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Why Are You Still Unemployed?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.

Advice In 140 Characters Or Less: How To Be A Good Coworker, According To Twitter

Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Some people think that LinkedIn is the only place to go for career advice. And while it’s a great place to network, it’s not the end-all-be-all fo...

The Importance of Building Relationships With Professors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.

Best Life/Career Advice: Relationships Trump Jobs!

Mark Wayman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

When someone tells me they are too busy at work to attend my Christmas Party, I hear, "You are not important to me Mark. My job is far more important than our relationship." Let me give you five good reasons to value your family and friends over your job.

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur

Melissa Escaro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out.

Regretting Your Career Choice? Here's What You Need to Know

Christie Garton | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Christie Garton

After dedicating four (or more) years of your life and tens of thousands of dollars to one degree, it's reasonable to expect a long and successful career in your chosen field. The reality is that your major at 18 may not end up being your dream job at 26 - and that's OK.

How to Take Charge of Your Emotional Energy at Work

Jill Dahl | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jill Dahl

Let's face it. Work takes up a lot of our emotional energy. Add in a difficult colleague, feeling disconnected from your job, or the frustration of being constantly overlooked, and I guarantee that this will carry over into your home life.

When You Dream Job Isn't Your Dream Salary

Kim Keating | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

There are numerous ways to strike a balance between doing what you love and paying the bills. Here are four possibilities to consider when figuring out how to translate your personal passion into professional success.

How Do You Know When Something Is Right?

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

When you've found something that's right for you, you want to be better without force. You get this instant internal drive and motivation to become a better person, to do better work, and to achieve greater things. You feel inspired.

Designing Your Ideal Life

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Lynn Smith

The reason success is so elusive is that we fail to define for ourselves what will truly make us happy. We get caught up in society's definition of what success should look like. We don't take time to reflect and think about what success should look like or feel like for us.

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

Over the years, other opportunities have come my way, but I've chosen to stay for reasons that I hope will inspire others as we finish 2014 and set goals for the year ahead.

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

Alex Amouyel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

Alex Amouyel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...

The Work-Life Strategies That Really Matter

Joel Peterson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Peterson

Wealth, power, fame and influence don't reliably deliver satisfaction or meaning in life. I submit that meaning comes from the ability to look back with pride and to look forward with peace, knowing that those we've worked with and cared for are better off for having known us.

A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

Scott DiMarco | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.

Don't Give Up! How to Push Through When All You Feel Like Doing Is Quitting

Janice Windt | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

How do we keep going without losing our peace, our sanity and rolled eyeballs into the northernmost parts of our brains? How do we keep perspective and gratitude and love foremost in our minds and hearts rather than resorting to pain and shouting?

Five Reasons Why Everybody Should Write a Book

Juliana Maio | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Juliana Maio

We should all write a book, one that reflects our individuality and gives substance to our ideas, a book to be shared with the world. Here are my five reasons for doing it:

There Is No 'Right Way' to a Career

Connor Belson | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Connor Belson

I still have yet to see where the curveballs in my life will bounce me. I know that they will not be taking me to medical school next year, but that does not mean they will not take me there in two years, or four, or even 10.

6 Signs You're A Born Marketer

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Some of us wake up everyday to do something that we love -- something that we feel like we were born to do.

Should You Ask Your Boss For A Raise?

Joel Peterson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Joel Peterson

While asking for a raise may be a high-stress conversation, being on the receiving end isn't fun either.

6 Pieces of Advice on Networking From Venture Capitalist Wayne Kimmel

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
David Ongchoco

Named as one of the Top Innovators in the Philadelphia region, Wayne Kimmel, a managing partner at SeventySix Capital, recently gave a talk about startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship here at Penn.

Year in Review

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

I met a wonderful woman this week who has been married for 58 years and her advice to me in life and love was, "Make the most of the good things and the least of the bad things." This is now my plan for 30 and beyond. Cheers

The One Question to Ask When Starting or Changing Careers

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Even after all the internal strife, I was nowhere near choosing a career when I was about to graduate from college. I dreaded the "What are your career plans?" questions and purposefully avoided my parents' friends and anyone I thought might ask me those.

How I Came to Enjoy the Most Uncomfortable Part of the Creative Process

Suzanne Clores | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Clores

If I could tell every person one thing about presenting her work to peers, I would say this: prepare a lot, and when you feel like you're about to die, find a way to laugh and congratulate yourself because you're doing it right.