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Tag: Young Professionals
A Look Back: The Mind of a Young Professional
NOTE: I’m introducing a series of old posts I wrote for Juice from 2006 until 2008. This post was written on February 23, 2006, during my first week blogging. The topic for this entry is about what is a young professional in Des Moines. The uptick of young professionals in Des Moines started to become the…
The Stranger At The Party
“We like to be the strangers at the party, two rebels in a shell.” –Hall and Oates We’ve all been there before. The feeling of being the stranger at a party you were invited to, and yet don’t feel like you belong. The feeling that you’re in the middle…of nowhere, when it comes to being accepted or welcomed in the social world….
A few days ago, several friends were interviewed for a cover story about Millennials and the perception of their generation. They shot down the notion that their generation are selfish and disconnected. I agree with them. Maybe because we live here in Iowa, but I’ve seen more Millennials active in organizations, being creative, starting their own companies, and doing other things that…
Earn a Place at the Table
A few years ago, I overheard a statement someone said. The person said that young professionals “want” a place at “the table.” “The table” was probably referring to sitting next to very important/high level individuals like CEOs, business leaders, and elected leaders on boards and commissions. I was struck by that statement. I am from…