Take Care of Community! Nothing makes life and work more wonderful than generous and supportive colleagues. These individuals can work miracles for your morale, sense of self-worth, and even your future career opportunities. Our university community is made stronger through your efforts to recognize and include others.
The Need to Take a More Entrepreneurial Approach to Career Development: Career success is more dependent on “entrepreneurial” thinking and action than ever before. What do I mean by “entrepreneurial” thinking and action? This is the ability to take more risk, actively and aggressively seek out new opportunities and connections, think creatively about career pathways, dedication to developing “crossover” career skills that transcend sector, and the ability (to gracefully) promote oneself and one’s abilities.
Always be a little bit uncomfortable with the depth and complexity of your assignments and projects, this is how you learn.
Take on projects that you think you cannot do. Risk has its rewards.
Fake it til you make it (especially helpful if you are observing items 1 and 2).
START WITH THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Skipping breakfast? Carb loading unintentionally? Nothing can get you off to a better start than a healthy breakfast.
Try prepping on the weekend. Many healthy foods freeze well, can be transported easily and nuked at the office. Develop your inner Martha Stewart people…I know you can.
Don’t wait for your Department Chair, Dean or other faculty members in executive roles to come to you. At appropriate intervals, seek them out for regular exchange (observing important chains of command, of course). This may be as simple as sending a quarterly update to your Chair on all you and your unit have accomplished, or inviting them to speak at or attend a staff meeting or retreat.
Tuition Discounts: UC supports employees who want to further their education by offering discounts on university classes and through UC Online Education. Family Care Resources: UC provides access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a web-based resource for finding childcare, eldercare, and other family care providers.
Whether you are presenting at a conference, to a working group, providing a project update, or developing a workshop for students or staff, a phenomenal presentation can get you noticed and help advance your career. Look for opportunities to showcase your subject matter expertise or passionate interest in a special topic.
- for your community
- for your future
- spotlight back to school
- career development
- michelle bautista
- leader as storyteller
- terrie moore
- kathleen valerio
- career story
- tom holub
- owning your career
- doing your job
- professional development
- take 5
- elizabeth wilcox