Entries by Karen Litzinger

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Help for High School Students and Parents

“The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor’s degree at 4-year degree-granting institutions in fall 2011 overall was 60 percent.” People are often surprised by this data from a 2019 Department of Education report. I hope this information motivates high school students and their parents to think even more […]

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Virtual Career Fair and Preparation

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is sponsoring the Hiring Pittsburgh Digi-Me Virtual Career Fair to be held on April 29 and April 30. I’m excited they reached out to me to me to be a partner in co-presenting How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Expo on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM. Please share this blog […]

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Rise Up Beyond Your Job

I wait and wonder                For those who are furloughed                Will I go back? Should I look?                How I ache for the familiar that I took for granted                Even the parts I hated. I wait and wonder                For those whose jobs may be insecure                Am I next?                In the […]

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Career Resources in Uncertain Times

Life has been turned upside down, crashing down the last weeks with the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19. With states of emergency and businesses temporarily closed, the Department of Labor reported last week that 3.3 million people applied for unemployment in the past week, five times the all time high in 1982. The $2 trillion […]

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Costs of College: Making the Best Choices

In this past Sunday’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article (link at end), I was interviewed about the impact of the high cost of college on education decision-making. Though I commented on the realities that most can no longer afford to go to college to “find themselves,” I do believe that a life choice should be more than […]

“I Am” Affirmation Song : Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Whole

My October newsletter featured a favorite inspirational musician, Eddie Watkins Jr. In the New Year’s spirit, I’d like to share his catchy, energizing song from his Heartsongs CD that is in the form of an affirmation; click here to hear “Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Whole”. The song also includes meaningful words of gratitude. In case you missed […]

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Another Angle on Goal-Setting

Another alternative to setting resolutions and goals came to my inbox from Robert Holden. He shared this sentence from A Course in Miracles: “A healed mind does not plan. It carries out the plan that it receives through listening to wisdom that is not its own.”  These are the four spiritually oriented-questions, he suggests to […]

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Forgiveness is for You!

Is there a co-worker or client who treated you poorly? Or a supervisor who passed you over for a promotion?  Or perhaps you were terminated from your job and still feeling resentment or anger? Whether in work or personal life, the act of forgiveness is for you, to set you free of resentment and bondage. […]