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Engage the Changing Workforce with Opportunities to Learn and Grow

2022-09-27T17:28:21+00:00

Author Gretchen Rubin considers September "the other January." The end of summer and the new school year offer opportunities to start fresh, even if you haven't been a traditional student for many years. Encourage your employees to take advantage of a seasonal clean slate and to expand their knowledge and skills. While some researchers [...]

Engage the Changing Workforce with Opportunities to Learn and Grow 2022-09-27T17:28:21+00:00

Six Sigma Methodology Explained: What Is Six Sigma?

2022-09-23T20:03:23+00:00

Six Sigma is a way of thinking and working that’s predicated on quality control. By measuring specific aspects of a process – and solving the problems therein – Six Sigma practitioners can significantly increase the consistency and efficiency of their work. The methodology was created nearly 40 years ago at Motorola – which was, [...]

Six Sigma Methodology Explained: What Is Six Sigma? 2022-09-23T20:03:23+00:00

How the SMU CAPE CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate Program Helped James Achieve His Career Goals

2022-08-31T19:59:52+00:00

Earning a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification can be a great way to boost your career and your earning potential. When James Woodall decided to get his CFP®, he was looking for an education that would give him the tools to excel. “I truly love this profession and fight for my clients as they [...]

How the SMU CAPE CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate Program Helped James Achieve His Career Goals 2022-08-31T19:59:52+00:00

Skipping the SAT and ACT? 5 Reasons You Should Reconsider

2022-08-11T19:00:11+00:00

The college application season is upon us, and if you are a rising senior you are probably asking the same big question as your peers: should I take the SAT or ACT? Whether you struggle with tests, are planning on applying to colleges with test-optional policies or you just don’t want to spend the [...]

Skipping the SAT and ACT? 5 Reasons You Should Reconsider 2022-08-11T19:00:11+00:00

What Makes Lean Six Sigma Important

2022-07-15T17:48:07+00:00

Professionals who enroll in Lean Six Sigma training benefit their career potential by learning transferable skills valued in every type of organization. Businesses also benefit by having more employees skilled in using Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to achieve strategic business goals. The benefits go beyond the significant practical benefits that Lean Six [...]

What Makes Lean Six Sigma Important 2022-07-15T17:48:07+00:00

The Importance of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

2022-07-15T17:42:38+00:00

Organizations invest in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training for employees because of the high return on investment it offers. By exposing more employees to the philosophy and strategy contained in process improvement methodologies, organizations stand a better chance of accomplishing ambitious goals related to operational efficiency and quality improvement. Yellow Belt training teaches [...]

The Importance of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training 2022-07-15T17:42:38+00:00

How Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Benefits Professionals

2022-07-15T17:43:29+00:00

Training in Lean Six Sigma provides professionals with some of the most in-demand technical skills in the business world, including the ability to help organizations reduce waste, eliminate defects and make operations more efficient. Modern organizations highly value Lean Six Sigma Black Belts trained to lead project teams that tackle these issues. Lean Six [...]

How Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Benefits Professionals 2022-07-15T17:43:29+00:00

AT&T, SMU Collaboration Merges Summer Boot Camp and Internships to Grow Data Science Workforce

2022-07-08T15:32:35+00:00

Data Science Scholars Program is opening career pathways for more women and underrepresented students   Dallas (SMU) – A groundbreaking new collaboration between telecommunications giant AT&T and SMU is going to deliver high-level training, practical experience and a potential employment offer in the field of data science for a group of university students who [...]

AT&T, SMU Collaboration Merges Summer Boot Camp and Internships to Grow Data Science Workforce 2022-07-08T15:32:35+00:00

SMU Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation

2022-07-08T20:56:34+00:00

SMU announced that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. The 2022-2023 Military [...]

SMU Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation 2022-07-08T20:56:34+00:00

What Is Lean Continuous Improvement?

2022-06-20T15:57:18+00:00

Although the business world continues to change at a dizzying pace, one truth persists: To sustain success over the long haul, businesses must constantly strive to improve. There's no room for complacency when it comes to efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction. This is where Lean continuous improvement comes in. What is Lean thinking in [...]

What Is Lean Continuous Improvement? 2022-06-20T15:57:18+00:00

Six Sigma vs. Lean: Learning the Differences

2022-06-20T15:51:18+00:00

From high-tech enterprises in Silicon Valley to automotive manufacturers overseas, organizations of all types must learn to optimize their processes at every level of production. That means eliminating defects, minimizing variance, maximizing throughput, and cutting out all wasted steps along the way. The optimization method chosen will largely depend on the industry, the organization [...]

Six Sigma vs. Lean: Learning the Differences 2022-06-20T15:51:18+00:00

Meet Cristal

2022-05-10T20:36:58+00:00

Meet Cristal Mendez, one of our graduating SMU CAPE Graduate Assistants! Cristal has assisted our office with delivering test prep (SAT and ACT) and short courses. This May, Cristal is earning a master's degree in higher education from SMU’s Simmons School of Education. Read more about Cristal’s graduate student experience here: What is it [...]

Meet Cristal 2022-05-10T20:36:58+00:00
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