Is Saying No Really an Option?

There’s definitely a place and a time to say no. Knowing the difference is going to be the key to your sanity. And the tone you use when saying it will be the key to keeping your good reputation. There are many instances where saying no is not an option –  from resident directors to presidents…

Assimilation – A Four-Letter Word?

Assimilation – A Four-Letter Word? There is no simple answer. Assimilation simply means to adapt or adjust to a new environment. For Latinos in the workplace, the dynamic around assimilation is much more complex than simply adjusting eating habits or learning to speak English. In fact, “acculturation” is probably a more accurate term. Rather than…

4 Ways to Tell Your Career Story

4 WAYS TO TELL YOUR CAREER STORY In a previous post, I talked about the 3 P’s to getting it together for an interview: Practice, Prepare and Pontificate. Well I want to focus on the preparation  part. There is no substitute for preparation. With today’s access to information, there is no excuse for knowing little about…

Am I Ready to Move Up?

Ellen Heffernan of Spelman & Johnson has again graced the “pages” of our blog with her excellent insights into the higher education job path. Am I Ready to Move Up? Higher education, much like other industries, has a pathway for advancement—hall directors are entry level professionals, the next step is area coordinator, from there assistant…