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Sleep is Key to Career Success

Now at the beginning of the new year,  I revel in the beauty and excitement brought by a clean slate and taking stock of what goals we’d like to accomplish in 2019. As a board certified Health & Wellness coach, I encourage alumni clients to consider the big picture as to what might affect reaching …

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Emotional Intelligence: Signs of a Strong EQ

In the tenth anniversary edition of his bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, author Daniel Goleman quotes a search firm executive who says, “CEO’s are hired for their intellect and business expertise – and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.” Many of us grew up believing that high IQ was a surefire predictor of success. …

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Sleuthing Your Strengths: Identifying the Best in You

The IU Alumni Association’s Career and Professional Development team is in full swing with delivering relevant career content in our monthly Career Navigator Webcast Series to IU alumni around the globe.  For the month of October, we focused a topic that transcends many career development themes—Identifying your strengths. A common question asked in an interview …

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Alumni Career Connections: How Communities Can Tap the Career Guide for IU Alumni

I was recently having a conversation with an IU Alumni Chapter President about a career coaching event in her area, and the president asked, “Is career coaching just for people looking for a job?” It was a light bulb moment for me. If you have never worked with a career coach before, you might be …

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Yes, IUAA Family, It’s Legit!

Pretty soon (if not already) our wonderful alumni leaders will be contacted by postcard, email, or telephone by a company called Publishing Concepts Inc. They have been engaged to update the alumni data and we need your help to do so. The FAQ document will help explain a lot of things. In an age where …

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We Need You for Leadership in the IUAA

Every summer, just as we start the new fiscal year (July 1) we must consider top volunteer leaders for next year.  Yes, the Governance cycle does start pretty soon after welcoming and celebrating the new class! It’s important as members of the IU Alumni Family to always keep an eye or two out for new talent …

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Audit Underway

I bet you are thinking to yourself, “Hey, I wonder what the Alumni Business Office is up to these days!” Well, let me tell you! With our 2017-18 fiscal year ending on 6/30/2018, we are currently engaging in our annual audit. An audit is a standard procedure for any organization of our size.  With almost …

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A Deeper Investment in Alumni Wellness

Last fall, I was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Jerry F. Tardy Fellowship by the Council of Alumni Association Executives. The fellowship is named in honor of the late Jerry F. Tardy, president and CEO of the Indiana University Alumni Association, who served as a great advocate of the alumni profession and a …

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The Power of a Strong Team

Many adults have played on teams since childhood and have been taught the fundamentals of what makes a team work well together. One would think that with this early exposure to teams we would be great at it, right? We should know how to be the ideal teammate and we should mesh when put in …

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Be Seen at Work: 7 Tips for Getting Noticed

Throughout my time at IUAA as a career coach, I’ve met a number of alumni who’ve shared that they prefer to avoid the spotlight at work. When I’ve inquired as to why, some say they don’t want to seem like they’re “playing the political game,” or coming across as “too pushy.” Others say they don’t …

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