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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

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

Networking… Just do it!

Networking is one of the most important skills/tools that a recent graduate or job seeker can posses. Apart from being competent in a particular field and qualified to work in the desired job, being able to approach and get to know the right people is an important part of finding the most fitting job opportunity. … Continue reading

What does social networking mean to you?

                    Per a recent post by Bill Dorman (see here), I was inspired to explore my own thoughts about social networking and its function in my professional, academic and personal life. With respect to my professional and academic careers, it is mandatory that I have a … Continue reading

LinkedIn Workshop Debrief – Part I

Social Media + Online Presence Workshop: LinkedIn View more presentations from Kine_Camara Almost two weeks ago now, I facilitated a Social Media and Online Presence Workshop focusing on LinkedIn along side co-coordinator and WWU student Teila Evans (see her guest blog post here). It was a great experience and I wanted to share some top … Continue reading