Category Archives: Careers

3 Books That Can Help Get Recent College Graduates Hired

If you recently graduated from college (or are just about to) first and foremost on your mind is getting a real job (as opposed to that stint you did selling shoes at Famous Footwear your senior year just to make ends meet). As you’ve probably already surmised launching your career at age 22 is not […]

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The Permeating Rastafari Spirit: An Interview with Alan Espinoza

Alan Espinoza

“No hay nada mejor que el talento, la carrera y el trabajo vayan de la mano.” — Alan Espinoza [There’s nothing better than having talent, career, and work go hand in hand.] Alan Espinoza, 26, is affectionately known as “El Jahmin” for his Rasta-inspired store, Jahmin House, and has also penned the artistic name, “Leon […]

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Finding Your Career in Reverse: An Interview With Social Media Maven Sue Ann Kern

Sue Ann Kern has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. After graduation she easily found a job in the defense industry working for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis. Later, that engineering position led to an even more lucrative stint in technical sales support for a computer component distributer. Life was […]

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Symbols to Live By: An Interview with Thomas “Thom” Brown


“The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.” — William James Thomas “Thom” Brown is a man of symbols and through them, he expresses life lessons. One symbol that has been especially important to him is the tree. There is one that sits near his office window and he […]

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Does Online Education Offer Diversity in College?

Abigail Fisher applied to the University of Texas for admission as an undergraduate student, but was not accepted due to her race. So she sued the University of Texas in Federal District court in Austin. What makes this case so interesting are two things: 1) This is not a historical case that took place in […]

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Finding the Career You Had All Along: An Interview with Jude Anker

Sometimes the best-laid career plans turn out to be the most elusive events in life. That’s not to say you shouldn’t put some effort into planning your future. However, you also shouldn’t be disappointed (or even rattled) if all those carefully thought-out plans turn out to be little more than amusing memories later in life. […]

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How to Live Your Truth: An Interview with Joy Page Manuel

Joy Page Manuel

“What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.” — Oprah Winfrey Joy Page Manuel’s story begins with love and loss: a love discovered overseas and the loss of all she knew she had to leave behind. The next stage of […]

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How to Remain Confident While Looking for a Job

If you happen to fall in that unfortunate demographic of being unemployed during this economic slump it can be hard to keep your spirits up as you look for a job. Oh sure, people tell you to “buck up,” “be positive,” “put a smile on your face,” blah, blah, blah. Although all that is good […]

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What the New Debit Card Fees Mean to College Students and the Unemployed

As if being a starving student or juggling a minimum wage job while trying to launch your career were not enough, banks are the most recent conglomerates to reach into the shallow pockets of the shrinking middle class. This past week Bank of America announced that in 2012 they will start charging $5 per month […]

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Career Wisdom from Our Elders: Part 3

Old Books Wisdom

“No man was ever wise by chance.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Philosopher and Politician Wisdom doesn’t just fall into your lap. You need to be open to receiving it and applying it because wisdom is about knowing how to act on knowledge. It turns out, there’s a wealth of wisdom within the people around […]

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