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How The Principles of Lean Can Transform a Business

In the modern business world, competition is fierce and margins are tight. Smart organizations strive to create a culture of continuous process improvement where the search for operational excellence never truly ends. In this situation, methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma provide powerful tools that help streamline processes and eliminate waste. At its core, Lean […]

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How Specialized Spanish Language Skills Advance Legal Careers

According to Forbes, 13% of the U.S. population speaks Spanish at home. However, according to the American Bar Association, only 5% of lawyers in the United States speak Spanish. That leaves a large number of Spanish speakers without access to legal representation in their preferred language. If you are a legal professional, you can increase […]

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Skills That Benefit Women in Leadership Roles

Explore several leadership skills that aspiring women leaders can use to thrive in diverse environments and increase their career possibilities.

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Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Discover effective strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome and boosting self-confidence. Learn how to conquer self-doubt and thrive.

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How data changed Black Friday 2022

We saw significant changes with Black Friday this year: Holiday sales began in October. Black Friday is now a week, not just a day. Stores vow to remain closed on Thanksgiving. Texts are the new Black Friday email. Consumers often have mixed reactions to such trends. It might seem like there’s a hidden puppet master […]

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Unique SMU Programs Help Veterans Transition to the Classroom and Workplace

DALLAS (SMU) – While serving as an amphibious assault vehicle operator in far-flung locations ranging from Jordan to Haiti to Somalia, Victor Acosta ensured that his fellow Marines made safe transitions from ship to shore. Inspired to enlist in the Marines by his older sister, a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Air Force, […]

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Invest in Your Future with SMU CAPE Instructor James Wigen

Instructor Spotlight: James Wigen  Investing is one of the best ways to grow your wealth, protect your earnings from inflation and save for retirement. Unfortunately, investing can be confusing and you may not know where to start or what investments to pursue to reach your financial goals. According to Nerd Wallet, only 43% of Americans […]

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Unlock Efficiency with Value Stream Mapping

Discover the essence of value stream mapping – a powerful tool for business optimization. Learn what it is and how it can revolutionize your process flows.

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Engage the Changing Workforce with Opportunities to Learn and Grow

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 estimate […]

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What is Six Sigma? Methodology, Origin & Goals

What is Six Sigma? Dive into the goals of Six Sigma methodology and learn the history and practicality of this powerful data-driven business approach.

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

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 deserve […]

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

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 are spending […]