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Embracing the Power of Sankofa

By: Jernessa Cruickshank

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, I will be acknowledging the symbol of Sankofa, and how we can all honor the wisdom from it. Hi, my name is Jernessa Cruickshank, and I am a senior psychology major at SUNY College at Old Westbury. I’ve been a part of the Jr. Moxxie mentoring program for two years, and it has provided me with various leadership opportunities, and courage to move forward in my future as a young Black entrepreneur. ...read more

Mentoring is a Gift!

By: Gloria Schramm

Monday, December 21, 2020
One of the greatest blessings for anyone early in their career is to have a selfless mentor willing to take them under his or her wing and guide them through the path to success. Even better is a mentor who can fling a door open with his or her influence. ...read more

Why Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Processes Are Better for the LGBTQ Community

By: Concetta G. Spirio, Esq.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Those in the LGBTQ community have always faced difficulty protecting themselves, frequently being denied rights usually taken for granted by the general public. Before the legalization of same-sex marriages, same-sex couples and their families had to cobble together a patchwork of legal documentation to obtain some of the legal protections afforded to opposite-sex couples able to legally marry. Suffice to say, the legal system historically has not been kind to the LGBTQ community. ...read more

Mentoring Helped Me Become My Best Self

By: Trafford Judd

Monday, October 5, 2020
I grew up in rural Australia, part of a very conservative, Evangelical family. My grandfather was a preacher, I attended church school, and my entire circle of friends went to church regularly. At school, we were taught that being gay was wrong and would be punished, and in elementary school, I saw a much-respected gay teacher fired once his ‘secret’ was discovered by school administrators. ...read more

Sell Yourself to a Recruiter!

By: Gloria Schramm

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Recruiters aggressively seek out job seekers and employers and spend their careers matching both. They are salespeople, and in a sense, both company and candidate are the products. But the nature of the industry is that recruiters work for companies, not job applicants. ...read more

Adversity: The Question Mark of the Ages

By: Ryan Jansen

Monday, July 27, 2020
Throughout the course of our lives, we will all inevitably be confronted with various forms of resistance, struggle, hardship, pain, and discouragement. Certain individuals will feel like they can never catch a break, while others will be knocked off their feet by sudden and unexpected devastation. As we move through the years of our existence, obstacles will emerge along our path, challenging us and forcing us to respond to questions. Our answers to these questions however and how we choose to respond will determine what road we end up traveling along and how our lives ultimately turn out. ...read more

In Appreciation of Chance Encounters

By: Lisa Renee Pomerantz

Friday, May 15, 2020
In his 2017 book entitled “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” Adam Grant observed that many innovative people had lived and worked abroad, experiences that allowed them to see problems and challenges from a different perspective. Similarly, in his 2019 book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein observed that many successful innovators had pursued multiple careers, developed several areas of expertise and excelled in applying what they learned in one field to others. ...read more
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