Emotional Labor: The Managed Heart
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Emotional Labor: The Managed Heart

Most of the time, when viewing job descriptions, many of the same qualities appear: “Demonstrated leadership,” “Team player,” “High-quality analytical and problem-solving skills,” “Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.” However, these frequent buzzwords for the traits that come with job qualifications almost assume that emotional labor should be a part of the workforce. In my Sociology … Continue reading

Abundance without Attachment
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Abundance without Attachment

This week, I attended Arthur Brooks’ Ath talk on “Abundance without Attachment.” The talk was initially titled, “How to Live Life like a Start-up,” but was later changed. Prior to the talk, I wondered why Brooks would change the talk from something attention-grabbing to the entrepreneurial spirits of CMC to one that was vague; however, … Continue reading

Emotional Intelligence and its Importance in Career Success
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Emotional Intelligence and its Importance in Career Success

This semester, I decided to take Sociology of Emotions at Pomona College, another one of the 5Cs. Having always wanting to take a sociology class and a genuine interest in the emotions of others and myself, I eagerly signed up. For one of our readings, Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More than IQ, … Continue reading

Theatre is Truth, Journalism is Not
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Theatre is Truth, Journalism is Not

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the discussion on politics, art, and the role of the theater in shaping public policy with internationally recognized playwright J.T. Rogers and CMC professor Eric Helland. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting and under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and the Royal National Theatre, Rogers hails from an impressive background. … Continue reading