Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and as everyone on campus hurries to finish up their work and settle in to break to enjoy a little rest and relaxation with family and friends it’s important that we take time to show our gratitude. This is important at every stage in life – your ‘attitude of gratitude’ can help you more than you think, and may just help someone else along the way too.

  • Be Grateful for People’s Time & Energy

Acknowledge and thank everyone who helps you, even if it is in the tiniest way.

  • Send a Note of Thanks

Yes, an actual handwritten note.

  • Lend a Helping Hand

Remember you have to give to receive.

  • Exude Positivity

Your positive vibes will help attract positive things and people into your life.

These tips can be particularly important in your professional life, for more information on how your ‘attitude of gratitude’ can help open the door to a new opportunity checkout this article “The Power of Gratitude: How Giving Thanks Can Help Your Job Search” by Lynne Sarikas, Director of the MBA Career Center at Northeastern University.

This holiday season try to keep a list or at least pause and think of the things you are thankful for and see what type of success, either personal or professional, comes your way just from focusing on what is right!

Be Thankful
Be Thankful

Author: Danielle Garrison

Career Advising Fellow 2013-2014 As one of two Career Advising Fellows, Danielle will assist with career advising for students of all class years and majors through individual meetings and co-facilitation of transition strategies classes, and will collaborate with residence life and other student life initiatives to develop career-related programing. Danielle previously worked in the Career Services office at Elmira College in upstate NY for four years. Danielle completed her undergraduate work as a Business Administration and Human Services double major, as well as her Master’s Degree in Corporate & Community Education at Elmira. Danielle is actively involved in Kiwanis and loves to bake!

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