In a recent McKinsey Education to Employment survey, 57 percent of employers report that they do not feel there are enough qualified candidates to fill certain positions. Once employers find candidates to fill positions, more than a third report that they feel new hires do not have the skills they need to be successful in their... Continue +
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ―W. Clement Stone If you’re ready to move ahead in your education and your career, these four statements should be banished forever from your... Continue +
Karen Titherington is a busy certified wound care nurse without a lot of time to spare. When it came time to earn her Master of Science in Nursing, Karen was looking for a program that would fit her schedule and her needs. Her research brought her to The College Network and its partnership with Regis University. “It... Continue +
Anne knew she needed to find a program that wouldn't interfere with her busy work schedule when she decided to earn her MSN. So when she learned about The College Network®, she was intrigued by the flexibility of the self-paced program offered in partnership with Regis University. However, having never completed a... Continue +
You are unique—your interests and passions are not exactly the same as the next person. Your career path probably isn’t the same as the next person either. So why pursue an ordinary degree just like the next person? It’s time to jump out of a one-size-fits-all educational approach into a tailored-just-for-you-and-your-career... Continue +
2013 has officially come to a close. And now everyone is preparing for the first big celebration of 2014. That's right, January 3rd is National Fruitcake Toss Day. The first fruitcake toss day was in 1995 in Manitou Springs, Colorado where contestants took turns heaving a two-pound fruitcake as far as they could. Distances... Continue +
“It’s never too late to be the person you might have been.” –George Eliot By the time she was 50, my grandmother had supported her husband through medical school, a brief political career, and a business start-up, raised six children, and involved herself in her community. Even with all her success in these roles, she knew... Continue +
If you are looking to advance your career, you may already be aware of the skills needed to get you to the next level. You may already possess those skills and be ready to go after your dream job, but you may be like millions of Americans and realize there might be a gap in your skills. Perhaps you’ve found a job opening that... Continue +
Be the Boss
October 16th is national Boss's Day. Unfortunately for some, not everyone has a fantastic boss like I do. My boss is always willing to listen, help, and mentor me. So with today being Boss's Day, I am more than happy to celebrate and acknowledge mine. If you are unfortunate enough to work for a less-than-stellar boss, now is... Continue +
For the past few years, healthcare reform in the United States has been the topic of many debates and discussions. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) was signed into law in March 2010, bringing with it a number of changes to our healthcare system. While several of the changes have already been... Continue +
Have you been thinking about going back to school, but are worried about fitting your studies into your schedule with a full-time job and other responsibilities? If a class schedule just won't fit in with your work schedule, earning a certificate or degree online could be the answer. A recent article on Yahoo’s Education... Continue +
The thought of going back to school as an adult can be a daunting idea. Just considering all that goes into completing an education can be enough for some people to shrug their shoulders and give up. They imagine barriers in their minds that are insurmountable and feel defeated before they even begin. Don’t let those... Continue +
Legal studies degrees focus on learning the law and working within legal institutions.  It can take you in many different directions including business, government, and law enforcement or even be the foundation for a master’s or doctorate degree in law.  Many common career paths are probation officers, paralegals, social... Continue +
“Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.” -Marva Collins Marva Collins knew a thing or two about the success that could be achieved through education and hard work. She challenged the status quo in education and become an activist through her efforts to help minority and impoverished students find success. She pushed... Continue +
“If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller certainly knew something about success—he was the founder of an oil company that dominated and revolutionized the industry and he became a very wealthy and influential... Continue +
Thinking of owning your own business this year?  Below is a list of the top industries in 2013 to start your own business. 1.       Cloud Services – Also known as virtual data rooms.  These are expected to grow 16% in revenue from 2012. 2.       Online Travel Agencies – Online travel agencies have started to replace the brick... Continue +
Are you tired of working for someone else? Have you thought about starting your own business? Owning your own business requires a lot of creativity, strategy, and determination. Below are six tips to help you start your own business:  Know your customer – Understanding your target audience is vital to starting your own business.... Continue +
With spring upon us and summer following soon after, my thoughts are on schedules. My husband always groans as the calendar pages turn to summer months because he knows that the pristine white squares representing the days from June through August will soon be filled with a mass of names, places, and times. I, on the other hand,... Continue +
If adult learners are not given the opportunity to create such an experience or encouraged to find existing connections that they can build on, they may revert to treating the material as something to be memorized, rather than understood. —Kathleen Taylor Connect According to Wolf (2006), when curricula, courses, and assignments... Continue +
In this very competitive economy, businesses are looking for ways to increase their efficiency while also improving their customer focus and response.  Now more than ever Lean Six Sigma methodologies, which include five lean principles:  define, measure, explore, develop and implement have come to the forefront.  The lean goals... Continue +
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