Friday, May 30, 2014

Shaping the future of the CDC

It’s often been said that students are the building blocks of the future.

That’s never been more evident than in the case of one Post University graduate student who is helping to build a database that will carry a major U.S. government agency well into the future.

Valerie Martinelli, who recently graduated from Post with a Master of Public Administration, began a student project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in December called “CDCOLOGY”.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to customize your Linkedin URL

The most frequent question people have at our popular LinkedIn workshops is always, ‘How do I change my LinkedIn URL?’

Without changing your URL, LinkedIn assigns a series of numbers which can be hard to remember, however, your URL can be customized.  By doing this your URL becomes more visually appealing and can then be used on your resume, business cards, or email signature. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Emily Brundage Mohrmann, 96 – A search for “something more”

As we continue 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 who 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 and 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.

Don Mroz, Ph.D.
President of Post University

The second profile in our series introduces 96 year-old Emily Brundage Mohrmann.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The right internship can land you a full-time job!

Editor's Note: Kardell Thornhill, Marketing alumni, ’14, contributed to this blog. 

With a still competitive and difficult job market, college students are turning to internships to give them a leg up on landing  a full-time job after graduation. Why?  Because internships provide students with hands-on work experience, opportunities to impress their employers and the possibility of a full-time job offer.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently published the results of their 2014 survey showing  that 73 percent of large companies (100 employees or more) hire interns for the purpose of finding full-time employees and 73 percent of small companies hire interns for part-time help with projects. Although it often takes more effort to find a paid internship, the extra effort is worth it in the end.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Post in the Media: "Soft skills", Taking over a team, and more

Post University and its faculty and staff have been in the news several times recently, offering up professional advice and contributing expertise to print and online publications across the nation.

Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

From young to old, from far and wide – meet the Class of 2014

One of the many benefits of attending Post University is our exceptionally diverse student body.

Just how diverse are we? Well, take a look at the 2014 graduating class, our largest and most diverse graduating class to date, which boasts 1,198 students between the ages of 21 to 73, hailing from 48 states and three countries.

With more than 500 graduates over the age of 35, the Class of 2014 proves that learning truly knows no bounds, and that it’s never too late to earn your Post degree!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Getting to know the Class of 2014 co-valedictorians

The long-awaited day is nearly here for hundreds of students, who on Saturday will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas at Post University’s 124th Commencement

Every Post graduate will be recognized for their hard work and dedication, but I would like to take a moment to acknowledge Post’s 2014 co-valedictorians Sarah Stover and Jerald Briggs, Sergeant First Class, United States Army.  Sarah completed her degree on our Waterbury campus.  Sergeant Briggs completed his degree online while actively serving in the military.  Like so many of our students, they balanced their studies with many other responsibilities, and have been a constant source of inspiration for everyone here at Post. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

How to make a lasting impression on that initial job interview

Let’s face it; an initial interview is not likely to get you the job.  But, it is an essential first step.  When you go for a job interview, your goal is to make them like you, and want to talk to you more. In this day and age, it’s rare for applicants to get offers during the first interview. Therefore, you always want to make a lasting impression and leave them wanting more – make them want to talk to you again. Here are some simple things that can create a better first impression and help you reach that goal.

Dress for success
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression so you always want to look the part.  According to Forbes Magazine, most interviewers have their minds made up within the first seven seconds on whether or not they would hire a person.  Therefore, you want to always look professional.  To begin, your clothes must be clean, pressed, and shoes should look polished.  To get a better idea of what you should, and shouldn’t wear, check out our Pinterest pin board.  It is full of ideas on how you should dress for a job interview, and ways to avoid looking unprofessional.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Redefining work experience for college grads

To get a job you need experience, to get experience you need a job.

This is a conundrum that thousands and thousands of recent college graduates face every year. Post University alum James Tansley is hoping to come up with a solution.

Tansley, who graduated from Post in 2009 with a B.A. in Computer Information Systems, has recently launched a professional network called “Workula” that allows users to share work experience in the form of status updates, project pages, and contributions on works created by others.