Category Archives: Professional Development

Sum and Substance: Five stories about the path to fulfilling work

Posted by on November 7, 2016

“Go forth and do good”— that was the call-to-action issued to more than 100 attendees at Sum and Substance last week by five people who have found purpose and meaning in their jobs. Put on in partnership with the local chapter of Conscious Capitalism, a business movement built on four key tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration,…

Tools We Love: 4 Trello Features That Simplify My Life, and Maybe Yours Too

Posted by on July 29, 2016

It sounds like an exaggeration, but au contraire: Trello has changed my life. The productivity tool has helped our team rethink the way we manage projects, and we’ve used its basic (free) version for everything from content writing to thought leadership and media relations. You could say we’re fans, and not just because it satisfies…

Can’t We All Just Belong?

Posted by on June 27, 2016

We’re fortunate here at Marketwave that we are growing. Part of growing is hiring and part of hiring is interviewing. We placed ads in all the usual places and received a ton of resumes. Some are oddly not even close to qualified for the position, and some are way over-qualified. So it’s a time- consuming…

Accelerate and Activate Your Brain Health

Posted by on April 7, 2016

How to strengthen your brain’s capacity to think smarter I recently attended the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s e2e Forum featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Sandra Chapman, renowned cognitive neuroscientist, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas—and coiner of the term, “brainomics”. I learned right away…

Why I Use Skillshare to Learn More and Create Better

Posted by on August 20, 2015

I’m constantly looking for creative inspiration. Always striving to learn something new. And always up for a challenge. So when a fellow Marketwave employee introduced me to Skillshare, I was excited to find that I could do all those things in one virtual place. If you’re not already familiar, Skillshare is a “learning community for…

Working with Different Personality Types: Three Tools for Decoding and Accommodating Work Styles

Posted by on August 11, 2015

One of the beautiful things about our office is the diversity of our team. Young. Old(er). Black. White. Male. Female. Type As, Bs and Cs. You get the picture—we have a mix of backgrounds: a team of experienced marketers, communicators, designers, writers, business developers and strategists. With our eclectic team comes a multitude of work…

Perspectives from a Marketwave Intern: How to Find a Job You Love

Posted by on April 30, 2015

This week’s guest post comes from Marketwave’s creative services intern, Christine Suggs. It’s easy to go into a job interview desperate. You’re young, maybe you’ve padded your résumé a bit (are you really fluent in French?) and your rent is due and somehow you don’t think your roommate is going to enjoy another I.O.U. But before…

Design Internships: Top Tips for making them work

Posted by on September 10, 2014

This week’s guest post comes from Marketwave’s creative services’ intern, Allison Handlos. Internships are great to gain real-world experience, network, and kick off your design career. While it can be slightly stressful to work in an unfamiliar setting and to grind out well-designed work rather quickly, an internship will help you figure out what kind of…

Five Tips for PR and marketing interns

Posted by on April 30, 2014

Interns new to PR and marketing quickly learn this industry is ever-changing – you never finish learning and growing. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some really great mentors throughout my career, but in the end, some lessons can only be learned through experience. As we’ve been searching for our summer integrated marketing intern, I’ve…