How Liberal Arts Majors Can Get Ahead

Robyn Tellefsen | January 9, 2013

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If you just earned your bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and you’re finding slim pickings in the job department, don’t despair. There are steps you can take to become more attractive to employers.

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Make More Money, Go Back to School

Robyn Tellefsen | January 7, 2013

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If you’ve been out of the education game for a while, going back to school as an adult can be a hard sell. Maybe you’ve heard that the learning experience is amazing, but you can’t imagine taking time out of your already busy schedule to pursue a degree. Or perhaps you’re doing just fine with the job you have and you don’t want to rock the boat. But the latest statistics on the financial benefits of higher education might change your mind.

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The Importance of STEM Education

Robyn Tellefsen | December 11, 2012

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In case you hadn’t heard, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs are the talk of the town – especially from the Commander in Chief himself.

As part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, in September 2010 President Obama launched Change the Equation, an effort to dramatically improve STEM education at all grade levels; inspire student appreciation and excitement for STEM, especially among women and underrepresented minorities; and achieve a sustained, national commitment to improving STEM education.

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how to get along with coworkers

Playing nice with others doesn’t always come easy — especially when you’re spending 8+ hours a day with the “others.” It’s no wonder the people we work with (and for) tend to get under our skin! But not only is it good for your mental health to keep the peace at work, it’s also good for your career.

So how do we do it? Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst Beverly Flaxington, a career and business adviser who specializes in helping managers and employees deal with difficult workplace relationships, says it comes down to mastering a few basic principles of communication.

Take a look at 10 of her behavior modification techniques designed to improve workplace relationships, and gauge how well you’re doing in your interpersonal interactions.

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