While in Vancouver, BC for Unbounce’s Call-To-Action Conference, an opportunity to learn how to throw an axe presented itself at one of the Sunday Funday activities.
After participating in this traditional lumberjack sport, I wrote a blog post for Mindgrub paralleling the top lessons learned from the conference to axe throwing!
10/12/2015 1 Comment
I recently completed my journey of searching for a job. The entire process, though draining, has taught me a few (okay, a lot) of things. It also opened my eyes to an interesting perspective on the job search journey.
Read more below for my thoughts on the many similarities between finding full time employment and finding a soulmate....
As a high school senior, I visited Towson and was instantly drawn to their signature program - The Associate, a competition modeled after the hit T.V. show, The Apprentice.
Senior business students compete for a job during an eight week period solving real problems and present their solutions to local businesses.
After applying and becoming one of 8 students chosen to compete, I was ecstatic to participate in something that sealed the deal for me to attend Towson in the first place.
Everything that they say will happen to you when you’re a second semester senior, does. Reality sets in and it sets in hard.
In a few months, myself, amongst millions of other graduates, will have to make some of the biggest decisions of our lives… where to live? what career path to take? which job? There most definitely is uncertainty staring at me and all the other grads in the face. What we have to do.... is embrace it.
After becoming undoubtedly overwhelmed at the thought of post-grad life, I had to sit and really think it over. With the help of someone close to me, I was able to take a step back and visualize the path that I need to set for myself for these next four months. What he helped me to realize, is that if I want to be happy with a career choice, I need to step outside of my comfort zone.
In order to do this, I’m setting myself one of the most important goals this semester: pursue my passions. If I do that, I know that no matter what I choose to do, I’ll be happy.
Oy. It’s been a while. I guess that’s what I get for working four jobs and going to school full time.
But alas, the spring semester has ended and now I’m finally free! So what's been up since December?
I started an internship with Right Source Marketing in January that I thoroughly enjoy.
BUT gaining this experience has only expanded my curiosity of what kinds of businesses are out there that I could get my hands on.
I’ve caught myself wondering what it would be like to work for a major tech-savvy company such as Google or Pinterest, and from what I’ve been told my entire undergraduate career, there is nothing wrong with reaching out and seeing what is available.
There’s only one problem—location.
Unexpected moments are absolutely one of my favorite things. From unexpected friendly gestures to unexpected days off, those are the things that time and time again keep you chugging along with a smile on your face.
This past spring, I was required to write down goals for a scholarship application (they can now be found here). I always had goals floating around in my head, but never actually complied them in a list. My mentor, Mike Petrella of AOL.com, had encouraged me to place my goals where I could see them everyday. After doing so this summer, I made much progress on my goals and even completed a few.
There was one goal in particular, though, that I had no clue how I would even go about beginning and that was to be "a fundamental participant in creating a medical institution IT system." Wait what? You say...
Let me explain..