Why I am indebted to BruinView

“This is too good to be true.” When I read the job description for WSP’s “Writing and Creativity Counselor” on BruinView, that was my first thought: this is too good to be true. I’d get to help people develop confidence in their writing and writing abilities? AND get paid for it? I didn’t believe it – I never imagined that a job like that could … Continue reading Why I am indebted to BruinView

The Writing SUCCESS Program and How It Prepares Your Future

Crazy to imagine that two years ago, my former boss Dennis Santiago, office manager and internship director, was trying to convince me to apply to WSP. I felt very doubtful because I really did not know much about academic writing. I was a creative writer but even then I had a hard time claiming that title. Fortunately I received the job and joined the team … Continue reading The Writing SUCCESS Program and How It Prepares Your Future

Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

Going vegan was never an easy decision. Since middle school I had always thought about going vegetarian or vegan because of my absolute love for animals, but it was not until college that I really put my values into action. Being away from home allowed me to stop and think about my family’s long history of obesity and heart problems. My family grew up very … Continue reading Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj

My Father’s Dreams, Hopes, and Struggles

For this series, the WSP counselors were asked to interview an older family member with a childhood experience different than their own. These pieces focus on the family member’s past, particularly his or her goals or aspirations. The purpose of this assignment was to get the counselors to engage with an important family member and to learn more about themselves and their family history in the … Continue reading My Father’s Dreams, Hopes, and Struggles

Looking to my Roots

For this series, the WSP counselors were asked to interview an older family member with a childhood experience different than their own. These pieces focus on the family member’s past, particularly his or her goals or aspirations. The purpose of this assignment was to get the counselors to engage with an important family member and to learn more about themselves and their family history in the … Continue reading Looking to my Roots

A Tale of Two Dentists

For this series, the WSP counselors were asked to interview an older family member with a childhood experience different than their own. These pieces focus on the family member’s past, particularly his or her goals or aspirations. The purpose of this assignment was to get the counselors to engage with an important family member and to learn more about themselves and their family history in the … Continue reading A Tale of Two Dentists

The America My Dad Dreamed Of

For this series, the WSP counselors were asked to interview an older family member with a childhood experience different than their own. These pieces focus on the family member’s past, particularly his or her goals or aspirations. The purpose of this assignment was to get the counselors to engage with an important family member and to learn more about themselves and their family history in the process. … Continue reading The America My Dad Dreamed Of

“I will give you 111%.”

For this series, the WSP counselors were asked to interview an older family member with a childhood experience different than their own. These pieces focus on the family member’s past, particularly his or her goals or aspirations. The purpose of this assignment was to get the counselors to engage with an important family member and to learn more about themselves and their family history in the process. … Continue reading “I will give you 111%.”

Building a Career in Digital Media: An Interview with mom.me’s Angelica Lai

Blogging, social media marketing, online streaming–we live in the age of digital media. By now, it seems to be a fact of life. We’re more likely to discover breaking news on Facebook than in the newspaper. Likewise, many of us follow fashion blogs instead of subscribing to Vogue and stream movies online instead of visiting the cinema. While many critics condemn the ever-growing prevalence of … Continue reading Building a Career in Digital Media: An Interview with mom.me’s Angelica Lai

Headaches of Tackling The Question

When I first received my assignment (conduct an informational interview with an established professional in your field and write a blog post about your professional goals), I calmly read through the instructions and then felt a wave of panic quietly build. Oh geez, I don’t even know what I want to do… How am I going to ask someone to talk to me about career … Continue reading Headaches of Tackling The Question