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Four Co-Workers You Learn from as an Intern

Kaylie Honz is spending the next few months with C&A Industries as part of our Skills for Success summer internship program. This blog was originally featured on her personal page on LinkedIn. Thanks for allowing us to share it with the C&A community, Kaylie! It’s a great feeling when you land a summer internship. You

Making the Decision to “Trust the Process”

Being considerably the most impatient person in the world, hearing the feedback that I needed to relax and “trust the process” didn’t really resonate with me too well. We live in a world that has an increasing desire for instant gratification. When we want something, you better believe we want it now. Maybe we get

Energy Bus at C&A Steers Positivity Into the Community

Two years ago C&A launched a professional development program based on the concepts in the best-selling book, The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon. Since then, the positivity-based, be the driver of your own bus movement has taken hold within our organization and has evolved to include more employees more activities. Our Fall session of year

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

Que Sera, Sera.

Some lessons cannot be taught - they simply have to be learned. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. PBL is a college organization that helps transition students into the business world.

Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Internships are like cookies. Some look like yummy chocolate chip cookies, but when you bite into them they're oatmeal raisin. Others are full of chocolate, nuts, and candies, while others can be a little bitter. Then there are the ones that are so good you swear they were from your grandma’s secret recipe.

Now What?

Dating back to when we were small, most of us remember our parents talking up education. We were told that if we work hard in school and persevere, we could accomplish anything we set out to do. Today, it’s important to remember that our growth and education doesn’t end once we settle into

Professional Development Helps Employees Grow

Giving employees the tools to grow, both personally and professionally, is an important part of C&A's culture. C&A recently launched a Part 2 of its Professional Development course. The 10-week session focuses on topics such as Conflict Management, Generations in the Workplace, Assertiveness and Ethics for Everyone, and more.