An International Relations Degree Can Advance Your Military Career

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An International Relations Degree Can Advance Your Military Career

Posted on June 5th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

There are universal qualities that make a good leader. But in the military, a more specific skillset is needed—especially when operating in international settings.

International relations master’s degree programs can help you develop the following qualities and gain important skills necessary to stand out from your peers and advance your military career:

Vision and Purpose: If you don’t … Read More »


Banks Go through Stress Tests. Why Not Your Career?

Posted on May 12th, by Mashaal Ahmed in education/training. 1 Comment

This is not a post about burnout or stress management. This is a conversation about a different kind of self-care.  Time to time, we hear about banks undergoing stress tests to determine how they would fare in the face of difficult economic scenarios.  What if you put your career through a similar stress test? Are you … Read More »


Federal Government Trends: Contracting, HR, Budget & IT

Posted on May 12th, by Alfred Hull in Trends. 2 comments

While it is valuable to know what is trending, it is critical to contemplate what benefits your future and what empowers you to fulfill your personal potential. Assess viable options. The Federal Government offers opportunities in Contracting, Human Resources, Budget and IT. When I made my transition from my military career, I had to balance … Read More »


New Learning at a Higher Level

Posted on May 9th, by Stan Skipworth in education/training. No Comments

“Each of us are the Chief Executives of our learning.”  – Dr. Terrence Roberts

For each of us, the process and opportunities to advance come with some form of a requisite series of achievements.  These can be accomplishing advanced college degrees, new certifications, developing and completing complex projects—and more.

The challenge of course is … Read More »


Illumine Your Employees

Posted on May 9th, by Chip Bell in education/training. No Comments

It was a few days before Halloween and the big fat jack-o-lantern had been perfectly sculptured for its final resting place on the front porch.  My three granddaughters were finally old enough to be trusted with a dull paring knife to assist in the sculpting.  All the pumpkin needed was a candle inside.  As soon … Read More »


Outsourcing Can Lead to Increased Government Efficiencies

Posted on May 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Nothing drives innovation like challenge. The silver lining in the cloud of fiscal strain facing many local governments is that nothing drives innovation quite like challenge.  The great recession has produced buzz phrases that are already growing tired, from “doing more with less” to “the new normal.”  But in contrast to tired phrases, many local … Read More »


Treat Your Professional Identity Like Metadata

Posted on May 9th, by David Shindler in Trends. No Comments

Big data is a hot topic. Mega corporations like Google and Amazon glean huge volumes of information about their customers’ interests and spending patterns. The furore over the Edward Snowden revelations propelled the word metadata from the private lexicon of IT professionals into the mainstream political and media spotlight.

So how do you Treat Your Professional … Read More »


Working for USAID

Posted on May 8th, by John Sinden in job descriptions/glossary. 1 Comment

A master’s degree in international relations provides the foundational knowledge and professional skills you will need for a career in the field—which may include a service career in the government and nonprofit sectors. Students in these programs gain an in-depth understanding of international politics, nation-to-nation relationships, the growing global morality gap, and sustainable international development. … Read More »


New Technologies Graduates Need to Know for Government Employment

Posted on May 8th, by Paul Palamattam in education/training, Trends. No Comments

We have all become increasingly aware of the use of data by the federal government. From national security to health care to education, data and new technologies are playing increased roles in what federal agencies do. But increasingly, municipal governments are also employing a range of new technologies to solve local problems. For example, the … Read More »


5 Tips for GRE Preparation

Posted on May 8th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

It’s definitely not the SAT. As the portal for entry into most graduate programs, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is another academic animal altogether—and something you’d better be sure you’ve prepared for before you pull up that first question. As Neil … Read More »