Posts Tagged 'volunteer'

Patriot Day and Volunteering

This September 11th marks the 18th anniversary when America stood still. Nearly 3,000 individuals lost their lives to several vicious attacks on our country. Out of those casualties, 403 were servicemen and women who rose and upheld their promise to protect and serve the people of this nation. While this day has been ingrained in our minds and hearts as arguably the most devastating moment our country has faced, it has been transformed to honor the citizens who responded swiftly to the call for help. Continue reading ‘Patriot Day and Volunteering’

Give More, Get More?

Cornelius BookerUniversity of British Columbia professor Elizabeth Dunn recently spoke during a T.E.D Talk about the idea of how giving will increase someone’s happiness. I thought about the idea for a minute and realized that monetary giving can be rewarding, but giving of your time can be just as rewarding. Often, when we think about giving we think about our financial situation and whether we can afford to give. I have never seen anyone on the corner with a sign asking for time instead of money, simply because money is the commodity that most people value. Continue reading ‘Give More, Get More?’

Jack of Most Trades

David SpearsMany of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. And thinking of Father’s Day just yesterday, I’m reminded of my Father because he was a Jack of all trades. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’

From Volunteer to Career

Daniel MabryTruth be told, finding a job is a job in itself. From creating resumes and completing applications to fine tuning your soft skills and interviewing techniques, it can be downright exhausting. You work so hard to obtain that paying job, so why in the world would a job seeker undertake volunteer work? For us to understand this conundrum, we need to explore the benefits of volunteering, and when is it applicable for the job seeker as an alternative option. Continue reading ‘From Volunteer to Career’

This Thanksgiving, Reward Yourself by Rewarding Others

Diego TrevinoPeople often associate stuffing their faces with Thanksgiving as they do bees with making honey. But just as bees pollinate the planet, people also give back on this particular day. Every Thanksgiving before, I destroy multiple family members’ kitchens and gain a couple of inches on my waist size I wake up early and dedicate my time to 2016 TX Energy Houston Turkey Trot which benefits half a million people in the Houston area. In the past few years of doing this, I’ve noticed that the Thanksgiving spread tastes a lot better. Houston has a lot of opportunities to help others this Thanksgiving. Within these opportunities, there are many ways to spruce up your resume or develop contacts. Continue reading ‘This Thanksgiving, Reward Yourself by Rewarding Others’

Jack of Most Trades

David SpearsMany of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’

Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

June 21st is the first official day of summer. If you have not yet landed that perfect summer job, you might be thinking it is too late to even try. If full-time employment is your goal, you may be thinking that everyone is in “vacation” mode and that there is no sense wasting the lazy days of summer pounding the pavement looking for a job. Well, I am here to encourage you to shake off those summer time blues and follow these productive summer job search tips.
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