Moon rocks. Mission control. Space suits. If it's associated with space travel in the American imagination, it's probably well represented at Space Center Houston. The 183,000-square-foot complex serves as the official visitor center of NASA'S Johnson Space Center. More than 250 artifacts, exhibits, and attractions dot the space like stars in a pocket-size galaxy, fueling a passion for science, engineering, math, and technology with authentic remnants of past space missions.
Just a few of the exhibits likely to inspire awe: a full-scale replica of the space shuttle built using schematics and blueprints; the actual mission control facility where technicians monitored nine Gemini missions as well as every Apollo mission; and select pieces from the largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples found anywhere. Space Center Houston also asks visitors to contemplate the future with exhibits that explore topics such as the challenges of successfully sending astronauts to Mars.
Dale Carnegie believed in the power of self-improvement so much that he started a training company. Since founding the company, his dream has expanded to encompass more than 2,700 trainers stationed in over 85 countries. These trainers have pursued an unwavering mission: to give participants the skills they need to boost job performance and professional effectiveness. Online courses cover such topics as leadership training, sales success, and personal influence and effectiveness. All webinars, courses and materials are based on Dale Carnegie's time-honored approach, outlined in How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie now offers much of its information and many of its classes online.
A career can be an unruly beast. Luckily, Kelley O'Hara helps people reign it in through Oasis Career Planning. A lifelong counselor, Kelley turns her expertise to creatively collaborating with people to help them find their desired line of work. She helps a diverse clientele, including students fresh out of school, women reentering the workforce after having a family, and professionals looking to change gears. To help these clients accomplish their goals, she provides both one-on-one counseling and planning sessions, as well as résumé- and document-writing assistance.
Julie Ann Katz knows what makes a great résumé. As an HR recruiting specialist, she has led the hiring charge for major companies in industries such as healthcare, biotech, oil, and gas. She also conducted North American recruiting for General Electric. As the owner of Resume Girl, she now lends her expertise in constructing a great résumé, negotiating salaries, or nailing interviews, helping job seekers get the position they want.