Monday, December 23, 2013

You’re never too old to live out your dreams

MaryAnn Gardner is proof that you’re never too old to fulfill new dreams.

MaryAnn, who’s now 61, always wanted to teach at the university level. But, she knew in order to accomplish that she needed her master’s degree in education. So, she enrolled in Post University’s Master of Education program, and in May 2011, she received her degree and put it to quick work.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

4 tips on how to survive distractions and stay productive this holiday season

It’s the middle of December; the holidays are right around the corner. Your mind is likely consumed with holiday shopping, parties, and making family arrangements. Both stress and excitement can be at an all-time high.

Did you forget something? (And no, I’m not referring to your favorite uncle’s gift.) I’m talking about your job. Because no matter what else is happening this time of year, you still have a job to get done.

The holidays are not a time to put off what you can do now at work until after the New Year. During the holidays you owe it to yourself to stay focused amidst all the distractions.

To help you survive the distractions and stay productive through the holiday season, check out the four tips I offered in my latest contribution to Wired’s Innovation Insights blog. Come Jan. 1, you’ll be glad you did – and chances are so will your employer and customers!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Why age is just a number for NY assistant principal

Age is just a number for Chris Uccellini.

That’s because at the age of just 31, Chris is well on his way to achieving his life-long dream of becoming a school principal. Chris was recently promoted to the position of assistant principal at Stratford Avenue Elementary School in Garden Center, NY.

Chris said while his colleagues often take notice of his age, he’s not surprised by his success.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How reality TV shaped a class’ syllabus

Post University associate faculty member Karen Hinds came up with an innovative way to teach her class all the ins and outs of owning, marketing, and selling their own business products.

Hinds knows all about owning her own business. She is the owner of Workplace Success Group LLC, which is an employee development firm that works to instill professionalism from top to bottom in an organization.

Hinds had the students close their textbook and turn on the television in an effort to show students entrepreneurial best practices.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How to get a job in the sports industry?

When four sport experts met with Post University’s sport management students at a recent forum, the message was fairly simple.  A career in the sports industry must be fueled by passion, strong character, a tireless work ethic and the understanding that no job is too trivial. But, the rewards are substantial.

“The odds are you won’t be rich, but if you’re lucky, you’ll never work a day in your life,” said Dan Mara, a retired college basketball coach and current commissioner of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.