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5 Things You Should Never Say To a Social Work Student

Social Workers are dedicated to making a difference. They are compassionate professionals committed to helping others live their best lives. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. Employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent …

Find What You’re Missing

I am a native Washingtonian – born and raised. Although I was born years after the civil rights movement, my District of Columbia Public Schools, church, and neighborhood were very segregated.  I didn’t have any White, Hispanic, or Caucasian neighbors until I was in my late twenties.  Luckily, I had a professional life that offered …

Don’t Be Average

In my opinion good enough is rarely good enough in a professional environment and everyone should strive for excellence. (Notice I said strive for excellence and not perfection.  Perfect doesn’t exist.) The list of skills that are valuable and transferable across industries is long. Planning, organization, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills are at the top …

How Do I Launch My Career?

I love PBS – especially the public television station’s educational children’s television shows. I learned “agua”, the Spanish word for water, from Sesame Street. Sesame Street has taught children about divorce, death, and diversity for over three decades. It’s seems completely logical that just a bit of the increase in the numbers of college students …

Where Did Your Email Go?

I receive regular emails and telephones calls from students and job seekers.   Some are good.  Some…hmmm…not so much.  My biggest pet peeve as it relates to this topic are people who send emails that don’t contain enough information for me to make even an educated guess about their skills and abilities.  What may be worse …