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A Parent's Guide to Inspiring a Future Engineer
The world needs more engineers. So DiscoverE has a list of ways parents can inspire their children to pursue engineering.
From Diners to Drive-Ins, Guy Fieri Discusses Recipes for Success
Guy Fieri, the spiked, bleached blonde mind behind a number of Food Network favorites dishes on his love for food and the secret ingredient to success.
Dave Kiley of the “Diesel Brothers” on Buckling Up for the Future of Transportation
The mechanic and social media superstar only knows one thing about the future of transportation: he’s excited to see it.
Hispanic Students Are STEM's Biggest Untapped Resource
Job growth in STEM fields is booming but there aren’t enough candidates to fill the jobs available. A rising Hispanic youth population could be key to bridging this gap.
This NASA Engineer Talks Inspiration & Women in STEM
NASA robotics engineer, Julie Townsend, talks to Mediaplanet about how she got interested in engineering as a kid, women in STEM, and operating the Mars rover.
Considering A Career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The demand for logistics is currently at an all-time high. We asked three University of San Diego graduates about their experience studying total cost of ownership, logistics, and analytics.
Dr. Paris Sabo Changed Her Mindset to Start a Business
Dr. Paris Sabo left a successful career as a breast cancer surgeon to create Dr. Brite oral care products formulated entirely with nontoxic ingredients.
Harnessing the Power of Skilled Women Workers
Learn about the important role women have to play in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
One Expert's 6 Tips for Successful Beer Brewing at Home
If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with brewing your own beer at home, take a look at these six helpful tips to prevent disaster and have fun.
Financial Literacy Programs: Stuck in the 20th Century?
Most financial literacy programs are stuck in the past. They fail to recognize that working families live different financial lives than families even 20 years ago.
How Ben Collins Transitioned from Olympian to MBA Graduate
Non-linear routes through careers and studies are often unexpected, as they can be particularly trying and challenging, unless you’re coming from the Olympics.
Meet the Woman Soaring to Success in Aviation
The first African American woman pilot for FedEx charts her journey to new heights in a male-dominated industry.
For Career Advice, Nothing Is More Valuable Than a Mentor
Think about your world and the people that surround you in your professional landscape or even in your volunteer roles. Is there someone you could count on for insight?
The Future of Transportation Will be Televised: Talking to Heavy D of the “Diesel Brothers”
As one-half of the “Diesel Brothers,” Dave Sparks can’t hide his enthusiasm for the futures of transportation and engineering.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Needs to be Redefined
While many female business owners are seeking autonomy in entrepreneurship, sometimes the key to success is found in community and collaboration.
Tyra Banks Urges Women to Raise their Voices
The fierce model and savvy businesswoman is encouraging women and girls to stand up, speak out and study hard.
Why InsurTech Is More Than Just an Industry Buzzword
InsurTech is poised to change the insurance landscape, which can be good for business and consumers.
Empowering Women in the “New Collar” Manufacturing Workforce
Learn how one organization is demonstrating to women around the country the exciting possibilities of a “new collar” career.
Miles Teller Talks Honoring First Responders In “Only the Brave”
While the work and sacrifice of first responders often goes unrecognized, the film “Only the Brave” pays homage to their bravery.
Discover How Robots Are Changing the Modern Manufacturing World
Jürgen Von Hollen, the president of Universal Robots, discussed the dramatic growth in the implementation of collaborative robots in industrial applications.
Arne Duncan Brings Financial Education to the Students of America
The U.S. Secretary of Education sits down to discuss why financial education is an important matter to bring into the classroom.
The Sky Is the Limit for Women in Welding
There's a common misconception that men make better welders. Explore the many reasons why welding can, and should, become a woman’s world.
Construction Provided a New Start After An Unfulfilling Job
After feeling stuck in an unfulfilling job, Mardi Gauer decided to go back to school to figure out her passions.
Sarah Robb O’Hagan Shares Her View from the Top
She rose all the way to the C-Suite, then made a separate career out of sharing her best practices.
Preparing Women to Revitalize America’s Skilled Labor Force
Could targeted apprenticeship programs close the manufacturing industry’s gaps in both skill and gender equity?
Early Education Is Key to Building a Generation of Computational Thinkers
The President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation argues that the key to preparing children for the future is teaching them how to think like a coder.
Read One Mom’s Tale of Constructing the Perfect Career
A licensed architect and general contractor opens up about building a business and using her skills to help rebuild lives in the wake of disaster.
How Women Are Carrying on Rosie the Riveter’s Legacy
Over 70 years after Rosie the Riveter encouraged women to join the workforce, they are still sadly underrepresented in the manufacturing industry.
