Carol Platt was caught in the middle of the economic downturn with no backup plan. Searching for a stable job in an unstable economy proved to be difficult without a college degree. Her work history and past successes were overlooked. It had always been a dream of hers to complete her degree; after a failed first attempt, she was unsure of her ability to follow through. She began researching online education options and felt that Kaplan University stood out; she decided to complete her college degree online. Carol enrolled in Kaplan University’s School of Business and Management and earned her bachelor’s degree online, focusing on business with an emphasis in human resources.
The adult continuing education program at Kaplan University is designed for working professionals who seek to further their career or, like Carol, want to earn their university degree online.* Students can complete assignments on a schedule that fits their lives. It’s this type of flexibility that helps prepare Kaplan University online students for success. Even if you already have an established career, it’s never too late to consider online business school to further your knowledge and update your skills. Increase your marketability with one of Kaplan University’s online bachelor degree programs without taking time off of work to attend class.
* Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.
“I grew up in Graham, North Carolina. My parents both worked for the textile mills, both had fourth grade educations and my mom always wanted me to get an education. When I graduated from high school it was my dream to go to college. I failed the first class of my life which was my chemistry class. I was just overwhelmed so I left after about a year and half, got a job and kept trying to go back to school. For me it was personally devastating. It really bothered me. I felt like I was failing. I had one shot and I blew it.
When Jenna left for boarding school I couldn’t even open the door and go in the room and I was almost 52. All of that coincided with the downturn of the market. I had almost $6 million dollars in contracts waiting to close and they all fell through—every single one of them. I thought, ‘now what? I don’t have a degree, there are no jobs.’ It doesn’t matter what I had done or how much success I had, the requirements are to have a degree. Not only that, I had to walk back in the door competing with people half my age and many of them had MBAs.
It was just a matter of figuring out how to do it—so that’s when I started to check into what were the institutions, what was the cost, how were they respected. Kaplan [University] had a degree in business with a specialty in human resources. As I started narrowing the options down, it made it into about the final three. I took those three finalists to my traditional education friends and I said, ‘I want to know what the most respected online degree would be if someone was coming into your office looking for a job.’
The IT Dean, the Computer Science Dean, felt like Kaplan [University] had the best online delivery program that was out there. The Academic Dean’s advice was that this is a respected degree that you’re not going to have people questioning whether you were competent when you came out. Everything that you take there will be accepted if you go on to a master’s [program] anywhere so that was a very good recommendation. When I sat down at graduation, 31 years later, and I’m looking up at the podium and it says, ‘Kaplan University: a Different School of Thought’ that was probably more me because I do think a little differently. I’m willing to work on things that innovate and I think that’s more of an opportunity for me and many students like me.~N
Many large-scale international conventions and exhibitions were held in Chengdu during 2013, bringing a notably higher level of international recognition to the city’s convention and exhibition industry and efficiently promoting the development of trade and commerce across the city. During this year's Fortune Global Forum that also took place in Chengdu, Global 500 companies and other well-known multinationals signed 74 investment deals, bringing in an aggregate investment of 112 billion yuan (approx. $US18 billion). During the 12th World Chinese Entrepreneur Convention, another Chengdu-based event, 47 major investment promotion contracts with a total value of 33.6 billion yuan (approx. $US5.4 billion) were signed.
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In its 25th year, Toyota’s annual Opportunity Exchange (OE) has resulted in more than $250 million in contracts for M/WBEs.
The two-day event – which included best-practice seminars, panel discussions and a trade show – concluded Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA) started OE with about 100 attendees, and it has grown to become one of the largest minority business events in the country – attracting nearly 2,000 people who attend the event free of charge.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7353151-toyota-opportunity-exchange-minority-woman-owned-business-enterprises/
Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner that focuses on delivering aid to impoverished children around the world, announced it has standardized on DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). With DocuSign, Free The Children keeps administrative spending to a minimum so it can ensure at least $0.90 of every dollar donated goes to supporting programs that directly benefit children in need around the world.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7312252-docusign-free-the-children-digital-transaction-management/
In a two-part video series from EisnerAmper, one of the nation's leading providers of employee benefit plan audits, leading benefit plan expert, Denise Finney, highlights two new accounting standards related to employee benefit plans and addresses the impact they have on plan sponsors.
Finney, who has extensive experience directing employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k), 11-K, profit sharing, defined benefit, 403(b) and Employee Stock Option Plans (“ESOPs”), begins her video series by addressing ASU 2015-12, Part 1, which applies to fully benefit-responsive investment contracts.
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Council Connections, a leading national group purchasing organization (GPO), today revealed its new brand including a modernized company name, logo and website. With a nod to its nearly 40-year legacy, combined with a link to the future, Council Connections becomes CNECT (“connect”) with a tagline of Every Link Stronger.
“CNECT embodies our history of service excellence while better describing the undeniable link and connection that exist between us and our members,” says Henry Tuttle, president and board chair of CNECT. “We believe organizations can better focus on their customers if they are connected to a group purchasing organization that offloads the heavy lifting, helping them improve operational efficiencies, while reducing costs through contracts, collaboration and supply chain strategies.”
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