Q&A: To Blog or Not to Blog

Q&A: To Blog or Not to Blog

Q. My writing professor has encouraged us to start a blog, claiming it will help advance our careers. Since you have been blogging for several years, do you agree? How do you keep the process from becoming overwhelming? Other tips? A. I agree with your professor to a...
Find Balance in Academics & Extra Curriculars

Find Balance in Academics & Extra Curriculars

Q. Settle an argument with my college advisor. What counts most—grades or experience? I heard you speak on campus last fall and recall you saying extra-curricular activities are the most important things you can do in college. Am I quoting you correctly? -ML A. At the...
Make Yourself Memorable: Ask Great Questions

Make Yourself Memorable: Ask Great Questions

I met last week with a prospective student who I want to have in one of my future classes. Reason: She asked great questions. Her questions were so well organized that each answer logically led to the next question as she skillfully accumulated information that will...
Hats Off Etiquette 101

Hats Off Etiquette 101

Before the start of a recent career panel discussion, I was surprised when a panelist told several students to remove their hats. After they promptly complied, the speaker asked if they understood why she made that request. That brief 90-second discussion may have...
5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

Q. I’ve been offered a job in San Francisco, but that requires my husband and I to move from the Midwest where we’ve lived our entire lives. Family and friends are here, but this would be a huge career move—jumping several pay levels. But it’s scary to start over in a...