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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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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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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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Business Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Niece

Assumption College Undergraduate

Regardless of business degree concentration, Assumption students are required to take at least one accounting course. If you’ve already completed this business degree requirement, then you may have met Assumption’s Chair of the Business Studies Department and Associate Professor of Accounting, Jennifer Niece. Professor Niece has completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from […]

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March 25th, 2015

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Turning a passion for sports into a paying career

Assumption College Undergraduate

Often dubbed as a highly competitive field, sport management is an enticing career for students who seek to combine their academic interest in business with their passion for sports. At Assumption College, an Advisory Board on Sport Business Education — comprised of the industry’s most recognized sports organization leaders — helps students to turn their […]

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March 19th, 2015

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Making the most out of your business internship

Assumption College Undergraduate

One of our previous posts offered tips on how to successfully juggle school and an internship. While mastering time management and planning techniques is one hurdle, ensuring that you get the most value out of an internship is another challenge. Some interns find themselves doing a range of mundane tasks that have almost nothing to […]

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February 10th, 2015

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Advertising Beyond Borders

Assumption College Undergraduate

Advertising a product or a service across different countries can present many challenges including language translation and different cultural standards. Many can still recall a few notorious campaigns gone astray. KFC’s old slogan “finger-lickin’ good” translated became “eat your fingers off” in China, or, American Airlines’ “Fly in Leather” translated “Fly naked” for the market […]

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January 27th, 2015

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