What Leadership Skills Do You Need To Develop?

Posted Thursday, October 16, 2014

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Whether you are a management-level executive or an ambitious entry-level professional, there’s no doubt that your leadership skills will affect your professional advancement – both the good and the bad. Unfortunately, there’s no simple test to determine if you’d be a great leader, and there is no reliable checklist of skills to tick off.&

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Tags: Career , Motivation

5 Things Running Can Teach You About Getting Through Graduate School

Posted Monday, October 13, 2014

“We all have dreams; in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
- Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold-Medalist runner

As the Trenton Half Marathon approaches on November 8th, seasoned and first-time runners have spent the last year stretching, strengthening and pushing themselves to prepare for the big event. They’ve dedicated long hours to training and exercising, both mentally and physically, for one goal -

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Tags: Motivation , Study Tips

3 Tough Decisions You Need to Make If You Want To Advance Your Career

Posted Thursday, October 09, 2014

By Michael Williams, PhD
Dean, School of Business and Management

What does it take to advance your career?

Frequently, I get asked this one question. I believe a solid, professional development strategy involves learning new things that increase your value to an employer and position you as a strong competitor in the workplace.

Today, career building requires an integrated approach regardless of the field you work in. Businesses operate in unpredictable global environments that require

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Tags: Business and Management , Career

Portfolio Assessment: How to Find Your Ideal Match

Posted Tuesday, October 07, 2014

By Todd Siben, Assistant Director of Portfolio Assessment

What’s the most important aspect of portfolio assessment? Is it earning credit for the college-level knowledge you already possess? Is it the ability to articulate that knowledge?  Or, is it your ability to strengthen your portfolio with convincing evidence of prior learning?

To be honest, every one of those are important. However, the entire portfolio assessment process starts with the identification and selection of a course

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Tags: Earning College Credit , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio

How Graduate Students Can Use Mentors to Make Smarter Career Decisions

Posted Friday, October 03, 2014

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager or a corporate leader, you know how crucial it is to network with clients, industry peers, colleagues, even family and friends. At times when you aren’t working, you understand the opportunity to connect can happen anywhere; a trip to the coffee shop or driving your kids to school might lead to a career move, potential sale or chance to learn. But did you ever stop and think that one of your most beneficial career contacts might also be grading your

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Tags: Business and Management , Career , Taking Courses