Posts Categorized: Board Member Post

Why and How to Move Back to Your Hometown

There is a big difference between growing up somewhere and actually choosing to live there. Many young professionals find themselves far from their hometown in post-college lives, tackling a bigger city and traveling the world. Our generation is fortunate to have a period in our twenties where we can afford life in bigger cities while… Read more

A Guide for Young Professionals Who Have Decided to Relocate

Many young professionals can relate to the feeling of experiencing a transition. New jobs, a new place, new relationships, new friends, new colleagues, finishing school, leaving school, going back to school. Many of these experiences are inevitable for us young professionals. In fact, if you are like me, sometimes it feels like there are more… Read more

Why Millennials Should ROC the Vote!

We’re not alone, we overhear people complain all the time – in line at the grocery store, at work, out at happy hour – about issues that impact their lives and how they wish something would be done. Sometimes the concerns are minor like the giant pothole they have to drive around to get home,… Read more

Ways to Beat the Heat

When I began to tell my friends back home that I was going to pack up my life and move to Rochester, more often than not they’d say “I’d love to visit, but I don’t want to use my vacation to go somewhere so cold.” They didn’t know much about our beloved ROC. For those… Read more

Interview Tips

Yes! I got an interview! But, now what? You’ve heard it all before, what to do and what not to do during an interview. Don’t arrive late, but don’t arrive too early. Dress professional and lay off the accessories. Bring copies of your resume. Research all of the most common interview questions and think about… Read more

Why Young Professionals Should Try Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga regularly for about three years now, and I have to say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Yoga helps me clear my head, feel more in-tune with my body, and strengthen my muscles. It can be a great workout, but more than that, it can help you in… Read more

Job Hunting 101

Nobody likes the idea of searching for a new job.  Fortunately, there are many resources available to individuals on the job hunt.  If you could use help in your job search, Rochester Works is a great resource.  They offer a range of services including resume reviews, mock interviews, and several classes to help you learn… Read more

The Purposeful Approach

You know when you feel the day was a blur?  When the time between your head leaving and returning to the pillow was a flurry of chaos? Days like these were my norm for years. Sure, I had some successes in this fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants way of living, but there came a point where I was slamming… Read more

Your Other Life Partner, A Mentor

As a young professional, any field can have its difficulties to navigate.  One thing I recommend to anyone who values their career is to have a mentor.  Whether you’ve been in the business for 30+ years, or are just starting out, the value of a mentor is exponential. Fortunately for me, my amazing mentor Wendy… Read more