5 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE

“What do you do for a living?” might be the second-most frequently asked question, after your name. If it weren’t so commonplace, it might be considered odd and perhaps a little rude. But given the emphasis that society places on our career choice, it’s no wonder many think their job title defines who they are.… Read More 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE

Alumni Feature- Dina Manco (’16) | FINDING OPPORTUNITY ON A PATH LESS TRAVELED

1,875 hours of service, 273 days and four disasters later– it feels like I’ve done it all. But at the same time, it feels as though my path to being an engaged citizen has just begun. Upon graduation from JMU, I decided to serve with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)… Read More Alumni Feature- Dina Manco (’16) | FINDING OPPORTUNITY ON A PATH LESS TRAVELED

9 TED TALKS TO REMIND YOU THAT EVEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FACE CHALLENGES

We all have challenges we face as we climb the ladder to success—something is holding us back, someone is standing in our way, we’re afraid to take the leap. The thing is, even the most successful individuals faced these exact same difficulties. And not only did they learn how to overcome them, they shared their… Read More 9 TED TALKS TO REMIND YOU THAT EVEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FACE CHALLENGES

9 CAREER CHANGE STORIES THAT’LL INSPIRE YOU TO TAKE THE LEAP

When you’re considering changing careers, it’s helpful (not to mention inspiring) to see how others navigated those scary first steps, before starting down that path yourself. These stories give you potential roadmaps to follow—successes and failures included—so that you can see possible routes for your own future. From the nitty-gritty, like financial planning, to the… Read More 9 CAREER CHANGE STORIES THAT’LL INSPIRE YOU TO TAKE THE LEAP

HOW I BECAME A STARTUP COO WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL TECH BACKGROUND

My life passions include helping people heal from trauma and “dancing it out.” My resume shows that I studied human services, religion, and sexuality in college and graduate school. I have worked as a chaplain, a sex educator, and a public health navigator. Though I’ve done a lot, I have no tech experience . Which… Read More HOW I BECAME A STARTUP COO WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL TECH BACKGROUND

7 LIFE-CHANGING TRUTHS MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO SCARED (OR TOO STUBBORN) TO ADMIT

“So you’re always seeking the truth?” she asked. “I do my best to be,” I said. “Don’t you?” Her gaze shifted downward.  “No, I don’t.” “Well, that’s good to know.  I mean, it’s a good start,” I said.  “Just admitting this is a step forward…” She quickly interrupted me, “I’m not saying I like lies… Read More 7 LIFE-CHANGING TRUTHS MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO SCARED (OR TOO STUBBORN) TO ADMIT