Posted in February 2013

WWU’s Etiquette Dinner 2/13 – Recap

Each year, Western Washington University holds an “Etiquette Dinner,” a chance for students and professionals alike to brush up on their table manners and social skills. Students from all different majors joined tables with representatives from Boeing, Clark Nuber, Clearwire, Dynacraft, a PACCAR company, Ernst & Young, Fred Meyer, KeyBank, Larson Gross, Mutual of Omaha, … Continue reading

Saturday Night Wisdom: The Birthday Edition

Today is officially my one-year anniversary writing this blog! Woo hoo!! Click here to read my first blog post. This is a good time to reflect on my goals and what I have accomplished since establishing this blog. When I first started Afterglow, I had three main goals: To improve my writing skills. To increase … Continue reading

WWU Workshop – Networking: Connecting for Success

Last night, I attended a workshop at Western through the College of Business and Economics. It is apart of their series of Professional Readiness workshops and this one focused on networking. The workshop featured three professionals from Whatcom County: Debbie Ahl, former President and CEO of Sterling Life Insurance Company; John Veitch, Financial Representative at … Continue reading

When Is it Okay to Lie?

This quarter, I am taking Ethics of Communication. It is my favorite class by far, pretty much because the teacher is awesome AND hilarious. In terms of content, the course is relevant to every day life which makes the concepts fairly easy to grasp while still being attention grabbing. This class is designed to teach … Continue reading

I Do Try to Practice What I Preach

  With only 51 days until I graduate, I am beginning to round up all of my resources to find my “dream job”. One of the resources that I am tapping into is the not-so-famous informational interview. I say “not-so-famous” because of two factors: 1) not as many job seekers actually perform them, and 2) … Continue reading