Career And Education
“Strategic change” is the focus of a new journalism prize that aims to raise awareness of what makes successful companies tick. The Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis announces the creation of the Olin Corporate Strategy Prize with $10,000 in honoraria for the best reporting on a significant shift in corporate strategy.
In response to the changes ushered in by the rise of emerging markets like India and China (such as the pervasiveness of outsourcing of manufacturing-and-services-type work to those countries) business schools have created new courses or revised existing ones, and are offering more opportunities for undergraduates and graduates alike to study abroad in emerging market nations.
Entrepreneurship educators from around the world will join real-life entrepreneurs to learn about entrepreneurship content and pedagogy at the 2010 Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) May 31-June 4, 2010 at Babson College. The intensive five-day program explores the entrepreneurial process and core topics in the discipline.38 entrepreneurship educators and 29 entrepreneurs from the following countries -- Canada, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, USA and Puerto Rico -- will attend.
According to the Higher Education Research Institute, more first-year college students have concerns about their ability to pay for college than at any time in the last 40 years, and these concerns reflect the impact of the recession on entering college students. At Wake Forest University, graduating seniors are responding to this anxiety.
As thousands of Generation Y college graduates flood the workforce this spring, the nation’s employers may want to brace themselves for a new crop of entitlement-minded workers. Research conducted by Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at the University of New Hampshire, shows that members of Generation Y are more entitlement-minded than older workers.
A look at the nearly museum-pristine office of Canyons school district Superintendent David S. Doty makes clear he spends very little time in it.
The superintendent of Utah’s first new district in nearly 100 years has a community full of high expectations for the district, born of a bitter rift between Salt Lake City-area communities over spending priorities.
Leaving home for college is an exciting and monumental event in a young adult’s life. And though it may seem overwhelming at times, the transition from homebody high school student to independent college freshman needn’t be a stressful one.
Federal study of supplemental programs are intended to improve students’ reading comprehension has found that only one of the three programs examined actually did so. The report, released May 5, focuses on the second & final yr of research into the reading programs. It concludes that ReadAbout, a computer-based program by Scholastic Inc., improved students’ comprehension of social studies texts when the teacher had a previous year’s experience with the program.
First lady Michelle Obama told middle and high school science teams Monday that the nation will need their skills and enthusiasm to prosper.
Mrs. Obama visited the Energy Department's National Science Bowl and read bonus questions during the middle school championship match.
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