Finding the Silver Lining When You Lose Your Job

After nine months at KPMG accounting firm I received a call to meet with a partner about my annual review. He told me that I was the opposite of most first year employees—I had the people skills but not the technical skills to succeed at the firm. They were letting me go. Never did I think that I would get fired from my first job out of college! Looking back, this marked a defining moment in my life.

One Key to Notre Dame’s Success

Certain teams strike fear in their opponents. Growing up, I watched Tennessee win games before the tipoff as opponents fumbled over themselves, in awe of the orange and white. In recent years, UConn has earned that same respect, oftentimes intimidating the other team into mistakes just by the sheer aura that surrounds the Huskies program. …