Education & Careers news January 2007

Education & Careers

What Ails Corporate America?

For millions of workers who are no longer satisfied with their current jobs and are looking for new positions, the 2007 employment market will be full of opportunities.
Education & Careers

Number of Management and Executive Positions Rising

More management and executive positions are expected across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), who predict a rise of 13.6 percent within this decade. Based on this information, the creation of more than 5 million of these high-level, new jobs is expected by 2010. These projections for potential career advancement have many professionals wondering how they can land one of these positions.In addition to a rise in high-level positions, more and broader avenues are available to pursue these jobs.
Education & Careers

America's Most Productive Universities

Using measurements based on faculty scholarly productivity, Academic Analytics announced America's most productive research universities. The results demonstrate that the division between private and public institutions continues to grow. The Academic Analytics Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSP Index) is a new, quantitative method used to rank doctoral programs at research universities, and is based on a set of statistical algorithms that were developed by Dr.
Technology

For Sale: One Year

After spending a summer painting homes, an entrepreneurial 19 year-old Grand Valley State University (MI) student has created a promotional Web site that offers a year's worth of web time at the cost of $1 per minute. At the site, http://www.OneYearForSale,com, buyers can now display their messages on the site's home page by selecting as many minutes as they wish to purchase. "Time is money, so why not sell it?" says student Peter Sauer, who is majoring in business at Grand Valley.
Education & Careers

Employers Should Plan Now for Spring Interns

Organizations are being urged to take advantage of opportunities to host college interns during the spring academic term as 2007 approaches. Interns are not only added resources, but they will be the next generation of employee talent and this new workforce needs to develop as the time approaches when a vast number of Baby Boomers reach retirement age. The president of Z University.org, Matthew Zinman says, "There are more students in need of internships than there are employer 'site sponsors' to host them.
Practice Management

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Much You Want It

To start the New Year off on the right foot, take a look at what David Maister wrote about careers, firms and "wanting it." Advertisement

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