And Here I Thought My Students Really Liked Me

About a year and a half ago I wrote a post: Why I Love LinkedIn. In that post, I noted that my favorite feature is simply reading through the Notifications to see what my former students are up to. If one of them is starting a new job, has gotten a promotion, or is going … Continue reading And Here I Thought My Students Really Liked Me

The Best Part of My Job

There are lots of things to like about my job, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be watching my students transition from teenagers to professionals. There are a variety of paths that students choose upon graduation and in the years that follow – some work overseas, some perform a year or … Continue reading The Best Part of My Job

How Can Anyone Keep Pace with All These New Technologies?

We were lucky to have a group of guest speakers in my Intro to Business class the other day as part of Marketing Mania Monday. (especially me, it was kind of like a day off…) One of the speakers worked for a digital marketing agency, and showed two graphics that really struck me. The two … Continue reading How Can Anyone Keep Pace with All These New Technologies?

Some Surprising Rules of Dinner Etiquette

Last night was the kickoff to our Summer Business Institute program at Villanova. The main event was a dinner with all of the students, the faculty, and our professional staff. The keynote speaker was once again Lauren Katen. Lauren has her own consulting firm which focuses on providing “business soft skills training”, and she was our … Continue reading Some Surprising Rules of Dinner Etiquette

Connecting the Dots, and Meditation

Steve Jobs, in his inspirational graduation speech at Stanford, stated, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” I had such an experience this past week in my Cost Accounting class (please don’t fall asleep … Continue reading Connecting the Dots, and Meditation