Real Talk for Student Recruitment for Higher Education

Student RecruitmentStudent recruitment for higher education has never been more challenging or competitive.

Close to 5 million high school seniors will be graduating in the United States.  While the race is on for students to get in their applications, test scores and essays — institutions of higher learning are doing their fair share of student recruitment: attracting and top graduates to fill their freshman class of 2016. Continue reading

Becoming a Gladiator: Successful Business Relationship Management

business relationship managementHave you ever wanted to be the “Gladiator” in your office? Check out these business relationship management methods as told by your favorite crisis management professionals!

Last night while watching the TV show, Scandal, I began to think about the main character, Olivia Pope and how she manages her staff of “fixers”. Because of her business relationship management, Olivia Pope and Associates is the most successful crisis management law firm in Washington DC — arguably the best in the country.

Olivia’s team of “fixers” are known as Gladiators in suits. Every office needs them. They are loyal, productive, engaged, and most importantly they get the job done — Olivia wouldn’t be successful without them. Continue reading

From Dorm Life to Work Life:  Five Tips to Survive in the Digital Word With Engaging Resumes

engaging resumesIt’s that time of year for college seniors — the rite of passage.  It’s time to transition from the dorm life to real life- — five tips on finding gainful employment with engaging resumes.

The fall marks the beginning of many things: daylight savings cooler temperatures, wearing socks and the infamous football frenzy.  For the newly initiated college seniors life after studies is now in full swing.  You are in your second to last semester, it’s been an amazing journey, punctuated by all types of life changes:  for many living away from home for the first time, having to share a room, selecting a peer/friend group, and navigating “what do I want to be when I grow up”. Continue reading

Taking the Leap:  The Elementary to Middle School Transition

the elementary to middle school transitionThe elementary to middle school transition can be difficult but with these tips you’re sure to succeed.

What an exciting (and scary) time when your child is about to embark on their first year of middle school. I often think to myself, “How did we get here so fast”?   I distinctly remember this little person being in preschool just a blink of an eye ago. And here we are… heading off to the next step in the growing up ladder, middle school! Continue reading

Top 10 Activities to Prevent “Summer Slide”

a duck with summer learning activitiesAhhhh Summer!  The smell of fresh cut grass, warm days, swimming in the sun and kids home from school… The dog days of summer are a time of rejuvenation and fun for all.  Even though summer is a time of much enjoyment for our kiddos, we don’t want to lose all of the academic progress we have worked so hard for all year.  So in order to avoid the “summer slide” we’ve come up with a fun list of activities that you can do with your kids to keep their learning going all year long.

Ten Best Summer Learning Activities

  1. Library Summer Reading Programs- Most local libraries have summer reading programs that offer prizes and incentives to keep your kids reading all summer long. It provides great motivation to keep the reading going while school is out!

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