Tag Archives: communication

What Do College Students, Second Graders and Financial Literacy Have in Common?

The answer is… Junior Achievement! For their applied learning project, students in Julie Kresh’s professional communication class at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine are working with second graders at Turtle Lake Elementary School to teach them about financial literacy. More specifically, they are teaching them about these five topics: owning a business, hiring workers, products and services, how people
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Communications Class Assists in Workforce Development Through Applied Learning

At Minnesota School of Business, students take professional communications classes to gain valuable experience in essential skills, such as listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, and business writing, among others. This past spring, students in the Professional Communications I class took their understanding of verbal communication and listening to a whole new level. Working with the
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Top 10 Skills Employers Seek in Candidates

Ever thought about what skills employers are looking for? Joel Bisser, the service learning coordinator at Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville, discusses what skills employers find most valuable and how students obtain them in their professional communications classes. In a 2013 The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey, managers were asked what skills they
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Locked Up: 9 Criminal Justice Students and 1 Communications Specialist

Let’s start with this—a prison is no place for a communications person. It’s not that communications people don’t commit crimes, I’m sure they do, but the problem with a communications person in prison is they don’t pay attention to what they should and they can’t be quiet.  Of course, being a communications person, I’m oblivious
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Students, Learn All You Can From This Guy!

Paul Cero, adjunct instructor in the business administration degree program and general education studies, has been a member of the faculty team at the Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville since 2009. Paul brings over 20 years of experience related to instructing, business, and communication to the classroom. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors
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Communication: The Human Connection

Ann Deiman-Thornton is the Dean of Faculty at the Minnesota School of Business – Brooklyn Center Campus and our guest blogger for this post.                                                                                                                            “Communication—the human connection—is the key to personal & career success”-Paul J. Meyer Communication is the foundation of any strong, successful relationship. In fact, I always say that where there is bad communication there
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Business Communication Class Continues Survey Project for the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce

Students from Business Communication class continued the survey project for the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce Early Fall Quarter. Whereas past surveys gathered information regarding business climate in Lakeville, this project focused on Lakeville citizens’ park usage. Students directly applied the business communication techniques and strategies that they learned in class by cold calling local businesses to
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Jeff Briggs and George Orwell’s 1984

Nineteen Eighty-four, novel by the English author George Orwell published in 1949 as a warning against totalitarianism. The book is set in a future world that is dominated by three perpetually warring totalitarian states. The book’s hero, Winston Smith, is a minor party functionary in one of these states whose job is to falsify archives
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