With St. Patrick’s Day just passing, I recall teaching English with foreigners from other English-speaking countries (England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc.) in South Korea. Among the diverse crowd I met, I found Irish lads and lassies very interesting. The two Irishmen who made a strong impression on me were named John and Cathal (it was pronounced “Kah Hull,” but I American-ized it as Carl). As contriving as it may sound, these two were almost complete opposites. One of them was an optimist and the other was a realist. One made great first impressions and the other left negative lasting impressions. Everyone loved one and hated the other (I didn’t hate him, I actually appreciated his honesty). Continue reading “Getting to Know Two Lads”
Declaring your Independence this Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is known as Independence Day. It is the day we celebrate United States of America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. When most think about declaration of Independence, we think about the decisions that we make in order to become self-sufficient in life. Some of those important decisions involve the type of career we choose, the schools we attend or whether to continue our education and training beyond high school. But I want to remind our readers that there are several ways to declare your Independence. Continue reading “Declaring your Independence this Fourth of July”
High Skill, High Growth Jobs!
Attention (potential) job candidates of the Houston-Galveston Region. The Gulf Coast is thriving. Those who live here are enjoying one of the best labor markets in the world. Those who do not live here are moving in. Continue reading “Upskill Houston”
JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016
What a Summer!
At the 2016 JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes, Workforce Solutions, partnering with Project GRAD and local community colleges, offered high school students an experience like no other. Continue reading “JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016”