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Category Archives: Continuing Education

3 Reasons You Should Apply to the Oregon Executive MBA Program

Posted on by Cecilia Bianco

At “Mac’s List,” our readers often tell us that going back to school as an established professional is a hard decision to make. Of course, before you hop on the train to higher education, you want to be sure it’s the right path to take.  Programs like the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA (OEMBA) program are a great choice for professionals looking to hone their skills, take leadership roles within their organizations, and even consider … Read more »

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5 Resolutions to Advance Your Career in 2014

Posted on by Ashley Heinonen

As we start the new year, one thing that is always discussed is creating resolutions to improve yourself, whether it’s related to your health, lifestyle, or mentality. At “Mac’s List,” we like to focus on resolutions that encourage professional growth and happiness in the workplace. Here are five resolutions we recommend to advance your career in 2014:

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Applying to Graduate School in Oregon? Here’s Why It Was a Good Decision For Me

Posted on by Jessica Williams

It’s that time of year! If you’re looking at graduate schools in Oregon, many deadlines are approaching fast. Take your GRE books out, dust off your pencils, and get those applications going! It might be the best thing you do for your career — it was for me. When I applied to graduate school, I had been out of the workforce for two years travelling and I wanted to transition into a different career. Earning … Read more »

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Looking for a Job in Portland? The 10 Skills To Get Hired in 2013

Posted on by Jessica Williams

“Soft skills”, as Mac Prichard called them in his recent article on why soft skills matter, are important to every job-hunt. Potential employers pick up on soft skills through nonverbal cues, previous accomplishments, and references from people they know. In fact, many Oregon readers tell us that they found work from relationships that they cultivated and from people in their network.  In a recent article by Megan Casserly at Forbes, critical skill sets for the … Read more »

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Four Communications and Marketing Groups in Portland That Can Help You Keep Your Job Skills Sharp

Posted on by Mac Prichard

A constant in today’s workplace is that we need to update our skills throughout our careers. If you’re looking for a new job or a promotion in Portland or elsewhere in Oregon keeping up with changes in your profession or learning new ideas gives you a significant advantage. I’ve found this to be true in growing my public relations company Prichard Communications. Four years ago, for example, we didn’t offer social media services. Now, social … Read more »

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Continuing Education: Is Grad School Worth It?

Posted on by Jessica Williams

In September I’ll start my second and final year of graduate studies in the Strategic Communications Program at University of Oregon’s George S. Turnbull Center here in Portland. As a young professional, going back to school was not an easy decision but it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made. Here are three reasons why graduate school may be the right choice for you and three local alternatives to continuing your education: Grad … Read more »

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