Once an interviewer asked Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, “what is the WOW factor in Positive Psychology that our readers don’t know?” His simple response was, “If there is a wow, the wow is that there is no wow.” I have been inspired by many of his positive psychology videos. I’ve included one of my favorites and […]
About Jinwen Ye
My name is Jinwen Ye. I am a junior at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). My major is Human Development and Family Studies with focus on Child and Adolescent Development. I have had a variety of experiences and mentors that led to my interest in providing professional development strategies to other students. I have worked as a research assistant, conducting site observations, analyzing data, and transcribing interviews for UIUC faculty whom aim to identify factors linked to effective practices in positive youth development programs. Additionally, I have been involved in The Illini Mentor Program as a programming committee member and have served as a volunteer in the International Student Career Certificate (ICC) Program. I hope to learn more about professional development through my work with Career Skillet, and I want to inspire other students, particularly other international students who struggle in unique ways. I have had some fabulous mentors along the way, and I hope to “Pay It Forward” through my work with this project.
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Hard work is valued in many cultures, and it often takes hard work and thoughtfulness to make sure you are productive in the various roles you serve. In the workplace, productivity is required for those that desire to keep their jobs. For those of you that might be struggling with productivity at work (or home), […]