Bipolar Disorder: How it can impact the ability to maintain a steady job and how we help

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February 11, 2015
Bipolar Disorder: How it can impact the ability to maintain a steady job and how we help

There are several typical concerns that many job seekers have, such as conflict with co-workers or a supervisor and being overworked and underpaid. But for those dealing with a bipolar diagnosis, being able to cope effectively with these concerns, among others, can make the difference as to whether the young adult is able to maintain a job. While on the

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LinkedIn Improvements and Changes for 2015

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January 2, 2015

LinkedIn has become a go-to resource in our Department of Career and Volunteer for online resumes, networking, professional development, and even job searches — especially since a LinkedIn profile may be the first thing people stumble upon when researching a job candidate online. During OPI’s career workshop, participants are introduced to LinkedIn and have the opportunity to work on their

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Career Planning for Young Adults with Asperger’s Disorder

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December 11, 2014

Because of the age range of the young adults that we work with, we generally see participants in the exploration phase of their career process. According to Donald Super’s “Stages of Occupational Development,” people in their late teens and early twenties are beginning to try out new experiences and different roles in relation to career paths to see if any

Failure to Launch: Discovering Your Personal Path

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November 21, 2014

Once there was a little girl who had dreams of becoming a doctor, a ballet dancer, and the president all at the same time. What she didn’t know at that age was that she would need skills, successes, and support to help her achieve those goals. Fast-forward eighteen years, and this little girl is now struggling at college. While once

Failure to Launch Syndrome: Overcoming a Lack of Clear Direction

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November 10, 2014

There was probably a time in your life when you had a lack of a sense of direction. You had a general idea of what you wanted but needed that extra push to get there. Whether it was school, career, or even volunteer-wise, you knew what general direction you wanted to head but didn’t have an adviser or that extra