What’s your problem?

High school made me hate group projects. They might as well have been individual assignments because I was always stuck with those people whose only contribution was making excuses as to why they couldn’t contribute. After reading the chapter by Kennedy on Solving Problems Through Progress Reports and Completion Reports, I realized that many of the problems…

The Everlasting Internship Search

Well, the big search is finally over for me.  A process that began in January has finally ended: I have secured an internship for Summer 2014.  This actually wasn’t my first internship search; last year I interned at a law firm over the summer.  But I set out to secure a paid internship this year,…

Being that Annoying Person on Facebook

So at least 2 out of the 3 groups in our class have created Facebook pages to spread the word about the initiatives we’re supporting on campus. But since you can’t even find our pages in the search, how is that effective? Baby steps guys, baby steps. Every Facebook page starts with zero likes. Then…

Restart and Refresh

Just as a computer sometimes needs to reboot and reconfigure, project teams often need a mid-project reset. NOOOOOOO! The dreaded phrase: Start over. You’ve hit a wall. Nothing seems to be going right and all hope is lost. As hard as your team tries, it just doesn’t quite pan out. Some teams panic at this…

A Blessing In Disguise

Coming into college, I’ve never been a fan of group-work. Every arranged meeting date was never upheld, you were never fully satisfied with the finished product, and there was always that one member whose involvement with the group included nothing more than the display of his or her name on the final composition. My experience with group work in…

Girls: Click to Find Happiness

I have written about Buzzfeed and the importance of ‘short and to the point.’ I have decided to practice what I preach by attempting to take the most complex idea, “finding happiness,” and simplifying it. Here are my six steps to get you going: 1. Never turn down an opportunity to dine with friends. Making it there is step…