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  • Kim Dority

    Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will every regret. – Ambrose Bierce Yep, it’s only normal to want to drop-kick them out the office window and through the field goal uprights. You know who I mean: that jerk down the hall the fourth time she breaks out her with her rendition of Barry Manilow’s greatest hits – and that’s the fourth time today…. Or that co-worker who nuked his anchovy pizza in the office microwave and now your nostr...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    Wondering if working a temporary job, or “temping,” might make sense for you? Actually, depending on your circumstances, temping can be a terrific option for keeping your career moving forward. It can be a great solution for those in the midst of career transitions or life changes, those who’ve just moved to a new community and need to build professional contacts, or those who prefer the variety of temporary or project work to the predictability of a permanent position. Temping...

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  • Administrator

    Though there has been significant progress concerning gender equality in the workforce, women are still lagging behind men when it comes to executive positions in business. According to career information at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business, women are particularly underrepresented in the C-suite and on corporate boards. The center’s data finds that women currently hold just 4.2% of CEO positions in Fortune 1000 companies. Sheryl Sandburg, chief operating of...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    It's really no surprise that employers want candidates with work experience that help demonstrate employability skills. Why wouldn't they? With so many unemployed and underemployed people, employers have the luxury of being very selective. Work experience is the key College graduates may make themselves more marketable with paid or unpaid experience on their resume in addition to their degree. Students in online degree programs can also make time in their academic schedule to gain the same typ...

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    Many students find the flexibility and diversity of online courses appealing, but online learning also emphasizes a number of skills that prospective students should have (or should be able to build) to excel in this class format. These skills include: Flexibility The flexibility of online learning is a large part of its appeal, but it’s important to note that it also requires flexibility from its students. Online education uses different strategies and tools than traditional in-person educa...

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  • Administrator

    By now you’ve probably heard the term soft skills, but do you really know what it means and why these skills are important to your career? What are soft skills? Soft skills are the interpersonal skills are personality traits, habits and attitudes that help you relate to other people and the world. They are also skills that make you a good employee. Sometimes, referred to as emotional intelligence or employability skills, soft skills are traits like critical thinking, team work, flexibilit...

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  • Elizabeth Kropf

    Two essential workplace capabilities listed on each course syllabus are productivity and dependability. At first glance they seem obvious, however these traits can be the difference between getting hired and keeping a job, so it’s worth exploring. Let’s look at productivity. Many students would describe themselves as productive, as any successful student is. However, in the working world, productivity is measurable and comparable. Are you as productive as someone else in your positi...

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  • Administrator

    Bryant & Stratton College is focused on preparing students for the workforce, and workplace capabilities are one way of doing that. Workplace capabilities are listed on each supplemental syllabus, and one of the workplace capabilities listed is persuasion. Why is this a valuable skill and how will it be accomplished in your courses? Along with the obvious examples of persuading an employer to hire you or give you a raise, persuasion is often seen in more subtle, common examples. When workin...

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  • Administrator

    Attitude One of the workplace capabilities listed in all of the supplemental syllabi is attitude. Why is this listed on a syllabus? How is this addressed in a classroom setting, especially in online learning? A great way to think about attitude is to think about what kind of people you would like to work with. Is it more pleasant to work with someone who is friendly and ready to tackle projects, or someone who is sarcastic and grumbling?  Why wait until graduation to be the kind of employ...

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  • Elizabeth Kropf

    What are workplace capabilities, and how do they relate to your courses at Bryant & Stratton College? In each supplemental syllabus, there is a section called “Workplace Capabilities” and a description of which capability will be addressed in that particular course. The chart will look like this: Bryant & Stratton College Workplace Capabilities Tolerance ...

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