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Securing the Systems We Can’t Live Without

What’s the first thing you do when waking in the morning? Turn on the lights? Brush your teeth? Or maybe fire up your laptop to check the morning’s emails? Much of the activity we perform is tied to a web of interconnected systems that allow us to function throughout our day. But what happens when systems critical to our daily living stop working? An example is noticeable on the East Coast, where many of our fellow students and faculty recently dealt with the effects of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy and hazardous winter conditions.

How to Successfully Pass the PMP Exam

Interested in adding a Project Manager Professional (PMP) designation to your career toolkit? Recently, I reached out to PMP and friend, Fahad Usmani, to gain his insight on the PMP certification process.

5 Tips for Getting LinkedIn Recommendations

LinkedIn recommendations will never replace a traditional reference check, but they certainly can’t hurt. They can speak to your credibility, while giving your LinkedIn profile a boost. While recommendations are important, it’s important not to overdo it. Quantity matters less than quality in many cases.

Why Knowing Your Audience is Key for Effective Writing

In my 12 years as a writing instructor, I recognize the negative feelings people have toward writing. I see the anxiety students have at the thought of putting proverbial pen to paper. Some are even adamant that they’ll never need writing skills for their chosen profession. Yet it’s hard to dispute that we live in a time more dependent on writing than ever before. Ultimately, effective writing depends on how well you analyze and address your audience.

How to Find Your Passion in 2014

The best leaders are also great visionaries. Being a visionary is not just about having great dreams. It’s about having the passion to transform those dreams into reality.

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