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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.
OPEN DOOR POLICY.
EMPOWERMENT.

We've all heard these "buzz words" and phrases for years - popular ideas that we hope are panaceas to make our work environment more pleasant and productive. Employee turnover, discontent and squandered talent are issues all organizations face

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How To Build Your Professional Network

One of the common questions I get from students about is, "How do I meet people to network with?" My answer is always the same, "Begin with people you already know!" Networking involves creating a supportive system that allows individuals and groups with common interests to share information and services. Here are a few channels you can use to build, create and strengthen professional contacts and relationships.

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Social Media: A Valuable Networking Tool

The concept of social media may bring up a mixed bag of opinions but however you feel about it, it is an effective tool for professional development. Don't overlook this important digital support system. It can help you find jobs, meet potential mentors and grow your personal network. Here are some ways to utilize social media as a support system:

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5 Things The World's Most Successful People Have In Common

There is no single definition of "success." Many different people have their own interpretation of the word that is often based on personal values, experiences, beliefs and other complex factors. Sometimes it's a mix of factual evidence and emotional sentiments that influence its meaning, while other times it can skew stronger in one direction than the other.

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Top Things You Need to Stop Doing Today

By Autumn McClenaghan on Jun 18, 2014

As time accelerates our lives to nearly light speed, it can be difficult to manage all of the things we should and should not do, especially with all of the devices at our disposal that keep us connected with our networks around the clock. Here we talk about the top things you need to stop doing now to create a better work-life balance. It involves balancing the scales with your time and technology use. There are some things you may be doing at work that you should stop right now.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

How to Disconnect From Work and Relax

By Jina Smith on Jun 17, 2014

With technology making it easier for us to access work from anywhere, it is harder and harder to separate professional time from personal time. Some people may take pride in working non-stop but boundaries must be set before it takes a toll on their physical and mental health. 

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

Top Picks For The Best Work Life Balance Cities In America

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 12, 2014

Location. Location. Location. House hunting requires a significant amount of business sense and self-reflection since our places of residence often help shape our professional and personal life experiences. We consider everything: our career opportunities, costs of living, expenses and cultural support for making a home in an area where we can also live out our personal interests.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

Monotasking Vs. Multitasking - Finding The Balance

By Vicki Brannock on Jun 11, 2014

Summer is here and the kids are looking forward to their break. You want to make the time together special but you have a million things to do. Down at the pool your attempts to complete that homework assignment is competing with calls of "Mom/Dad watch this!," as they try to perfect the dive or belly flop. You answer with, "That's great" even though you didn't quite catch the entry.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

How To Fuel The Fire: Beat Burnout At Work

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 5, 2014

For some people work is something they simply have to do, for others it may be their motivations to wake up in the morning. Wherever on the spectrum an employee resides, at some point during the natural cycles of life, both personally and professionally, there will be times when their fire may fade. Fight to bring back the blaze with these tips on how to beat burnout at work.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

The Flipside of Flextime: The Biggest Morning Work Mistake

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 4, 2014

The popularity of offering flextime programs to employees is skyrocketing among modern companies in efforts to encourage a healthy balance between work and life commitments. Although it seems like an ideal concept for many busy professionals who have to drop their kids off at daycare or school before work, a new study reveals that it may present the biggest morning work mistake for the career conscious.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Business & Professional Studies

Stress Management Tactics That Can Help You Live Longer

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 3, 2014

With all of the commitments that we have in our day-to-day schedules it is often easy to become stressed out. Of course no one likes to be hit with the anxiety and pressure that ensues, but what many people don’t realize is just how important stress management can be to living a long and healthy life.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Cracking the Myths of Work Life Balance

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 2, 2014

The concept of balancing work and life has often been described as a myth itself, when in fact it has the potential to be the truth that will set you free. A few years ago when Entourage was all the rage, and pulled us into the life of talent agent Ari Gold in Hollywood we learned a valuable lesson – work can take over your life. I’m sure many of us didn’t need the entertainment industry to tell us that though, we understand that truth just fine.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

Top Tool to Build Connections with Reputable Companies Nationwide

By Autumn McClenaghan on May 21, 2014

Job seekers and employers alike understand the value of attaining a higher education, which is why graduation season is the perfect time of year to focus on tool to building connections that count. Whether your next steps as a new alumnus is to continue on to graduate school or to pursue a new job opportunity, networking is an important part of every journey.

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Topics: Career

6 Must-Do LinkedIn Tips For New Grads

By Jina Smith on May 20, 2014

Graduation season is one of the happiest times in our lives. It is a time to applaud hard work and celebrate the journey that has brought us to where we are today. From professional development certificates to master’s degrees and everything in between, the diplomas we earn mark huge milestones and open doors to new adventures.

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Topics: Career, Alumni

Top Continuing Education Programs For Professional Development

By Lindsay Amanda on May 9, 2014

Many organizations that practice corporate wellness strategies encourage their employees to pursue certificate courses, workshops or seminars with the goal of fostering individual and overall success. This past week we’ve kicked off graduation season by highlighting the top career paths in a variety of fields including business, psychology and liberal arts, nursing and education.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Extended Education