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By Kathryn Waxman | Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
By Kathryn Waxman Event Planning Project Assistant “What would my typical day look like?” “There isn’t one.” We’re a group of seven women who have it all together.If you think you’re organized, I promise, we can do it better.Jenna, Emily, Lauren, Kelcey, Kathryn, Carly, and BethMy first two weeks, you all saw me on the verge of death.I did not comprehend how these women do what they do,But two months later, I am doing my best to stand in their shoes.Every meeting that you see seems easy, organ ... read full post

 

Tag(s): event planning, co-op, internship, Transition from student, Conferences, Seminars, Collaboratives
By Madeline Heising | Monday, Mar 18, 2013
My secret to staying on the ball at work is simple I literally stay on the ball. I sit on a balance ball instead of a chair. It all started when I had a not-so-pleasant consultation with a personal trainer (he would phrase it as “constructive criticism”) about my “issues.” The main issue turned out not to be my lack of a six pack, but my suffering posture. After years of not being mindful about how I sat at a desk, my shoulders hunched forward and I stuck my head way out. As a healthy twenty-som ... read full post

 

Tag(s): co-op, internship, Transition from student, "Work-Life Wellness,"
By Melissa Knihtila | Friday, Jan 25, 2013
It’s easy to become complacent in the daily grind. Juggling classes, part-time employment, and involvement in student organizations, I’ve learned just how easy it is to get caught in a routine: on Tuesdays go to work; Thursdays mean lab and closed-toed shoes; and weekends are meant for finishing homework, and getting reacquainted with the concept of sleep.  As graduation approaches in less than four months, it would be natural for me to have some trepidation about breaking this cycle and diving ... read full post

 

Tag(s): co-op, internship, Transition from student, stretch zone, challenges
By Morgan Packer | Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
At university, your life is somewhat unformatted — you attend class here and there, study in the library, and try to fill in the rest of your time with student organizations and other activities. In class, you are allowed to ask questions, make mistakes, and grow from your experience. This makes the transition between student-life and work-life somewhat startling as you must become responsible for yourself and your mistakes, and embrace the ramifications of failure. Time is not necessarily yo ... read full post

 

Tag(s): co-op, internship, Transition from student
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