5 ways you can “roll with the punches” in a changing industry

Whether we like it or not, change is a part of life. It was Benjamin Disraeli who said, "Change is inevitable. Change is constant." So let's just stop resisting change! Accepting that change is a constant force in life is hard for many people, which can make changing this type of thinking easier said than done. Here are some ways ...

Spooky Cool Costumes To Wear to The Office Halloween Party

So your office is throwing a Halloween party. That's great! There will probably be food, music, and (fingers crossed) Fred will tell you all of his terrible jokes, just like last year. WooHoo! But there's one catch: You have to find a costume. Now you can't just wear anything; this costume must hold up to a number of ...

4 Tips for a Successful Pitch

You’ve decided your dream is to start your own a business. Behind every successful startup/business, is a great pitch. While this list can only take you so far, it’s a starting point for rocking your next pitch. Short and sweet In various communication courses and even business courses in college, the first assignment was an elevator pitch about ...

How to Avoid Communication Faux Pas

Everyone make mistakes, it's part of being human. Communication takes practice, which includes trial and error; this article focuses on how to avoid making common communication errors.   Learn from my (and many others) mistakes regarding these communication problems and possible solutions: 1. You mean one thing and they hear another: This is commonly referred to as Intent vs. Impact, as in ...

Thank You Etiquette

You walk out of the office door with a smile on your face. Why the smile? Because you just nailed that interview. You're already thinking about what you'll say when they call and congratulate you on the job position. But sorry,  you're not done yet.     Today, sending thank yous area must after interviews. The purpose of a ...

5 Tips For Learning Something New

Sometimes, the best way to learn something is by doing it. Other times, learning a new skill involves hunkering down and studying information to add it to your knowledge bank. As a thorough student at The University of Texas, I consider myself well equipped to write on this subject. So, whether you are researching a revolutionary ...

Startup U: The Newest Entrepreneur TV Series

Most of us are familiar with the network ABC Family's many teen drama shows, several reality shows, and abundant Harry Potter weekend marathons.  But the network is now also home to a "docu-series" (documentary series) about a university dedicated to entrepreneurs and their startups - Startup U. Startup U, aired its first season August 11th, 2015, and ...

The Power in being Straight Forward – A Lesson From Mindy Lahiri

Have you ever wanted to say something important but you held it back? How about when you mean one thing but by sugar coating it, the receiver hears something completely different? We have all been in this situation. No matter how polite or "blunt" you are, we have all found ourselves in a circumstance in ...

Treat Yo Self: Another Interview Tip List

You’ve read all of those interview articles out there; you are familiar with all the common interview tips and know how to answer the dreaded “tell me about yourself” question. Yet sometimes you don’t get the job, or you don’t even get called back for the second round of interviews. What could have gone wrong? The truth ...

Pitch-ology: The Art & Science of StartUp Pitches with Melissa Murphy: MSTC Organization 2016

The Pitch Academy is excited to announce an event partnering with The Texas Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program for “Pitch-ology: The Art and Science of Start up Pitches”. "Whether you are pitching yourself or your idea in a networking event, looking for co-founders, or pitching your business to an investor, you must deliver a memorable message ...