Using Time Wisely

5 Tips For Interning During The School Year

Preparing and taking advantage of internships are topics often talked about, but when they are discussed it’s usually in regards to internships that take place during the summer. While summer internships are probably the ...

Feeling Scattered? How about Tabless Thursdays?

I get distracted.  I’ll be the first to admit it. This is an actual image of my computer screen today: I start my day with a clean slate, but as I manage two email addresses, work and personal Facebook feeds, Twitter, n...

How to Survive a Case of the Overwhelms

It happens every summer. Our schedules get more packed, projects build up and it’s Labor Day before we know it. Whether its budget season, reports are due to the finance team, the front door desperately needs a new coat of pa...


Don’t Break the Chain: Keep Moving

We all learned Newton’s first rule of physics in grade school: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. But at the time we didn’t give much thought about how this played out in our own lives....

Quick Trick to Feel Less Overwhelmed – Drop the “Busy Brag”

Tell the truth. Do you start every email message with an apology? Something along the lines of: Please forgive my delayed response, as I have been traveling this month and working on a number of deadlines. I’ll admit that I d...

Dream about Working at Home? This is Your Reality Check.

Sitting in my cubicle, I dreamed of the day when I could work at home and trade in my long commute for no commute and pantyhose for yoga pants. I’ve been working at home for nine months now. I no longer fight traffic, pack my...


My Spring Simplification Strategy

Alright, alright. It’s time. I feel bad about it because I like writing for this crowd, but I’m afraid I have to bow out. I have been gaining a lot of other projects, and am doing some continuing education for my jo...

5 Tips for Conference Networking

In the higher education and student affairs world, conference season is upon us! Around this time, many professional organizations host their annual regional and national conferences. I recently returned from a regional NACADA ...

5 Quick Travel Tips

I have been lucky enough to travel often and I was recently thinking about how there are many things I consider to be “common travel knowledge” that others might not be privy to. Here are my top 5  Travel Tips: Always dou...


Time to Detox: The Devil of Social Media

A few weeks ago I woke up on a Friday morning, grabbed my phone, and started checking the notifications from all my social media outlets. I found myself scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After awhile I looked a...