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Referred to as “the other career in education,” the realm of student services has many names: student affairs, student personnel administration, student support, and university administration (to name a few). They all describe one job: an administrative position in higher education. From campus activities to financial aid to academic advising, student services includes a wide range of university positions. Regardless of where you end up within a university, being a part of student services can be challenging. It is a competitive field. Often the job requirements include having a master’s degree. So, why invest the time and financial resources to become an… more >

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The sentence: “Receive your Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University” is quite a mouthful. The buzzwords and catch phrases circulating in the academic (and business) world often feel like a maze of unnecessary jargon. In fact, these terms can be extremely helpful in being precise. Concordia University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration (OLA) is an excellent example of “buzzwords” that actually carry a great deal of meaning. So, what is the OLA program and why does it matter? The answer is right in its name. “Organizational” states where this degree is relevant (in… more >

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of year: the kids are crashing from a month-long sugar high, the days of the Christmas tree are numbered, and everyone is deciding on their New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions have become a great way to start fresh and commit to improving yourself. In the midst of deciding, it is easy to overlook your professional career. This year, make a New Year’s resolution to become an effective leader. If you hope to flourish in your professional and personal life, leadership is an invaluable skill. Confident leaders are essential for organizations, businesses, and governments to succeed. To… 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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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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Have you ever started a new position and felt that you’re just at entry level? Wish you had more knowledge to function at your highest capacity? Concordia University knows the key to learn how to function above entry level. Concordia University Online has launched a new, 100% free email mini-course titled, “How To Function Above Entry Level” taught by Dr. Ken Harris, Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration. The course consists of three parts that arrive daily to your inbox, each including a video, short essays, reflection worksheet, and interactive poll. The classes teach… more >

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In this overly saturated marketplace, where information is only a google or a few clicks away, you can find many opportunities to further your education. As the world grows increasingly curious, the varying types, degrees, and even levels of education have become more accessible. Thinking of all the forms of education, the age old question remains as you try to find the degree that is “best” suited for you….How do you choose? How do you find your calling or your purpose in life? When it comes to business, many people assume the MBA is the gold standard. However, we want… more >

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  #SnapShotSocial 2015 was a success!  We had over 100 participants and we want to thank everyone who came out to partake in this event and we were thrilled with the turnout! Check out this video to catch a few highlights. Participants found this event extremely useful especially with professional portraits playing a huge role in online presence, searching for employment and establishing work relationships. The link to the pictures taken from the #SnapShotSocial will be posted on our Facebook page by the end of the week so be sure to check back in at the end of the week!

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As a young professional, if you are not online you are missing out on a wealth of job opportunities. As part of your online presence, you need to have a photo that puts your best foot forward. That is why the Office of Continuing and Distance Education is sponsoring the #SnapShotSocial at the library stairwell lobby on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 from 10am-2pm. All Concordia University Wisconsin students are eligible to have a free professional head shot taken. Not only can you get your photo taken for free, but you will also be able to connect and network with other… more >

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