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The majority of Americans are unsatisfied with their work. Why is this? Although most of us would like to be paid more, a vague desire to receive a bigger paycheck does not create direction. We are unsatisfied with work (and life overall) because we don’t know what we want. Humans are holistic creatures. The various and unique facets that make you YOU must be taken into account. People who are generally satisfied with life not only know themselves and their wants, they also act deliberately with that knowledge. Yet, many of us wander through life knowing that we want more out… more >

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Val Keiper is the Director of the Graduate Family Life Education Program as well as a Professor in Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He pursued his Ph.D. in early childhood literacy and family studies after coming to CUW 30 years ago. Val helped start the early childhood program and has been revamping the Family Life education program for the last 10-15 years. We sat down with him to talk about the importance of Family Life education and why many should consider the degree. Good morning, Val. Thank you for taking the time to meet with us. Let’s start off by… more >

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Dr. Kenneth Harris wears many hats at Concordia University Wisconsin and beyond. He is the Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership Administration program, Department chair for Justice and Public Policy, and Chair on the JPP Advisory and OLA advisory councils. Outside of his work with Concordia, he serves at a Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Shift Commander. We caught up with Ken during his spare time to talk about his background, Concordia’s business school, and some student insight about the school’s offerings. Explain what you do for your role at CUW. With all of my Concordia University roles, I do… more >

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Erik Hollander is a Professor of Business and the Director of Strategic Growth and Business Development in the School of Business Administration. We sat down with Erik to learn about his interesting background, the wide arrange of tracks and concentrations Concordia University Wisconsin’s business school has to offer, and what prospective students can expect from Concordia’s unique programs. Explain what you do for your role at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am a Professor of Business in the School of Business Administration but am in a unique position because I have a dual role; I am also the Director of Strategic… more >

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Sarah Farley is one of Concordia’s Online Admissions Counselors. She has previous experience working with admissions at other universities and has traveled the world, briefly living in Vietnam for just short of a year. We sat down with Sarah to talk about what she does and loves as an admission counselor and what students can expect at Concordia University. Explain what you do for your role. As an online admissions counselor, it is my goal to recruit and advise prospective students through the admissions process from inquiry, acceptance, and orientation completion. I help students find which program is the best fit… more >

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I have nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the healthcare industry, much of it in leadership, and if there is one thing I can tell you from my experience, it is growing fast. As an instructor for Concordia University Wisconsin’s MBA program, I’ve also witnessed some incredible stories of our students achieving remarkable opportunities in healthcare. I wanted to communicate a couple “stand outs” that really emphasize the opportunities out there, especially for those prepared with an MBA degree. My first example is a rather unique case. For the sake of privacy, we will call this student “Doc.” Doc… more >

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Todd Bierman is Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI and an instructor in our Master’s of Education – Family Life program. Todd is a leading voice in the conversation about Christian marriage and family in a time of tremendous cultural upheaval. If you are interested in Family Life Education, sign up for a free email mini-course and see if this could be a calling on your life. (more…)

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A career in the sales industry can be a grueling one, but also full of potential. You build long-term relationships between yourself and the buyer, and between the buyer and the product you offer. There are certain skills that are crucial to have to be the best in your industry. We have a sneak peek here into what it takes to succeed and discover your potential. #1 Realize that “sales” is actually not about selling If you don’t realize this, you’ll hit a dead end every time. You won’t gain the buyer’s trust just by convincing them to buy something… more >

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Are you ready to take your sales skills to the next level? Discover new business development positions and increase your income by gaining new knowledge and strategies in any role you have? Our latest academy is the answer you’ve been looking for. At Concordia University, we are adding a new academy to our collection of useful learning engagements called the “Professional Sales Academy.” This academy is created to accommodate busy sales professionals and meet them where they are to help them grow. Courses are currently taught by Suzanne Siegle, Dean of the School of Business Administration for Concordia University Ann Arbor,… more >

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When thinking of intelligence, most individuals tend to picture something like IQ. While IQ can tell you a great deal about your ability to problem solve through learning, application, and logic, it does not paint a very accurate picture about your ability to succeed in complicated life circumstances. Simply put, emotional intelligence is your ability to understand and influence emotions, both in yourself and in others. It is a measurement of awareness. Numerous studies show that emotional intelligence is directly linked to strong performance. Thankfully, emotional intelligence can be learned (unlike IQ). Certain individuals may be more naturally predisposed to… more >

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