Archive | March, 2011

Too Many Choices – Part 1

28 Mar

Working in the Career Center as a Career Counselor, a common question that I ask students is, “What would you like to get out of our meeting today?” A common response is, “I want you to tell me what major I should pick, and what I should do with my life.”

Making choices, and sticking with them is so difficult. What if I make the wrong choice? What if I choose a major that I enjoy now, then in five years, find out that I hate it? How can I know that this career is something that I’ll love, even thirty years down the road? I just don’t want to pick something for the wrong reasons, but at the same time, I want to make sure that I’ll be able to provide for my family. Sure it makes sense that I pursue this path, but how do I know that it is God’s will? These are questions that we all inevitably are confronted with at some point during this process called life. Keep Reading→

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Welcome Reggie Leonard

25 Mar

Today, we’re introducing a new contributor to our blog. Reggie is a Career Counselor here in the Career Center; many of you probably know him (he’s popular). We asked Reggie to introduce himself and this is what he had to say…

I want to change the world. I wholeheartedly believe that the world will look like a different place if people pursued careers they were passionate about. Working as a Career Counselor in the Career Center affords me the privilege of helping people unlock their interests, skills, personality traits, values, and ultimately, their passions. I enjoy learning, helping people, exploring various cultures, watching foreign films, drinking all types of tea, cooking, learning Spanish and listening to Brazilian Jazz. I hope to share with you all some of the things that I’ve learned (and am still learning), in hopes that you too will be enchanted by the idea of passionate living. Passion is in you, not in your work. Become more of yourself…The world will be a better place as a result of it 🙂

Be on the lookout for posts from Reggie!

Washington Semester Fellowship

21 Mar

Have you heard about our Washington Semester Fellowship internship program? Check out our new promo video and visit the site if your interested in more information!

Build Your Career by Delivering Value

11 Mar

Often times in the Career Center, we come across some great articles and essays dealing with professional development; this article would fall into that category. Mary Jeanne Vincent is a Career Expert & Strategist and has some great ideas about how to add value to your company.

Build Your Career by Delivering Value

By Mary Jeanne Vincent

In today’s turbulent economic environment, organizations are turning a critical eye on every aspect of their business from cutting all but the bare necessities to eliminating less-than-productive staff —everything is up for review. Because of rampant layoffs, changes in the global marketplace and technology innovations, those with jobs are looking to career development professionals to provide help in keeping those jobs. Tell your clients that there are ways to maintain and even enhance one’s career. For every person who loses a job, there are thousands who don’t. During tough times, organizations choose to keep, and often promote, those who are viewed as essential to the company’s prosperity. Your client’s key to success in today’s market is to build a reputation for delivering value, on time, every time. Tell your clients to follow these keys now so when the company makes decisions about who goes and who stays, there is no doubt who is indispensable. Keep Reading→

Never Forget in the Dark What God Showed You in the Light

7 Mar

As students here at LU, we get the privilege to be taught and even exhorted from some of the greatest men and women of our time, whether in the classroom, the dorm room, or convocation.  However, in the midst of all the inspiring lessons and messages I have heard, few have convicted, or lets even say “haunted” me like the message that was brought by Dr. David Platt last week.  Lately, I have been struggling with a question that until my recent, personal epiphany, left me completely perplexed.  It was a message that grabbed my attention so tightly, I chose to set down my pencil and notebook so that I wouldn’t waste time writing and lose the ability to listen more attentively.  This is the question that has followed me since that sermon. “Are my college and career goals REALLY what God is calling me to do?”  I began to think that I may not be the only one with this question.  Therefore, the purpose of this post is to hopefully encourage those of you who, like me, have struggled with the same question. Keep Reading→