10 Things I’ve Learned As An Intern

woman at deskBeing an intern (see also: summer student or co-op student) might make you feel like the low man on the totem pole, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned at the bottom. Throughout my college and university careers, I’ve interned at numerous organizations and corporations – each one much different than the last. I owe a lot of what I know now and where I am now to my early exposure to the workforce.

If I could sum up my entire internship experience with 10 key take-aways, these would be it: Continue Reading

The Number One Thing Writing Has Taught Me

tea notebookWithin the last year the amount I have been writing has increased daily. I was presented an opportunity that, even though I spent countless moments going back and forth with it, I ultimately could not pass up. I knew since then that I had to buckle down and start writing, and writing and writing, seriously, too. There was no longer time for constant stares at blank pages. There were deadlines to be met and readers to impress. There was also one big fear to overcome. One big lesson to learn. Continue Reading

On A Mission To Have Fun

rollercoasterI am a Mohawk College Business Graduate turned performer, instructor and speaker in the ancient art of… juggling.

Yes. Literally. Balls, clubs, fire, you name it. And last week I was lucky enough to be part of a revolution! Organized by Women in Biz (http://www.womeninbiznetwork.com) I was there to discuss adding “Fun” into our everyday lives.

I call it a revolution because these leaders are, from the top-down coming together to look at their achievements through the lens of community, compassion and well-being. It is exactly what I want to be a part of! Continue Reading

Taking Time To Reflect

the universeYou and I both have come across countless articles that provide tips and tricks to build a successful life or career. We’ve read them and they tend to focus on things like time management, goal setting, developing your communication skills and relationship building.

Those are no doubt important and crucial to your success. However, I think there’s one tip that often gets overlooked. It’s reflection.

Taking time to reflect on yourself is essential to your professional and personal success. Reflection keeps you in control. It builds your confidence and it develops your learning. Continue Reading