I just read this really great LinkedIn post from Richard Branson aimed at graduates of the Class of 2013. Weirdly, I am a part of that class (2 months people!) and his post did provide some interesting food for thought. Branson dispensed some “follow your passion” type advice, which we’ve all heard before- but one [...]
MSC students were honored to have distinguished guest visitors from Korea: Philos Ko, Chairman of Philos Technologies and Executive Director Megan JS. Ko, PLS Tech Korea, Philos C&S, Philos Sports International.
An award-winning and highly regarded business leader and mentor, Chairman Ko provided his management philosophy in a special lunchtime lecture, highlighting lessons learned as he [...]
I was unsure whether I should attend last week’s LinkedIn seminar since I already had been to a similar workshop. Invoking my philosophy that there is always more to learn and wanting to support a fellow classmate and MSC alum, I decided to go.
Laurie Boettcher did not disappoint. It wasn’t just the valuable insight she [...]
“That which we call a rose
By any other name would still smell as sweet,” Romeo & Juliet
In Shakespeare’s famous play, Juliet’s assertion that a name is meaningless does not hold true on the Internet. When it comes to managing your identity online, your name and the information that is linked to it, can make or break [...]
In the MSC, as with all graduate programs, the onus IS on the student and the instructors to navigate professional development well. To help, quarterly events are provided by the MSC office on different facets of cohort need. Past events have included dealing with recruiters, managing online presence, and strategies for continued career success. These [...]
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is probably the world’s biggest and most enterprising network of business communicators that I know of and am glad to be a part of. One of the great things about this program (MSC) is that we get to experience the communications field in a myriad of ways. Our [...]
Last week, I attended an IABC/Chicago luncheon entitled “When Market Forces Demand Change: Evolving the **AlphaGraphics Business Model and Brand” at Maggiano’s fabulous Banquet room on Clark street. It was a two hour networking and presentation event that roughly encased an outline of my MSC studies to date. Presented by industry giant, Liz Brohan, CEO [...]
In the last couple of years, there’s been a noticeable depreciation in the amount of online articles and commentary on movement in the job market concerned with having options and when to take a different position. Clearly, the struggles recently in our economy have led to less mobility or rather, less opportunity for mobility.
While the [...]
I was thinking today about why I chose an executive education program as opposed to a tradition program (outside of the obvious that I want to continue working while in school). In the end, it basically came down to identity. I no longer see myself as a student, but rather – I see myself as [...]
Have you ever dealt with recruiters? Did your undergraduate or graduate experience address this reality with you in the business world?
If you’re like me, you likely enjoyed your first couple interactions with recruiters, and since that time view the process as somewhat unfruitful, tiresome, and nebulous… That said, I’m again so thankful for my involvement [...]