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Project Management Is First-Generation College Grad’s Passion

 
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Father of three becomes first in his family to earn a college degree, moving closer to his dream job in project management.

Duon Martin never thought he’d go to college.

That’s because in the small town of Salem where he grew up in southern New Jersey, no one went to college.

We were never taught the things that really matter in life like education,” Martin says.

4 Steps To Finding A Sport Management Internship

 
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Do internships turn into permanent positions? Sometimes. But even if they don’t, the experience is invaluable.

Sport management is a highly competitive field, but it’s not impossible to get the job or internship of your dreams working for a pro sports team, college athletic program, or other sport business organization.

“It’s about building your networks, about having an academic foundation in the sport industry, and about getting experience. If you have those three things, you should be able to break into this industry and be very successful,” says Dr. Eric Schwarz, chair and professor of sport business at Saint Leo University. 

Internships are just as important for sport business graduate students who come from other industries as they are for undergraduates, Schwarz adds. Follow these steps to land an internship.

Project Management Careers: Technical Communications

 
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Combining a Saint Leo degree in project management with years of experience as a technical communicator positioned a Navy veteran for a big step up in his career.

Saint Leo University alumnus Dan Foster may be a seasoned technical communicator, but the world of project management surrounds him on a daily basis.

In fact, as he found out, the skills he has refined over time in technical communications – leadership, team building, conflict management and negotiation, to name just a few – are the same skills project managers put into practice every day.

“Project management is what we, as technical communicators, do all day long,” he says.

Accelerated MBA: What’s The Key To Success?

 
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U.S. Air Force Captain Jason Ross shares how he was able to earn an MBA online in one year.

An MBA can help you improve your earning potential, gain new skills and stand out in a competitive job market. So why not try to complete the coursework as quickly as possible?

It’s true — taking two classes each term can help you earn enough credits for an MBA in as little as one year. But following an accelerated MBA path isn’t for everyone. It takes time management, discipline and a willingness to make sacrifices temporarily to reach your goal.

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Why Study Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics?

 
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The tremendous growth of social media to collect customer and market data is creating exciting, new career opportunities.

Not so long ago, social media was for recreational use only – a way for friends and families to connect and share photos. Today, sites such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others have become legitimate and powerful marketing tools.

To meet industry’s demand for managers with the technological and business skills to address this latest evolution in marketing, Saint Leo University launched an MBA concentration in marketing research and social media analytics.

5 Reasons To Choose Project Management As A Career

 
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Looking for a lucrative business career in a growing field? Think project management.

A generous benefactor provides funding for a new wing for a local art museum.

A large company needs to update its expense reporting system and roll it out to employees worldwide.

A targeted malaria immunization program is required in an endemic country.

A rock band wants to launch a revival tour.

In a competitive business environment where there is always more to do than there is time or resources, organizations – for-profit, non-profit, private corporations and government agencies alike – are turning to teams for the agility and flexibility needed to get things done.

Leading these fluid and diverse teams are project managers.

Accelerated MBA Online: A Faster Degree Path

 

Earning an accelerated MBA online in one year fit Oscar Webb's career goals, as he prepares to transition from the Navy to civilian life.

After more than 11 years in the U.S. Navy, Oscar Webb is looking ahead to civilian life. He expects to make the transition next year and wanted to be prepared for the change. With an undergraduate degree from Saint Leo in business administration, Webb chose to return to his alma mater for a master’s degree. 

An MBA in Health Care Management seemed like it could give him a competitive edge in the job market and help him gain additional, valuable skills. But his nontraditional schedule as an aviation electronics technician meant that a traditional classroom setting, with courses set at fixed times, wouldn’t work for this Virginia man.

SLU Online Sport Business Program One Of World’s Best

 
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Saint Leo’s sport business program continues to rank as one of the top online sports management graduate programs worldwide. It recently became the university’s first Program of Distinction.

For the third consecutive year, Saint Leo University’s MBA Sport Business program has been recognized by the prestigious industry publication, SportBusiness International, as one of the top online sports management programs in the world.

The June issue of the London-based publication lists Saint Leo’s online MBA degree program with a concentration in sport business as an international leader, placing the program at number three worldwide.

Saint Leo Offers Project Management Degrees Online

 
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The university launches a new online MBA concentration in project management that helps prepare students for PMI® certification. Saint Leo's bachelor's in business administration-project management is now also available online.

To boost competitiveness, corporations in practically every industry around the globe – from health care and manufacturing to information services and business services – are becoming more project based and team oriented.

This means that the demand for project managers – business professionals with the skills and knowledge to lead complex projects for mid to large-size companies – continues to increase.

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI),® the world’s leading professional association for project management practitioners, more than 15.7 million new project management roles are projected to be created by the year 2020 globally. Approximately 700,000 of those new positions will be in the United States.

Newest MBA Grads Share Reasons For Earning Degrees

 
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Members of Saint Leo's Class of 2014 are using their MBA degrees to advance their careers, move in new directions, and fulfill lifelong personal goals.

Commissioner of an NCAA Division II athletic conference, the South Atlantic Conference, Patrick Britz has been working in college athletic administration for more than 20 years. For him, earning an MBA in sport business completes a personal goal he started some time ago.

For Stephanie Reitz, earning an MBA has enabled her to move her career with Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts in a new direction – and to find an unexpected passion for human resources management.

Both Colleen Stevens and Nicole Kelton attribute promotions into leadership positions within their current organizations to earning MBA degrees.

Whether their reasons for embarking on online MBA degree programs was to fulfill personal ambitions, to run their own businesses, or to advance in their current organizations, members of Saint Leo University’s Class of 2014 are reaping the benefits of their hard work and dedication.

And they’re not alone.

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