Home//Resources

CareerU with Ryan: Self-Awareness

Tune in to your surroundings.Throughout Volume II of CareerU, we have discussed how to build a repertoire of soft skills, focusing primarily on aspects that are personal and internal to you. In this piece, we will look outside of ourselves to what is going on around us. Understanding your own actions and how they affect [...]

2017-05-23T12:50:07+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Empathy

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You are going to meet a wide array of people throughout your personal and professional life. With the diversity of people comes many different ways of viewing the world. You will often find the views of others to be in direct conflict with some of your positions and opinions. [...]

2017-04-19T16:35:27+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Decision Making

Decision Making CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Set a direction. Be deliberate. Don’t look back. Let’s face it: life is full of crossroads, where you have to choose between two, three, or more directions to go in. The question you have to ask yourself is, which direction is correct? Learning how to make sound decisions [...]

2017-03-09T19:36:36+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Dependability

Dependability CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Under promise and over deliver. As you begin to grow in your soft skills development journey, it is important that we make time to discuss the art of dependability. Essentially, the goal here is to communicate what you are going to do, and then go ahead and actually do [...]

2017-03-09T19:12:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Humbled Confidence

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Have confidence in what you do and the decisions you make. One of the key soft skills to develop is humbled confidence. Confidence is integral to success, but without humility, that confidence easily slips into overconfidence – and from there, leads to arrogance. Developing “humbled confidence” – being both humble [...]

2017-02-16T23:31:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Effective Communication

Effective Communication CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Let’s explore the idea of “effective communication.” Communicating in a university and workplace setting in a way that is efficient and garners respect will help you succeed in all your endeavors. I have found that having the ability to communicate well is connected to a person’s success. I’ve [...]

2017-02-15T21:39:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|

CareerU with Ryan: What Are Soft Skills?

What are Soft Skills? CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Welcome to Volume II of CareerU with Ryan! For this series, my goal is to provide an inside-out perspective on how to be successful both in your career and in life. Each segment of this series will focus on a “soft skill” that will provide an [...]

2017-02-16T18:03:15+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

Overcoming the Confidence Hurdle

Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” But believing you can is easier said than done without the tools to build confidence, especially when it comes to applying to and entering into college. Luckily, first-generation Brown University student Donald Brennan received this confidence and more—“true grit” he calls it—from Let’s Get Ready in [...]

2017-03-21T15:13:57+00:00 October 14th, 2016|

Building Social Capital with Meaningful Impact

by Joan Walsh If you’re like me, you want to do volunteer work, but you don’t have the time or the connections to research the type of opportunities where you can do the most good. What makes me different is that my daughter works for Let’s Get Ready, so I started out attending Let’ Get [...]

2017-02-28T22:32:34+00:00 February 25th, 2015|