College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Julia Dalton

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Julia Dalton, a product development and marketing professional. Julia, what college did you attend? Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO What year did you graduate from college? 2005 Where did you complete […]

College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Shane Arman

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Shane Arman, a public relations professional. Shane, what college did you attend? University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin What year did you graduate from college? 2010 Where did you complete an […]

College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Ansley Fous

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Ansley Fous, a Publicist.  Ansley, what college did you attend? Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana What year did you graduate from college? 2010 Where did you complete an internship? A Fashion PR firm […]

Career Choice Advice: Do You Have The Decision-Making Blues?

Career choice advice is one of the main services that clients seek from career counselors and coaches. This is because deciding an occupational focus can be difficult! Sometimes after several weeks of exploring potential industries and jobs, it can feel discouraging if decisions don’t seem crystal clear. Some clients lament that there are no perfect […]

“Help Me Find a Career” Book

Are you undecided about your career? I wrote a book to help you! The book is available via Amazon as a Kindle eBook and can be read on a Kindle, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android smart phone, or on the Kindle Cloud Reader. I interviewed 12 career experts and I asked them to tell me […]

Informational Interview Tips

Career counselors are always telling clients to go talk to people about different career fields if the client is undecided about which career to choose, but many clients say they feel stuck and fearful as soon as they consider how to actually follow this career advice. These specific informational interview tips will help make the […]

Happy Franchise Owners, Part 2

This article features happy franchise owners from Kiddie Academy, Labor Finders, Postal Connections, Primrose School, and World Adult Kickball Association. Part 1 features happy franchise owners from Anytime Fitness, CruiseOne, Elevation Burger, Fetch! Pet Care, Golden Corral, and Ikor. Stephanie Waszazak, Kiddie Academy Since 2008, Stephanie Waszazak is the owner of Kiddie Academy of Delran, […]

Happy Franchise Owners

A reader wrote to me asking me how to decide whether to buy a franchise and whether there are any happy franchise owners. I investigated and found 11 franchise owners who are happy and willing to share information about their businesses. Franchise owners profiled below are from Anytime Fitness, CruiseOne, Elevation Burger, Fetch! Pet Care, […]

Should I Buy A Franchise?

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I would like to own my own business but I am overwhelmed when I think about starting one completely from zero. I have some money from an inheritance and I am thinking about investing it in franchise ownership, but I don’t know how to decide if this is a good idea or […]

On Happenstance: Wisdom from Dr. John Krumboltz

Last week I had the opportunity to hear Dr. John Krumboltz speak on happenstance and careers. Dr. Krumboltz is one of the best vocational psychologists in the world and I have admired his work since grad school, so this was quite a fun event for me. This article outlines some of my favorite parts of […]