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Inspiring the Next Generation of Music Professionals
Music educators empower students with a diverse range of skills that are applicable to any profession.
Jobs in Health and Safety Offer Diverse Career Options
Dr. Jan K. Wachter is a safety sciences professor and PhD program coordinator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Here, he answers our questions about careers in worker health and safety.
Ayesha Curry’s Advice for Creative Entrepreneurs Entering the Business World
Celebrity chef and blogger Ayesha Curry shares her experience with marketing her passions and tells how you can do it, too.
Why America Needs More Black Men Teaching
Making our education workforce more diverse is needed in classrooms across the country.
Developing the Skills You Need for Career Success
Identifying and developing skills for career readiness can help students graduate with a strong profile that makes employers take notice.
Why Women Will Lead the Next Tech Wave
Organizations are forming to encourage women to make their mark on the technology field.
Helping Start-Ups Realize Their Potential
Zach Kaplan, entrepreneur and CEO of Inventables, shares the story of his journey and tips for aspiring makers.
For Women in Tech, There's No One Path to Success
Women may not have had the most direct path into the business and tech sectors, but they're paying dividends and showing true leadership.
Hospital Medicine Offers Diverse Career Paths and Leadership Opportunities
Ever hear of a ‘hospitalist’? Discover why it’s the fastest-growing medical specialty.
Supporting Women’s Success in Academia
Despite being responsible for some of the most significant biological developments of all time, women are still greatly underrepresented in leadership positions.
Innovative Educators Ensure Students’ Success After High School
High school programs that offer dual-credit courses can help students prepare for the rigors of college and graduate early with less student loan debt.
How One University in Kentucky is Preparing a New Generation of Midwives and Nurse Practitioners
The need for people with nursing experience has grown. One resurgence in particular has made it so that people need a way to get their nursing degree now more than ever.
Board Certified: Why Most Physicians Go Beyond Basic Medical Training
It means three to seven years of additional training, yet most doctors pursue board certification.
Career Education Helps Transition Veterans Into Civilians
For veterans wanting to enter the workforce, a career-specific education can make all the difference in easing the transition back into everyday life.
Why Social Work Needs More Men
Seeing a male social worker is important for patients reluctant to open up.
Discover the Role of the Food Scientist
The role food scientists play in our lives is often unknown to the masses, despite the fact that they have a large influence on what we eat.
Why I'm Proud to Be a Male Counselor
I'm aware of the stigmas that prevent men from entering elementary schools to help kids.
Family Medicine Bids Rewarding Future for Doctors-To-Be
Having trouble choosing a specialty? Learn about family medicine, and what it has to offer.
Getting the Next Generation of Chefs to Care About Sustainability
Food should not only taste good, look good and be good for you — it should also be sustainable.
Why Healthcare Needs More Women Leaders
Women make up more than half of the healthcare industry. So why is it they're still being denied leadership roles?
A Different Route: Culinary Apprenticeships for Aspiring Chefs
Chef Travis Brust shares why he believes apprenticeships are just as valuable as a culinary education.
Emergency Medical Services Are a Vital Part of Reacting to Disasters
Properly trained EMTs and a cohesive EMS are essential in helping communities during their times of greatest need.
Moving up the Ladder: 5 Ways for Women to Advance Their Career
Feeling stuck at work? Get ahead with these success-making strategies.
#MeToo Next Steps: Closing the Gender Leadership Gap
With the majority of leadership positions still held by men, how can the workforce be a fair playing field?
Why We Need More Mothers in the Workplace
In the face of an ongoing talent war and a looming tech skills gap that’s expected to grow even larger, we can no longer afford to sideline mothers.
Life Coach Tony Robbins on Why Psychology Matters More Than Skill
Best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach Tony Robbins discusses the most valued skills for tomorrow’s leaders.
How to Be a Successful Leader in a Digital, Disconnected World
Research shows that strong companies are fortified by strong executive-employee relations.
Executive MBA Programs: An Investment With a Sure Return
Executive education can come with a hefty price tag, but does it have a hefty impact?
5 Benefits of Investing in Employee Training and Development
Businesses need to understand the continued importance of taking an active interest in developing internal talent.
Oncology Offers Limitless Options for Men and Women in Nursing
Cancer care is a nursing career with a wide array of deeply rewarding professional paths for both men and women.
Lauren Potter Is Defined by Ability, Not Disability
The “Glee” star talks about how she worked hard to achieve her dreams and why it’s important to look at someone’s skills, not their condition.
