Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development
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Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development

By Susan Aldridge, PhD In today’s ever-evolving workforce, lifelong learning is the key to gainful and fulfilling employment—which is why successful professionals are always on the lookout for quality continuing education, designed to drive career advancement. That being said, industry-relevant, post-secondary certificates are fast becoming the “new black” in professional development, at a time when … Continue reading

Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”
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Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Drexel University’s “million-dollar scholar” Christopher Gray—who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students apply for scholarships—made a pitch to investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Feb. 20. Gray convinced two sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John, to invest $40,000 for a 15 percent stake in his startup … Continue reading

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone
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Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone

With the recent election in Greece, the country’s radical left Syriza party became the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe. The victory of Syriza prime minister candidate Alexis Tsipras has already cast doubts as to whether or not the country will continue its course on the austerity program imposed on Greece by its … Continue reading

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works
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Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works

By John A. Fry The “intern economy” is a crumbling monument to short-term thinking. The class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns on the film “Black Swan” set off a wave of internship lawsuits that is likely to have lasting consequences for companies with business models that rely on … Continue reading

Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students
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Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students

By Susan Aldridge, PhD For years, we’ve heard that students who learn online cannot possibly develop the same affinity for the institutions they attend as their peers who study on campus. But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I see that attachment every year at commencement time when … Continue reading

10 Must-Know Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs
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10 Must-Know Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

Launching a new company is not an easy undertaking. That’s why —according to Bloomberg—eight out of 10 companies fail within 18 months of opening for business. While there is no formula that can guarantee success, Chuck Sacco, entrepreneur-in-residence and director of External Relations for Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, as well as the director … Continue reading