"What's a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations? Can't really call it a Christmas tree, now can you? And think of all the fun and joy that would be lost on Christmas morning if all the young folks didn't get to see that sparkling, happy tree." ~ Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The... 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 +
As a project manager, you may have considered advancing your career with a certification in Lean Six Sigma. Whether you are are new to Lean Six Sigma or a seasoned pro pursuing a Black Belt, you know that honing your skills in process improvement can open a lot of doors. Here, we’ve outlined the top three reasons why... Continue +
Applications of the Lean Six Sigma methodology are limitless, but I thought that this recent example was of special interest. Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Science Program applied Lean Six Sigma to the admissions process, and earned a national award at Lab Quality Confab for a poster presentation about the project.... Continue +
Project management is a growing field.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that it will continue to increase up to the year 2018 and beyond.  It is one of the most popular (meaning the highest number of people obtain and hold) certifications available.  At The College Network, we partner with Boston University Corporate... Continue +
There is a great debate between those who see the value of a college degree and those that feel you will never get your money's worth by having your degree.  It is an ongoing discussion, but here are some facts and opinions about having a college degree. If you look simply at your earning potential by having a degree, the median... Continue +
Did you know that the top paying certification you can have right now is a Project Management Professional®? With an average salary of $101,695, it is one of the top of highest paying certifications you can have.  Your salary will be approximately 30% higher with your certification.  Need more motivation than that?   At The... Continue +
Spring Into Action
The weather is starting to get warmer, and trees and flowers are starting to bloom.  The winter season has come to an end, and spring time is here for 2012.  When spring is in the air, I think of March Madness, Spring Break, rain, and flowers blooming.  What comes to your mind when you hear "Spring?" Something else I think of is... Continue +
I spoke with one of our customers to interview him for a success story recently.  He left me with quite a bit to think about and inspired me at the same time.  This customer is a father, a student, a manager and a planner.  He just obtained his Project Management Certificate online from Boston University Corporate Education... Continue +
Best of Both Worlds
A BIG GULP, candy bar, snack potato chips and some lottery tickets.  What does this sound like to you?  They are things you get at a convenience store.  From national chains to the local "Mom and Pop" quick stop, they're everywhere.  We pay a higher price for things in these stores because of one major factor.  No; not because... Continue +
As we approach the holiday season that brings gifts to many of us, it always reminds me of that spirit I get around this time of year.  It brings out the kid in me, and thinking of all those toys from the past takes me back to my childhood.  So, I'd like to ask you a question: What did you want to be when you grew up?I remember... Continue +
This post is the first in what will be an occasional, ongoing series entitled TCN Perspectives that will show our readers a few of the names, faces and stories that comprise The College Network.  After all, our people are our best asset and what truly gives our company its strength, and TCN Perspectives will showcase the people... Continue +
 “I've always had the desire for a career in project management and was presented a great opportunity to make that dream come true,“ Rosalyn Toliver says of her decision to earn her Foundations of Project Management Certificate, online, through the Boston University Corporate Education Center.“I decided that a certificate in... Continue +
Love What You Do
I'm one of the lucky ones.  I recently returned from my vacation in the Western United States, and I have to admit, I loved every minute of it.  But as one often does, I had a few revelations in the mountains and deserts of America's Southwest.  One of these was, "did I really have McDonald's breakfast twice today?" (oh the joys... Continue +
Ken Sharp, a single dad with a full time career, knows the value of enhanced knowledge which is why he chose to get his Certificate in Project Management from Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC) with help from The College Network. “I’ve been performing project and program management, then started to... Continue +
Are you a mid-career project manager?  Comfortable in your current job and not really concerned with the future?  Did you know that more and more companies are requiring their employees to have a Project Management Professional® (PMP®) Certification?  Did you also know that a PMP® certification means that in all likelihood you... Continue +
Certified Project Managers average $103,000 according to the PMI® salary survey. Don’t get frozen out of the pay raise you deserve -earn your Boston University Corporate Education Center Certificate of Project Management 100% online in just 8 weeks.  Learn from PMP® certified instructors in a 4th edition PMBOK® compliant... Continue +
Safe and Warm
We are now moving through the winter months, and thanks to modern society, life does not stop because of snow. Online education has a great benefit this time of year. I was lucky to live in a major city during college, so I could get to school. But once there, parking was a major issue. Many students would not be able to attend... Continue +
Just Do It
I am sure most of us are familiar with the slogan "Just Do It®" used by Nike®.  But what exactly do they mean?  Of course Nike is closely related to the sporting world, however, I think their slogan and the message it portrays can be beneficial to everyone.The first thing I think of when I hear "Just Do It®" is an athlete... Continue +
It's that wonderful time of year, December holiday season.  As stressful, exhilarating, and downright fun this time of year can be, it's also time for the New Year and resolutions it brings.  A yearly review of where you are now compared to where you wanted to be, and where you need to go from here.  If you are reading this, you... Continue +
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