Monthly Archive:: July 2013

Facts & Finds

Half of “Best Jobs” Require Fewer Than Four Years of College USNews updated its Best Jobs for 2013 and the number one job is….dentist! Okay, for that one you’re going to need an advanced degree. But if

Entrepreneurs refine business skills at HCC

By Janice Beetle Ellen Majka says success in business simply requires enthusiasm. A Holyoke Community College education can be a big boost as well. “We give students a solid foundation of what it would take to get

Facutly Profile: Rubaba Matin. Bridging Linguistic and Cultural Divides

By Ronni Gordon When ESL professor Rubaba Matin was asked to choose a book for HCC’s READ program, she picked Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, a story of an Indian family’s search for the American dream. “It is

Student Profile: Michael Alves. A Clinical Approach

At an age when teenagers should be reading Harry Potter, Michael Alves was reading Carl Jung. “I’ve been studying psychology intensely probably since I was 14,” says Alves. He also studied a lot of philosophy — Nietzsche,

Student Profile: Samantha Melendez. Escape through education

Growing up, Samantha Melendez endured years of domestic abuse at the hands of a close family member. She coped by immersing herself in education, never losing sight of her dream of going to college. “I wasn’t allowed

New Dean Gets Down to Business

By Janice Beetle When Sharon Styffe was earning her MBA at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, she had to craft an ideal career plan for herself, and she has lived by it ever since. It was years ago

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development

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HCC Club Offers Real-life Business Lessons

By CHRIS YURKO The assignment begins with a single red paper clip. HCC assistant professor of business Ellen Majka hands them out to members of the HCC Entrepreneur’s Club at the start of each school year. The