Entrepreneur Anjula Acharia Turns Passion Into Profit
With a rare eye for passion and a dedication to positivity, the celebrity manager and start-up guru has made it her mission to foster great talent and help women succeed.
5 Ways to Stand out in a Crowd of Job Seekers
The best strategy for landing a new job is different for everyone, and always a moving target. Consider this range of advice if you’re on the hunt.
How the Manufacturing Industry’s Image Problem Is Hurting the American Economy
The manufacturing industry’s image problem means that millions could be missing out on a rewarding and well-paying job.
What You Need to Know About the Future of 3D Printing and Manufacturing
A student and research assistant at the University of Texas at El Paso gives Mediaplanet her take on 3D printing and what the future has in store for the manufacturing industry.
One Real Estate Broker is Helping First Time Homebuyers Put Down Roots
Real estate broker Tommy Choi shares the story of how he found a fulfilling career in helping first-time homebuyers find the perfect place to start their lives.
How “Million Dollar Listing” Star Josh Flagg Closes the Deal
Star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and top real estate agent in Los Angeles, Josh Flagg is always one step ahead of the competition by staying informed.
Combatting the Trucker Shortage with Education and Technology
In 2014, the trucking industry suffered a shortage of nearly 40,000 drivers. By 2024, American Trucking Associations predicts the shortage will grow to 174,000 drivers.
How Families Can Reshape Student Debt
Due to the burden of debt, many young adults are delaying marriage, buying a home or starting a family. Here’s how to improve financial well-being at this critical life stage.
How the Girl Scouts Are Preparing the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs
Current Girl Scouts share why there’s more to the famous Girl Scout Cookies than meets the eye.
In Real Estate, Knowledge is Power
Like most professions, the real estate industry is constantly changing. That’s why the real pros are always one step ahead of the game.
How “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran Rose to the Very Top of Her Field
Barbara Corcoran explains how her perseverance eventually lead to her position as one of the most respected names in real estate.
Trucking Keeps the Country Moving
Every day, millions of Americans get behind the wheel and head out on the highways. Some are on the highway, turning the pavement and steering wheel into their office.
Recipe for Success: Baking Tech Into the Business Plan
For these renowned bakers, technology adds a new flavor to customer service, convenience and even their cupcakes.
How Tory Burch Is Helping Businesswomen Climb Higher
Fashion designer Tory Burch is taking a hands-on approach to help female entrepreneurs embrace their drive and grow their businesses.
The Benefits of the Certified Driver Trainer Program
Through certification, better trainers produce better drivers, which reduces turnover, accidents and injuries.
5 Women in Business Share the Biggest Lesson They’ve Learned
What advice would you share with your younger self? Five successful women look back and share their hard-won, professional wisdom.
Considering Careers in Supply Chain Management
The supply chain plays a critical role in today's global business environment, yet there is a shortage of professionals for leadership roles in the industry.
Technology Forges a Tighter Brand-Employee Bond
Retaining employees and keeping them from hiding out when things get rough can be a maze to navigate.
Educating Young Girls Means Bigger Business in the Future
Young girls can be less motivated to pursue new activities or ambitious careers. The work to encourage them to pursue leadership roles, can't start early enough.
For Women, an MBA May Open Unique Roads to Success
An MBA provided the tools necessary to navigate a unique career path for these two women, who decideded to take a less common approach to their careers after graduation.
Marcus Lemonis on What It Takes for Small Business Success
In a recent survey, one-third of small business owners claimed they couldn't get needed funding. If you’re one of them, "The Profit" star has some advice.
The New Role of Sales Reps in a Fast-Paced World
Sales isn’t just about selling anymore. Here’s a look at the new responsibility of salespeople in the global, fast-paced economy.
Is Grad School Worth It? Get the Facts
In today’s job market, it’s hard to know if graduate school is a smart investment or just an accumulation of more debt.
The Top 3 Fastest-Growing Cloud Careers Are at Nonprofits
Nonprofits are embracing cloud technologies at an accelerating rate, but smart investment in security and data specialists are needed for organizations to keep pace.
Employing Technology to Attract Top Job Seekers
Whether it’s breathtaking office views, or day-in-the-life videos of an employee, employers are utilizing technology to create a candidate experience that prominently displays their culture and brand.
7 Things to Consider When Helping Your Teen Pursue Entrepreneurship
Teens today are considering entrepreneurship as a career path. Fortunately, it is one of the fastest growing majors, and with a bit of elbow grease, the dough will roll in.
