Volunteer-Type Careers… That Pay!

Robyn Tellefsen | December 5, 2012

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‘Tis the season for giving back, but for many, giving back is a 9 to 5 endeavor! If you’ve discovered that you’re inspired and invigorated by volunteer opportunities, consider one of these humanitarian careers… that pay!

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Careers in Emergency Management

Robyn Tellefsen | November 15, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the Northeastern United States, it’s only natural to turn our attention to the emergency management professionals who have been so skillfully assisting people in crisis. But what exactly do emergency management professionals do? And how can you become one? Read on to find out…

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Professional Development Goes Online

Robyn Tellefsen | November 9, 2012

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Whether we’re better or worse off than we were four years ago is up for debate (literally!), but one thing’s for sure – we could all use an edge in the workplace. From getting hired or boosting our salary to increasing our job security or advancing in our careers, career success is something we all strive for, but not all of us attain it.

The truth is, if you want employers to invest in you, you’ve got to invest in yourself. And these days, you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Education programs available through the University Alliance enable you to gain credentials from top-ranked universities – 100 percent online.

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Do Something New

Robyn Tellefsen | October 3, 2012

I love the way this quote is set – in a seemingly endless circle. “If you always do what you have done, you will always get what you got. If you always do what you have done….” And so it is that this same, cyclical pattern of behavior produces the same, cyclical results.

In any organization, when someone asks, “Why are we doing that?” you will at some point hear, “Because that’s the way it’s always been done.” And once upon a time, there may have been a very good reason for doing it that way. But tried-and-true methods aren’t always best.

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