The Key to a Successful Tech Career
Adaptive office conditions that cater to working moms have led to optimal results.
Medical Careers Are Awesome, Rewarding and Desperately Needed
Dr. Travis Stork, from “The Doctors,” opens up about the value of healthcare and a career in medicine.
The Maharam Fellowship Takes Art & Design Students in Creative Directions
The Maraham Fellowship is encouraging art and design students to explore a wide world of career paths they haven’t considered yet.
The Increasing Value of Your MBA
For those looking to develop their careers, the job market promises to be increasingly favorable for MBA-holding talent.
To Make Engaging Video Games, You Need a Diverse Team
Video games, the most interactive and engaging form of entertainment we enjoy today, are made by teams of diverse contributors who must all work seamlessly together.
How Technology is Changing the Interior Design of Your Office
As technology is changing how people work, the commercial interior design industry is changing how they create workspaces.
Overcoming the Opportunity Gap for Women in Insurance
More women are needed in leadership positions within the insurance industry. Right now, over 1.6 million women work in insurance but most are workers, not decision-makers.
How Businesses Can Profit with Purpose
Money helps us meet our basic needs, but what about our need for meaning? Businesses will profit, not just financially, by finding their souls.
Why Tech Literacy Literally Pays
As technology evolves, professional fields are evolving with it. In the future, all jobs could be tech jobs.
If You’ve Never Thought About a Career in Design, Think Again
Design is a field with dozens of disciplines that many people may not have considered yet.
How Lee Brown Became the Chief Revenue Officer of Buzzfeed
Buzzfeed’s Chief Revenue Officer Lee Brown discusses how he got his start in media. And it’s not what you think.
3 Reminders Women with a Technical Career Need to Hear
As employers push for a more diverse technical workforce, qualified women continue to be limited by oversights and misconceptions. Here’s what to look out for on your way to a fruitful career.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Negotiating Telework
It’s hard finding your balance while walking the tightrope between work and home life. By coming to a telework agreement with your employer, you'll be able to steady yourself.
The Hidden Advantages of Dyslexia
From Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein, people with dyslexia continue to make groundbreaking achievements in every field. Why is there still a stigma?
Is Your Certificate Worth the Paper It’s Printed On?
An education and training certificate is a terrific achievement, but it could mean so much more when accreditation assures its quality and value.
Mike Rowe Debunks the Myth of a Modern Manufacturing Job
The former host of “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” weighs in on the education and career paths Americans often overlook and do not travel, let alone encourage.
4 Unspoken Commitments for Educators Everywhere
Teachers help students become educated citizens and who they want to be far beyond the classroom.
Jason Mraz Sounds Off on the Value of Music Education and Exposure to the Arts in Creating Opportunity
Best known for his catchy lyrics and uplifting harmonies, Jason Mraz also partners with programs like VH1 Save the Music to ensure people have exposure to music.
How to Build the Skills You’ll Need for Psychiatric Nursing
Working as a psychiatric-mental health nurse can be highly rewarding. If you want to pursue this challenging field, however, having the proper credentials is essential.
Are Game Design Degrees Worth It?
From old school arcade classics to cutting-edge virtual reality, gaming is one of the nation's favorite pastimes. But is a degree in game development worth the price tag?
How to Fix America’s Manufacturing Skills-Gap
According to political candidates, America needs more good-paying jobs. Fortunately, manufacturing is creating them. Now we need the skilled workers to take up the challenge.
Realizing Lifelong Learning for Engineers of Every Sort
Using the resources offered by outside organizations such as membership associations relevant to your profession can be an important component to developing a lifelong learning plan.
The Incredibly Rewarding Career You’ve Never Heard Of
With all the options available, industrial distribution should be a career field you’ve not only heard of but are seeking to work in. Here’s why.
Mobilizing the Factory Shop Floor
A quiet evolution has been taking place on the factory or shop floor writ large, and it’s changing the face of manufacturing.
Why America Needs More Skilled Manufacturing Workers
Augmented reality isn’t only reserved for video-game players, like the millions searching to capture Pokémon creatures on their cell phones.
Why the Trades Matter Now More Than Ever
The educational elite got it wrong: eliminating shop classes has had an epic effect on the economy, industry, crime and our children’s futures.
The Disability Community’s Powerful Potential
Employment and political participation are two strong sources of empowerment for people with disabilities, and access often means independence and self-determination.
Tapping the Potential of Our Disabled Workforce
From better wages to career development, here are some of the strides we’ve taken towards better appreciating our disabled workforce.
