Blog

We have a lot to say. Whether it’s regarding professional development, cultural trends, or our experiences as college students, through our blogs you can get to know us as individuals. These are the topics that make us move.

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Processing the Pandemic

How can we work through the variety of emotions that come with the massive life changes during COVID-19? Content Creator Sofia Haan discusses how she has used the early termination of her study abroad program to begin processing the emotions she experienced during drastic changes to her anticipated semester.
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From Hired to Hiring

The University of Minnesota is home to an abundance of opportunities for students to grow professionally. What makes Backpack so unique? Operations Director Maria Hayden discusses her journey joining the agency and the lessons she’s learned on the other side of the recruitment process.
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The Benefits of Backpack

Hamy Huynh joined Backpack in 2018. Two years later, she’s been promoted twice, received two internship offers, been on a billboard in Times Square, and accepted a full-time job offer...all because of the experiences and connections she’s gained through working at Backpack.
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Navigating Self-Care at Work

Self-care has come to mean many different things for different individuals. Some people rely on mud masks and spa days or wine nights and pizza, but what is self-care, and where should it be practiced? Account Manager Amy Halbmaier gives her definition of self-care and applies it to the workplace.
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Staying Happy and Healthy During a Pandemic

It’s 2020 and all anyone is talking about is COVID-19. Life is changing as we know it, but we’re all in this together. In order to “flatten the curve” and help our health system operate under its maximum capacity. While physical distancing is the best thing we can do right now, it can be quite a challenge to stay home more than usual. Learn how you can stay happy and healthy during the pandemic.
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Women We Should Pay Attention To

In honor of International Women’s Day, Account Manager Cole Sterr shares some trailblazing women he feels are paving the way for more women and other identities to be included not only in the workplace, but also in society. From the ordinary local citizen to a top elected official, these women are doing work that cannot be ignored.

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