Career Inspiration

Check out our weekly blogs where we offer advice and discuss our philosophy, approach, and why we believe it should be the new standard for career seekers. We also interview students and career professionals allowing you to learn from their experiences.

What Makes a Job Fulfilling? 4 Things to Look For

student tip Nov 25, 2020

People love to talk about their dream jobs, but what does that actually mean? If you don’t have any work experience, or if you’ve mostly had summer jobs that you’ve done for some extra cash or your college applications, it can be hard to figure out what would make a job truly fulfilling for you. 

To help demystify this, we’re looking at five things that make a job fulfilling. You can use these criteria as you decide on a career path, or when you’re applying...

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INTERVIEW- Small Business Owner and Creative with Meddi

 

"You need to bet on yourself"  - Meddi

Meddi is a small business owner, local Minnesota artist, and a reliable person who is very involved in his community. Listen and be inspired by Meddi's self-investment and how he believes each person should "shoot their shot". 

Enjoy - Nya


Career Interview with Meddi

  1. What is your current occupation, or your major? Working part time in campaigns, co-founder of Do Great Things Productions.
  2. What drew you to this? Every time I was at my...
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5 Reasons It’s Important to Expand Your Horizons

student tip Nov 11, 2020

Have you ever met someone who was so intriguing that you thought, “Wow, I wish I could be as interesting as them”? Maybe they’ve traveled all over the world, or are really good at an unusual hobby, or seem to know all kinds of people that are just as intriguing. 

Chances are, that very interesting person is just really good at expanding their horizons and trying new things. And you don’t have to be a certain age or a certain type of person to start expanding your...

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INTERVIEW - Director of Hospice with Lisa Diez

doer helper organizer Oct 28, 2020
 

"I did have cancer myself...as I went through treatment, I found the Chaplains in the hospital setting very comforting, and those people that reached out to me in that way...made me think of my own end of life and what that could look like...and made me want to be in the field professionally" - Lisa Diez

Today, we get to learn about how Lisa helps people be at peace at the end of their life. Your initial reaction may be to pull away because this field is centered around death,...

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Are certain mindsets preventing your teen from making a career path decision?

mindset parent tip Oct 21, 2020

If your student is struggling to make a career path decision - or any major decision they might need to make in this stage of life - it may be because they have a limiting mindset that’s holding them back. 

Whether or not you and your teen are on the same page about the importance of self-reflection and taking time to make a career decision purposefully, coming to a decision may be difficult. When that happens, a limiting belief or mindset could be the underlying reason. 

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The Importance of Self-Reflection

Do you ever think back to when you first entered high school? Maybe you’re amazed at how your friend group has changed - but then you realize it makes sense because your interests have evolved. Or maybe you cringe a little at your early fashion choices, and feel much better about the style you’ve now grown into. 

This is called self-reflection, and it’s a hugely important skill to develop. It helps you better understand yourself - what you care about, what you’re...

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INTERVIEW - Nursing with Annika Dobier

doer helper organizer Oct 07, 2020
 

"Anytime I've been in a clinical setting, I've really felt the nurses were the ones who made a difference in my care or treatment. To this day, I still remember the amazing nurses who made my stay more comfortable and put my needs first." - Annika Dobier

I've known Annika my entire life as she is my older cousin. Like all of us, her life experiences have shaped who she is as a person. Listen to learn how the nurses in her life have influenced Annika's interests/passions... and values! 

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How to Help Your Student Choose a Career They’ll Love

You’ve probably seen it a dozen times: a professional five, ten, maybe even twenty years into their career, who absolutely hates their job. Not just the standard annoyed-about-Monday-morning-meetings frustrations, but a deep discontentment about everything they’ve worked on. 

Maybe it's a coworker or a friend who has experienced this. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself. But how can you help your high school or college student avoid hating their own career? 

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