Friday, September 26, 2014

Post in the Media: New Emergency Management & Homeland Security program 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: 

Post announces new Emergency Management & Homeland Security degree
An announcement on Post’s new Emergency Management & Homeland Security degree, beginning in January 2015, ran on Business Wire. The announcement explains that the program will provide students with a core understanding of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. David Jannetty, who will lead the program as its Academic Program Manager, says it will address the growing need in our country for emergency management and homeland security professionals. He also discussed the lengths that Post went to find instructors that have a great deal of practical experience to bring to students in the new program.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Post Experience: Omar Andujar, taking a career to the next level

When I started out on my journey at Post University, I hoped earning a graduate degree would help me achieve my career goals. The MBA I earned in August 2010 did not just make my goals more attainable; it allowed me to take my career to the next level.

Pursuing an MBA was a longtime personal and professional goal of mine.  After considering several options, I was attracted to the MBA program with a concentration in Corporate Innovation offered at Post. The program struck the right balance between exploring the business and creative sides of change management and the skills needed to lead all types of organizations.  The online MBA program provided me with the maximum flexibility to complete my coursework without having to sacrifice time away from my career or my family. The convenient location of Post also made it possible to take advantage of campus resources and meet face-to-face with program faculty.

Friday, September 19, 2014

5 Questions with Deron Grabel: seeing eye-to-eye on internships

1. You just received your Doctor of Education in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy by successfully defending your dissertation entitled Sport Management Internships: Undergraduate Student and Practitioner Perceptions and Expectations. Can you tell us a little about your topic and why you chose it for your dissertation?

When I was in undergraduate school I had a fantastic internship working with the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball at their spring training facility. I saw how important an internship was to getting a job in the sports field. I’ve always been a big believer in internships and I’ve always pushed our students to pursue internships. With my research, I wanted to make sure the practitioners expectations of the internship lined up with what the student expected the internship to be.  My thought process was that with both parties on the same page this would lead to the best possible internship.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Post Experience: Tim Farrell, going inside the NFL

Millions of Americans will turn on their televisions this fall and watch NFL football. Very few of those people though, will ever get the behind the scenes look inside the NFL that recent Post University graduate Tim Farrell has had for the majority of 2014.

Farrell spent the spring semester and summer working with the Kansas City Chiefs. After completing a successful internship with the organization, the Thomaston, Conn. native was asked to return to Missouri and take on a part-time Marketing Assistant role with the team during their summer training camp.

“Plain and simple, having the Kansas City Chiefs on your resume when you’re looking for a job in the sports industry is huge,” Farrell said. “The experiences I’ve had and the contacts I’ve built have been amazing.”

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Post Experience: Seth Duke, staying on the cutting edge

The business world is a constantly evolving entity. Shouldn’t business schools evolve with it?

I found this to be exactly the case at Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Attending their business program, and graduating in 2013 with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing, has changed my career.

Several years ago I began a traditional master’s degree in Management at another university.  I eventually left the program after a year as I found the classroom discussions stale and out of date with the real-world experiences that I was gaining in the workplace.  At Post, I found the discussions very timely and the learning environment flexible enough that I could work through real-world problems I was trying to solve in the workplace. I also found the online learning environment more rigorous and challenging than traditional classroom learning, with no place to hide, and no points for merely showing up.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sprint football looks forward to success in 2014

In just about two weeks the Post University sprint football team will take the field to start the 2014 season. Expectations are high for the program’s fifth season, after clinching two consecutive winning seasons since beginning play at LaMoy Field in 2012.

The Eagles will find out exactly what they are made of in the season opener on Saturday, Sept. 20 as the Army Black Knights visit Waterbury for the first time. Army has earned the league crown in each of the past two seasons, posting a 7-0 record each year. Post has never defeated Army, falling 38-6 in West Point last season.

Friday, September 5, 2014

5 common writing mistakes to avoid

College students fear writing for a number of reasons. Many students feel like there are too many rules to remember. They think that, no matter how hard they try, their writing will be “wrong” because it breaks some of these rules. While they are correct that there are plenty of rules of grammar and style to adhere to, they often psyche themselves out unnecessarily before ever putting pen to paper (or hand to keyboard).

My advice to students is to keep calm, and recognize  that there are really just a few grammatical errors that comprise the bulk of their writing missteps. If they addressed these errors, they would be 90 percent of the way to a grammatically correct paper.  As the Senior Writing Coach in the Post University Writing Center, here are the top 5 grammatical errors that I recommend students avoid.