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Careers & Culture

Meet the faces behind BCBSNC and learn more about what we’re doing in North Carolina and beyond.

4 Ways to Cope With Stress on a College Campus

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. As college students, stress seems to follow us wherever we go. Balancing classes, internships, and extracurricular activities can be very challenging and stressful. When ignored, stress can lead to long-term...

A Month of Thanks for Years of Service

“Thank you.” We say it all the time, maybe a dozen times a day. We say it when we’re handed our change after buying our morning coffee, we say it when someone holds the door open for us. We say it so often, we don’t really think about it. It’s a reflex.  Each...

Why choose a job when you can design a career?

Searching for your first job out of school can be both exciting and daunting. For many, it can feel like going from a world of endless possibilities to getting pigeon-holed into a career before you’re even sure if it’s the right one for you. Wouldn’t it be great if...

How I Coped With My Mom’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

 Chances are you’ve heard one of these statistics before: “Every 2 minutes, a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer” or  that “one in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.” While those statistics may shock and...

Weight loss at age 40: Tips for making it work

Back in January, I set out with the goal of losing 20 pounds before my 40th birthday in June. I did not make my goal. The truth is that weight loss is tough. It takes discipline. It takes time. It takes courage. It takes constant motivation. And life, especially when...

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Intern

Before I started my summer internship at Blue Cross NC, I had a hard time imagining what my actual duties would look like. What would I be doing every day? Would my days always look the same? Would I actually learn anything that would help me in my career? In reality,...

Serving Those Who Serve Durham

What makes Durham a great place to live and work? You could name a lot of things, but the most important is that Durham is a community that cares. Durhamites look out for one another and the city boasts a network of churches and nonprofits that extend a hand – or food or clothing or shelter – to those in need.

The open workspace: Is it really that bad?

Pity the open workspace. It has been criticized by everybody from The Washington Post to Fast Company magazine for creating office distractions, destroying privacy and even making employees sick. So when BCBSNC transitioned out of its well-known Chapel Hill...

America’s Health: A Smart Investment

When I received the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s 2015 “Investing in America’s Health” report recently, the title struck me. Specifically, the word “investing” started me thinking. Impact across America The report outlines the combined community impact of the...

Bringing your true self to work

Bringing your whole and best self to work is an aspirational goal for some. But for others, it’s a daunting challenge. According to a study by the Human Rights Campaign in 2014, 53 percent of the LGBTQ community concealed their sexuality at work and 35 percent lie...

Month of Thanks 2014: #GivingTuesday Wrap-Up

Thinking Thanks on #GivingTuesday “Thanks” is a word we use many times a day – at least, our mothers would hope we use it many times a day. We say it so often, it has lost some of its impact, just like “interesting” or “dynamic.” Those words really don’t communicate...