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

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

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

Ask an Expert: Robert Rockmaker, President and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America

Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In honor of National Aviation Day, celebrating famed aviator Orville Wright’s birthday on August 18th, we sat down with Robert Rockmaker, President and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) for a chat about the flight industry, where it’s going and how your aviation career can take off.

Orville Wright would be proud.

Q: What advice would you give students in the College’s air traffic control, aviation flight technology and aviation maintenance technology

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Tags: Career , Majors and Degree Programs , Science and Technology

What You Can Learn From Your Mentor Outside the Discussion Board

Posted Friday, July 11, 2014

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

More than 250 years later, Benjamin Franklin’s words still ring true when it comes to the academic relationship between student and mentor. It’s a common misconception that a mentor and teacher are one in the same. While both work with students and grade assignments, teachers focus on instruction and presenting information. A mentor’s role is to facilitate your learning and assist you on the

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Tags: Career , Mentors , Science and Technology , Taking Courses