Is it Time for a New Job?

Mar 27, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Figuring out whether or not to change jobs is an incredibly challenging decision. After all, you wouldn’t have picked your current job if it didn’t check most of your boxes at the time. But when those feelings of restlessness creep in, it’s time to assess whether or not it’s still a good fit. Should you make moves within your industry or have you just hit a temporary rocky patch? Here are some common reasons you should consider making a switch and how to ensure your next job is a better fit:

Read More

Why You Need to Start Career Planning

Mar 20, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Career planning can be a daunting task to start. Articulating exactly what you want out of your career path requires a lot of reflection and soul-searching. But, in the long run, giving career planning the time and attention it deserves is essential. A successful career doesn’t happen by chance. In order to succeed, you have to know what you want to do and where you want to go. And that’s exactly what career planning does for you. 

Read More

Should I Make a Career Change?

Mar 06, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

The inevitable happened, you hit a rut at work. You’re questioning everything: your role, your passion, even your entire career. You start thinking about other career paths and consider making the switch. But the entire time you aren’t quite sure whether a career change is the right decision or not. How do you know for sure? Make sure you’ve answered these questions before jumping ship: 

Read More

Spring into Inspiration: Quotes to Help Motivate You

Feb 28, 2020 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Early career advice

We all need some motivational reminders to keep us moving. As we enter a new season use these inspirational quotes to help empower you on your journey to success! 

Read More

Should Salary be a Priority?

Feb 21, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to choosing a career: our salaries. When we’re planning our future, we’re often told things like “find your passion” and “do what you’re good at.” We’re rarely told to think about how much money we’ll make despite the fact that getting a paycheck is one of the main reasons we’re going to work in the first place. Even if we’re doing what we love, we need a salary to pay our bills and live our lives. Where should salary fall on the priority list when looking at career paths? The answer hinges on looking past the dollar amount to figure out what exactly you get out of a salary and what you value most in a career.

Read More

What Career is the Best Fit?

Feb 14, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

Picking a career path seemed so simple as a child. You proudly told everyone you wanted to be a doctor or a dolphin trainer like it was as simple as choosing your favorite toy. Then you grew up and realized careers seem a lot less like paths and more like roller coasters. They’re full of highs and lows with unexpected changes and moments where you question it all. So how do you find THE career that’ll fit into your life and make the roller coaster worth it?

Read More

10 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance

Feb 07, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Your next career move

Balancing both life and work priorities can seem like an impossible juggling act. And when you first start your career it can feel like no one taught you how to juggle. It can be all too easy for work to take over. But the thing is, establishing boundaries now early in your career is critical. A better work-life balance will keep you sane and make you more successful in work AND life. Here are some tips to master the juggle:

Read More

What Does the First Semester of Graduate School Look Like for a Working Professional?

Jan 31, 2020 by Kevin Sundeen

Tags: Grad school consideration

The last time we spoke to part-time MBA student Kevin Sundeen, he was preparing for his first week at George Mason University School of Business. Now the full time working professional and graduate student, shares how he could have prepared differently and what has been the most challenging during his first semester.

Read More

4 Myths Busted about Work-Life Balance

Jan 24, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice

Questing for a perfect work-life balance can seem as elusive as the quest for the holy grail. It’s something companies love to talk about, but 66% of employees don’t think they have. Why is something as simple as having work-life balance so hard to achieve? A lot of it has to do with commonly held beliefs about work-life balance setting us up for failure. Here are four work-life balance myths busted:

Read More

From Peru to Durham: The Path of an International MBA Student

Jan 17, 2020 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Grad school consideration

Giulio Gilardi knew he wanted a career change. While working in marketing strategy in his home country of Peru, he set his sights on the financial industry. And he knew exactly what he needed to get there: his MBA. Now a soon-to-be MBA graduate, Giulio shares his path to Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as an international student:

Read More

Get blog updates