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How the Stacking Benjamins Podcast Addresses Financial Literacy Through a Fun, Lighthearted, and Diverse Listening Experience

How the Stacking Benjamins Podcast Addresses Financial Literacy Through a Fun, Lighthearted, and Diverse Listening Experience

In a Nutshell: You won’t find anybody yelling at you or shaming you about your money on the Stacking Benjamins podcast. In fact, you may not even think you’re learning anything about money. And that’s just how Co-Host Joe Saul-Sehy and OG want it. Their podcast brings the science of play into the world of finance with a diverse and humorous show that is as silly as it is informative. Taking a cue from one of his favorite NPR shows, Car Talk, Saul-Sehy and the gang deliver a... read more »

How the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Empowers Women to Make Connections and Achieve Their Full Potential in the Industry

How the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Empowers Women to Make Connections and Achieve Their Full Potential in the Industry

In a Nutshell: Professional organizations provide individuals with valuable opportunities, such as networking events and continuing education, to advance their careers. The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) is no exception, with its nationwide network and educational offerings. The organization delivers important ongoing education — from soft skills training to professional development — to women in accounting and finance. The organization welcomes new members... read more »

First Bank Partners with North and South Carolina Businesses to Help Employees Make Better Money Decisions through Its First@Work Program

First Bank Partners with North and South Carolina Businesses to Help Employees Make Better Money Decisions through Its First@Work Program

In a Nutshell: First Bank may be a large community bank, but that doesn’t stop it from maintaining the small-town feel that its customers appreciate. The bank prioritizes delivering high-quality financial education to its community members. Its First@Work program partners with area employers to offer bank accounts to their employees with features such as identity theft protection and insurance. And the bank’s MyMoney tool provides handy spending and budgeting tools for customers to... read more »

SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

SumTotal Systems Helps the Financial Services Industry Keep Up with Digital Transformation Through HR Software Solutions that Increase Employee Retention and Productivity

In a Nutshell: Businesses in the financial services industry — among the many sectors undergoing rapid changes due to technological innovations — are trying to keep up with the best ways to engage and train employees. Enter SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, with core HR software components, including talent acquisition and talent management, learning management, and workforce management, that provide employers with a comprehensive solution to maintaining a workforce. The... read more »

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

2018’s Top 10 Booming College Towns

A 2017 study by TD Ameritrade found that nearly 50% of college graduates return home after receiving their diploma out of financial necessity. The financial strain of student debt, lack of job opportunities, and a high cost of living are just some of the reasons students choose to move back with their families, which for most, was never the intended plan. Some college towns, however, provide economically friendlier climates for recent grads and job seekers than others. The following... read more »

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

TFS Scholarships Maintains an Extensive Database to Help Students Access $41 Billion Worth of Funding

In a Nutshell: Springing from an idea by a high school principal, TFS Scholarships was developed to connect high school and college students to scholarship opportunities they might otherwise miss out on. Today, the service provides information on more than 7 million individual scholarships and $41 billion in funding. TFS sets itself apart from other similar services by remaining ad-free thanks to its Wells Fargo sponsorship, and promises to never sell user information. The website also... read more »

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations: Preparation for the Rapidly Changing Workplace of the Future

In a Nutshell: University curriculums are often slow to adapt to the rapidly changing workplaces that students will enter. But the Department of Human Resources Management at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) has designed courses focused on the current business climate -- and what is coming next. Department Chair Bill Castellano spent more than a quarter-century in leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies and now uses that expertise to develop tomorrow’s... read more »

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

University of Washington’s Jones + Foster Accelerator Gives Student Entrepreneurs the Resources to Launch a Startup

In a Nutshell: Today’s enterprising college students don’t need to wait until graduation to get a business idea off the ground. The Jones + Foster Accelerator at the University of Washington gives student entrepreneurs the opportunities, resources, and connections needed to get to the startup phase. The six-month program at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster School of Business is part of UW’s commitment to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports... read more »

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

Fisher College of Business Introduces New Specialized Master Program to Teach Students Necessary Business Analytics Skills

In a Nutshell: Data helps drive decision-making across most industries today — and retail is no exception. But many organizations lack staff with the right mix of business and analytics expertise to study that data and produce actionable insights. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business established the Specialized Master of Business degree program in Business Analytics (SMB-A) to help professionals develop that skill set. The SMB-A program is geared toward working... read more »

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Shows that  Innovation is a Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Shows that Innovation is a Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination

In a Nutshell: At the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, students prepare to lead global enterprises in a changing environment. For more than 22 years, Paul Almeida has helped Georgetown McDonough students prepare for that change. As Professor of Strategy and International Business, he studies innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and information collaboration across firms and countries. In his role as Dean at McDonough, he puts his ideas into practice by creating... read more »