Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Project Management: The Next Step in Your Career

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 26, 2018 1:08:00 PM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

We all know projects are usually temporary; they have set beginnings and ends. Many company projects are unique from each other and team members from different departments or organizations come together to complete the project. It takes a special sort of leader to head up company special projects because she has to lead a team of people who have never worked together before. Project managers have to be planners, initiators and excellent communicators.  

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Topics: Swain Center, project management, professional development

Taking the Next Step in Nursing: Management

Posted by Swain Center on Dec 18, 2018 12:04:00 PM

by Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

Are you currently in the nursing program or working as a nurse, but are thinking of ways to move to the next level of your career down the road? There’s a growing need in nursing management positions, and the promotion would likely bump up your nursing salary to anywhere from $83,000 to over $100,000. If you are a natural leader looking to advance your career in the nursing field, we highly recommend this position. 

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Topics: nursing, Swain Center, professional development

How to Answer Common Interview Questions with Finesse

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 26, 2018 9:50:00 AM

By Mel Beasley, CSB Marketing Assistant

The symptoms are clear. Sweaty palms. Swollen tongue. Fidgety legs. You’ve been diagnosed as a horrible job interviewee. But don’t worry because Linda Raynier, online career strategist and coach, has some remedies to build your interview confidence.  

Here’s how you can answer some common interview questions, and why employers ask them. 

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Topics: interviewing, internships, professional development

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 3, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Swain Center for Executive Education (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2018).

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.

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Topics: Swain Center, customer delight, intercultural conflict, nursing, custom programs, professional development, management

The Ultimate Professional Development Cheat Sheet for Organizations

Posted by Swain Center on Jun 22, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2018)

Investing in professional development can yield big dividends for the individual and the organization.
 
Skip to the front of the line on developing and investing in high-quality professional development by checking off the items on this cheat sheet to make sure you will have an engaged and talented workforce.

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Topics: Swain Center, professional development

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Feb 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Stephen HillAssistant Professor of Business Analytics, Cameron School of Business

  • Detecting spam and malware.
  • Guiding autonomous vehicles.
  • Distinguishing between images of cats and dogs.
  • Predicting diabetes-related hospital patient readmissions.
  • Recommending the next show for you to “binge watch” on Netflix.
What do these seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other? Each of these tasks relies on analytics techniques and tools. These examples focus on the transformation of data into information, and then into insights and better business decisions.
 
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Topics: business analytics, graduate programs, Swain Center, professional development

Time for an Organizational Check-Up?

Posted by Swain Center on Nov 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This Insights article was contributed by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.

Flu season started early this year and looks to be a bad one[1]. My drug store is even paying me to get a flu shot!

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Topics: business development, professional development

The Return On Investment Of Executive Education

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:29:52 AM


March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center

Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review have it right in its recent article, "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners"?

It is harder to change as you advance in your profession, but as Jack Welch famously said, you need to “change before you have to.”

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Topics: Swain Center, professional development

Bloom - This is What Professionals Do

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:23:52 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean, Cameron School of Business

Each year, springtime returns to Wilmington, and along with the flowers, you might be thinking it is time for your talent to bloom as well. If you are a business professional who is looking to experience some career growth, or perhaps even branch out in a new direction, there are plenty of ways for you to take advantage of opportunities locally to sharpen your skills and add new competencies to your resume. If you are an employer tasked with talent management strategies, you are definitely looking to investigate paths to greater success for your firm and your employees.

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Topics: Salesforce, Swain Center, professional development

Laura Lunsford Joins Swain Center as New Director

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 12, 2016 11:23:51 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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“I can’t wait to meet local business leaders as well as Cameron and Swain alumni, students and friends,” says Laura Gail Lunsford, the incoming director of the Swain Center. “The potential to build on the current programming at Swain, to develop our region’s and our state’s next generation of business leaders, is exciting.” For Lunsford,  it was irresistible to be able to return to her home state and especially to Wilmington, which she noted is being touted as “the next big thing” and earning designations like “America’s Best Riverfront,” “Best Place to Launch a Business,” and one of the “100 Best Arts Towns.”

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Topics: Swain Center, professional development

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Cameron School of Business at UNCW

UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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