Monday, March 31, 2014

5 reasons why you need to research before your interview

As a hiring manager, nothing frustrated me more than when I sat down to interview someone for a job and he or she had no knowledge about my company.

It just felt like a waste of time for me and the interviewee. No matter how impressive their resume looked, if applicants knew nothing about the company it showed me that they didn’t take the time to go above and beyond to try and set themselves apart from other applicants.

Friday, March 28, 2014

5 steps to stay safe during an active shooter incident

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably thought about what you would do if there was a fire in your home. You may have worked out a plan that your family has practiced, or at least considered the best escape route to take should you find yourself trapped by a fire. But have you ever thought about what you would do if you found yourself in a violent situation in your workplace, or on a school or college campus?

Perhaps you should.

Sign: Keep Calm and Stay SafeSchool shootings and workplace violence incidents have certainly become more prevalent.  It’s hard not to read your Twitter news feed or watch your favorite news channel without learning about another tragic event.  Even with these violent acts occurring so frequently, the odds are you will never personally experience such a traumatic incident in your lifetime.  That doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t think about how you will react in these life threatening situations.

 In the off chance that you do become involved in such an incident, how prepared are you to protect yourself and others from harm?

Monday, March 24, 2014

“Life has been good” - Meet Post University’s Oldest Living Graduate (so far)

As we begin our year-long countdown to Post University’s 125th Anniversary, we want our celebration to include not only our current students, faculty, and staff, but also the many alumni throughout Post’s history that have helped to shape the university we are today. So, we are reaching out to our alumni who attended Post University throughout its history— to ask for their stories, their memories, of Post through the decades.  We will spend the next year collecting these stories through print, and audio and video recordings that we will share as part of our 125th Anniversary celebration. If you would like to participate in our “Post Through the Years” project and share your memories of your time as a student at Post, please contact Bob Sembiante at bsembiante@post.edu.

To kick off this project, we decided to start with a search for our oldest living graduate.  Within days of promoting the search through our blog and the media, we heard from several Post alumni in their nineties. In the weeks to come, we’ll be sharing their stories with you; all have special stories to share of their experiences at Post. But we were particularly delighted to hear from Helena Distefano Summa, who will turn 101 this year and graduated from Post College in 1931. Below is her story of her time at Post College when Harry Post served as the school principal.  She also shares some wonderful insights on the changes she’s seen throughout her extraordinary life.  I know you will enjoy reading this story, and encourage you to share your own story with us if you’re a Post grad.  Whether you’ve attended Post or not, I invite you to join us as we embrace our rich past and celebrate all the wonderful things that are happening right now at Post University.   

Don Mroz, Ph.D.
President of Post University

Friday, March 14, 2014

Roll Chiefs!: My experience as an intern for the Kansas City Chiefs

Roll Chiefs!

This has been the motto adopted by the 2014 spring intern class for this Kansas City sports franchise. Even in the face of inclement weather, (which has forced me to question if I accidentally enrolled for the fall semester), I have been exposed to the inner workings of what it is to run a professional sports organization. It has been an experience I previously only thought about as a child and still have trouble believing has come to fruition.

The field at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs.
In case you aren’t familiar with who I am, my name is Tim Farrell and am a senior here at Post University. I am studying Sport Management and will be graduating this coming May. Back in October, I was offered a position as an intern with the Suites and Hospitality department with the Kansas City Chiefs and, as you can imagine, I accepted immediately. When I told Professor Grabel and the rest of the school about this great opportunity they thought it would be a good idea to have me document my time out in Kansas City so other students can get a better look at what it’s like to work for a professional sports organization.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We’re searching for our oldest living graduate!


In April 2015, Post University will celebrate its 125th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with our oldest living graduate.  As part of a year-long build-up to our Quasquicentennial, we’re sending out a call to alumni and their families from around the world. If you think you are the oldest living graduate, or a member of your family is, we want to hear from you!