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Why writing is crucial in business

Assumption College Undergraduate

When Assumption marketing student, Linda Truong started her internship at the Worcester Business Journal, she didn’t anticipate the opportunity to help write almost 40 introductory speeches for an upcoming event. But she gladly assumed the assignment and witnessed weeks of hard work pay off as she watched the event and listened to her words introduce […]

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December 29th, 2015

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Teaching teachers: Experiential learning taught through student teaching

Assumption College Undergraduate

“Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement,” according to Edutopia. That is why Assumption students spend 400 hours in area classrooms learning with experienced mentor teachers and working with students at the grade-levels they aspire to teach. It starts in their first year and it’s […]

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December 22nd, 2015

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3 Business lessons from watching an Assumption grad on Shark Tank

Assumption College Undergraduate

Starting a new business is tough. Getting someone to believe in it enough to put their money at stake is even tougher. That’s the premise of ABC’s show, Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs are invited to present their business idea for a chance to make a deal with one or more of the show’s “shark” investors. […]

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December 18th, 2015

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Massachusetts town addressing opioid crisis: How can a psychology degree help mitigate the public health emergency?

Assumption College Undergraduate

After receiving word in March that the small town of Gloucester, MA had lost their fourth person in three months to a heroin overdose — the killer of over 8,200 people in 2013 alone, a death rate that has quadrupled in the past decade — Police Chief Leonard Campanello took immediate action, announcing to the […]

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December 10th, 2015

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The biology behind stress: Addressing final exam anxiety

Assumption College Undergraduate

Friday, December 11 to Thursday, December 17 marks final exam week for fall semester at Assumption. For many students, including those who are pursuing a bachelor’s in biology, exams can be a source of significant stress. But one of the best ways to combat stress is to understand the biology behind it. To know why […]

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December 8th, 2015

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Careers that bridge business and art

Assumption College Undergraduate

“As we know, business is about clarity and measurability, but art loves mystery and multiple interpretations.” — Ajaz Ahmed, Founder and CEO, AKQA In his Guardian blog, Ajaz Ahmed, founder and CEO of AKQA, an ideas and innovation company, wrote about bridging the gap between business and art. He explored differences between entrepreneurs and artists […]

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December 3rd, 2015

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The psychological influence of parents on children

Assumption College Undergraduate

What if you were to learn that your father was a tyrant, a mass murderer, a monster comparable to Stalin? What would it be like to hold a name synonymous with oppression, cruelty and terror? Recently, Jay Nordlinger, American journalist, author and senior editor of National Review, came to Assumption and spoke about his new […]

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December 1st, 2015

Posted in Psychology

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