The Freelancing Frenzy: Behind the Boom of Independent Workers
Best-selling author of “The Future of Work,” Jacob Morgan, shares his futurist thinking on tomorrow’s workforce.
An MBA Candidate’s Mission to Sustain Startups
An aspiring MBA candidate envisioned a new way to bridge the divide between the nonprofit and for-profit world — through entrepreneurship.
How a Tuition-Free MBA Program Is Changing Higher Education
The return on investment for higher education may be high, but for many, an investment isn’t a possibility.
Jessica Herrin’s Advice for Career-Minded Moms
Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder of Stella & Dot, opens up her playbook for how to find happiness as a mom working—not a working mom.
Why You Should Think Twice Before Skipping the MBA
Going back to school is trying on your schedule and your wallet, but these women prove it’s worth it.
Little Leaders: 4 Ways to Make Your Kids More Entrepreneurial
Instilling your child with the entrepreneurial mindset helps to ensure they are ready to compete in ever-changing work and business environments.
Why You Should Consider a Degree in Agribusiness
Whether on the farm, or in the city, with nearly 60,000 job openings, agribusiness may just be the breath of fresh air you need.
Damsels in Success: Why We Need More Women Engineers
In a world where engineers are in demand globally, four out of ten women are leaving the profession.
Locating the Biggest Piece of the Gender-Gap Puzzle
With money in their pocket and control over their own resources, women can make decisions about how to make life better for themselves and their children.
To Groom STEM Students, Hone Their Soft Skills
As schools warm up to new possibilities like robotics competitions, it's hard to deny the potential for STEM to teach teamwork and collaboration to a generation that will need it.
3 Advantages of an Online MBA Program
Regardless of your preference relative to an educational program, it is with great certainty that I believe you can find one that suits your needs.
3 Unexpected Things You Gain from an MBA
If you want to develop confidence, credibility and curiosity in a safe environment with others who are also focused on self-improvement, business school is a great route to take.
4 Women Reflect on the Road to Furthering Their Education
We asked a handful of women on the verge of re-entering the working world what drove them to hit the books once again.
How One Initiative Is Pushing Business Schools to Step Up
Business schools provide the unique opportunity to interact with the concepts at hand, as long as programs are integrating with industries and real-life experiences.
Women on the Verge of an MBA
Making the decision to pursue an MBA isn’t made in a heartbeat. See what the women in this diverse student panel have to say, as they take us inside their journey to business school and beyond.
Dispelling Misconceptions About Getting Your MBA
When embarking down the path to business school, keep in mind that they’re going to be two of the hardest (and most fun) years of your life, so it’s important to put yourself in an environment that feels safe and comfortable.
Going the Distance: Brandon Lloyd Stresses Saving Now
NFL wide receiver Brandon Lloyd may be known for his success on the field—but he’s striving to make that success last beyond his career.
Defending Data: Chris Bosh Talks Analytics
The Miami Heat’s Power Forward holds court on the analytics that impact his play on the NBA stage, as well as the technology opportunities he’s interested in off the court.
Money Talks: Using Education as an Equalizer
The dust from the economic downturn may be settled yet, for many, confidence still is shaken.
How a Sponsor Helps You Climb Higher in Your Industry
Having a sponsor increases the likelihood of you asking for a raise, and makes it more likely you’ll succeed in getting that raise.
Is Your Financial Personality Negatively Affecting Your Wealth?
It’s been said that the best things in life are free, but our spending patterns tell a different story. More often than not, what we want requires cold hard cash.
After Monopoly: 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money
Youth financial education is a hot topic and a much-needed one in the U.S. Here are five ways to make a difference.
5 Figures That Show the Undeniable Power of Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that between 1993 and 2013, small businesses created a whopping two-thirds of the nation’s net new jobs.
Know Your Enemy: Top Tips from a Hacker
World-famous hacker-turned-security expert Kevin Mitnick shares best practices for staying safe in an increasingly exploited digital universe.
What You Should, But Might Not Know About Financial Literacy
Each of us appreciates a support system to help us make good decisions. Savvy advice from friends allows us to analyze and filter information, which can result in beneficial outcomes.
5 Careers for Anyone Considering a Job in Game Development
Video games continue to evolve as an art form and as an industry. The number of unique career paths this diversification has opened within game development is significant.
From Wall Street to Cyberia: The Next Career Epicenter
High tech gadgets are a major part of kids' lives and the world around them. At the same time, crime, fraud and scams are lurking online.
Money Matters: 5 Lessons to Teach Your Child This Summer
A recent study concludes children are capable of learning smart money habits by age 4 and core behaviors are set by age 7.
