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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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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Education Course Spotlight: Effective Classroom Management

Assumption College Undergraduate

Our best teachers and our worst teachers: we tend to remember these outliers. It’s possible, our bad memories of not-so-good teachers — and our great memories of the best — had to do with their effectiveness as classroom managers, and their care for us as students and people. The way a teacher manages a classroom […]

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Natural Sciences Spotlight: Environmental Science

Assumption College Undergraduate

On October 19, Celia E. Deane-Drummond, Ph.D., director of the Center for Theology, Science and Flourishing at the University of Notre Dame began Assumption’s 2015-2016 President’s Lecture Series with her lecture, The Theological Tapestry of Laudato Si’: A Franciscan Vision for a New Earth. Professor Deane-Drummond spoke of the theological implications of Pope Francis’ take on climate […]

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Homecoming and the biology of belonging to a tribe

Assumption College Undergraduate

November 6-8 marks Homecoming weekend, where graduates from years past return to reminisce and think about what it’s like to belong to a network of Assumption alumni — to be part of the Assumption tribe. We are so excited to celebrate our tribe. And as alumni drive up Salisbury Street this weekend, think about how […]

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Teaching and Traveling: Part 2

Assumption College Undergraduate

Last week, we discussed the growth and popularity of students with a bachelors in education who spend time abroad teaching and volunteering before committing to a career in the United States. We mentioned the rewarding experience, ability to explore  the world and experience new cultures, and a chance to meet amazing people from many different […]

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Psychology Careers: Psychiatry

Assumption College Undergraduate

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the demand for psychiatrists who provide counseling for children and adolescents will double between now and 2020. It is estimated that by 2020, 12,624 psychiatrists will be needed, however, only 8,312 will be practicing. Bachelor’s of psychology majors at Assumption College can choose from dozens […]

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Teaching and traveling: Part 1

Assumption College Undergraduate

The Boston Consulting Group reported in 2013 that Millennials are more interested than older generations in traveling — 23 percentage points higher. And, according to The Atlantic, young people are more interested in longer, more meaningful experiences; they are more likely to choose spending little and living like locals over luxurious beach vacations. Recent Assumption […]

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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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Biotechnology in Massachusetts

Assumption College Undergraduate

According to Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), modern biotechnology “provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.” That’s currently more than 250 developed biotech health care products and vaccines available to […]

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