Laura Morgan Roberts, P.h.D., Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business In challenging times, our greatest strength emerges from the power within. How we see ourselves – as capable, resourceful, and caring – affects our ability to adapt, rebound, connect, persist, and convert substantial challenges into opportunities for growing stronger. But how … Continue reading Thrive in Trying Times with the G.I.V.E.S. Model: Growing Integrating, Virtuous action and Evaluating Self-worth
CAREER REFLECTIONS What is the best career advice you’ve ever received? Do what you are passionate about, do it well, and do it without abandon. Everything else will work itself out. What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? After law school, I worked with a non-profit that provided a range of supports … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Mannone Butler (B’94, L’99), Executive Director, DC Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Julia oversees the alumni engagement programs of the alumni association, including regional engagement, alliances, career services, the Board of Governors, and Law Center. She is also the University Alumni representative and spokesperson of the association. TIME ON THE HILLTOP What was your major? History major and French minor. What was your favorite class or who … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Julia Farr (C’88), Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association
The Gathering Spot is a business rooted in community culture. TIME ON THE HILLTOP What was your favorite class or who was your favorite professor at Georgetown? I was a government and sociology double major so I had several favorite courses. I have to start with Father Kemp. I took many of his classes over … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Ryan Wilson (C’12, L’15), CEO and Co-Founder, The Gathering Spot
NETWORKING IS A DELIBERATE PROCESS Networking is a deliberate process of exchanging information, resources, support, and access in such a way as to create mutually beneficial relationship. Creating mutually beneficial relationships takes time AND effort. You might say to yourself – “where can I find the time to network?” How about one lunch get together a … Continue reading How to Build a Broad, Open Network
HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS? Successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. There is a fourth factor, though, that is critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. (Adam Grant – Give & Take) How are you approaching your interactions … Continue reading Networking is About Teaching and Giving
The best predictor of career success, according to multiple, peer reviewed studies, is being in an OPEN network instead of a closed one. In fact, one study shows that half of the predicted difference in career success (i.e., promotion, compensation, industry recognition) is due to this special type of network. (Forbes, by Michael Simmons) WHAT … Continue reading What’s the # 1 Predictor of Career Success? A Special Network!
https://youtu.be/EBMklodMpp4 Contacts Count Principal Consultant Vern Schellenger (P'02) shares tips and tricks for improving your networking skills, and shows us how to answer the "so, what do you do?" question in a new way that leads to better connections! Over the next two weeks, Vern will be sharing a series of blogs emphasizing how to … Continue reading Make Networking an Art, Not an Accident