Spotlight on….Kristie Adams

Another piece of GradGirl was interviewing young professional women in the social sciences. Here is another career spotlight on Kristie Adams! Kristie Adams Kristie is a behavior specialist at Alternative Paths Training School, a school for children with developmental disabilities and other special needs.  She found her calling in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, and is currently working towards…

What I’m Reading VI

Finding your calling is about the balance of 3 things: doing something you’re good at, feeling appreciated, and making people’s lives better. Here are 7 lessons about finding your calling – what you’re meant to do. Paid parental leave is important for children. When parents have paid leave after having a child, their children experience…

What I’m Reading V

Like big data? Well then, you’re going to want to read this. — There’s an important distinction between being rude, mean, and bullying. We all need to use these words correctly and deal with actions for what they are. With bullying interventions popping up in schools across the nation, it’s crucial that parents and teachers…

What I’m Reading IV

Time for a quick re-cap of what I’ve been reading this week. You can catch previous “what I’m reading posts” here, here, and here. Intermarriage is growing in acceptance across the United States, 50 years after the Loving v. Virginia case. Breast feeding isn’t stigmatized everywhere, and women have more success with it when they…

Spotlight on…Christina

Another piece of GradGirl was interviewing young professional women in the social sciences. Here is our very first interview with Christina Thibodeaux.   Christina Thibodeaux How long have you been at your current position?  Almost 2 years ago a colleague/friend of mine began an online distance counseling business, High Resolution Counseling, due to a growing…

Non-Academic Career Webinar

I recently “attended” a virtual training course on Transitioning into a Non-Academic Career sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Science. The talk was given by Dr. Josh Henkin and he outlined the kinds of preparation and professional development is useful for non-academic careers. Here’s a recap for you: We should all have Master Resumes…