Reading Time: 3 minutes Following through with my last post on honesty, here’s the success story I mentioned: During the placement process, I assess the client on his or her take of honesty at work using interview techniques, a self-report scale, and ensuing discussion. I’ve heard great stories. I remember one client, a veteran I helped ~10 years ago when… Continue reading A Success Story About A Veteran I Was Proud To Help
Reading Time: 3 minutes As I mentioned in last week’s post, Arin was in interviewing mode. She found success! Today she starts her training at the Des Moines Public Library. My daughter, a librarian aide! I love it. She is so excited! It’s a part-time position, which the library does for all aides, that pays pretty good! She will… Continue reading Congratulations to my Beautiful Daughter….She Starts a New Job Today!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Just an update to let my readers know I am nearly done with my most recent learning adventure through George Washington University….that lasted well over a year! I certainly learned a lot about forensics rehabilitation consulting, and really appreciate my cohort comprised of really smart rehabilitation counselors across the country! There are students from the… Continue reading Preparing to Graduate…Again!
Reading Time: 2 minutes I want to reflect upon my volunteering experience … and engage you in thinking of your own. Does volunteering pique a developing interest? What specifically do you, or have you done to volunteer? Did the time fly when you were engaging in the experience? What were you responsible for in the role? Even if it’s… Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of Volunteering!
Reading Time: 2 minutes It really does help to make noise while you’re working. I often work in complete silence. But when I whistle or listen to music, it does seem as though the work goes more smoothly. I have no idea why. I guess the Dwarfs did. Maybe the sound helps distract the mind from trying too hard… Continue reading Whistle While You Work…or Grunt and Groan!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hope you enjoyed last week’s blog post about motivation. On to more recollections of my days at ISU: In the Spring of 1994 I took Social Work 261, taught by Stephen M. Aigner. For the course, I was required to read a book about the depression titled “In The Shadow of the Poorhouse”, by Michael B.… Continue reading How My Past has Brought Me to The Present! More Recollections of ISU – Part 16
Reading Time: 3 minutes I continue to blog about recollections while attending Iowa State University in the mid-1990s. Seems like yesterday I was on campus, but alas, time has taken us all much into the future…and it is fun to have fond memories. In the Spring of 1993, I took 12 credits. The courses were: Legal Environment of Business, Business… Continue reading How My Past has Brought Me to The Present! Part 12
Reading Time: 2 minutes I was really enjoying my coursework at Iowa State University. I took anywhere from 12-19 credits per semester. I was hitting the books hard, studying constantly, and commuting back and forth to Ames. Even on occasion making the trip twice in one day – I had a couple of night classes. Go Clones! For any… Continue reading How My Past Has Brought Me to The Present! Part 11
Reading Time: 3 minutes As touched on in my last post, I was employed through Interim Personnel (now called Spherion Staffing) and was placed at CorVel Corporation. Initially, it was just me and the newly transplanted branch manager (Scott). I provided administrative secretarial services to him while he marketed the company, got the office up and running, and hired… Continue reading How My Past Has Brought Me to the Present! Career and School, More of Both! Part 9
Reading Time: 3 minutes I enrolled again at Des Moines Area Community College in Spring 1990. I had already taken courses in the Fall of 1986-87 and 1987-88. Over a couple years’ times, I took many courses (at the Ankeny campus and the Urban campus) and graduated in 1992 with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. DMACC is an… Continue reading How My Past has Brought Me to The Present! Part 8