Frank Abagnale: Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Identity?
Identity theft has progressed into the modern age. The more insight we have into identity-protecting habits and how to avoid social media dangers and phone scams, the better prepared we'll be.
Seeing Success As a Small Business Leader Today
We gathered a panel of leading voices from the industry to give us their take on how to steer a small business through today’s complex world of business finance.
From Big Data to Business Intelligence: 5 Tips for Transforming Your Business
While most organizations have more data than they know what to do with, important decisions are still being made on gut and intuition.
Business Hacks: 3 Thought Leaders Share Advice for Entrepreneurs
Is password sharing putting your company’s security at risk? Can social media actually impact your bottom line? From big data to small business technology, our experts weigh in on the changing face of business technology.
Daymond John on Being a Business Shark in the Data Pool
They call him the “people’s shark” for good reason. Daymond John is only interested in seeing everyone grow and be successful in their business.
Franchising Presents New Options for Budding Entrepreneurs
Franchising presents an array of potential for anyone looking to open a small business in a challenging economy.
Barbara Corcoran's Business Guide for Women
The real estate mogul turned celebrity investor shares her advice for women entrepreneurs trying to break into the business world.
A Sound Investment: Changing the Way We Teach Financial Literacy
While many experts agree that the path to financial literacy begins at home, parents may not be able to teach their own kids everything they need to know about money management in a complex world.
Financial Well-Being: Coming to a Workplace Near You
When it comes to the well-being of employees, there are various aspects to consider. Top of mind for employers these days is financial wellness, which is rapidly gaining popularity.
Early Acceptance: Should We Mandate Financial Education?
High school students who complete a rigorous, carefully implemented personal finance program may see improvement in credit behavior down the road.
What’s Next for the PC Gaming World?
Industry experts sound off on how virtual reality may shape the future of video games, as well as what else gamers should keep their eye on.
Work Hard, Play Hard: the Road to Gaming Professionally
Talking to Evil Geniuses founder and CEO, Alex Garfield, and EG star player Geoff Robinson on how to make professional gaming a viable career choice.
Internet of Things Paves the Way for Next Generation Health Care
The Internet of Things is working to improve our health and our health care system, on both a personal and public level.
Building, Exploring and Teaching in the Cloud
The explosion of “data science” in the last few years has certainly been fueled by advances in cloud computing.
Starting a Career in Data: How to be Future-Proof
The world is barely getting used to what data can and cannot do, and as a practitioner you are the one leading that education.
Business Guru Jim Goodnight’s Innovative Approach to Leadership
One of the most influential technology entrepreneurs of the past fifty years discusses the importance of customer communication, job security and creative management.
Top 10 Surprising Home-Based Jobs
A CFO with a flexible schedule? Discover these surprising work-from-home options.
How to Create a Functional Home Office
Dreaming of working from home? Consider these crucial environmental and personal factors to ensure you make the choice that is right for you.
When Traditional Brilliance Meets Modern Convenience
Smartphone use can close the generational gap by finding a way to access interests aids in the transition.
How Secure Is Your Personal Information?
The act of constantly being connected through social media is more popular than ever before. Patrick Vilkinofsky, industry expert, talks about what we need to consider.
Go Fish: Nev Schulman Opens Up About Dangers of the Internet
The “Catfish” star shares his tips for online dating, internet security and networking with strangers.
National Security Agency Opens Up
John DeLong sits down with Mediaplanet to debunk the myths and false perceptions surrounding the National Security Agency.
In a Cyber-Centric World, Student Engagement is Crucial
As cyber systems and processes begin to dominate our global economy, a disturbing trend is emerging.
Securing Our Digital World
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a good time to remember that all of us play a role in making the Internet safer.
Insider Intel: What It Takes to Beat Cyber Crime
We asked an industry expert to weigh in on the state of cyber security today, and to detail the different types of threats companies of all sizes currently face.
6 Ways to Become a Better Networker
No business owner is immune from networking, no matter how well connected or successful.
Finding a Financial Advisor Who Listens More than Talks
Finding a financial advisor who best suits your needs can be a lengthy process.
Marcus Lemonis: Starting a Business Starts with Basic Math
The star of CNBC’s “The Profit” knows a lot about business and entrepreneurship. Worth an estimated $3 billion, he’s the CEO and chairman of Camping World.
Financial Literacy Equals Economic Security
Through education, Americans have the opportunity to become more secure while expanding our economy and marketplace.
Creating a New Model for Student Entrepreneurs
What if students in grades 4-12 could start a business for between $50 and $500? What if young lives could be empowered through financial literacy and entrepreneurship?
