February 5, 2019

Recently, I have come to the unfortunate realization that my age has hindered my ability to be taken seriously in the realm of career counseling. Things generally are going well; I’m networking, sharing my career concerns, receiving feedback- but then, the tables turn....

August 17, 2018

Tell me if this sounds familiar -- You’re somewhere in the range of 25-35 years old and have been cranking away at a career or a job that is not what you planned or is no longer what you want. Panic is setting in...

Now what?

This can be a lonely and confusing time, with...

July 23, 2018

When a kind friend recommended that I check out a Mission Collaborative info session, I thought Why Not? Nine months later, I’m so glad I did. I had heard of design thinking, a key part of Mission Collaborative’s approach, through my time at a tech company and by readi...

May 6, 2018

These days it’s difficult to ride the Metro or walk around town without seeing an ad for continuing education. Some promise career advancement or promotion into leadership roles, whereas others appeal to ideals of self-actualization. The D.C. region is full of smart, a...

April 9, 2018

You guys! I did it! I went to a networking event without kicking and screaming.

And more than that, it was an incredible experience that helped me affirm my decision to shift my career focus to User Experience (UX) design.

Mission Collaborative is a group of passionate...