5 Things Pushing American Manufacturers to Go Digital
Small and medium sized manufactures will be slower to go digital. Here are the biggest factors to understand if you want to keep your company from being one of them.
The Mobile Workplace: Letting Your Cubicle Move With You
As trends evolve toward a more flexible workforce, a parallel trend is emerging: the rise of the ‘mobile’ workforce.
5 Megatrends That Are Transforming Manufacturing in 2017
The manufacturing sector is evolving faster and more thoroughly than at any other time in history.
3 Practical Strategies for Landing a Startup Job
Interested in being a part of startup culture, but not sure how to get your foot in the door? Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, opens her book of tips and tricks.
Your 7 Minute Guide to a Creative Career (Infographic)
More than ever before, hiring managers are realizing the benefits of talent that can think outside of the box.
5 Ways to Spot a ‘Work From Home’ Scam
Anyone can be the victim of a work-from-home scam, but if you know the red flags, you can skip over the fakes and secure a legitimate job.
How We Change the Image of Manufacturing Jobs for the Better
I’m often asked what keeps me up at night. What’s the biggest challenge our company faces? I never hesitate in my response: hands down, what keeps me awake is people.
4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Healthy and Productive
I know what you’re thinking: You don’t have time to work out or eat healthy. Yes, you do. We all do. Stop making excuses and prioritize your health—your life and sanity depend on it.
Ideas of Interest: 13 Women in Tech Share Words of Wisdom
We asked a thirteen women across the tech world one question, and as you might expect from a diverse group of thinkers and tinkerers, no two answers were the same.
How Women Are Moving Manufacturing Forward
There is an untenable lack of skilled workers throughout the manufacturing sector. Today, employers are counting on women to spark the next generation of technological innovation.
Women in Tech: Recognizing Unconscious Bias
If we are to truly diversify the tech field, we must recognize the obstacle created by biases against women—and that these prevail among both men and women.
Thanks, Coach: Rethinking Company Training
Finding the right approach to help employees learn more effectively and bridge skills gaps can pay off for businesses.
From Preparation to Placement, Personal Fit Matters for Teachers
As preparation programs advance, so must recruitment and placement practices. Teachers’ understanding of their learning style and values can help ensure the right fit.
Business Training: Keeping Your Millennial Workforce On-Board
Millennials are taking over the workforce, bringing with them new expectations and values. Employers must modify their corporate cultures to attract, train and retain this generation.
Anticipating Corporate America’s Gender Shift
On both sides of the economic divide, working women are still fighting to be recognized for both their creative force and the spending power they wield.
Checking Your Career Pulse: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Today
If you find yourself at a crossroads, or simply in need of some guidance, make sure you’ve asked yourself these three questions to keep what’s key in focus.
STEM vs. Stigma: Where are the Women?
As we move deeper into the digital world, a changing landscape will continue to create opportunity, and educating both boys and girls in STEM from an early age is the perfect way to take advantage of this evolution.
Is an MBA Worth it for Mid-Career Advancement?
Often, it isn’t until business professionals reach middle management that they contemplate going back to school for their MBA. But by then, the challenges and responsibilities are far greater.
Nursing Today: Advancing Your Education
With the Institute of Medicine calling for a more highly educated workforce, employers today are seeking nurses with baccalaureate and graduate degrees in greater numbers.
Declining Enrollment in Teacher Education Programs Sparks Concern
Nationwide, enrollments in university-level teacher education programs have fallen by about 10 percent between 2004 and 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.
Unlocking the Key to America’s Economic Engine
Manufacturing is at the heart of the American economy. Now that it’s back from the dead, we can build a real recovery around it.
Women’s Work: A Glimpse at the Changing Face of Manufacturing
As the skills gap looms over the U.S. manufacturing sector, there is much discussion about the role of women in manufacturing.
Against the Grain: Standing up for More Girls in Tech
The women who venture down the path less traveled to increase gender diversity in the tech industry offer themselves as role models for young girls looking to break into the business.
Manufacturing: A Blueprint for America’s Future
One of the keys to America’s greatness is its ability to make things—to devise and develop new products from the ingenuity and skill of manufacturers.
Meet the New Millennial-Fueled Manufacturing Industry
Don't call it a comeback. We asked four industry experts to sound off on the reasons behind the recent boom, and what it will take to keep it rolling ahead full-steam.
Creative Staffing and Recruiting Helps Open Doors
Pursuing a career in the arts has long been considered a somewhat risky move. Finding employment is challenging enough, without searching for a position in an “impractical” field. But that appears to be changing.
