The Professor verses The Student

Most students remember one or two professors/teachers that impact their lives. The impact on a student can come in one to many ways. Teachers can impact your life as a role model, an inspiration, or as a mentor. The relationship between the professor and the student is a two-way street.  Do we make mistakes?  Of […]

Think of College as Your Workplace

The College Year The end of the spring semester came quickly. Grading final assignments and posting final grades are in process. In doing so, I am remembering what happened on the last day of classes. At the end of one of my classes, two students stated how much they enjoyed the class. At the end […]

Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award

A most exciting and humbling thing happened to me recently. On April 18, 2019 I received the 2019 Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award from California State University Dominguez Hills. The award honors a CSUDH faculty who has demonstrated excellence in teaching effectiveness. Winning this award is quite humbling as it is an incredible honor. […]

Follow Your Passion

I read an article about a man in his fifties who regrets his career choice. Now, at the age of 54 he has decided to follow his passion and pursue an interest. Better late than never! So they say. Last week, I overheard a conversation between two women discussing their jobs. One woman stated that […]

The Portfolio…A Must Have for the College Student

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The Portfolio In my book, Check It Off!  I offer information on college life for the first-year college student.  One item on the list that is easy for the college student to do, yet often overlooked, is to create a collection of important information throughout the college years.  I call this collection:  your portfolio. First-year […]

YOUR PERSONAL NETWORK

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Did you know that most people’s first job out of college is usually found through a relative or close friend of a relative? It is a true fact, even in today’s digital world; person-to-person networking is still a most powerful tool. What I find from my students is that when you tell them to start […]

Valuing Your Professional Presence Pays Off

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“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” This is a quote by the famous designer Coco Chanel. I encourage my students to be unique; I teach my students to show their individuality when creating a personal website or LinkedIn account. Being unique displays confidence and self-assurance and that is what employers like […]