About Mikki Sherwood

Mikki has taught in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University since 1997. She also coordinates the Infant and Child development Laboratories for the university and assists in directing the ABC Program. She has a Masters degree in FCS and a PhD in Early Childhood Education/Child Psychology. Mikki’s primary areas of research are multiculturalism and diversity and human sexuality. She has studied brain development across the lifespan (but with a particular focus on children and adolescents) for many years and has presented and published on a variety of topics related to sexuality, gender issues, multicultural education in primarily white geographical regions, male involvement in the lives of young children, and LGBT issues. Her expertise in brain development during adolescence and emerging adulthood inspire the articles she writes or content she posts on the Career Skillet website.


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What Do You Wish You Knew Before College?

What do you wish you knew before you went to college? Do you have any hints for those starting an academic journey? Hannah Flom writes of the 14 things she wished she had known before college. I think her list is fun; you can go over to Thought Catalog to read the entire post. Some […]

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Future Employers are Interviewing You: Are you also Interviewing Them?

There are so many places to get information about answering questions asked of you in a job interview. However, have you ever considered the fact that a job interview is also YOUR opportunity to ask questions of a potential employer? The job interview offers you the opportunity to find out about the position to which […]

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Enough Said. Job FAIL.

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How Do You Choose What to Filter?

Check out this PBS.org video, “It’s OK to be Smart: Pay Attention!” It describes the fact that we are wired all of the time! Technology allows us to be alone, but still together. It connects us to one another and to a vast onslaught of information. We have to take all of this information and […]

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Will You Live the American Dream?

Adam Levin is the former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and is the founder of Credit.com and Identity Theft 911. He recently posted on Huffington Post’s Business Blog. He titled his writing, “The New American Dream: It’s Not What You Think.” Mr. Levin cites a recent credit.com poll that found that […]

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Making Happiness Happen

Think that making more than $50,000 per year or living in a better climate will solve all of your problems? Think again. According to designer Stefan Sagmeister, you can train your mind to focus on happiness and overall well-being. Sagmeister’s rules for happiness include: having meaningful friendships and relationships, doing more of what you want […]

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What Regrets Will You Have?

Many people have regrets. This article on Huffington Post highlights many of the important aspects of life and gives you an idea of what you might view as important when you look back on your accomplishments.  How well do you listen and value advice from parents, professors, or other adults? Do you take others’ hurtful comments/reactions […]

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American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference and Expo: See You There!

Start your planning NOW! AAFCS has a conference and expo each year in late June. In 2014 the conference will be held in St. Louis, MO. The annual conference provides a great opportunity for students and new professionals to meet others and hone their professional skills. Check out http://www.aafcs.org/meetings/14/index.html for information about the conference and […]

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Avoiding Burnout: FCS Professionals in Human Development and Family Studies

It is personally rewarding to work in a human development and family studies (HDFS) career. It is also challenging in many ways as professionals in the area of FCS and HDFS face unique challenges. For instance, often those that work in HDFS are at the mercy of government funding, leading to a feeling of insecurity […]

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Everyday Leadership

What is a good leader? What makes someone a leader? How are you a leader? These are all questions that you could be asked in a job interview. Discover the leader within you! Drew Dudley does not believe that leadership is only for a select few. In this Ted Talk video, he shares his ideas […]

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