How to Manufacture a Stronger Career
Advancements made within university settings are implemented in manufacturing companies every day. New technologies are opening the doors for those students aspiring for careers in the manufacturing sector.
Shaping The Future Of Design
We sat down with Jessica Walsh, a designer and art director working as a partner at a New York City design firm, to talk about typography, freelancing, coding and the ever-evolving design industry.
Bringing the Classroom to Our Enlisted Men and Women
Kitsap or Kandahar? No matter where they are, service members are increasingly tapping into online programs to earn their degree.
Productive Contact Center Agents Equals Satisfied Customers
Increasing customer satisfaction is paramount to a company’s success. As a result, smart companies are focused on providing the best possible customer experience.
Mike Rowe: What Does a ‘Good’ Job Look Like, Anyway?
Too many great opportunities are falling through the cracks, and too many people are being influenced by someone else’s definition of a “good job.”
How Supply Chain Management Is Changing in 2015
As manufacturing relies on more and more innovative and advanced materials, the supply chain must keep up with them — what they’re made of, how they perform, and how they’re sourced.
A Mobile Marketer’s Guide to Driving Engagement
Industries ranging from political to educational are now utilizing mobile methods to drive engagement and improve open rates.
Computer Science: Dictating Careers in Digital Technology
In a world of digital technology, computer science is the new liberal art, with concepts as fundamental to learning as reading and mathematics.
Lights, Camera, Error: How This Pixar Director Hit His Stride
Take it from the masters at Pixar—making mistakes isn’t only an unavoidable part of creating; it’s essential to growing and breaking new ground.
How Online Communities Nurture Entrepreneurs
Where will the next generation of tech entrepreneurs come from? Will it be self-discovery, or will they rise from communities they fuel?
4 Qualities Tech Leaders Need to Have in 2015
A Facebook veteran highlights the qualities shared by the notable tech leaders and luminaries of today—many of which she witnesses first-hand.
The New Normal: Meet America’s Nontraditional Students
Obtaining a higher level of education is still as relevant as ever. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is always a way to advance your education and career.
Supporting Our Student Veterans: A University’s Crucial Role
Thousands of veterans are returning home from combat and military service to pursue an education to improve their career outlook in the civilian sector.
4 Ways to Maximize the ROI on Your College Degree
College can provide a great return on investment, which can even be increased with a little financial diligence.
Using Lifelong Learning To Get and Stay Smart
Technology is helping people learn on their own schedules using the Internet, smartphones and tablets.
Mikel Welch’s Blueprints for Better Office Design
Former HGTV star and current design expert on the “Steve Harvey Show” Mikel Welch discusses how he got his start, and offers helpful tips for home office design.
Understanding How E-Learning Re-Maps Corporate Training
Here’s how custom e-learning systems can encourage lasting learning among corporate employees.
Breaking Down the Benefits of Learning Management Systems
The scalability and associated efficiency an LMS provides is one of the primary benefits that organizations look for when adding an LMS to drive their internal learning systems. Here are a few more positives.
Why Did I Want to Learn How to Code?
Students and professionals from within one of the most visible companies working to address our digital workforce’s biggest hurdles answer the big question.
The Designer Behind the Apple Logo Talks About Freelancing
Rob Janoff, one of the most recognized graphic designers in the world discusses the challenges and opportunities of international freelancing.
Nurse Practitioners Trending as Health Care Career of Choice
Nurse practitioners can fill the gap in the health care system as chronic disease and care for baby boomers rise in the next decade.
Serve Your Community: Build Your Future with a Career in EMS
With health care stretched thin to cover increased requests, roles such as emergency medical technicians grow even more crucial for providing safe, professional medical care.
What’s Driving the Leadership Gap in Healthcare?
Women make up the bulk of the healthcare workforce, but so few are in top leadership roles. What gives?
3 Reasons Why Leadership Forums Work
Three years ago, Dr. Tiffany Hackett, an emergency room physician in San Francisco, saw a need to support women at her company, Vituity, which has over 3000 medical providers.
Colleen Cuffaro Wants Women in Healthcare to Take Leadership Roles
Colleen Cuffaro, a venture capitalist in biopharma, stresses the importance of business skills for women in healthcare.
Considering a Career in Medical Research? Start Here
For senior research advisor at Eli Lilly and Company, Kyla Driscoll, motivation has been the kernel of both her personal success and her leadership skills.
Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry Calls for a Diverse Workforce
We asked Arpa Garay, vice president of Merck Vaccines, about the challenges she faces in her day to day work, and how other women can thrive in the field of medicine.
