Remote =/= Lack of Opportunity

Back in March, Johns Hopkins was one of the first universities in the country to shut down its research operation in the wake of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Even though research is the life blood of a university, it was the right call and was likely critical in reducing the spread of the virus on... Continue Reading →

No Better Time to Prototype

Another excellent video from the authors of Designing Your Life, Dave Evans and Bill Burnett. While COVID-19 will prevent many of our students from getting hands-on experience in a potential career field, Burnett and Evans note that there is no better time to conduct informational interviews. Furthermore, they cite Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert to argue... Continue Reading →

Getting Unstuck (COVID-19 Edition)

Photo by fauxels on In my last activity post, Re(Design) Your Summer Internship, I shared ways that students could employ design thinking to reimagine their summer so that they can continue to build their way forward and advance their career goals in spite of the COVID-19 restrictions.  But what if you have no idea... Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Two Lives

Photo by Tembela Bohle on Empathy is central to Life Design, and in the Life Design Lab many of our workshops and programs ask participants to spend time reflecting on their life. Whether they are tracking their Energy-Engagement, logging their Good Times Journal, or just spending time thinking about their values, skills and interests,... Continue Reading →

(Re)Design Your Summer Internship

Photo by Prateek Katyal on As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the American economy, many students are seeing their summer internships cancelled and even withdrawn by employers. Even those fortunate enough to still have an internship are likely to have a summer experience very different that the one they imagined months ago when they interviewed... Continue Reading →

Generative Acceptance

New video out from the godfathers of Life Design, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in which they discuss the concept of Generative Acceptance. COVID-19 is a gravity problem that has ushered in a new reality (or as they describe it, a "new normal" that will soon just become our "normal"). Accepting this reality is a... Continue Reading →

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