Browsing Tag

Encouragement

  • Alternative Education Options Other than University

    June 30, 2018

    Happy end of June! Which means that not only is 2018 half over (yikes!), but also that its graduation season.

    With the excitement of finishing school to move on to the next adventure, I think there’s a lot of pressure to maintain a certain image by going to a prestigious school or having a particular career path. But there are so many pathways to “success” and ultimately it’s dependant on your definition. Here are just a few options to look at if you are looking for alternative education options to start or change your career – without paying the price of a 4 year school.

  • Debunking 4 BS Myths: Why Not “Everyone” Can Travel the World

    April 9, 2018
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    With the rise of Instagram, social media, and the ease of an inspirational quote maker, it is easy to feel less than if you haven’t traveled the world.

    That somehow you’re failing as a millennial because you can’t live up to all those “wanderlust” posts.  And who am I to say this? It’s not because I’m bitter I didn’t travel; it’s because I traveled (to over 30 countries, across 5 continents in 5 years).

  • Must-Ask Questions Before Investing In A University Major/Career Path

    April 5, 2018

    It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.

    Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.

    So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).

  • How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

    March 22, 2018

    I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

    Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for.