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Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Educators have the ability to influence students in a variety of different ways. Some are trusted mentors, others can be a stand-in for a parent, while some become that one person a student can talk to about anything.

Dr. Peggy Swigart, Department Chair in Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business, knows this all too well. Educators were there for her when she needed them the most. While in high school, Dr. Swigart lost both of her parents, putting her in a position to grow up a little faster than she had planned.

Educators were a stabilizing influence for her, including a high school guidance counselor, an undergraduate history professor, and a dean during graduate school. They were people who knew her well, understood her journey, and helped to mold her into the educator that she is today.

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Topics: Faculty, Business Adminstration, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Human Resources Management


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 28, 2017 7:20:10 AM

Graduates of Trident’s Ph.D. programs are trained to become independent researchers. As students work towards the completion of their dissertation, they collaborate closely with University faculty who help to guide the development of research skills.

A goal of many graduates is not just to successfully defend their dissertation, but also to see it published in an academic journal. Research that is published in a peer-reviewed journal is a formal recognition of a scholar’s contribution to the public body of knowledge for his or her chosen field.

Not all journals are created equal. Students and alumni alike should be aware of the types of journals out there – many are quite good and can be great CV-builders, while there are some that need to be avoided.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Academic Publishing


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


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

Organizational politics, according to, “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


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


Posted by Cindy Wiley on Nov 21, 2016 7:55:31 AM

Congratulations! You’ve interviewed for a great position, impressed the employer with your experience and knowledge, and now you are the primary candidate! The offer is on its way. Are you ready to negotiate?

It is important to maintain soft control upon receiving an offer. It’s good to be happy and excited about the opportunity, but don’t rush into a “yes” answer. Be completely sure you are not leaving something on the table.

A compensation package is a combination of salary, benefits, and perks. All of this is negotiable.

Here are the 5 components of the negotiation process and some tips for each one:

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Topics: Career Services, Webinars, Careers, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Oct 17, 2016 2:32:15 PM

Dr. Alberto Llanes is a 2016 graduate of Trident’s Ph.D. in Business Administration program. He currently serves as the Chief Enterprise Architect for IRIS Health Solutions, LLC, supporting the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) as one of their two contractor Lead Enterprise Architects.

Trident: Since your time at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career? Or accomplished specific career goals?

Dr. Alberto Llanes: As a student at Trident my career progressed from chief technology officer of a small organization out of New York, through Lead Enterprise Architect at General Dynamics Information Technology, to Chief Enterprise Architect at IRIS Health Solutions, LLC. I’m better positioned to contribute to the betterment of our nation’s health system and have to give some of the credit to my learning at Trident University International. I am now a more disciplined critical thinker which has led to more career success.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni

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