Companies That Disrupt the Status Quo Have a Competitive Advantage
Embracing innovation in the workplace is a must for any company looking to get ahead.
Human Service Agencies Need to Prioritize Leadership Development
As millennials enter the workforce, health and human service agencies recognize necessary changes for this next generation’s engagement and success.
Executive Education Programs: Helping Companies Keep up With Change
The convenience of executive education programs are allowing bosses to head back to school, and still keep their day jobs.
How the Private Sector is Helping Adults Attain a Basic Education
The partnership of businesses and educational providers will result in better employees, and more integrated communities.
Overcoming Business Challenges With the Help of Higher Education
A panel of professionals in the higher education field discuss how executive education programs can positively influence business growth.
From Janitor to Chief Executive: How One Woman Worked Her Way to the Top
Gail Evans began her career as a full-time student with a part-time job as a janitor at Eastman Kodak. Fascinated with technology and software engineering, Evans is now the global chief digital officer at Mercer.
We Can Build AIs for Our Companies, but Can We Build Great Leaders?
In a changing work environment, one thing remains constant: strong leadership is key to any successful company.
Furthering Your Education, and Your Travel Mileage Too
With its global expansion, university-based executive education is adding cultural richness to the syllabus.
Alvin Jeffery Advises Male Nursing Students, ‘Speak up and Show up’
Though male nurses are uncommon, they can still succeed and find plenty of opportunities to thrive in their chosen career.
Popular Cake Maker Chelsey White Talks Owning a Home-Baking Business
Chelsey White is known for her elaborate cakes, which she makes at home and then posts about on Instagram and YouTube.
Why Nurses Should Consider Teaching as Their Next Career Move
With a growing number of vacancies in nursing education, a switch into the field could prove to be financially rewarding for qualified nurses.
Star Chef Emeril Lagasse Shares Advice About Honing Culinary Skills
Emeril Lagasse reflects on his career and shares why education is an important first step towards culinary stardom.
Sustainable Leadership Needed for Responsibility in A Growing World
The world is looking to leaders in business and education to play lead roles in solving our planet’s resources, energy and social equality problems.
How Teachers and Counselors Can Personalize Lessons to Prepare Students for Careers and College
Teachers and school counselors need to address the wide variety of interests in their classrooms when teaching students how to plan for careers and college after high school.
How Millennials Can Prepare Their Financial Futures
Financial planning for millennials is going to be drastically different from the experience of their parents. Here’s what you need to know.
Advice for Male Nursing Students: 'Speak up and Show up'
Though male nurses are uncommon, they can still succeed and find plenty of opportunities to thrive in their chosen career.
Male Nurses Say Why They Want More Men to Work With
Three nurses explain why more men should consider getting into this female-dominated field.
Women in Tech: 4 Important Steps
Women and girls can make a difference when it comes to making tech work for the world. But they need cheerleaders and support.
How to Keep a Diverse Workforce
If you don't make it a goal to actively diversify your team of employees, your business will suffer.
Advice for Women Interested in STEM
Deepali Garg, a senior data scientist at Avast, says that the gender imbalance in technology is changing — but not fast enough.
6 Steps to Empowering Girls in STEM
We can no longer afford to encourage boys to go into STEM-related fields at the expense of girls. Let's make an active effort to do something positive.
Why Raytheon's Strength Lies in Diversity
One of Raytheon's top scientists explains what drove her to thrive in the tech field — and why more diversity is always welcome.
Advice From Women in Computer Sciences
Find out what's driving the next generation of female computer scientists, and what advice they have for the next generation.
What's Keeping Women in STEM?
In their own words, women explain why they're staying in the field despite adversities — and who's helping them.
Here's Where Women Can Shine on the Entrepreneurial Stage
Investors are realizing that women should be funded. One organization is making a big difference.
Leading in Tech with Lipstick and Heels
It's time to stop apologizing for who we are. Women: Be strong and be heard.
Leveling the Playing Field for Tech Start-Ups Seeking Funding
Kendrick Nguyen, co-founder and CEO of Republic, a spinoff of AngelList, provides the opportunity for anyone to invest in highly vetted startups with as little as $50.
Mark Cuban's 5 Secrets to Launching a Successful Product
Mark Cuban, star of “Shark Tank,” shares his advice for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Implementing Technology Training for Teachers
Educators are finding that the pedagogical methods we use for our students work just as well for adults who are learning to use technology in the classroom.
Empowering Students Starts With Empowering Teachers
Nearly half of educators say they feel they haven’t received the training they need to teach with technology in the classroom.
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