What Is An International Development Master’s Program?

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What Is An International Development Master’s Program?

Posted on October 9th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

International development masters programs are ideal for those interested in all aspects of eliminating global poverty, including improving health and education services, creating a sustainable food supply, developing economic institutions, and promoting safety, human rights, and rule of law. International development studies offer a solid foundation in several disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and … Read More »


Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

Posted on October 9th, by Corey Mohn in education/training. No Comments

I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them live their dreams.”  That is why I feel blessed to be the new Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).

During my … Read More »


Are You Treating Your Employees Like Children?

Posted on October 8th, by Joanie Connell in on the job. 1 Comment

There has been a lot of advice on how to effectively work with Millennials.  It tends to center around giving the Millennials what they crave—praise, feedback, awards, structured mentoring and training, opportunities for development, and exciting, life-fulfilling work.  Experts on Millennials tend to get this information by surveying Millennials about what they want.  However, in … Read More »


Thank You Letter: The Essential Strategies

Posted on October 8th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

Emails, notes, and letters: whichever method you choose to thank the interviewer, the goal is the same. You want to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to interview you and show your interest towards the position.

What is a Thank You Letter? 

A post-interview thank you letter is used to show you appreciated the opportunity … Read More »


Team Building: 5 Stages

Posted on October 8th, by Jerry Schuber in on the job. No Comments

In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group.  According to Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), the development of a team is divided into 5 steps.  The steps are Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. In … Read More »


The Purpose of Opportunity

Posted on October 8th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

Many years ago, I received as a rather unique gift, a ball from major league baseball’s 1994 World Series—the series that was never played because of a labor dispute between players and team owners.  The regular season that year ended prematurely and no playoffs would take place.  Like most major sports enterprises, and particularly when those industries … Read More »


Your Career: Propel It With Rocket Fuel

Posted on October 8th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

The British cycling team has been an astounding success in recent years. Much has been made of their meticulous approach to preparing for the London Olympics. In particular, they embedded small behavioural habits incrementally into their routines so they became second nature. This is a lesson for professionals everywhere who want to take charge of … Read More »


How to Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss

Posted on October 8th, by Karin Hurt in Career Advice. 1 Comment

There is no doubt, your relationship with your boss is the number one predictor of your job satisfaction. Studies have shown that your feelings about your boss, even trumps your satisfaction with pay.

It matters how it feels to come to work each day.

If you don’t have a perfect relationship with your boss, you’re not alone. … Read More »


Bribery is Bribery

Posted on September 13th, by Richard Bistrong in on the job. No Comments

When I was asked by Careers in Government to write a guest post, I thought about where my experience, as someone who was on the front lines of international business and who was charged and sentenced for foreign bribery (FCPA), might be relevant. So, I went to the “About Us” page of the web site … Read More »


Got an Interview? Read This.

Posted on September 13th, by Pete Radloff in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Short of getting an offer, getting the call or email to schedule a phone interview is one of the best feelings one can have in their job search. It means you’ve made it through the first hurdle of having your resume reviewed. And it’s an important step too. From a recruiter’s perspective, it’s the part of the … Read More »