Career Development

Reinventing Your Career Over 50

If you’ve read my earlier blog posts, you’ll know I’m a recent retiree from a large telecommunications company. I also spent 30-plus years as a freelance editorial cartoonist. In late 2016, after seeing so many changes in my parallel careers, I decided that the time had come to make a really big life change. My …

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Running for Sheriff in Spokane, WA

CSU-Global faculty member in the criminal justice and law enforcement program, Douglas Orr, Ph.D., takes you through his experience running for Sheriff in Spokane, WA. Discover his biggest challenges in running against an incumbent, having campaign signs stolen, and the final tally to decide it all. Running for Sheriff in Spokane, WA https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-KCWS3FP Douglas Orr, …

Keep it Professional: Nailing Down the Perfect Email Signature

And other correspondence do’s and dont’s Maybe your email signature isn’t something you think about much, but perhaps you should. Consider this – your signature is part of your personal brand. By creating a professional signature, you’re taking advantage of an opportunity to promote that brand. Why waste it? When you initially set up your …

Making the Decision to Start a Small Business

Thinking about starting a small business? CSU-Global alumni Erika Heeren explains the methods and pitfalls. In 2015, I started my own marketing agency, knowing full well there are no guarantees.  Taking the leap into small business ownership was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. The entrepreneurial road is strewn with people who …

Mastering Public Speaking

If there’s one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of the masses, it’s public speaking. Most of us seem to be predisposed to nervousness when it comes to standing up in front of a group of our peers and sharing information or opinions. If even just THINKING about speaking in front of a crowd …