Business and Careers

The Power of a Student ID

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Instant noodles isolated on white background By Aileen Luppert When I was a college student, nearly 20 years ago, I was lucky to have enough financial aid to meet my needs and not leave me or my family teetering on bankruptcy upon graduation. Since that time, tuitions have skyrocketed—in some states by nearly 80% in the last ten years. Even a […]

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Technology Class: Finding Jobs Online

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Are you looking for a job but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Learn how to get the most out of your job search with our digital resources! We will discuss which websites to use, how to use them, and why each one may or not be a good fit for the type […]

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I Love/Hate Social Media

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SocialMedia By Jane Baker Wow. The first known use was in 2004! In ten short years, there has been an explosion of social media platforms. Today, everywhere, people are posting photos and videos, checking-in, and sharing info. It’s even been suggested that the word “social” could be dropped, as this form of communication is the traditional m […]

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The Freedom of Open Source

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_OpenSource By Brian Vander Veen As someone who was a college student for much longer than any reasonable person ought to be, I discovered a few things about living on the cheap: one, that dried beans and rice are a great way to stretch a food budget; and two, that a lot of useful software is […]

Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontBeThatGuy By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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The Search For Rejuvenation

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Search for Rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself when life is good, so you have the reserves to make it through the bad. by Aileen Luppert I attended a job training a few weeks ago. After three days of intense conversations and reflections, I was exhausted, but optimistic about how to apply all the lessons learned. Many of the people in the room (including me) seemed to sense the enormity of what might be ahead and we went […]

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What To Do With an English Major

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EnglishMajor By Cara Strickland When I was an English major in college, I was often faced with that question. The one that is rarely posed to business majors, but almost always asked of those studying the liberal arts. “What are you going to do with that?” This happened at family gatherings, occasionally in the supermarket, and […]

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Business Incubation Spokane – The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BusinessIncubation by Michelle Booth Do you have a great idea for a business but don’t know how to go from idea to reality? Welcome to business incubation Spokane style. There are several resources in the area ready to help you get your new company funded and open for business, and several more business resources ready to […]

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The Open Road: Truck Driving Jobs are in Demand

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_OpenRoad by Vanessa S. Have you ever thought about taking to the open road? Truck drivers are in high demand and you can make a good living, around $40,000 a year. Forget the old trucker stereotype. An empty nest couple can team drive, a young woman can see the country on her own, and a new […]

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Creating an Effective Resume in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_Resume by Julianne T. Creating an effective resume to enhance your chances of getting that interview can be a daunting experience. So how do you ensure your resume will climb to the top of the pile? Here are four tips to help you create a solid and impressive resume: 1. Use effective titles Like it or […]

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