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March 31, 2017Finding the Right Camp Topic for Your Kids

For generations of American children, attending summer camp has been a time-honored tradition.  There are camps focused on a variety of interests - ranging from science-themed camps to adventure-oriented programs, as well as camps focused on sports such as soccer and lacrosse, camps run by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and those with an emphasis on visual arts and music¹.  Some children might not enjoy rock climbing or swimming but would enjoy “the chance to study robotics on a local college campus,” for instance¹.  Therefore, it is important to understand your child’s personal preferences before enrolling them in a ... Read More

November 4, 2016The Importance of Outstanding Hospitality Management

In today’s ever-changing world, management plays an increasingly critical role.  Effective managers must “enhance learning, encourage job improvement, and challenge people” to solve problems in an innovative manner¹. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of hospitality, as a hotel’s general manager is required to possess an appropriate leadership style, with the ability to control his or her ego, with the intent of innovating in the field¹. There are a plethora of challenges that hospitality managers face in today’s continually evolving lodging industry. Notably, all hotel general managers will have to face emotional conflicts, make decisions considered unpopular by ... Read More

November 4, 2016Effective Project Management is a Must

In today’s constantly evolving business world, certain skill sets and expertise are becoming ever so crucial.  One of these most important skill sets that today’s workers must possess is project management.  Several trends have had a rather significant impact on project management in the second decade of the twenty-first century; notably, the proliferation of remote project management, in which the project manager does not always manage from the actual site but rather handles his or her main tasks remotely via the Internet¹.  Of course, several considerations must be taken into account when making the decision of whether or not to ... Read More

November 2, 2016Professional Certificates: Fast Track to Higher Income

In recent years, there has been a rise in the demand for working professionals who have mastered a particular skill set and gained the expertise necessary to succeed in their chosen field. One way to enhance learning on-the-job is to become certified in a specialized field, such as middle school teaching, hospitality and restaurant management, or web page development. A report by the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 46.3 million adults ages 18 and older held a professional certification in 2012, while 19.1 million held an educational certificate of some sort¹ -- showing that a significant portion of those in ... Read More

November 2, 2016The Value of a Professional Certificate

When working professionals want to advance their careers, or even make a career change, one of the most advantageous paths is to obtain a professional certificate or certification in their target industry or trade. At colleges and universities nationwide, professionals seeking to enhance their education for more and better career opportunities can pursue certificates in fields as diverse as networking, security, maintenance, and computer programming, hospitality and restaurant management, and paralegal studies among others¹. This demonstrates that certification is becoming an increasingly popular option for those who wish to advance their education and skills and make greater inroads toward a ... Read More

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