Thursday, June 27, 2013

4 do's and don'ts of following up

Tips for following up
IN TOUCH: Following up after a job interview
can be less stressful when you know some basic rules
We've all heard it time and time again: After you leave an interview, you need to follow up. Whether it's with a phone call, email, or handwritten letter, following up can make or break your chance of getting a job offer.

But what if you don't feel comfortable following up? What if you're a recent college graduate new to this experience, or a seasoned professional who's re-entering the job market unsure of modern follow-up protocol? Whatever your circumstance, here's some insight into the do's and don'ts of following up to help you battle those butterflies.

Warm welcome to Sen. Robert Kane!

Sen. Robert Kane
Post University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) Advisory Council has just expanded in an important way. Connecticut State Sen. Robert J. Kane of Watertown has joined the council to help build and strengthen our MPA degree program.

With his fellow Advisory Council members, Sen. Kane will provide guidance on how to shape our curriculum to enable our students to hone their administrative and executive level skills for successful careers in the public sector. He will be instrumental in bringing real-world insight into the inner workings of public administration, which is crucial to ensuring our MPA degree program -- and all our degree programs -- prepare students to adeptly enter the field and make an impact.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Facilitate your college to career transition

Thousands of new college graduates of all ages are embarking on one of life's major transitions, moving from college to career. You could be at any number of stages right now -- unemployed or laid off and looking for a job, just starting your first "real" job, looking for a better job, or having secured a position and counting down the days until your start date.

Depending on where you are, you might be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and frustrated, especially if you haven't been able to find a job or internship yet. If you just started working, you probably still have some first-day jitters, unsure of how to go about everything.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Woman-to-woman advice on graduate school

There are many factors to weigh before attending graduate school. "Should I enroll in a campus-based program or an online program?" "What are the admission requirements for the programs I'm considering?" "How much will graduate study cost?" "What are the jobs for which my graduate studies will prepare me?" "How long will my program be?" "Is the program research- and theory-based, or professional-practice-based?" The answers to each of these questions provide a baseline for comparison.

If graduate school is on your radar, there are probably a million other things running through your head about where to go, what field of study is best for you, and how on earth you'll find time to spend with friends and family. As a woman who's been there -- and who's spent her career in education -- I wanted to give some words of advice to help settle the nerves and point you in the right direction.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Help! I want to go back to school as an adult!

It never ceases to amaze me how adult learners want to help their peers and share their experiences in hopes that it will make a positive impact on another's journey. This dynamic truly stirs up the great admiration I have for these working adults who are going back to school while balancing all of life's responsibilities.

Ever since we released "The Adult Learner Survival Guide" earlier this year, we've seen thousands of adult learners nationwide download our e-book. It quickly became clear that a lot of adult learners are hungry for all the advice, motivation, and insider tips they can get to help them earn their degrees. Because let's face it -- going back to school is no small feat, and it takes commitment and perseverance to make it happen.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Revealing … our cartoon caption contest winner!

The entry period for another great cartoon caption contest has come to a close! Needless to say, it's been fun reading the submissions. Many of the punch lines are creative and clever, but a few stood out more than the others and immediately got a good laugh from us.

We've huddled up to determine which one submission should take home the grand prize -- which, for a refresher, includes:
  • A copy of "To Sell is Human," the new book by Dan Pink 
  • A t-shirt printed with the cartoon and the winning caption 
  • An original 8.5" x 11" colored print of the cartoon with the winning caption, autographed by cartoonist Dave Blazek
There was a lot of discussion to land on a winner, but at the end of the day, our judges picked ...