineers.” Morton states, “The commitments already made by some large economies require an extremely large capacity to get new energy systems in place quickly. That includes making sure that there are the people around to design and build them.”

Why the shortage of people? Very few Western countries are producing engineers. But without strong government funding of research on the table, Morton believes that won’t help to captivate students to enter this field. However, the future job opportunities might entice them. With the solar and wind industries beginning to benefit from government programs, those industries will be competing for engineers and designers.

The Quest for More

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 27, 2011 in , , | No Comments

For many undergrads, late nights studying until four in the morning is not unusual.

What drives them, half dazed, minds straying? Is it several Trentas–31 ounces of heart palpitating caffeine–and bigger than a human stomach? That helps, but it takes more than a water tower sized cup of caffeine to keep students in a library until almost dawn.

A Good Mentor Gives You Rope

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 26, 2011 in , , | 3 Comments

We are happy to present the second in our series of guest bloggers.

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday. 

It’s Good for You!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 25, 2011 in , , | No Comments

 

Want to improve your health?

Research from CNCS shows that people who volunteer are physically and mentally healthier than people who don’t. That’s quite a statement, isn’t it? They found that volunteers who donated at least two hours per week–or 100 hours per year–had the greatest health benefits. Volunteers have less depression, heart disease and overall better physical health. Other benefits are: being happier, having higher self-esteem, and having a sense of control over their life.

Direction Determines Your Destination

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 21, 2011 in , , | No Comments

People may have the right intentions, but it’s the direction they’re going in life that determines their destination.

Life is a series of related decisions, and it’s not luck that gets you to where you want to be. What direction are you heading right now? Some paths can lead you far away from your original goals and dreams, while others keep you on track to realize them.

Job Loss and Three Important Needs

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 20, 2011 in , , | 2 Comments

At some point in life, you will be out of a job. How will you handle the transition?

A job fills important needs–besides financial–which are missed in unemployment.

More than just a way to earn an income, a job provides self-worth, deep purpose, status, achievement, recognition, room for personal growth, supportive interaction with coworkers and a sense of power. When you lose your job, you lose these important rewards of being employed. These rewards have been broken down by Ernie J. Zelinski in his book, The Joy of Not Working (21st Century Edition), into three important needs: Structure, Purpose and Sense of Community.

Mentee Inspired by Mentor’s Passion

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 19, 2011 in , , | No Comments

We are happy to present the first in our series of guest bloggers.

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Was that Major Your Choice?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 18, 2011 in , , | No Comments

It seems like a simple question, but the answer may be complicated.

A large number of people go through life living what they think they want, often finding what they are doing is not really what they want. Society’s standards, parental hopes, peer pressure–even the media–can push and prod us into a college major, career field, or lifestyle we later discover is not what we would have chosen had we taken the time to ask “What do I really want?”

“Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.”–Eric Fromm [This statement also applies to women!]