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8 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Your feelings are valid, and it’s understandable if emotional distress has been interfering with your ability to concentrate at your job. That’s why we reached out to the Crisis Center, as well as the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, for these eight ways to reduce stress at work.

July 18, 2023Professional Development

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Trades and Apprenticeships as Proven Career Pathways

The notion that traditional higher education is the only way to fulfillment is untrue. I’ll finish up the series by presenting a case for trades and their corresponding apprenticeship models.

June 27, 2023Professional Development

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Tips for Starting a New Job

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking. Those first few days can feel like a blur, from adjusting to your new responsibilities to remembering everyone’s names.

January 3, 2023Professional Development

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Career Path: Getting Ahead of the Curve with Lifelong Affinity Education

In my last blog entry, I conveyed my vision for a lifelong affinity education model—one where institutes of higher learning serve as local hubs, offering a range of programming to engage populations at virtually every phase of the life cycle.

April 27, 2022Director's Corner, Professional Development

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9 Ways to Reframe Negative Thinking into a Positive Outlook

If your doomscrolling habit or a challenging work life has you on negative autopilot, it’s time to shift your default mode back to the bright side. How do you switch from gloom to glory? Simple: practice

March 1, 2022Professional Development

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How Can You Improve Employee Retention During the Great Resignation?

Call it the Big Quit, the Worker Reshuffle, or the Great Reset, we are in the middle of a seismic change in the workforce that’s giving employers ample reasons to be anxious.

February 22, 2022Leadership and Management, Professional Development

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How to Finance Your Master's Degree or Continuing Education

Don’t assume grad school or continuing education is out of reach for your budget. Paying for your post-grad or professional courses can be a challenge, but it’s completely doable.

January 19, 2022Professional Development

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How Corporate Training Has Evolved

Professional development and corporate training are constantly morphing to reflect the times. To keep up with the changing executive education landscape, learn how corporate training has evolved and how you can make the most of today’s professional learning experience.

September 21, 2021Human Resources, Professional Development

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Best Jobs if You Like Supporting Customers

Customer service is an industry as broad as the Mississippi River – a catch-all for positions that encompass everything from call center representatives to flight attendants to patient care coordinators. Despite the seemingly disparate array of jobs available, at their heart, they all have one thing in common: ensuring customer satisfaction.

September 14, 2021Professional Development

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Changing Careers

If you feel stuck in a dead-end job you despise, it’s natural to have an overwhelming desire to get out. The mistake too many people make is making a career leap without looking to see where they’ll land first.

April 13, 2021Professional Development

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What to Do When You're Bored With Your Job

Does the thought of clocking in for work stir up about as much excitement as a trip to the DMV? Figuring out what to do when you’re bored with your job can be difficult, particularly when you’ve spent years working to get to your current position.

March 2, 2021Professional Development

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Essential Skills and Training Needed to Grow Your Career

With the current economic downturn, the job market has never been more competitive. According to a Pew Research article, 25 percent of adults in the U.S. say they or someone in their household lost their job. In these difficult times, companies are being more cautious with their hiring than ever.

January 5, 2021Professional Development

About Corporate Training and Professional Education

USF Corporate Training and Professional Education empowers people to craft their future without limits through engaging professional growth learning and certification programs. Its programs focus on an array of topics – human resources, project management, paralegal, process improvement, leadership skills, technology, and much more.