Category Archives: Continuing Education
Grad-school fairs, in-person visits and combing through university websites can only give you a glimpse into the merits (and disadvantages) of an MBA program. Most universities tout flexible scheduling, diversity of class offerings and top-notch professors, but what about those few schools that offer AACSB-Accreditation? AACSB…what?
The Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL) is hosting the first annual Girls: Oregon, Action Leadership, Service Summit on Oct. 24 in the Smith Ballroom at Portland State University!
Whether you’re just starting your career or considering a transition into retirement, these Social Venture Partners programs might be just what you need! Social Venture Partners (SVP) engages the community in venture philanthropy and amplifies impact by connecting philanthropists, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions. SVP encourages professionals to donate their time and talents […]
The field of nursing has expanded rapidly in recent years, with 19.4 percent employment growth and 526,800 brand new jobs expected by 2022. If you’re looking for a career that’s excelling in a weak economy, consider these three advantages of becoming a nurse!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]