Welcome to the first issue of Bridges for the 2010-2011 year! We hope this finds you having a successful fall term thus far. As both college campuses and human resource offices usher in new faces, Bridges joins in doing the same.
You may have already noticed our exciting new look! Along with a new “face,” we begin the year with two new co-chairs, along with some new committee members to join our more seasoned contributors. As if that wasn’t enough, Bridges is under sponsorship for the first time this year. EACE member Ithaca College is sponsoring the newsletter this year and you can read more about them in this edition. Bridges will continue to bring you informative articles and book reviews, along with all of the member achievements and accolades you’re used to seeing. We are pleased to report that all of this great information will be landing in your inbox four times a year rather than three! So let’s get started!
The theme for our first issue is diversity and we couldn’t be happier to bring you articles that may help you think about the idea of “being different or varied” in another way. We can all probably agree that everyone learns differently. Marla Stone takes it a little further in her article, “Want to Get Hired? Know How You’re Wired,” outlining how learning styles relate to both academic and career success for those with executive functioning challenges like ADD and ADHD. How about when you’re the one bringing diversity to the table? Mary Anne Thompson, founder of Going Global asks, “Can you be a successful expatriate?” and Julie Neill, recipient of a diversity scholarship for the 2010 EACE conference, shares her perspective. And, for those of us with all those fresh, new faces in our offices, Susannah Krenn takes a look at multi-cultural approaches in career counseling. Enjoy!