A Message from Career Services
Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM PDT
This time of year, life and work seem to get busier. It feels harder to concentrate and be present to our day-to-day activities. Under expectations heavy and large, whether in a job or job seeking, we may struggle to practice “sustainability” – that is, keeping a work/life balance that feels sustainable and manageable. Rushing through lunch, stationing ourselves in front of a computer for too long to be productive, or feeling like we don’t have the time to connect with others at work or at home.
This morning I was listening to an interview with the person who coordinates the logistics of polling stations across the U.S. for the current election. He managed to laugh a few times when speaking about the variety of highly significant things that go wrong each year without fail. It reminded me that a sense of humor can usually help our frame of mind. Perhaps this is a reminder to take a mental “step back” for a moment. Is your current stressor something that isn’t actually so urgent in the grand scheme of things? Is there something bothering you that eventually you may laugh about? Choose to share a chuckle with a colleague today, leave your office and step outside for a deep breath, or even take a moment now to stretch your arms and smile. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that life is much bigger than a busy day at work.
Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be seeking a change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career path, we are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services we offer to alumni:
- 3 one-on-one advising appointments per year
- Access to the Redhawk Network, a database of employers and job postings
- Involvement in career fairs and other professional networking events
Visit Career Services to get more details and register for relevant events today!