March 28, 2009

Work Study Retreat Program

We all have a desire for meaningfulness in our work. We may even long for our work to nurture us and provide us with avenues for growth. Nestled among the Redwoods on the northern Californian coast in Sonoma County sits the developing Buddhist retreat center, Ratna Ling. Here a dedicated group have come together to […]

March 10, 2009

Tuesday Tips: Volunteer Your Way Into a New Job

We talk a lot here on the JobMonkey blog about the importance of networking. And really, I don’t think the impact of effective networking can be underestimated: Career experts tell us that 60-80% of all new jobs are landed through networking connections. But what if you are already talking to everyone you know (and everyone […]

March 4, 2009

In the News: Cancun is out. Volunteer service projects are in.

I posted last week about the rise in interest in volunteerism among college grads, especially in light of the current economic crisis. You don’t have to wait until school is out to volunteer, though. According to this article from CNN, more and more college students are spending their vacations in “alternative spring break” programs. The […]

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