"It's not about loving your job; it's about loving yourself in your job." This great piece of insight was given to me by a client recently, who had been given the advice from her father. I regularly ask clients to solicit honest feedback from people close to them, and it's gems like this that affirm … Continue reading Loving Your Job vs. Loving Yourself
Despite successfully completing a Master of Arts degree in the recent past, I never thought I would be capable, academically speaking, of getting into grad school. It seems like we all know at least a few people - the real high achievers - for whom that doesn't seem to be the case. They walk the … Continue reading Three Things You Didn’t Know About Grad School
When a post like last week's is as popular as it is (so far it's definitely the most-read article I've written here), it's rather difficult to know how to follow up. Of course, it's nice to have some momentum, and in an effort to leech build off of that momentum, I thought I would continue … Continue reading Do We Need A New Word For “Career?”
A little more than two years ago, I wrote a post titled "Academia vs. Students: Disconnected." The post felt a little bit controversial as I voiced some criticisms of the state of higher education (and it's no secret to readers of this blog that I'm employed at a university), though it seemed to be received … Continue reading Generation Jobless?
A few weeks ago I was invited to do a keynote presentation for the Community Advisors (CAs) in residence buildings at Simon Fraser University, during their mid-year training. The topic, unsurprisingly, was career exploration, with a focus on how the CAs might be able to transfer all the great skills and experience they are gaining … Continue reading Presentation: From Community Advisor to Professional