LINET Wins 2014 Healthy Charlotte Award

Northeastern alumna, Lauren Hurst, Senior Marketing Specialist at LINET responds to this exciting win! Congratulations on receiving the inaugural Healthy Charlotte small business award. How does it feel to be recognized for inspiring innovative, sustainable practices to encourage, support and celebrate healthy habits? Thank you! At LINET, we are very excited to receive this award. We are very proud of ... Read More »

How have you benefited from a leadership-development program?

This was the featured question in a recent Charlotte Business Journal’s “Sound Off” section that captures responses from local leaders on a particular topic.  One of the respondents was Mark Dunn, Manager of Learning & Organizational Development at Carolinas Healthcare System who was a participant in the first class of the Chamber’s Emerging Business Leaders program. Northeastern University was a ... Read More »

First Graduating Class in Charlotte!

Northeastern University—Charlotte faculty and staff honored its first graduating class with a celebration on campus Wednesday, June 25! The Class of 2014 was comprised of 36 graduates from Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies and D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Graduates earned degrees in the following areas: Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Education, Master ... Read More »

Summer is Here!…Now What?

Okay, not for a couple more days. But some days feel more like summer has already arrived with Charlotte achieving its first 90-degree day 2 months earlier than 2013. If you’re looking for some outdoor activities that you won’t leave you roasting, I have two recommendations: Boomerang Bay at Carowinds amusement park and 18 holes of Disk Golf at Reedy ... Read More »

It’s Not All Fun and Games …

…or is it? Dr. Robert Prior, professor in Northeastern’s Master of Sports Leadership program, recently took Charlotte students enrolled in his Events Management course on a field trip to a Charlotte Knights minor league baseball game at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights, whose previous stadium was located just over the North Carolina boarder in Fort Mill, South Carolina, ... Read More »

Graduate School ROI?

I recently participated in a Chamber of Commerce panel discussion regarding the “Return on Investment of Graduate School.”  The audience was comprised of young professionals who were early in their careers, and considering advancement potential.  The first question posed to the panel (myself and other university representatives) was whether the investment of time and money is worth going back to ... Read More »

The Current Student Experience

What prompted you to go back school? Johnny: Since I came in this country, my ultimate dream was to be able to further my education. I attended Theological School in the Congo in preparation for pastoral ministry, but as I came here, it become evident to me that my credentials would not be enough to afford me gainful employment (ministerial ... Read More »

Are You Being Overlooked in Your Career?

If you answered “yes” to the question above, you’re probably thinking, “I work so hard and I’m barely (or never) recognized for it.” Or possibly, “I’m more competent than my manager. Why is s/he the boss?” My advice: Develop your leadership capability. Not only is that my good counsel, but it’s also the title to one of the thought-provoking leadership ... Read More »

Charlotte as an Energy Hub

Charlotte is well known for being the 2nd largest financial center in the United States, but it is also home to a growing energy hub.  There are about 200 energy companies in the Charlotte region including the corporate headquarters of the largest electric company in the US, Duke Energy!  At the 2014 Energy Inc. Summit, hosted by the Charlotte Business ... Read More »