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Mary Beth Erskine

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Move Up In Your Career: Graduate Degrees That Pay Off

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 21, 2013 8:09:00 AM

The rate at which individuals are earning graduate degrees is growing quickly, raising the question, is a master's degree worth the investment?

Almost 420 candidates received master’s degrees at the recent commencement at Saint Leo’s University Campus, many earning their graduate degrees online. Over 330 more candidates will receive graduate degrees at numerous commencement ceremonies at Saint Leo centers across the country in coming weeks.

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Topics: Trends

How To Be More Creative And Why It Matters

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 8, 2013 7:57:00 AM

While professionals agree on the importance of creativity for individual career success and global economic growth, a Kenyan teen’s innovative thinking helps preserve the lives of an endangered species.

Lions hold a special place in the hearts of all of us in the Saint Leo University community.

Which is one reason why you might find the following story intriguing.

Originally appearing on the NPR blog, “all tech considered,” it’s about a teenager in Kenya with a truly “bright” idea. The eight-minute video is posted below and is inspiring to watch.

Here’s why.

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Topics: Tips

10-Step Job Interview Preparation Checklist

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 7, 2013 9:03:00 AM

As you're preparing for a job interview, remember the fundamentals.

Unexpectedly, an awesome opportunity to interview for the ideal internship lands right in your lap.

Or, perhaps, you’ve been waiting a long time for an opportunity to interview at a company that’s always making the local “best places to work” list, and you finally have the chance.

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Topics: Tips

Planning A Career, Preparing For Life

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 21, 2013 2:07:00 PM

Rediscovering Rudyard Kipling's famous coming-of-age poem, "If."

By Rob Liddell

As Saint Leo University’s director of Career Planning, Rob Liddell provides students with practical guidance about preparing for a career and steps to follow to achieve success.

In the following guest blog post, Rob offers some advice more reflective and inspirational in nature about preparing for life. His thoughts about self-confidence, criticism, forgiveness, fear, and dreams spring from Rudyard Kipling’s well-known poem about maintaining integrity, “If”.

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Topics: Tips

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