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Health Care Reform: How Did We Get Here?

By Betty Rambur, R.N., Ph.D. Health care reform can be difficult to understand. But if you consider the history of health care coverage in the United States, it becomes easier to grasp how the current approach became unsustainable and why health care reform is necessary. There are three main approaches […]

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY, ‘YOU’RE FIRED’

When people get promoted into a management role, the going phrase is that you now have “hire and fire” power. Almost everyone enjoys using his or her hire power — it’s great to build your own team and see each individual employee grow. But fire power? Unless you’re a cold-hearted […]

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Get a Jumpstart on the Admissions Process

The college admissions process used to involve an elaborate set of steps including hand-written forms and a plethora of paperwork. Fortunately, the internet has completely transformed the experience. There are a number of resources available to students who may need to obtain transfer credits before applying or for those who […]

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Food Hubs Gain Traction, Get Noticed

Food hubs are in demand and making headlines. Over the holidays, the Associated Press published, “Food Hubs Link Consumers with Nationally Farmed Food,” which ran in print and online across the country in outlets including The New York Times and Denver Post. The article mentions UVM’s new Food Hub Management Certificate […]

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What is Public Health? UVM Prepares Students for Careers in Public Health.

By Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H. The study of public health focuses on improving health in communities and populations. While clinical health professionals focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury in individuals, public health professionals are concerned with prevention of disease, injury, and death in entire populations. Public health professionals […]

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Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter

There have recently been a plethora of conversations surrounding the importance of including a cover letter with a resume.  Bryant & Stratton College spoke with many industry professionals and found that there are companies, such as Microsoft, who will completely discard an applicant’s cover letter. However, there are many companies and […]

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3 WAYS TO SET A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR EMPLOYEES

Being a manager means you’re in charge of a group of people and a business function. You assign tasks, you probably have financial goals and you are responsible for everything that happens. When things go wrong, the people up the chain will want to know what mistake you made and […]

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International Influence

The recipe for success in college athletics varies by team and sport. At the “junior college” level that recipe can be even more challenging when it comes to recruiting and retaining players. Nick Dimitrievski and Alex Grigorita seem to have found one way to stay ahead in the ever competitive […]

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Key Technologies Featured in Office Management Training

If there’s one person who can be considered the “hub” of an office, it’s the administrative assistant. These professionals are typically in charge of doing all the daily activities that keep an office running. According to a survey by the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the biggest self-identified need in […]

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How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

The holidays may be joyful, but for many, they also can be stressful. While many studies have found that it’s a myth that suicide rates rise during the holidays, it’s still true that many people suffer increased depression and anxiety. Here are 10 tips for lowering stress so you can […]

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The Importance of Outdoor Leadership: An Inside Look

Looking for adventure in the great outdoors? Let John Abbott be your go-to guide. A faculty member in the UVM Environmental Studies and the Parks, Recreation and Tourism programs, Abbott has traveled with UVM students to explore the backcountry in the Adirondack and White Mountains, and in Peru and Ecuador. […]

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Why is Leadership Development Important?

By Rocki-Lee DeWitt Vermont is home to hundreds of business and social entrepreneurs looking to create or expand start-ups. Our state also hosts a number of established growth companies and family-run businesses that have built excellent reputations and contributed to local economies for decades. But what happens once a company […]

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From a Cult to the Courtroom

Aaron Penn spent his childhood in a cult. The religious sect, of which his parents were prominent members, taught followers to believe the world was ending. He remembers when his 7-year-old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia and denied a blood transfusion because of his family’s beliefs. The boy died soon […]

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WHY HIRING IS (MUCH) HARDER THAN IT LOOKS

Have you ever wondered why the hiring process is so freakishly slow? It should be easy—at the moment a manager has a vacancy (or knows there will be one), a recruiter should jump in and screen candidates, the manager should schedule interviews with a few promising applicants and, collectively, they […]

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Job-Seeking? Identify What Problem You Will Solve

One of the challenges of rethinking our careers these days is how to most effectively position ourselves with a potential employer for maximum opportunity (okay, first to get hired, then for maximum opportunity!). In other words, you and your outstanding skills are the solution to the problem or challenge they face. Whether […]

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