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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Impacting Students: Six Books Business Educators Should Teach From

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Professor in an MBA class writing on a board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A sharp mind and natural talent are essential for any successful businessperson, but in a world that’s never going to go easy on competition, business newbies need an extra edge. Oftentimes that edge comes from teachers who are passionate about helping their students, but that’s a difficult task without a fully equipped educational toolbox.

What are some of the books that every business educator should think about using? (more…)

Posted August 20, 2013 by

3 ways to best navigate your college career center

Open door to the word Help in red letters

Open door to the word Help in red letters. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Maybe you’ve walked by it, used it once or twice or don’t even know it exists. Whatever the case may be, your college’s career center can be an excellent resource for you to figure out a major, find a job or internship, or simply learn how to craft a resume or cover letter. Even if you’re attending an online college, your school may offer career services as well.

Before you pay a visit to your school’s career center, you should put some thought into how you’ll use its services. Here are three tips to help you navigate your college career center. (more…)

Posted May 30, 2013 by

Self-Assessment: The #1 Tool to GET A JOB!

Hands holding a chalkboard with the word Assessment on it

Hands holding a chalkboard with the word Assessment on it. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Today’s college graduates face one of the toughest job markets in history.  With that said, it is important to know there ARE jobs to be had. The people who are going to get them are the people who know how to conduct an effective job search and are willing to put in the work to get them!

The key to success is to identify dynamic career paths that match your major, skill set, interests and personality. Self-knowledge is the most reliable tool you can use to ensure career success, yet in tough economic times, job seekers dismiss its importance, viewing it as a luxury that must be sacrificed to obtain a “job.” They allow market forces to dictate career and job choices. That is the exact wrong way to approach your job search. (more…)