There Comes A Time – Part Two [FICTION]

Bank

When Daphne encounters someone from her past at work, it throws her for a loop. (Photo by Adrian Berg, Flickr)

Daphne sat in her cubicle at the bank crunching ice as she went over the mortgage papers for the Chesterfield account. Everything looked in order, so the closing on their house should be easy peasy. She hated when things went haywire at the last minute, so she always did her best to ensure her clients had nothing to complain about, that the titles were clear and there were no troublesome liens that came out of nowhere only to surprise everyone involved. She had just slipped all of the paperwork into a folder when she heard a tapping on her wall. “Oh hi Mr. Price,” she said, smiling up at her boss. Read more of this post

There Comes A Time – Part One [FICTION]

Dumbells

In an effort to take control of her life once again, one woman begins at the gym. (Photo by Garen Meguerian, Flickr)

Clunk! Carla dropped the weights, her arms too weak to curl fifty pounds at once. She hadn’t been to the gym in years, and she winced from the effort. Sweat dripped from her brow, her face was flushed, and she felt as though she wanted to vomit. She chugged some water and wiped her face, then tried a lighter weight and successfully completed a set, even if it was a little on the shaky side. Read more of this post

Improve Workplace Harmony By Taking A Look at the Leafcutter Ant [VIDEO]

Leafcutter ants

Leafcutter ants work together, industriously gathering pieces of leaves many times their own body weight and carrying them back to the nest. (Photo by Jon Pinder, Flickr)

Have you ever been with a group of people who just can’t seem to work together? Unfortunately, a toxic workplace is fairly common these days. There always seem to be the employees who  don’t want to carry their load, are eager to stab one another in the back, and who aren’t about to help out a fellow colleague because they are simply too concerned about putting themselves first. What should a manager do who supervises those who exhibit this behavior? Read more of this post

Promote Your Events with Memorable Advertising Campaigns

CozbyCon Collage

Some of my favorite superheroes are featured in this mock-up for an advertisement I created for an upcoming comic-con event. (Collage by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Working in the media, you learn a lot of things along the way. In my last position as Digital Managing Editor at Townsquare Media, that included learning aspects of sales, marketing, event planning, design, graphics, and so much more. I wore a lot of hats. When people left the company, suddenly I found myself doing their job as well as my own, at least for a time, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. That job taught me so much, and I still use much of it to this day.  Read more of this post

17 Internship Opportunities to Kick Start Your Career in Journalism

Interns

This summer, launch your journalism career with one of 17 fabulous internships.
(Photo by Media Arts Center San Diego Digital Gym, Flickr)

When I talk to students contemplating a career in journalism, the first thing I tell them is that they need to look for great internships to kick start their career. When I was still a j-school student at the University of Cincinnati, internships were built into our curriculum, but that’s not always the case, depending where you go to university. Still, whether or not internships are mandatory for graduation, working as an intern is a smart idea because internships provide real world experience, help students network with professionals, and sharpen your focus when it comes to picking an area of expertise. Read more of this post