Monday, September 30, 2013

Post University MBA graduate launches successful business; shares tips

After receiving his Master of Business Administration degree in 2012 from Post University, Michael Barry decided to use that knowledge to create his own marketing company, Princeton Creative Marketing.

Barry, 52, of Princeton, New Jersey, said he felt confident enough in the skills he developed throughout the 24-month online program to launch his own business.

So, just a little more than a year into it, he’s already working with businesses, primarily in the arts and non-profits, that have marketing budgets ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Internships will greatly increase your chance of getting that job

Sophocles said, “One must learn by doing.” In the world of college work experience, internships can serve as wonderful learning experiences, preparing students for their first real job after graduation.

According to an survey in 2012, 69 percent of companies who employ 100 or more people offered full-time jobs to their interns in 2012. It’s becoming clear that the initial interview for a job begins with an internship program, which can make getting a job a little easier for you. And there is more good news, Forbes reports that companies are continuing to add more internship positions for students.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Correct body language can lead to success

You probably never thought of it but your body language can make a difference when it comes to how you are perceived in your interview; or even throughout your career. Researchers have found that the timid and meek are often overlooked when it comes to getting hired and for career advancement. However, there’s a way you can create a more powerful you; and give yourself the feeling of accomplishment and confidence. What do high level executives and C-level management know that make a difference? In short, it’s all about understanding your body language and how to make it work in your favor.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

An Educator's Challenge: Bridging the culture gap

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article brought to mind my initial reactions to the first few times a student looked at their iPhone as they delivered a presentation in class. It took some time for me to become comfortable with the fact that the student was simply accessing his notes.

You see, my generation typically relies on paper, lots of paper. Paper for notes, agendas, syllabi, texts, you name it. Oh yeah, and something called a pen. However, many of our incoming students are, shall we say, digital natives (although it’s important to note that digital literacy is not innate) who are hyper-connected and reliant on technology. This is good news, considering that here at Post we are moving towards providing more digital content in all our classes!