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“Never! Work smarter not harder!”

Shut it. I wasn’t talking to you idiot.

June 9, 2020


Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to support other young professionals on their journeys to learn and grow! I’ve been fortunate on my professional journey, and am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned with others so they can get ahead.

May 11, 2020



For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.

May 10, 2018

On November 1, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests SHRM YPAC leaders Jillian Caswell (@JillianACaswell) and Kirsten Benzaquen (@kirstenvjbenz) and other members of the 2017 SHRM YPAC about Young Professionals and Sexual Harassment – The New David and Goli

November 1, 2017



Young professionals are often stereotyped for being demanding, impatient and entitled, but one thing they cannot be labeled is afraid. In fact, they’re pretty much fearless. And this fearlessness is turning the workplace on its head and driving a lot of long-overdue change. 

Case in point: sexual harassment.

October 30, 2017
I once hired school teachers.  Most of our new teachers were hired fresh out of college. They were eager, and talented, if a bit overindulged.  
July 20, 2017


By SHRM 2017 Young Professional Council member Jessica Gofforth.

You’ve successfully navigated the transition from New Graduate to Young Professional and you’re wondering what’s next. Here are three reasons why volunteering is extremely beneficial as a young professional:

1)      Networking is Key!

March 26, 2017

On June 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with Dan Cross (@CrossOverHR) about Advice for the Next Generation of HR.

In case you missed this inspring and insightful chat packed with great advice from other HR professionals, you can see all the tweets here:


June 8, 2016


Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2016 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.

June 6, 2016

On April 6, @shrmnextchat chatted with Brooke Liu and Dan Cross about Working on Workforce Readiness.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


April 6, 2016

On September 9 @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Young Professional Council Member Brooke Liu (@BrookeACLui) about #Nextchat: Not Quite Ready for the Workforce. 

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


September 9, 2015


American Authors are enjoying the rage of this current song.  Go Big or Go Home is a worthy entry in the Urban Dictionary and epitomizes for me the spark and enthusiasm I witnessed last week.  For the fourth summer, I was graced to serve with a number of fabulous faculty as we delivered a Business Management Institute, sponsored by the Western Association of College and University Business Officers.  The UC-Santa Barbara campus is always a beautiful backdrop to a great week of learning.  I think, this was one of the best sessions.   

August 12, 2015

It’s 3 p.m. on Friday and your boss has already told you that you can head out early for the weekend.  You’re wrapping up a few items and planning to leave shortly when a coworker comes to you and asks you for some help with a project they’ve been working on.  Your first instinct is to say you’re sorry but you have plans and need to leave early for the weekend.  While that may get you a few extra minutes of weekend sunshine, you could be missing out on some valuable work experiences.

August 6, 2015


For the past several years, San Francisco officials have scrambled to find jobs for younger residents as summer approaches. And through partnerships with local nonprofits and the private sector, the city to date has matched nearly 20,000 of its youths with warm-weather work gigs.

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June 5, 2015

Pardon me as I take a trip down memory lane.  Join me if you can.  Close your eyes.  Think back to when you were starting out as an early career professional.  Think back to your interviews and the things you learned from those experiences.  What did you learn? 

April 15, 2015