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Molding Glass and an Academic Career
Sculpting glass can be similar to molding a career as an art professor. It takes time, dedication, creativity, patience and, of course, special techniques both in the classroom and the studio in order to be successful. Professor Chad Holliday, this month's HigherEd Careers Interview guest, discusses his passions of being a professional artist as well as teaching art and spreading awareness to our colleges and local communities.
To College or Not to College
Across the country, a lively debate about the value of college has been gathering steam. Long a staple of the American dream, a college education has become the target of skeptical questioning, an inquiry invigorated by rising college costs and faltering job prospects...
Write Your Own Ticket to Success
More often than not, the first impression you make with a recruiter is in writing. So, if you want to stand out like a dream candidate, write like one.
From Outer Space to Cyberspace: The Astronaut Turned Online Academic Dean
Dr. James Reilly has traveled to many different places - Antarctica, the deep ocean waters and even into space as an astronaut with NASA. However, his most recent expedition has led him to the position of associate vice president of strategic relations, STEM programs, for American Public University System, where he previously served as dean of the school of science and technology...
How to "Draft" your Message for a Second Interview
This month culminates one of the most extensive job interview processes in professional sports when college football players are selected by new employers in the 2013 NFL Draft April 25-27. Teams are permitted to bring 30 players to their facilities for official visits before the draft, this nearly two months after players are measured and interviewed by teams at the annual NFL Scouting Combine.
Who Are You Again?
We humans are increasingly unable to remember the past. For job seekers, that means we must be as proactive about staying remembered as we are about being memorable. We must hold onto employers' and recruiters' memories as well as stand out in their minds...
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