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

15 Must Have Back-to-School Supplies for Adult Students

Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Kids don’t have to be the only ones enjoying the perks of school-shopping season. Whether you took the summer off, began a new degree program or just want to share in the back-to-school mood for another term, grab these college basics sure to improve your focus and make the grade.  


1. Textbooks


It’s going to be pretty difficult to study without them. Get yours early so you don’t miss out on any key readings and course discussions. 


2. Planner/

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation

5 Smart Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Going Back to School

Posted Tuesday, September 09, 2014

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

If several years have passed since your first try at college, it’s natural to feel anxious about going back to school as an adult with more responsibilities and obligations. Or you may remember all too well the pressures and demands you experienced while trying the first time. Whatever your motives for leaving, or hesitation to return, if these

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation

Latest Gallup Poll Reveals What Employers Look for When Hiring Employees

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Image courtesy of Gallup, Inc.
Image courtesy of Gallup, Inc.

Qualifications. Employers favor them. Candidates want to develop them. But what does this factor even mean? And how can candidates and employers share the same definition of qualifications?

For the past three years, Gallup, Inc. and the Lumina Foundation have released an annual survey (What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign) gauging the American public’s perception of higher education, including workforce readiness. This year, in addition to this poll, a second survey was

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Tags: Business and Management , Career , Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs , Motivation , Taking Courses