Change Your Mind – the impact of Positive Psychology on Career Goals

I attended a presentation this week by Kim Edwards, a PhD candidate in the Department of Clinical Psychology.  It was one of those presentations that sticks with you for the rest of your life.  The concepts with respect to positive psychology are really quite simple.  We just need to “change our minds” When thinking about careerContinue reading “Change Your Mind – the impact of Positive Psychology on Career Goals”

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What is the right career for me?

A sometimes even more daunting task than figuring out what your transferable skills are is figuring out what you want to do with those skills.  It is common to run into people who do nothing to change their life or career because they have not yet figured out what it is that they want toContinue reading “What is the right career for me?”

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Identifying Your Transferrable Skills

Liberal Arts students have many of the skills that employers are desperately seeking, such as: writing, research, critical analysis, and time management. In addition to the skills that you have developed in the classroom there are numerous other skills that you develop through extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, volunteer work etc. Although you have the skillsContinue reading “Identifying Your Transferrable Skills”

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The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

In particular, Arts and humanities students often have a difficult time identifying potential career paths.  Often their choices are influenced by the idea that a liberal arts background is not particularly transferrable and the most obvious next step is teacher’s college, law school or grad school. Although those are three great choices, they are, byContinue reading “The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree”

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