Investing in Teachers: Furthering Financial Literacy
The financial literacy community works collaboratively to train, support and appreciate the dedicated educators who are working to prepare tomorrow’s consumers, today.
Reaching for the Cloud: Higher Education’s Next Challenge
Many industries have embraced cloud technology to create efficiencies and save costs. Here’s why higher education must do the same.
How Having an MBA Impacts Your Career
Working around a full-time job, managing time spent with textbooks vs. time spent with your family—there are a number of big obligations that can come between you and business school.
Exploring an Education and Career in Supply Chain Management
Discover the ins and outs of supply chain management programs and what makes the field of supply chain management so dynamic, interesting and critical to industries.
Mario Andretti on Creativity, Competition and the Race Towards Progress
Renowned race car driver Mario Andretti sits down with Mediaplanet to shed some light on the auto manufacturing industry and explains why it’s a great place for engineers to push the limits of their field.
How Melinda Gates Is Fighting for Diversity in Artificial Intelligence
Philanthropist and advocate Melinda Gates pushes for greater diversity in the technology field, particularly the development of artificial intelligence.
Hilary Farr, Host of “Love It or List It,” Loves to Design Bedrooms
Using her mother as inspiration, Hilary Farr started designing in Toronto and hasn’t stopped since.
HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler Knows the Importance of Having the Right Team
Get valuable insight about starting and running your own construction company from HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler.
Developing Talent Drives Engagement and Business Success
Getting employees to engage in work can be difficult. The key is often in letting them develop and grow within their roles.
Tony Robbins On Persistence, Innovation and Loving Your Customers
Life coach, business strategist and New York Times bestselling author Tony Robbins shares the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how you can avoid them.
Female Executives Share How to Excel in Skilled Trade
What does it take to break into — and find success in traditionally male-dominated industry? Mediaplanet assembled a panel of women, from students to executives, to weigh in.
Modern Leadership As Told by Women in Power
Female MBA Candidates on Their Experiences in Higher Education
Three current and former MBA Candidates sit down to talk about their individual paths to success.
Charting Barrier Breaking Success in the Oil Industry
An analyst in the oil industry talks about putting in the hard work to land her dream job.
Learning from the Past & Imagining the Future
One engineer reminisces about the history of manufacturing in America and what the future holds for this crucial industry.
Bill Nye Saves the World of STEM Education
Bill Nye first became famous in the ‘90s for his show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Today he is still teaching kids about science and encouraging them to use this knowledge make the world a better place.
Raquel Tamez on Empowering Latinas in STEM Fields
The CEO of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) discusses the importance of nurturing Latina leaders of today and tomorrow.
Transportation Engineering Is Helping Us Make Up for Previously Lost Time
Three students sit down to discuss the future of transportation, and its connection to technology and the environment.
Changing the MBA Conversation
Clarion University of Pennsylvania graduate Stephanie Warner outlines the benefits of getting an MBA.
Why Owning a Franchise is a Good Transition for Veterans
We chatted with Doug Dickison, founder and chairman at Destination Athlete, about why it’s important we extend franchising opportunities to our nation’s veterans.
Two Female Lawyers and Entrepreneurs Talk Building a Better Future for Women
Juliette Kayyem and Sonya Passi and true trailblazers. We asked the successful women about their careers and what they hope for women who follow in their footsteps.
The CEO of Vonage Talks Failing Forward and Building a Strong Foundation for Success
Mediaplanet asked Vonage CEO Alan Masarek about the stepping stones to his success and the work he’s done to create an innovative work culture.
5 Ways Culinary Education Can Jumpstart Your Career
Culinary education is a great way to start your restaurant career armed with valuable skills and experience.
Execs in Restaurant Management Forecast the Future of the Industry
Two of the brains behind HotSchedules, one of America’s largest online restaurant management platform, open up about the state of the restaurant industry today.
Chef Mashama Bailey Dishes Out Food for Thought for Aspiring Chefs
Chef Mashama Bailey was born in the Bronx, raised in Queens and split her time growing up between Savannah and Waynesboro, Georgia, where her grandmother lived. From a culinary perspective, you could say she grew up with the best of all worlds for a chef-to-be.
Celebrity Restaurateur Gordon Ramsay Shares His Secrets for Restaurant Success
The Michelin-starred chef and reality television titan talks restaurant ambiance, the seasonality of produce and cooking the perfect steak.
Batter Up: Meet Christina Tosi, the Genius Behind Milk Bar’s Sweet Success
Christina Tosi is the chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine. With 13 locations and a growing fan base, Tosi has dessert down to a science.
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