Thursday, August 28, 2014

Post in the Media: higher education ROI, government jobs and more

Post University faculty and staff have been lending their professional expertise to several media outlets nationwide recently. Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:

The rising cost of higher education and the ROI of a college degree
President Don Mroz addressed the rising cost of higher education and the return on investment of a college degree in this Huffington Post interview. Mroz said the key to curbing the cost of college attendance for universities is innovation. Being fiscally responsible by not over-hiring and keeping extras—such as luxury-living suites—to a minimum are things that can be done to keep universities affordable, Mroz said. He also added that schools should factor in student needs and the input of experts in professional fields to produce significant return on investment.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top ten safety tips for college students

While college campuses are some of the safest places to live, there are still some precautions students should take to ensure their college experience remains a safe one with great memories that last a lifetime.  There are some easy, common sense steps that a student could take to remain safe in and around the campus.  Here are ten tips every college student should know and consider before the start of a new school year:

1. Share allergy or health information with your roommates.  Program each other’s emergency contact information into your cell phones.  This information may become vital to emergency responders during a medical emergency.

2. Write down and save campus safety/campus police phone numbers for easy accessibility.  There may be times when you run across suspicious situations when a call to 911 may not be required.  Having these numbers handy will make you more apt to report these types of circumstances so they could be checked out by authorities.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The growing importance of scholarships

“We all recognize that going to college has never been more important than it is today. Unfortunately it’s also never been more expensive. Somehow, we have to find ways to reduce that burden.”

That quote was voiced by US Education Secretary Arne Duncan when speaking at a roundtable discussion on college affordability and student loans at the White House earlier this summer. 

Duncan is correct; there’s never been a time in the history of our country where a college degree was more imperative for success. Almost 40 percent of working-aged Americans now hold a college degree, according to a report from the Lumina Foundation.  College graduates, ages 25-34, earned nearly $17,000 more on average than non-college graduates in 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Post Experience: Victor Almeida, taking advantage of opportunities

Recent Post graduate and Brazilian native Victor Almeida wanted to go where the opportunities were. Now that he’s made it there, he wants to make sure he stays.

Almeida graduated from Post University in May with two degrees, a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Marketing.  As an international student he had the option to stay an additional year following graduation and work off-campus to complete optional practical training (OPT). He achieved a temporary hire position and is currently working as an Inside Sales Representative at Phillips, a technology company in Stamford, CT, providing medical materials to local dental professionals.

“I want to go wherever the chances are to grow,” said Almeida. “That’s here in the United States and I was lucky enough to find employment right out of school.”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#PostAdvice offered up for incoming students

With the start of the fall semester and the kickoff of MOD 1 right around the corner, we asked Post students, faculty and staff, and alumni to offer up their advice to incoming online and on-campus students.

We asked, and you answered. From shower sandals to managing an online course workload, tips for this year’s new students came in from across social media. From LinkedIn, to Twitter, to Facebook and Google+, #PostAdvice was used to share great advice and wisdom from people who have either been an incoming student at Post or worked with new students.  The collection has formed a great resource for all new students

Post University President Don Mroz started it off by providing his advice via his new Twitter handle @PostPrez: “Go to class, study hard, enjoy your friends, and have integrity!  And be respectful of others!  Appreciate differences!”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Post Experience: Dwight N. Rodgers, Sr., coming back for more

It takes a strong, driven individual to go back to college and earn a degree as an adult learner. It takes a whole other level of drive and dedication to keep coming back and striving for higher and higher levels of academic achievement.

Forty-eight-year-old recent Post graduate and current Post MBA student, Dwight N. Rodgers, Sr., holds that very special kind of dedication. Rodgers first went back to school to earn a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Post in 2011. Since then, he has gone on to earn his A.S. in Management from Post in 2012 and, in May, graduated with his B.S. in Management. He didn’t stop there. Currently, he is enrolled in Post’s Masters of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Project Management.

“If Post had a doctorate’s degree in Business, I would be there,” said Rodgers. “What can I say, I just love Post University.”

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Post in the Media: Job interview tips, understanding toddlers and more


Post University and its faculty and staff have been in the news several times recently, offering up professional advice and contributing expertise to print and online publications across the nation.

Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:

Making a call makes a difference
After a job interview, it’s imperative to follow up, Associate Director of Career Services Debra Manente said in an article for NextAvenue.org. Manente said a phone call to the recruiter or hiring manager in a timely manner after any interview is a must to secure the job. This article also ran on Forbes.com.