WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

Tips for Working Parents During COVID-19 By Joana Sharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career & Life Design Being a working parent during normal times already requires a lot of patience, multi-tasking, and adjustment to unexpected situations, but during a pandemic – when you have to work full-time and take care of your kids at the same time – it sounds simply unsustainable. Working from home … Continue reading WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

I Get by…With a Little Virtual Volunteering By Kandis Rodgers | Employer Relations Manager | Career Consultant  “I get by with a little help from my friends.” This is a line from a famous Beatle’s song. How fitting this line is (and only this line if you actually listen to the whole song) during a time like this, where we are presented with the opportunity to think about how … Continue reading STAYING ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

Adjusting your Budget After a Job Loss – The “Cliff Notes” Version By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career & Life Design Even before our planet got hit with this panedemic, I limited my news intake. I was protecting myself from unnecessary anxiety that comes with being constantly bombarded with information about the state of the world. However, I know that ignorance is … Continue reading BUDGETING, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND INTERNSHIPS

NAVIGATING HANDSHAKES DURING THE FLU SEASON

Can I Decline a Handshake? By Joana Scharinger | Career Counselor | Office of Career Planning You are at a networking event and you see someone politely coughing into their hand. A few minutes later, you are introduced to this person who immediately extends a hand to greet you. You are concerned about possible germs, but don’t want to be rude. What do you do? … Continue reading NAVIGATING HANDSHAKES DURING THE FLU SEASON

I’M SORRY, YOU DIGITALLY MISUNDERSTOOD ME

How to Translate Digital Emotions By Neepa Parikh | Director | Office of Career Planning Have you ever hit “reply”, sending a message to someone who wasn’t the intended recipient? Or worse yet, “reply all?” Ugh! We’ve all been there. Sometimes, however, the recipient is certainly the intended one, but our message doesn’t come out as we intended. Liz + Mollie, authors of the book, … Continue reading I’M SORRY, YOU DIGITALLY MISUNDERSTOOD ME

SO YOU’RE TELLING ME I NEED EXPERIENCE TO GET EXPERIENCE?

Volunteering=Skill Building=Amazing Resume By Kandis Rodgers | Assistant Director | Golden Gate University Everyone asks the same question: “How do I get a job?” I have the answer to that – Build your skills through hands-on experience and grow your network. And believe it or not, the best way to do both of these at the same time is to…volunteer. Volunteer!? What? Wait, what do … Continue reading SO YOU’RE TELLING ME I NEED EXPERIENCE TO GET EXPERIENCE?

YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

The Mentorship Challenge By Megan Gray | Director of Mentorship | Golden Gate University January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, I’m excited to share that GGU has a new Mentorship Program to connect students with alumni, faculty, and staff for career advice and support. I hope to inspire you with a challenge. I know what you may be thinking. “Yes! Bring it on!” Or, … Continue reading YOUR CHALLENGE, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

THE PODCAST CLUB

Self-Improvement? There’s a Podcast for That! By Kandis Rodgers | Assistant Director | Golden Gate University It can be a struggle to incorporate self-improvement into our schedules. Ten minutes of yoga before work or five minutes of meditation doesn’t seem like much until you actually try to do it on the daily. Enter podcasts. Podcasts have become the latest craze and listening to podcasts on … Continue reading THE PODCAST CLUB