Friday, March 29, 2013

Keep calm and count down to graduation 2013

CELEBRATION: The bagpipes will return again for Commencement 2013!
It's the most wonderful time of the year at Post University ... graduation season! We've made our list and checked it twice, and are counting down the days until it's time to celebrate the Class of 2013.

Now just 36 days away, May 4th, 2013 will mark our 123rd Commencement. But it will also be a day of many firsts.

It will be the first time we recognize our undergraduate and graduate students in two separate, more intimate ceremonies. It will be the first time many students from our Online Education Institute visit our campus and finally meet the professors, staff, and classmates who have played such a significant role in their journeys.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Job interviewing: Stop talking with your thumbs

THUMBS DOWN: Texting and social media could be
weakening your job interviewing skills
There's a big reason you're struggling to succeed in job interviews, and you need look no further than your thumbs. Here's why.

Our fast-paced, hyper-connected society has used ever shorter and faster forms of communication over the past decade. Email. Instant messaging. Text messaging. Facebook. Twitter. And now even all this could be considered passé with the invention of apps like Snapchat, "the fastest way to share a moment with friends."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dan Pink on selling: Why we're all doing it

Dan Pink, best-selling author of "To Sell is Human"
We're all in sales. We just might not have realized it. That's according to best-selling author Dan Pink in his new book, "To Sell is Human." He cites that one in nine Americans works in sales, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But Dan argues that the other eight are also in sales. We are all trying to persuade, cajole, and convince one another to do something, from pitching a prospect to getting our kids to go to sleep.

We interviewed him to talk more about the ideas in his book, including:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Post University news for students and educators

We've had a number of announcements this month -- main campus tuition is staying the same, 80-year-old Charlotte Butler enrolled in Post University, and the Neag School of Education Alumni Society honored Child Studies Professor Patrice Farquharson. Several media have been sharing these and other University news stories, so we thought we'd recap some of the latest headlines in case you missed them.

Post University keeps tuition down

Some of the biggest news to come out of our University lately has been the announcement that Post University is keeping tuition the same for campus students in 2013/14. Several media have covered the news, including Connecticut Business News JournalConnecticut Post's Education Matters blog, WATR 1320 AM, and Waterbury Republican-American.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ex Post Facto

You probably know that cartoonist Dave Blazek normally shares some of his humorous creations on our blog. Usually, they poke fun at the life of an adult learner and student. But since we also blog about business and careers, we asked Dave to come up with a cartoon within that flavor to bring some more variety to our cartoon series, Ex Post Facto.

To that end, I bring you the latest Dave Blazek original.


We thought this was a perfect addition to our cartoon series, since corporate innovation and creativity are at the heart of our Online MBA ProgramThe Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, and our approach to education as a whole.

Does this cartoon hit home for you? Does it remind you of any of your experiences with embracing innovation or being more creative at your job?

Creative Commons License
Post University cartoon by Dave Blazek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://blog.post.edu.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No tuition hikes for Post University campus students in 2013/14

SQUEEZED: Post University is keeping its tuition down
We know rising college costs are keeping many students and parents up at night. That's why we're not increasing tuition for students attending Post University's main campus this fall. Tuition, room, and board rates will remain at 2012/13 levels, as our press release details.

In addition, we are continuing to offer a fourth-year full tuition grant to qualified students enrolled in the Post University Honors Program. We're also continuing to offer athletic scholarships, as well as other Honors Program and merit-based scholarships that range from $6,000 to $14,000 a year.

Monday, March 4, 2013

80-year-old Naugatuck woman goes back to school to set an example for her sons

TIMELESS: 80-year-old Charlotte Butler shows why learning is lifelong 
Today is the first day of Module ("MOD") 4 at Post University. But it's more than just the start of new classes for our students. It's the beginning of a new journey for 80-year-old Charlotte Butler, who is starting her online Bachelor of Science degree in human services, becoming one of the oldest students ever to enroll at our 123-year-old institution.

For the Naugatuck, Conn., native, today marks the moment when Charlotte sets an example for her 59- and 60-year-old sons and her 19-year-old foster son to go to school and earn their college degrees. Today marks the moment she pursues a higher education to keep her mind sharp in her older years.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Go confidently in the direction of your new job

COUNT ON IT: Self-confidence and finding a new job go hand in hand
Job searching is very similar to sales. If you don't have confidence in your product or service, you cannot expect someone to buy it. Likewise, if you're over-confident, you risk repelling your potential buyer (or employer).

Having the just right amount of confidence is a trait that is very hard to fake because it comes from inside, and so much of it is communicated non-verbally. When someone is genuinely confident, but not boastful, it shines through. That is what employers want to see.