A Few Tips When Seeking a Childcare Provider

by Kris Tina Carlston Working outside the home, I sometimes feel like my second shift starts at 5:30 pm and sometimes . . . I’m just not up for it. I love reading articles and anecdotes by others that talk about how it is possible and fulfilling to work outside the home and raise a […]

How to Be an Effective Mentee

by Melanie Steimle Last month we talked about how to be an effective mentor. This month let’s look at the other side: how to be an effective mentee. Whether your mentoring relationship is a formal, structured one with an assigned mentor and regular meeting times or an informal conversation with a friend every once in a […]

How to Be an Effective Mentor

by Melanie Steimle Happy National Mentoring Month! A previous post has focused on why and how to find a mentor, so today we’re going to look at the other side of the equation: how to be a mentor. You may not think this applies to you, but I’m going to venture to say that you’re […]

10 Lessons Learned While Inside the Bubble

Image credit: Ben Crowder by Bryn Watkins Well, three weeks ago I said goodbye to Provo and hello to Wellington, New Zealand, and in so doing bid farewell to the weirdly concentrated BYU experience I got to brave for one solitary semester.  Here’s what I learned along the way. 1. There is a place for […]

More Tips on Working (outside the home) While Having a Young Family

Image credit: Doug Shall by Kris Tina Carlston Following up on last month’s post regarding working outside the home, I was thrilled with some of the comments and suggestions presented by several readers. Because I enjoyed the discussion so much, this month I wanted to provide a part II and discuss some of the ideas […]

Four Tips for Thwarting Impostor Syndrome

Image credit: Gabriele Ferreira by Naomi Watkins “What you create doesn’t have to be perfect…Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf At the young age of 22, I faced a room full of seniors who were in the midst of their final semester of high school. I was their student teacher charged […]

Securing the Benefits of a Mentor as a Student

Image credit: SMB College by Christanne Harrison In this month’s edition of “Mentoring Monday,” we share some advice about mentors for students or those considering going back to school. However, as I interviewed two great mentors, I found that much of their advice is great and applicable for just about everyone. The two women interviewed […]

Raising Our Hands

Image credit: Stina Jonsson by Ryan Hammond Last time I wrote about the need for LDS men to include their sisters in their professional opportunity and support networks. I also challenged LDS women to give LDS men a chance to step up by asking directly for their support, help and to be included in their networks. […]

Five Tips on Working (outside of the home) While Having a Young Family

Image credit: Takuma Mikura by Kris Tina Carlston Dear Sister MBA Esquire: Do you have any tips on working while having a young family? I was an aunt for 14 years before giving birth to my now two-year-old son, Henry. I was a professional aunt. I took my job very, very seriously. I attended every […]

Reaching Out: Networking at Church

Image credit: Andrew by Melanie Steimle A few weeks ago I received an email from the roommate of a friend in my ward. “Hi Melanie, I think we may have met once at my house. I noticed on LinkedIn that you work in career counseling and I was wondering if you would have some time […]

Tips for Staying Professionally Relevant While At Home

Image credit: sean dreilinger by Shannon Ellis After finishing my degree in physical education, I spent a year teaching high school. And then, even though I had never planned on becoming a college coach, I was a graduate assistant volleyball coach for the two years I pursued a master’s degree. Later, I was hired as […]

Surviving (and Thriving) in College: Tips for the Traditional Undergraduate

Image credit: uonottingham by Kris Tina Carlston Dear Sister MBA Esquire: How do I get the most out of my college experience? I prefer to consider myself a “late bloomer.” In college when it seemed as if everyone else had it all figured out, I was still struggling with adolescent acne and retainers. And thus, […]

No Longer On The Outside Looking In: Opening the Door to Our Sisters

by Ryan Hammond Recently Naomi wrote about the importance to women of having other women as mentors and peers when pursuing their education and careers.  Today I would like to begin to discuss the role LDS men can play as mentors and peers to our LDS sisters.  While we obviously do not share a gender, […]

Out of the House and Back to School: Tips on Finishing (or Furthering) Your Education, Part 2

Image credit: Avolore by Holly Part I covered some of the basic questions about returning to school. Now it’s time to figure out some of the toughest questions including, how on earth will you pay for this education and what are the logistics of becoming a student again? How will you pay for it all? A […]

Out of the House and Back to School: Tips on Finishing (or Furthering) Your Education, Part I

Image credit: Avolore by Holly Over two years ago—in one of those quirky God-has-a-sense-of-humor moments—I received both a letter of acceptance into my long dreamt-of Ph.D. program, and a rather unexpected proposal of marriage. In a leap of faith, I threw over the Ph.D. for the Mr.S., and let go of one dream for another. […]

It’s Time to Get Paid: Turning Volunteer Work Into Money

by Laura Durham Like many of you, I was raised in a service-oriented community. Volunteering was not only part of being a good Mormon, it was just good manners. As I’ve grown older, gained more experience, and accumulated items on my to-do list, I’ve had to re-evaluate my philosophy on volunteering. The tricky part is […]

Three (Economic) Reasons I Want My Daughters to Aspire

by Ryan Hammond I would like to write specifically about some pressing economic trends that have led me to think deeply about the importance of supporting my daughters in their educational and future professional goals. My concern is colored heavily by my professional life as a professor who specializes in studying the changing nature of […]

Returning to the Workforce as an LDS Woman

by Holly Whether you’re looking to get back into the workforce after an extended leave as stay-at-home mother, or you’re ready to leave a less-than-wonderful job after years to update your education, it can be daunting jumping into an unfamiliar world. But don’t let your “time away” or “lack of experience” worry you. You haven’t […]

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