Month: February 2018

10 Reasons Why Career Hopscotch is Hazardous

Office Space I don’t like my job and I don’t think I’m gonna go Peter decides he’s not going to go to his job anymore. That look of bewilderment on Jennifer Aniston’s face is one I sometimes have on the other end of the phone when a candidate presents unfounded reasons over and over as to why they left their previous job(s). While this may be one of the funniest scenes in the movie Office Space, in real life, being Peter is not so funny. Ultimately, Peter’s reasons are justifiable and the perfect ingredients for the Molotov cocktail...

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Senior DPO Alana Anderson

Meet Alana Anderson from San Antonio, Texas.  Alana is a graduate of Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Galveston and currently holds a USCG Unlimited Chief Mate License and a dynamic positioning certificate.  At the time of this writing, Alana was on tour as Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator (SDPO) on a drill ship, owned by a major drilling contractor, in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. As a SDPO on a drill ship, Alana is responsible for station keeping, meaning that she operates her vessel to stay within so many feet of a selected set point, such as above a well sitting...

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Healthy Living in an Unhealthy Environment; Part 2

Healthy living means different things to nearly everyone. There’s no right or wrong way to define healthy living, but I take this from A healthy lifestyle leaves you fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease, based on the choices you make about your daily habits. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the foundations for continuing good health. Managing stress in positive ways, instead of through smoking or drinking alcohol, reduces wear and tear on your body at the hormonal level. For a longer and more comfortable life, put together your plan for a health lifestyle...

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Maritime Pilot, Captain Karen Nola

Meet Captain Karen Nola from Annapolis, Maryland.  Karen is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York.  With experience all over the world, including Antarctica, Karen has worked on the water for over twenty years and is an accomplished maritime pilot in New York and New Jersey waters. As a maritime pilot, Captain Nola is a navigational expert for a port of call.  She is a highly skilled sailor, who trained for years to maneuver ships through dangerous and congested waters.  At any time of day, Captain Nola possesses detailed knowledge of a...

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Women In Maritime Leadership Conference 2018

California Maritime’s 7th Annual Women in Maritime Leadership Conference is next month! This is an excellent opportunity for career development and supporting women in the maritime industry. The Women in Maritime Leadership Conference is a two-day event that has been hosted annually, at California Maritime campus, since 2012.  This year, the event will be held on March 2nd and 3rd to support the success of women in maritime, transportation, and related industries. This dynamic conference is an excellent opportunity for career development and productive networking for women and those who support them.  All interested parties are welcome to attend,...

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