Career Day: Horticulturist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Crystal, and I’m a horticulturist.  I’ve lived most of my life in Salt Lake City, but went to Oregon State University where I received a B.S. in Horticulture.  I currently live in Salt Lake City and work at Red Butte Garden and […]

Peace, I Give Unto You

Image credit: William Bryce Ward by Jessica Weiss A few years ago, I was looking for a new job. I had a perfectly good job in my chosen field, but I truly felt like it was time for me to move on and gain experience elsewhere. Over the course of six months, I applied for […]

Career Day: Economist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Martha Stinson and I live in Alexandria, Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C.   I have a Ph.D. in economics and work for the U.S. Census Bureau, helping to collect, analyze, and distribute data about households in the United States. What does your job […]

Didn’t See It Coming

Image credit: Theophilos by Hadley Duncan Howard Many years ago, armed with a degree in family studies and an intellectual desire to become a marriage and family therapist, I embarked on what has become a long and successful career in… public relations. It seems like a departure from the linear but, as with everything the […]

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 […]

Voices From the Past: Praying Over & For One’s Work

Hilda Anderson Erickson, who was a midwife in Tooele County, with Maud Winberg, riding horses. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Like many other women before me, when I began my college studies and looked toward a future career, I turned to my Heavenly Father in prayer. Since finishing school, I have prayed again and again as […]

Free Will vs. Peer Pressure

Image credit: Alex Brown by Bryn Watkins I’m all about the aphorisms. Let me share one that you’ve undoubtedly read before, from good ol’ Henry David: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” He’s right. Not a single more encouraging fact exists […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

Habits Lead to Achievements

Image courtesy of Montana State University Library by Nan I loved my mission. I returned happy and exhausted with absurd ideas about the blessings to which I thought I was entitled for my service. I quickly became engaged to the boy who waited (faithfully or not so much; I didn’t dare ask too many questions), […]

Career Day: Mechanical Engineering

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Brianne Hamilton, I’m 30 years old, and I’m from a small suburb along the Wasatch Front. I now live in Salt Lake City with 4 housemates and work as a mechanical engineer for a medical device company. The company is a spin-off of […]

Career Day: Government Affairs/Lobbying

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Megan Kallas. I’m 32 years old, and my husband and I live and work in Salt Lake City. I’ve been working as the Government Affairs Director (aka lobbyist) for the Utah Association of REALTORS® for the past 5 1/2 years. The area of […]

On Leaning In

by Hadley Duncan Howard I am a privileged American woman. I enjoy the benefits and comforts of every advantage the Lord has ever bestowed upon His children – freedom and opportunity, health and strength, wits and the education to make good use of them, loving and respectful relationships, meaningful and satisfying work, an understanding of […]

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