Friday, July 26, 2013

Track and field program set to launch this spring

Earlier this week, Post University Athletics announced some exciting news for Eagles fans: track and field is coming to campus! Both men’s and women’s track and field programs will debut with a full meet schedule in spring 2014.

Current men’s and women’s cross country head coach William Ferrare will lead both teams. He brings to his new assignment an impressive track record, having led the cross country team to the NCAA Division II East Regional Championship for the first time in program history during first season with the team.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to make your post-interview thank-you letter matter

Post-interview thank-you letter tips
AFTER THE INTERVIEW: Embrace the power of the thank-you letter
A whopping 1,791,000 students earned their bachelor’s degrees in 2013, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Add a stagnant economy to a saturated market, and you get a job search that can be tremendously challenging. So what can you do to help improve your odds of setting yourself apart from a sea of competition?

Today’s job candidates often underestimate, or even overlook, one post-interview gesture that actually can make or break your chance at a job offer: the thank-you letter. Perhaps now more than ever, the thank-you letter is an important step in elevating your candidacy and knocking out the competition.

Monday, July 22, 2013

6 ways MBA graduates can become more marketable

Job searching tips for MBA graduates
FAST TRACK: MBA grads can find a great job faster with some tips
If you’re a recent or soon-to-be MBA graduate, you’ve probably had your career on your mind long before you started your degree program. Now it is time to achieve your ROI -- a better job or career that’s challenging, rewarding, and lets you exercise your passion.

Competition is fierce. MBA graduates share the most important qualifications that you have, and that employers seek: you can think quickly, identify the root cause of problems, develop strategies to turn those problems into opportunities, and implement plans to improve an organization’s overall performance. Having these skills simply gives you the ability to get into the game.

Friday, July 19, 2013

5 things every graduate should know before joining the workforce

Tips for graduates joining workforce
REALITY CHECK: Do your expectations of the workplace
match up with the facts?
The generation that grew up with the Internet is graduating from college. The young men and women of the Net Generation have distinctly different behaviors, values and attitudes, and as this group transitions from college to career, they may struggle to bridge the gap between their expectations and reality.

If you’re a Millennial, you’re probably accustomed to being surrounded by other Millennials. Fluent in technology and the Internet, that is where you feel most comfortable interacting with others and sharing ideas. But with four other generations likely to be your co-workers and colleagues, you’re going to have to adjust to certain professional realities in order to make a sound transition. Consider these five realities of today’s workplace to set yourself up for success.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Foster intrapreneurship: Failure IS an option

Foster intrapreneurship

UPS AND DOWNS: Intrapreneurs succeed when employers
encourage risk-taking and allow mistakes
“Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Are your employees striving to succeed? Or are they working to avoid failure? Are they playing to win, or are they playing not to lose? Does a great coach encourage his team to “Go out there and not lose!”

Unfortunately, many companies become so focused on eliminating failure that they hinder the experimentation, invention, and innovation that leads to growth and success. They play to not lose and they don’t even know it.

7 innovation values to guide your organization

One of the basic tenets of innovation is that you need to have a flexible organization to unleash creativity and allow new ideas to flourish. At the same time, successful innovative organizations aren’t just free-for-alls. They typically have a good amount of structure, metrics, and goals in place to guide their innovation initiatives and ensure their efforts lead to outcomes that build business success.

One of the most important aspects of forming and guiding this structure is having sound values. Every innovative organization should have a set of values in place that serve as compass for how team members work. These values can vary greatly from organization to organization, depending on its objectives. But some values are shared more commonly across organizations, and are among the more important ones to incorporate into your set of core values.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Online MBA program strikes gold at the CQIA Awards

When it comes to our business school, this past year has been nothing short of monumental. In September, we announced the school’s naming after former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige. In May, we earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

And now, we're proud to add that our Online MBA Degree Program offered through the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business has received a 2013 Gold CQIA Innovation Prize from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Partnership, Inc.

WINNER’S CIRCLE: New Haven county award winners stand proud with Dan Estes, Commissioner of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection