So it happened. A little over a year ago. I had a couple of on-site interviews for a job at JetBlue. Given my intense love of JetBlue and my well known relationship with the airline as a customer, I decided against sharing it widely at the time, but it was a learning experience and one that I knew I would ultimately want to share. Can you really say you’re surprised? 🙂 JetBlue recently announced a program that will help some of its crew members attain college degrees. The job for which I interviewed… Read More
Originally posted on Todd Porter:
“I always assumed that working at a small school was like scraping the bottom of the barrel.” The moment this was stated, I knew exactly what this graduate student was saying. It was a sentiment I have heard from various graduate students that I have connected with over the course of the summer. There seemed to be a growing mentality amongst these future professionals when thinking about their first position out of graduate school. They were reluctant to consider the opportunity of working at small schools as…
Yesterday, I came across this interesting infographic mashup that maps worker engagement onto the classic pyramid of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. (Thanks for sharing Dustin Ramsdell!) Given that I am job searching myself, while also attempting to build a culture of engagement at my current institution, this infographic really spoke to me. Much like Tuckman’s theory of group development (forming, storming, norming, performing), reaching the “highest stage” of “performing,” or in this case, “self-actualization” is actually quite rare. It’s also incredibly rewarding when it is achieved.