When you think about groups of people that you are connected to in some way, be it a networking group, a church of volunteer organization, or a school, do you stop and reflect on what your purpose is? Often, people attend out of obligation, desire for status, or to gain something (education, fulfillment, clients, etc.). … Continue reading On Hustles, Networking Groups, and College
For the past few years, there has been an onslaught of articles questioning the worth of higher education. Many of these have been examining the return on investment for MBA programs as well. Yet for all of the number crunching and statistics (hint: almost every major study confirms that education pays off), I found … Continue reading 11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers
In the world of marketing and communication, the words ‘diversity,’ ‘inclusion,’ and ‘representation’ are often thrown around and emphasized but in a very superficial manner. Specialists will look at a catalog or commercial and suggest to include more people of color, nontraditional gender roles, or different body types. While all of these things are important, … Continue reading How to Reach Out to a Diverse Audience Without Being Offensive
I’m wrapping up my final term in an MBA program right now, with a concentration in Marketing. So what exactly does the Master of Business Administration degree do? For some, it’s to help unlock higher earning potential as well as to open up possibilities for obtaining an executive-level position at a company. For others, it … Continue reading 4 Things They Don’t Teach You in MBA Programs (But Really Should)
It fascinates me to end that while most colleges offer classes and/or degrees in business, very few of the organizations are actually practicing what they teach. If anything, colleges should provide the very model of how to conduct business online. Unfortunately, due to limited resources and the disconnect between faculty and staff, this is … Continue reading Top 5 Mistakes Colleges Make with Social Media Marketing
Today, The Blog of the Century by The Century Foundation, featured a story about my community college experience. I talk a little bit on why, despite receiving numerous grants and scholarships, I chose to attend a community college over a top four year university. Students today are facing more student loan debt than ever. Competition … Continue reading The Community College Experience
I recently did an interview with US News: Education. The article was released today, Graduate Schools' Political Leanings Concern Some Students. The report that "Simon Tam, an MBA student at Marylhurst University in Oregon, says it's important for applicants to consider all aspects of a prospective school's culture. "It can be a more enjoyable experience to find … Continue reading Do Graduate Schools’ Political Leanings Concern You?