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The Making of a Mentor

Mentorship isn’t just a business buzzword. It’s an activity that leads to wellness in all areas of your life. The long-term benefits of mentoring or being mentored were recently studied and proven by W. Brad Johnson, PhD, a psychology professor at the US Naval Academy, who found that those who had been mentored during their time in school “generally perform [...]

2019-07-24T14:44:58+00:00August 19th, 2019|

Making the Most of Your Internship

Turning your mortarboard tassel at college graduation symbolizes the end of one phase of your education and the beginning of another, probably more important phase: entering the workforce. Internships are a great way to ease into the professional world and avoid the feeling of being dropped into the deep end after graduation. The benefits of an internship are extensive – [...]

2019-07-24T14:29:18+00:00August 12th, 2019|

How to Save Money on Summer Utilities

Schools are closed, the pool is open and the sun is out – signs that summer has officially arrived! While the temperatures are climbing, so is the cost to cool down your home during the summer months. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that the typical U.S. residential household will consume about 3,080 kilowatt hours of electricity this summer and [...]

2019-07-24T14:23:21+00:00August 5th, 2019|

Three Steps to Becoming a Productivity Pro

We’ve all been there. You sit down with a hot cup of coffee, open your laptop and dream of all of the goals and tasks you will accomplish that day. Yet before you even begin, your brain starts to run wild with reminders: order a birthday gift for your sister, schedule a much-needed dentist appointment, call the dog groomer, pay [...]

2019-07-24T14:23:48+00:00July 29th, 2019|

Do’s and Don’ts of Proper Phone and Email Etiquette

Technology has made it possible for us to be more connected and engaged with each other than ever before. However, increasing reliance on texting and emojis can lead to a decrease in professionalism in phone and email communication. Not sure if you’re using proper etiquette? Check out our do’s and don’ts below. Phone Etiquette Do’s Before your phone call, make [...]

2019-06-24T12:18:25+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Top Apps for Staying Organized

Is staying organized in your personal and professional life one of your goals for 2019? In today’s technology-filled world, it’s easier than ever to make lists on-the-go, coordinate schedules and keep your documents in one place. Read below to learn more about the top apps that can make life easier for you to manage this year: Google Drive This app [...]

2019-04-19T14:50:47+00:00April 22nd, 2019|

How to Catapult your Career While in College

College plays a vital role in preparing you for your career. From the knowledge and skills that you learn class to the networking opportunities that are offered to you in your chosen field of study, there are many resources available to help you get a headstart on your career. Are you doing your best to prepare yourself for your future [...]

2019-03-21T13:37:18+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Let’s Get Social: Platforms That Foster Better Collaboration Among Coworkers

Clear and constant communication in the workplace is vital, with tracking tasks, projects and other collaborative material taking up a large portion of the day for many employees. Technology can help, but the key is identifying the right tools and defining the most streamlined processes to help you save time, not simply adding one more internet tab. Below are three [...]

2019-03-14T09:40:48+00:00March 14th, 2019|