Professional Development Archive
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...
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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