Articles by Forté Virtual Campus

  • Get Career Ready: Be a Connector

    Get Career Ready: Be a Connector

    by on August 18th, 2016

    Do you want to be the person your friends turn to when they need information or a connection? Do you want to become known as a great resource who can add value to anyone? Want to have positive influence on the lives of … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Career Game Changer

    MBA Driving Forces: Career Game Changer

    by on August 17th, 2016

    When Maggie MacCool went back to school for her MBA, she returned knowing her career needed a “game changer.” See how a personalized, tailored MBA experience helped Maggie find her educational community and gave her … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Using Data to Solve Customer Problems

    MBA Driving Forces: Using Data to Solve Customer Problems

    by on August 11th, 2016

    Whitney Nystrom has always had a passion for finding new ways to solve problems and as Senior Associate in PwC’s Customer Advisory Practice, she is able to help clients solve their biggest marketing challenges on a … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Say ‘No’

    Get Career Ready: Say ‘No’

    by on August 10th, 2016

    You’re one person. You have one life. You have exactly 24 hours in every day. You can’t do it all. Sometimes, the best thing to do is say yes. Say yes to inspiration, curiosity, the unknown, and the things that … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: A Champion from Fencing to Finance

    MBA Driving Forces: A Champion from Fencing to Finance

    by on August 9th, 2016

    During her five years in the financial services industry, Blair Kerr held four different positions in project and client management, worked alongside brilliant individuals and with great clients, and saw her career goals … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Work Hard

    Get Career Ready: Work Hard

    by on August 8th, 2016

    “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” This quote is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Today this idea is being phrased this way: “Without hustle, talent will only … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Say ‘Yes’

    Get Career Ready: Say ‘Yes’

    by on July 27th, 2016

    It was my first job out of college, and I was teaching English in small city outside of Seoul, South Korea. A friend of mine had a lawyer friend who wanted English lessons at his office in Seoul, a 90-minute bus ride … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Showcasing Social Skills

    MBA Driving Forces: Showcasing Social Skills

    by on July 26th, 2016

    Ainsley TeGrotenhuis ’05 MBA knows the power of social media and how it can impact the bottom line if used strategically. She’s leveraged this analytical expertise to optimize campaign performance and marketing … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: In Her Own Words

    MBA Driving Forces: In Her Own Words

    by on July 19th, 2016

    When Chantel Adams (MBA ’14) arrived at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to begin her studies, the last skill she expected to put to use was cheerleading. But Adams—who had volunteered as a cheerleading coach from … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Seek Constructive Feedback

    Get Career Ready: Seek Constructive Feedback

    by on July 18th, 2016

    Mostly, when we seek the input and feedback of others, we secretly hope they will praise us and emphasize what a great job we are doing. So when constructive feedback comes our way—like a subpar score on a test, … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Career Switcher and Diversity Advocate

    MBA Driving Forces: Career Switcher and Diversity Advocate

    by on July 12th, 2016

    See how Chicago native and Howard University graduate Colleen Thomas, MBA ‘17, is thriving as a career switcher and an advocate for diversity on her campus. In this video, she reflects on why she chose to pursue an … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Get Good at Failing

    Get Career Ready: Get Good at Failing

    by on July 10th, 2016

    I teach a class called Failure Training because it turns out the only way to succeed in life is to fail. Before Thomas Edison had a successful working lightbulb, he failed 1,000 times, to which he famously claimed: “I … Read More

  • Get Career Ready: Leverage Your Strengths

    Get Career Ready: Leverage Your Strengths

    by on July 7th, 2016

    There are the things that matter to you, such as contributing to others, being honest, or championing a cause. There are ways you prefer to operate, such as collaborating with like-minded peers, working alone on the … Read More

  • MBA Driving Forces: Funny Business

    MBA Driving Forces: Funny Business

    by on July 6th, 2016

    You might expect to see stressed-out students seek relief from the rigors of Illinois’ MBA program at the gym or a favorite campus watering hole. And then there is Lisa Linke. “I needed a break from studying for my … Read More