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  • What Motivates Students To Success In College?
    by Bob Roth - September 6, 2016
    In college, each student is motivated to succeed by a combination of things. That’s why it makes sense for students to discover and utilize the motivators that effectively push them forward, toward their most important goals. Here are some of the motivators that help students find success.1. Self-Realization - College is a time when students can discover, become and experience the person they want to be. When they are mo...
  • Court Reporter
    with Glyn Poage and Tim Muma - September 3, 2016
    Court reporters provide the official record for a wide range of legal proceedings, from high profile criminal cases to depositions. To understand the skills, duties and opportunities for court reporters, Glyn Poage joins Tim Muma to give his perspective. Glyn is an official court reporter in Texas and the vice president of the National Court Reporters Association, positions that have given him tremendous experience and pers...
  • Empowering Citizen Developers the Right Way
    by Alexandra Levit - September 2, 2016
    Alec Sprague is not an IT guy. His background is in consumer advocacy, but in his position as database developer for Work for Progress, he has instituted a culture of citizen development at the fast-growing nonprofit organization.“Our organization is scrappy,” Sprague said. “We operate on shoestring budgets to maximize our benefit to society and our return-on-investment for our funders and donors.”At the beginning of his te...
  • How to Overcome
    by Melody Wilding - August 30, 2016
    You’ve felt it before. You’re at home on a Friday night with Shark Tank on the TV, a cold glass of Pinot Grigio in hand, feeling anxious and insecure instead of relaxed and self-assured, all because you glanced at your Instagram feed and saw the proof that all your friends, colleagues, and even your dorky younger cousin are living it up. So much for enjoying a rare night of rest and quiet, much-needed for mental restoration...
  • Utilizing Technology in Education
    with Jim Rovira and Tim Muma - August 30, 2016
    Various uses of technology can be invaluable when it comes to educational success and improved learning. At the same time, people need to be cautious in seeing all forms of technology as an easy fix to how people are taught. Jim Rovira, associate professor of English at Tiffin University, explains to Tim Muma how important it is to ensure students are matched with the appropriate use of technology. Whether it's taking onlin...
  • Creative Job Titles: How They Can Hurt You
    by Robin Schlinger - August 29, 2016
    Creative job titles are becoming normal. I’ve come across job seekers with the title of “Chaos Manager,” “Strategy Partner,” “Growth Hacker,” “Sustainability Advocate” or “Director of Corporate Responsibility.” Many of those titles reflect recent business trends, such as those toward disruptive technology, collaboration, social responsibility, and marketing with stories (“Chief Storyteller”). Others are simply misguided att...
  • I'm a Mixologist
    with Joey Houghtaling and Tim Muma - August 27, 2016
    There are countless clubs, bars and other establishments that serve a wide array of beverages. While all those places have bartenders, there’s a more unique position that brings more to the table. Joey Houghtaling is a mixologist, travelling the country and the world to lend his expertise in the world of alcohol. Joey discusses his career path with Tim Muma, why it works for him, and how to get involved if it’s something yo...
  • Best/Worst Careers: 2016 Rankings
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 26, 2016
    CareerCast.com’s 2016 Jobs Rated Report was recently published for the 28th consecutive year, and it’s fascinating to peruse the findings.The popular job search website gathered data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, to rank jobs based on four core criteria: work environment (physical and emotional requirements); income; job outlook (growth versus unemployment); and stress factor...
  • Job Interview Trauma - Please Don't Ask This!
    by Georgia Adamson - August 26, 2016
    If you had to decide between going through an interview for a job you really want or having a tooth pulled, which would you choose? I wouldn’t be surprised if you opted for the tooth removal! At least it would be over with quickly, and you’d start feeling better soon.With the job interview, though, not only do you have to get through the period before the interview, but also you need to endure the interview itself and, hope...
  • How to decide if you should get a job or start a business
    by Amy Watson - August 24, 2016
    On December 9, 2014, I learned that my steady, salaried job with Hertz was coming to an end. Our entire team was being laid off at the same time, and December 31 would be our last day. Right away I was faced with the question of whether to get a job or start a business.The knowledge that I would soon have to move forward without this job came to me first as welcome news. I’d been in the role for nearly four years. While I l...