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Alumni Career Corner


Alumni Career Corner is a selection of career columns written for Park alumni by Park alumni. Columnists are experts in their perspective fields. Rick Gillis, '86, is an author and expert on employment and job search topics. Jaynine Ray-Howard, '03, USMC (Ret), PhD (ABD) is the founder and owner of Dream Catcher, Business & Life Coaching. Alumni can discuss the columns in the Park University LinkedIn Alumni Group. Students are welcome to participate.


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The Job Search Expert

-  Rick Gillis, '86


Read an excerpt:

I admit it.  I’m guilty of counseling job seekers to ‘dumb down’ their resumes if they are getting zero response from their efforts.

I recently received an email from a job seeker (a scientist with 38 patents or so and a dozen or more pending approval this year!) who was complaining to me about “PhD Discrimination.”

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Alumni Dreams to Reality

- Jaynine Ray-Howard, '03,
USMC (Ret), PhD (ABD)

Read an excerpt:

Every Day Can Be Independence Day When Using Mobile Apps

....I have been liberated from having to carry my laptop, Ereader, Flip, camera, GPS and visiting the bank to make a deposit. I’ve even been able to leave the client files home.  I am able to pursue happiness without so many gadgets...

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Suggestions for topics and additional columnists should be sent to the Office of Alumni Relations.