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The Best Way to Resolve Conflict: Keep CALM and Have a Plan

Reflect for a moment on the last time you had a disagreement at work: What was your approach to the situation? How did you feel about it? Was the situation satisfactorily resolved? The majority of people react to conflict by burying their head in the sand, with the futile hope that it will...

An Intern’s Perspective: Why Mentoring is the Key to Success

Mentor (def): A professor, a manager, a parent, a friend. Mentoring can take on many different forms, from an upper level executive who gives career guidance to a close friend who lends advice during difficult situations. Here at C&A Industries, mentors are found around every corner. I’m 8 weeks into my summer internship and I’ve

An Intern’s perspective: You did not wake up today to be mediocre

Have you ever seen somebody so focused and in their zone, you can see the excitement and passion radiating from their face, or through their actions and demeanor? Don’t you wish you could channel that energy in your own life and work? This phenomenon is called having relentless motivation. So, let’s talk about this oh-so-powerful

Opportunity Knocks: Make the Most of Your Day

Sterile white floors, regal wooden desks and lecterns, a powerful judge, and hopeful young adults. This was the scene at the courthouse when I sat in on a drug rehabilitation program checkup. Going in I didn’t have clear expectations. What I saw was truly inspiring.

How Running Makes You Better at Your Job

Have you ever had such a terrible day that you just wanted to punch something? Or are you like me and enjoy letting your frustrations out on the pavement with your running shoes? As a student-athlete on the track and field team at the University of Nebraska, I am partial to the latter.

How to Work a Full Time Summer Internship without Giving up Your Life

All I wanted during the school year was a summer internship in my college town. When my wish was granted, I took a step back and realized I was now entering the real world. Working a summer internship is one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of growing up.

Lessons in Leadership: Contagious Culture & Commitment to Clients

I landed the job of a lifetime when I was thirteen years old. As the founder and CEO of my own company, I handed out sparkly purple business cards and established a local clientele for weekly babysitting jobs. The hours were flexible and the benefits couldn’t be topped.

The Secrets to Stop Making Mountains out of Molehills

Did you know there’s a thing called “Blue Hand Disease” (Raynaud's phenomenon)? I didn’t either until I frantically googled to find out why my hands were blue. It was May and I didn’t feel cold and I didn’t have anything apparently cutting off my circulation...

Great Opportunities

As an intern at C&A industries, I have had what some might call a good experience and others might call a great experience. I prefer to think of it though as the best opportunity I’ve ever had to show what I can contribute to a company and that I can make an impact.

Through the Eye of an Intern

I, along with all of the other summer interns, have navigated through the challenges of all-nighters, dorm roommates, and colossal paper piles that have accumulated over the course of the semester – all part of the oh-so-complex life of a college student. However, this summer posed a question that drew us closer together than any