Monday, July 1, 2013

The latest news out of Peirce College

If your life has been anything like ours, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind! Between Commencement, summer vacations, and end-of-the-school-year activities, you might have missed some of the latest news coming out of the College. Here are a few news stories that Peirce faculty members and students were featured in during May and June.

Prestigious 17 are the head of the class. Metro reporter Julia West profiled Jennifer Boone and Carla Bell, two members of our Parent University graduating class. They spoke on how Parent University has changed their lives, and what's next for them after earning their college degrees. We did a full profile on Jennifer and Carla as they were preparing for Commencement, so be sure to read our post for even more details about these outstanding students.

5 tips to help you cope when you have two part-time jobs. Uva Coles, Vice President, Student Services, spoke with reporter Kathryn Tuggle from TheStreet.com about how to find balance if you’re working two different jobs during the summer months. Uva’s most important tip is to prioritize your time, and dedicate yourself to the tasks that are most important to you and your family.

How college grads can improve money management skills. Developing money management skills is an essential part of your career after you’ve earned your college degree. Chanel Greene, Manager of Financial Aid, provided reporter Emily Driscoll from FOX Business tips on how to get a handle on your finances. One piece of Chanel’s advice is to keep a financial journal to establish what kind of habits you have already started and help to head off bad ones early on. Be sure to read the article for the rest of her advice.

The top three things graduates need to know. As graduation season was in full swing, Julia West tapped Chanel Greene for tips for graduates as they move into the next chapter of their lives. Chanel provided insight on how to manage debt and loan payments while balancing other financial responsibilities.

7 steps to career success on Twitter. Kenneth L. Johnson attended our Tweeting for Career Success workshop, and covered the event for Examiner.com. He outlined the 7 Steps to Twitter Success, which you can use to improve your thought leadership on Twitter and connect with others who have similar career and personal interests.

2013 Commencement speakers at Philadelphia colleges. Philly.com put together a list of Commencement speakers at colleges across the Philadelphia area, and included our 2013 Commencement speaker, Ms. Lisa Nutter. Ms. Nutter did a fantastic job when she spoke to our graduates during this year’s ceremony. We’ll be posting the full video on the blog in the next few weeks, but until then, you can watch the advice Ms. Nutter gave a few days before the ceremony.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!