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In the Spotlight: Love and Passion
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MPACE Member Spotlight - February 2016



Featuring Stan Inman, University of Utah and RockyJobs.org


The heart and love of job satisfaction is rooted in your attitude and expectations, and your love comes from the blend of all these key ingredients mixed together.  Stan Inman, Director and Career Counselor, at the University of Utah, states that in his leadership path in career and professional development, his involvement stems from love, passion, and a heritage of excellence.  He also holds a dual role in overseeing Rocky Jobs, a current sponsor of MPACE, which is a job posting portal through which employers can promote their career opportunities to over 15 colleges and universities throughout the Rocky Mountain region.   Both roles signify not only Stan’s passion for the field of career and professional development, but also his ability to truly lead with transformative change.


Maya Angelou said it eloquently when she described how passion could transition to career in that “the mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  Stan attributes much of his energy and drive to the professional association we have come to love, value, and appreciate, the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).  He goes so far as to describe MPACE, as “my” professional association, which demonstrates his active love towards a home he has seen develop over the last decade and a half.  When you have seen the transition from RMACE and WACE to MPACE it is statistically significant that the depth of the relationship, the love affair, becomes a place of evolvement.  Stan has taken on responsibilities in MPACE such as Incoming President, conference planning, conference sponsorships, regional roles, and more. His volunteerism within the organization is not only his way of giving back, but also getting back.  He explains that “volunteering for any MPACE role will introduce you to great people, and create opportunities to advance your experience and career.”


We deeply admire leaders like Stan that embrace love as a powerful force for change, leveraging it into successes for all.  His dedication is demonstrated through his leadership with Rocky Jobs.  RockyJobs.org was developed to engage recruiters, students and alumni in a one-stop shop.  Recruiters no longer have to enter their jobs into multiple career center sites; with RockyJobs.org, companies can post the job once and it is automatically pushed out to several great schools including the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Boise State University, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and others. As more employers post positions to the RockyJobs portal, the more students and alumni are exposed to a variety of great opportunities. It is a win-win!


One of the greatest benefits that RockyJobs.org can provide MPACE as an organization, is that it better facilitates the connection of well-prepared college students to employers who offer meaningful and fulfilling career opportunities. RockyJobs.org is a valuable tool that streamlines the often labor-intensive job posting process for recruiters while helping MPACE meet the goal of connecting employers with college student talent.  To combine passion with work and work with love, you enter into a dynamic relationship - one that with careful care and appreciation, can last a lifetime.


When your work begins to blend with your life, passion becomes a priority.  MPACE allows that blend to spark talent and discovery. When Stan speaks to prospective or new members, he always asks, “Do you want to develop a network of colleagues that you can count on?  If yes, then MPACE is the place!” Light the match to make the night glow, and according to Stan “don’t just flirt with MPACE – Make it a love affair!”


Stan Inman is the Director and Career Counselor at the University of Utah and founding member of the Utah Association of Colleges and Employers, the organization which administers RockyJobs.org. Stan can be reached at sinman@sa.utah.edu or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/staninman.  Questions regarding Rockyjobs.org can be directed to Andrew Skaggs at skaggs@dixie.edu.



This Spotlight article was compiled by Nicole Rodriguez, Director of the Career Center at CSU, Dominguez Hills. She can be reached at nrodriguez@csudh.edu or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/nicolerodriguez1

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