The Qualities of a Strong Work EthicFeatured
Topic: Work Ethic
There's a phrase that's becoming more and more common in today's workplace: "Your degree and technical skills will land you a job, but your work ethic will advance you." Work ethic is much more than simply showing up to your
job and completing assignments. Our recent alums share the qualities that not only stand out to them, but are often the qualities that are pegged for promotion the soonest!
The Qualities of a Strong LeaderFeatured
What are the qualities of a strong leader? What is the most effective leadership style? What does a great leader do that makes you want to follow them? We asked these questions and more to some of our recent alumni to both inspire and educate
professionals just starting out in their careers.
How to Use Critical ThinkingFeatured
Topic: Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking is defined as the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. Whether it’s a CFO brainstorming ways to finance a last-minute project or an intern calculating how many pizzas to order for the office
party, critical thinking will always be a needed skill in your career. Watch as Billy and our featured alumni guide us through the traits of critical thinkers as well as four key ways to improve our critical thinking skills./nIf you can learn to
apply critical thinking to the tough workplace problems, you will become an invaluable asset to any company.
Topic: Problem Solving
We're repeatedly told by hiring managers that problem solving is one of the most important skills they look for in a new hire. But how can students use this to their advantage? This piece examines: 1) How to problem solve 2) Best tips for
problem solving 3) How to articulate this skill in a job interview. Odds are good you use problem solving skills everyday. All that's left is to show a hiring manager that you can apply these same skills in your desired career!
The Art of Public SpeakingFeatured
Topic: The art of public speaking
Imagine you just found out you have to give a 10 minute speech in front of three hundred people next week. For most of us, this news would bring a giant wave of panic. Not to worry! Check out our guide, "The Art of Public Speaking" for tips
on how to give a great speech! Before you even hit the stage, put in the necessary prep work. Your speech should be organized (an intro, main points, and a summary) and rehearsed in front of friends and family. Lastly, see if it's possible to
see and familiarize yourself with the stage or space the day before. It would also be ideal to test out any technical equipment beforehand. Now get out there and give a great speech!
Working In A Team SettingFeatured
"Teamwork makes the dream work." Want to know the qualities of a proven, results-driven team? It takes some conscious work and Billy walks us through how!
What is Professionalism?Featured
What comes to mind when you hear the word "professionalism"? It's what separates you from the pack and catches the eye of management. We've been asking all of our interviewees to define the word and whether we're asking a
scientist or a tech entrepreneur, the answers were all unanimous. Check out what they had to say!
Business Etiquette Part Two: Workplace and CommunicationsFeatured
Topic: Workplace Etiquette
In this second part of our "Business Etiquette" series, Billy Glading and Crystal L. Bailey from the Etiquette Institute of Washington walk us through the do's and don'ts of business etiquette for workplace communication and how
to avoid being "that guy".