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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: 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

Working in the Real World

Buddy the Elf once said that “work is fun.” Although I enjoy starting a new adventure at a new workplace, there is a certain fear that comes along with starting any new adventure. When I started my internship at C&A Industries just a few weeks ago, I felt that unavoidable nervousness. Society tells us to

How to Make Your Internship Experience Worthwhile

We’ve all heard those horror stories of internships that have gone terribly wrong. I’ve seen things online saying “They made me run to Starbucks every day to get them coffee”. These internship situations minimize the value that the intern brings to the company and do not allow the intern to get the necessary professional experience.

Make an Impact with the Colors You Wear

As I was sitting at my desk looking down at my shirt, I started to think about the color I was wearing and if it affected the way people interacted with me. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and it led me to find out more.

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 to Help Your Co-Workers Re-Attack Their Day

Are you inspiring the people around you to re-attack their day each time you speak?

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.

Being Successful in the Workplace: A Reflection of You

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most incredible of them all? You most certainly are! A survey of adults by the American Psychological Association discovered that the most important factor to happiness and well-being is self-esteem.

Lessons in Leadership: Sincere Environments Encourage Employees

Last year, I arrived for my interview at C&A Industries 45 minutes early, worried that my car would spontaneously break down or I’d be delayed by Omaha’s bustling mid-afternoon traffic. Aiming for, “Wow, she’s prompt and responsible!” rather than, “Is that girl still sitting in the lobby?”