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Career And Education


Previous Work Experience Not Always A Positive for New Job

Written by Ohio State University on Friday, 27 February 2009 16:13.

Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs – but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance. A study of telephone call center employees is one of the first to suggest that previous work experience isn’t all positive for new employees. Workers may keep some old habits and ways of doing things that hurt performance in their new roles.

Anti-Social Behavior in Girls Predicts Adolescent Depression Seven Years Later

Written by University of Washington on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:22.

Anti-Social Behavior in Girls Predicts Adolescent Depression Seven Years LaterPast behavior is generally considered to be a good predictor of future behavior, but new research indicates that may not be the case in the development of depression, particularly among adolescent girls. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven years and found that anti-social behavior among girls and anxiety among both sexes predicted depression.

A Brave New World for College Grads: Hunting Down a Job in a Tough Economy

Written by Saint Joseph's University on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:16.

Unfortunately, in an economy like today’s, Matthew Brink, director of Career Development at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has no secret tricks for landing a job. “It’s all about using the tried and true tactics for job hunting, but giving the process more time and effort,” he says.

UNCW Among the Nation’s 50 “Best Value” Universities

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 January 2009 04:15.

UNCWIn a profile of UNC Wilmington on USA TODAY’s Web site, the editors at The Princeton Review said, “A big school with a smaller school feel, UNCW boasts a solid faculty that excels at the upper levels and isn’t afraid to show their passion for the subject at hand. Visit the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Obama Shatters Racial Stereotypes as America Struggles to Become One

Written by Vern E. Smith on Friday, 23 January 2009 04:11.

ObamaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The over 500,000 Americans of all colors spread from the statue of Abraham Lincoln down to the Washington Monument for the “We Are One” opening concert on Sunday was a visually striking mosaic of a nation long divided by race and class coming together on the eve of the inauguration of its first African-American president.