Category Archives: Students

The Checklist: A simple requirement for success

Before they take off, even the most seasoned pilots are required to use a pre-flight checklist. In his book Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande applied this process to surgery and found that 80% of the doctors found the practice beneficial and in many cases, there was a rection in error. The book’s main point is simple: no matter how expert you

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Spotlight on Alumni

When Roosevelt MATD alumna Sandra Harrison was growing up on the west side of Chicago, higher education wasn’t her primary focus, she said. As a young mother, she further put her own educational aspirations on hold. But once her children were older, Sandra started an undergraduate program in business administration and nonprofit services. At the time, she was working as

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Training in the age of Google

By: Kathleen Iverson, Ph.D. The internet has created a generation of autodidactic learners–those who would rather “Google it” than rely on formal learning. Their favorite teachers are YouTube, Buzzfeed, Facebook, Quora, and Reddit; sites that pop up when you enter the search term, “How do I . . .” followed by almost anything from “find a job,” “deal with a

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New Updated Curriculum Mapped to the ATD Competency Model

I am pleased to announce updates to our curriculum were approved and will go into effect starting with the Fall 2019 semester. The updates resulted from the remapping of our curriculum to the current ATD competency model to ensure that our students develop essential skills required for success in the industry. Rationale for Curriculum Revision The purpose of this revision

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Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Become a Power User

Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 2: Become a Power User By: Dr. Kathleen Iverson Now owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn has over 500 million users and 10 million active job posts (Darrow 2017), making it the largest professional social network in the world. A basic profile is more than adequate for most purposes (See Building Your LinkedIn Profile Part 1) .

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Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups

Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups Vincent L. Cyboran, Ed.D. Finally finishing your master’s degree brings with it several emotions, including much-deserved pride and a sense of relief. You can finally enjoy your weekends again. You can devote more time to long-neglected hobbies and interests, or just do nothing; at least for a while. Your resume is updated to reflect

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Healthy Confrontation Helps Everyone Grow

By: Tom Ford We have all been there: sitting in a meeting silently disagreeing with the organizer.  You know from your experience that the proposal on the table will not work, but you choose not to speak up because you are a professional.  However, the meeting ends and your boss tasks you with doing something that will fail.  Worst yet

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