May 2017 is time for you to explore the power of The Madison Network during Career & Networking Month! Opportunities to learn from and connect with your fellow Dukes will be offered throughout the month. Whether you attend an in-person event or access our virtual resources, we will have something exciting for you to engage… Read More Registrations are open! Sign up today!
An organization’s greatest asset is and always will be its people. A formal education is the foundation of success but personal growth and development doesn’t stop there. This webinar will walk you through 7 must-have soft skills that will help separate you from the pack while allowing you to define your own career trajectory. Key… Read More ALUMNI WEBINAR- Corey Schwartz (’06) | The Powerful 7
January 11, 2017: It was around 12:40 PM and I had just left work. I was heading southwest on the Mopac expressway in Austin, Texas as I was off campus for a lunch meeting. It was my 4th day on the job and I was very much drinking from a firehose. Suddenly my phone rang… Read More Alumni Feature- Corey Schwartz (’06) | HOW TO COMBAT HATE WITH HOPE
“Start knowing. Try saying those two words to yourself in a very calm, very wise, very ancient, very adamant voice—the next time you panic. Just say it and then breathe. Then get quiet and see what comes up. I promise you that your very next thought will be the truth.” – Elizabeth Gilbert “Um,… Read More HOW TO QUIT BEING INDECISIVE ABOUT LIFE DECISIONS
In a world with increasingly long workweeks and demanding workplace expectations, there’s a lot of talk about what makes people happy at work — from generous paternity leave policies to flexible hours to perks like endless LaCroix in the break room. But being reasonably happy at work is one thing; truly loving your job is… Read More WHAT MAKES YOU LOVE YOUR JOB? 6 CRUCIAL JOB HAPPINESS INDICATORS
Nothing has captured human attention — and imagination — as wholly as the internet. The internet is the focus and genesis of some of the world’s best writing, from the incredible Steven Levy-edited Backchannel to Paul Graham’s seminal missives about startup culture to Ben Thompson’s masterful analysis on Stratchery. The internet is such rich fodder for… Read More 10 BOOKS THAT WILL TRANSFORM HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE
In 2011, I embarked on an adventure that would eventually change my life’s course. I had dreamed of studying abroad in London since I was in high school, and JMU’s renowned study abroad program was one of the primary reasons I selected this incredible school. By the time I was a senior at JMU, I… Read More Alumni Feature- Erin Scherer (’12) | WONDERLOST