Careers

5 essential soft skills for a job interview

Picture this: After months of networking and polishing your resume, you managed to make the necessary connections, get in front of the right people and land an interview. You deserve to be here. After all, you have an impressive background, great experience, fantastic references and are confident yo...

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Skip the stress with smart steps for back-to-school success

Just as you’re settling into summer with your family, you get the welcome letter and supply list from your children’s teachers for next year. You’re quickly reminded that in mere weeks, they’ll be headed back to the classroom. There’s so much to do, you start to panic....

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6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Summer camp season is on the horizon. Are you and your children in agreement on what you want from their summer camp this year? Chances are, you’re hoping for a camp that will keep your kids occupied, active and learning throughout the summer. And your kids … your kids probably just want...

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Bridging the summer learning gap: Travel and education

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Saint Augustine The benefits of travel have been written about for centuries, connecting the experience with cultivating awareness and expanding perspectives. The story of travel connotes a journey of self-dis...

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Healthier kids, healthier communities: 4 ways to get involved

It’s no secret that experiences in early and middle childhood are extremely important for a child’s healthy development and lifelong learning. Yet schools — the places where kids spend the majority of their time outside of the home during the week — often lack the resources a...

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5 tips to help teens master their money

For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money. Today teens are spending $ 260 billion a year in the U.S., y...

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The new old game in town is chess

If you think chess ranks somewhere with stamp collecting and horseshoes on the cool-and-hip meter, you need to turn down the disco music on your cassette player and start paying attention. The ancient game, now roughly 1,500 years old, is enjoying a renaissance across the country. Young people from...

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Igniting a young girl’s passion for STEM

As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she...

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The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities

Career opportunities in technology continue to expand exponentially: the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, adding nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. What’s more, the m...

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Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent

Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave with a s...

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