I received a note this week from a young man completing his undergraduate studies: Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me to get where I am today. I wouldn’t be who I am without the people I have in my life. It is self-evident that a strong support network helps young
The graduation season is just starting to bloom. This week we offer some perspective for the new graduate beginning a new chapter of life; we hope our words are broadly relevant to all our readers. Make uncertainty your friend. Uncertainty felt most acutely upon graduation never goes away. The challenge is to make uncertainty your
November 22, 1963—a profoundly sad day in American history—is a memory that seems like yesterday. I was in a first grade classroom in Crossville, Tennessee when Mrs. Gaston told us the news: “The President has been shot.” It seemed like the world stood still for the next four days. I am reminded of the line
My daughter Susanna has a new job as Corporate Communications Manager for the Washington Redskins. It was serendipity, a fortuitous series of events that led to her first day of work on Labor Day. She received a call one Thursday evening about a job opening; she interviewed eight days later; she packed her car and drove to Ashburn, Virginia—home to Redskins Park—the following week.
Frederick Beuchner—a favorite writer on many subjects—notes the dilemma of finding your right livelihood. “There are different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which [one is right for you].” His advice is this: Among all these competing voices, find work (a) that you need most to do and (b) that the world most needs to have done.”
In recognition of 2013 graduates, this week’s blog looks at the job market confronting this new cohort of young people receiving their diplomas.