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3 WAYS TO SUCCEED AS A REMOTE WORKER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Apr 10, 2017 9:58:12 AM

Advances in digital communication have made it easier for colleagues to stay in touch, which has led to a steady growth of telecommuters. Remote work comprises a wide variety of situations, like professionals who spend a lion’s share of their time on the road and those who work 100% out of a home office.

Whatever your situation, remote work has its challenges. Whether you’re an experienced telecommuter, or trying it out for the first time, here are some ways to thrive in these settings:

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Careers, Remote Work

MEET EMPLOYERS AT TRIDENT'S VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 27, 2017 3:00:41 PM

On Wednesday, March 29th we're hosting our second virtual career fair. For those of you wondering what you can expect at this event, we sat down with the Director of Trident's Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies, Tanya White-Earnest.

Daniel Sloan: When is the Virtual Career Fair (VCF), and how can students and alumni sign-up?

Tanya White-Earnest: The VCF will be held on Wednesday, March 29 th from 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific time.  Students and alumni can sign up by going to the student portal, and selecting Trident4Careers in the Tools and Links menu at the bottom of the page.  They then either sign into or create their account on the Virtual Career Center (VCC) portal. 
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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Alumni

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: DR. PRISCILLA OKUNJI

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 22, 2017 3:02:39 PM

Dr. Priscilla Okunji is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. She earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Trident in 2010, and has been part of Howard’s faculty since then.

Since her graduation, she has become a distinguished academic researcher. Her latest research project, which commenced earlier this year, is to enhance the use of electronic records to better understand diabetes and cardiovascular disorders in minority populations. Additionally, she has been named a diversity scholar through the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS).  

Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?
Dr. Priscilla Okunji: Yes, I advanced from Instructor to Coordinator of the RN-to-BSN track (2011-2016) and tenure track Assistant Professor (2013-present). I have been awarded external and internal grants focused on the use of big data to knowledge (BD2K) to better understand health disparities.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Student Success, Alumni

5 TOOLS TO HELP NEGOTIATE A GREAT SALARY

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Mar 20, 2017 1:14:59 PM

When an employer extends an offer to you, they often expect you to negotiate. Be sure you are prepared for this important step in the job search process. Here are 5 great tools to help you prepare for salary negotiation.

And if you’re still looking for a job, these tools can help you with that too.

  1. https://data.chronicle.com
  • If you are interested in working in the education industry, Chronicle Data is a good resource for faculty salaries, staff salaries, and adjunct salaries at colleges throughout the United States.
  • You can search by a specific college, state, sector, or Carnegie classification.
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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Salary Negotiation

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: DR. VINCENT HAVRILKO

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Feb 23, 2017 4:36:58 AM

Dr. Vincent Havrilko is an Air Force civilian serving the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 366th Mission Support Group, 366th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. He served for 22 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant.  

Dr. Havrilko completed a Ph.D. in Business Administration at Trident, as well as degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. He is one of only nine alumni to have earned a degree at each program level from Trident.
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Topics: PhD Degrees, Business Adminstration, Military, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Military to Civilian Transition

6 ADVANTAGES TO CONDUCTING EMPLOYER RESEARCH

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Feb 21, 2017 10:21:50 AM

Now that you’ve perfected your resume, it’s time to begin your job search. One of the best ways to find the ideal position is by conducting research on prospective employers BEFORE submitting your application.

Doing research on employers gives you an opportunity to be better prepared, not only for the job search, but for the interview and (hopefully!) job offer as well.
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Topics: Resumes, Career Services, Careers

TIPS FOR LEVERAGING ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Feb 15, 2017 12:17:22 PM

Organizational politics, according to Reference.com, “is the process of using an informal network to gain power and accomplish tasks to meet a person's wants or needs. Organizational politics may be a positive practice when the greater good of the company is affected. However, it can also be negative when people promote self-interests.”

We have all been affected by organizational politics in the workplace. While they can sometimes make work life challenging, using these informal networks can be very beneficial to you and your team.

Here are some positive ways to make organizational politics work for you.

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Topics: Career Services, Networking, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Organizational Politics

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: STEVE RICHARDS

Posted by Steve Richards, Trident Alumnus on Jan 27, 2017 11:07:44 AM

Trident helped me to fulfill my educational goals and dreams, teaching me that if I plot my goals and take things in stride I will accomplish anything. I’ve also strengthened my professional skills, which helps me to understand better what coworkers expect and how to work as a team.

Thanks to my time at Trident, I’ve improved my interpersonal skills, have become more self-aware, and have become more empathic towards others. I’ve been able to develop leadership skills so I can empower others, allowing me to put the needs of the group ahead of my own.

At first, keeping up with my education was a challenge. As I moved to different military installations, I would often lose credits enrolling in courses at different schools. It was hard not to think I was going nowhere fast, but things changed after I enrolled at Trident and worked with its faculty.

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Topics: Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni

THE WHERE, HOW, AND WHO OF USING GOVERNMENT WEBSITES FOR A JOB SEARCH

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jan 13, 2017 8:35:36 AM

We all know that there is a superabundance of career and job search information on the internet. It can be overwhelming. That’s why Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies has narrowed down the career/job search website list to three top websites.

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/
  2. O*NET Online https://www.onetonline.org/
  3. Career One Stop https://www.careeronestop.org/
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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Alumni

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: ERIC SESSIONS, JR.

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 10, 2017 7:35:18 PM

Eric Sessions, Jr. is a U.S. Naval Commissioned Officer, and in this capacity he has been selected by the President of the United States to serve indefinitely as an Information Professional Leader anywhere in the realms of acquisitions, project management, afloat communications systems, joint expeditionary communications planning, and cyber defense capacities.  

He is an alumnus of Trident’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Technology programs.

Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?

Eric Sessions, Jr.: Since attending Trident, my professional credentials and accomplishments have increased significantly. Moreover, the education obtained at Trident propelled my opportunities in the U.S. Navy from being a non-commissioned Sailor to getting accepted into the Navy’s most rigorous and scrutinized commissioning avenue of Officer Candidate School. This has been a long standing goal of mine that was ultimately accomplished by pursuing higher learning at Trident.

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Topics: Information Systems, Master's Degrees, Military, Alumni

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