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Professional Development

How to Align Your Values With Your Education

Lori Eggleston | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Lori Eggleston

Dara Carrillo went to college when she was 18 because "the world told me that's the box I needed to check," she says. "I didn't really think about what was right for me."

Feel Like Crying at Work? Here's Why That's Fine

Susan Bernstein | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Bernstein

You're not supposed to cry at work, right? But there's a particular situation that can make almost any smart, hard-working professional burst into te...

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

10 Ways Hiking Can Help Your Writing

Kate Klise | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Klise

I'm so convinced that hiking helps my writing that I recently decided to offer a series of hiking-writing workshops to see if others had the same experience. Here's what I've discovered so far:

Teach India! and the Importance of Integrating Historical Thinking Into Teaching

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Murali Balaji

In short, the three-day workshop proved to be one of the best examples of educational praxis -- a combination of content, historical thinking and critical inquiry, and cultural immersion. Teachers who participated said their perspectives had been transformed by the professional development training and cultural immersion.

5 Valuable Gifts of the Millennial Workforce

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Shinjini Das

Millennials have very fresh, unadulterated outlooks on projects, ideas, and on life, in general. This authentic judgment of a situation combined with the diehard optimism characteristic of anyone in their 20's or 30's is infectious and creates a pulsating and productive environment.

Hope and Higher Education -- The Role of Citizen Professionals

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

"Citizen professionals" are civic leaders with a large sense of public purpose who know how to work as equals in public problem solving, with their specialized knowledge "on tap not on top."

Nailed It: 5 Ways to Finish Your Internship Strong

Nick Bailey | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Nick Bailey

Whether your experience was great, less than great or somewhere in between, you've got one last chance to nail it this summer.

Doing Something: Life Lessons From a Month of Improv

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
Jen Olenizcak

Risk on stage almost always causes something to happen. The reason people make a big choice is usually because they can feel the scene stalling and people losing interest. I'm known for saying 'drop a bomb!' to my students. Make a big choice, reveal something, discover something. Do something.

Baker or Lawyer?

Natalia Martinez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Natalia Martinez

First, the purpose of a personal brand is to position you mindfully in a context that is relevant for your vision, not just differentiate you and go on a lunch break. Differentiation can sometimes be easy, but marrying differentiation and positioning takes a lot of conscious and strategic effort over time.

What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?

TNTP | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
TNTP

We know that by consistently helping teachers reach their full potential in the classroom, we could put millions of students on the path to success. And as we shared previously, conventional wisdom is that we all already know how to help teachers improve. But do we really?

Getting Started in UX -- 5 NYC Pros Share Their Stories

Iva Turgut | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Iva Turgut

I have learned the most by collaborating and talking to other fellow UX professionals. So I invited some friends and great people I've met in the NYC UX community to share their story and a piece of advice that would help others get started and accelerate their careers.

A Little Music Theory for Your Management

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

Teams will be as versatile and adaptable as their leadership. In some cases, strong and specific direction is called for -- allowing each person to expertly play their part while following within narrow scope and under well-timed guidance might be the best course.

Gender Transitions in the Workplace Require the Transition of Employment Policies Too

Ellevate | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Ellevate

Employers work hard to comply with the law and treat their employees fairly and with respect. Not all employers, however, know how to respectfully and lawfully treat transgender individuals.

To Pluto and Beyond

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.

Make Your Feedback Personal

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

I remember once sitting around the table with my faculty advisory committee. The committee consisted of four teachers from different grade levels and disciplines within the school and was designed to offer me feedback on various programs and change initiatives as well as be my ears on the ground.

Navigating Transition

Austin Schneider | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

To my fellow workers, learners, Millennials and explorers...it is a pleasure to share the road less traveled with you. Others take the lit and comfortable path. We prefer the cold, dark passageways that offer remarkable experiences.

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

For Leaders, Perception Is Reality

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.

4 Ways to Have an Open Relationship With Success and End Professional Jealousy for Good

Kate McCombs | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Kate McCombs

I recognize that it isn't always easy to subvert jealousy. The green-eyed monster can rear its ugly head at the most inconvenient of times. But by continually choosing to challenge that pesky voice, I've learned several strategies that help me nurture the kinds of professional relationships that bring me more joy (and, incidentally, more success).

8 Tips to Help Grow Your Professional Network

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Establishing a strong professional network can benefit your business several ways, from receiving feedback by bouncing ideas off successful entrepreneurs and business owners to opening doors that were once closed -- building your professional network should be something you are always working on.

Argue Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

If you want to continue to be relevant and innovative, you must be open to new ideas and to voices that improve what you already hold to be true.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Mentor Others for Your Own Professional Development

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

Whether through a formal company initiative or through informal organic relationships, many leaders find themselves asked to make time in their busy schedules for mentoring.

Gaining Job Experience: 101

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

Experience is something you need when applying for a job, but how does one gain experience when no one will hire them because they don't have experience? It is weird, right? I have found that you can spin any opportunity into something that can help you nail down a job.