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Salesmanship: Why the process matters as much as the talent

Assumption College Undergraduate

Ever thought of turning your business degree into a career in sales? Whether it’s passion, people skills, or persuasiveness, the characteristics that make a great salesperson can range widely depending on source. And while personal traits may be a significant factor in determining one’s talent for salesmanship, today’s businesses may be inclined to look beyond […]

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March 2nd, 2016

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The case for professional business associations

Assumption College Undergraduate

Whether you are looking for ways to improve your resume, network, or simply get a taste of what your chosen business field is all about, joining a professional business association is a great tool for professional development and career planning while pursuing your bachelor’s in business. A professional association is generally a nonprofit organization aimed […]

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February 16th, 2016

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Assumption business students help to sustain, grow Haitian orphanage

Assumption College Undergraduate

Many Assumption classes provide students an opportunity to fulfill the school’s mission: to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. When the nonprofit organization Be Like Brit asked Assumption professor and director of MBA program, Eric Drouart if he and his students could develop a strategic plan, he knew it to […]

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January 21st, 2016

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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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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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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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Starting a business in Worcester right out of school

Assumption College Undergraduate

For many ambitious business students, the idea of starting a business right after graduation is very appealing. Perks such as flexible hours, the opportunity to pursue a passion, and of course, the ultimate reward of becoming your own boss, all sound great — maybe too great. Fortune Magazine columnist, Anne Fisher, has talked to a […]

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October 20th, 2015

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Worcester Regional Research Bureau brief cites Assumption professor

Assumption College Undergraduate

Professor or Dr. Thomas White, Chair of the Economics and Global Studies Department at Assumption College, was mentioned in last month’s Worcester Regional Research Bureau brief. The document, titled, “Community Dialogues on Race—Economic Development,” offers Worcester-specific data on the city’s population, household income and housing. The brief cites Professor White’s Worcester Economic Indicators Report, showing […]

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October 1st, 2015

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Understanding Business Development

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption College graduate Sean Mayo ’15, recently accepted a Business Development Representative position at ThinkingPhones. Whether you are a business student, or a recent business degree graduate, chances are you’ve probably heard the term “business development.” However, for many recent graduates or job market entrants, the term may carry a bit of ambiguity or cause […]

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August 7th, 2015

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Technology evolving marketing to create new career opportunities

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“Technology has always changed how marketing works. What is different today is the unprecedented rate of change in both the development of marketing tools and the escalation of expectations for better experiences from customers,” wrote Forbes contributor John Ellet in an article titled, “Technology Is Changing The Future of Marketing (Again).” As technology continues to […]

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June 30th, 2015

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