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10 Great Speeches Given to Students by Actors, Artists, and World Leaders

Posted by Adriaan Odendaal on Jun 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Some of the most inspirational speeches given to students have been those given by great actors, artists, and world leaders at university and college commencement addresses.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students

How to Survive Winter's Bite

Posted by Marcelle de Kock on Jun 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

While some people find the crisp, clean, fresh air and green landscapes of winter beautiful, most of us prefer the sunny heat that comes with summer. Whichever you prefer, however, you need to survive winter in order to enjoy summer again. And winter has certainly declared its presence this past week.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students

An IT Manager's Basic Guide to Online Security

Posted by Adriaan Odendaal on Jun 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you are an IT Manager—or if you hope to become one—overseeing your organisation’s online security will be a big part of your job description. In the era of cloud computing, digitisation of information, and the computerisation of organisational operations, online security has become a number one concern for companies worldwide.

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice, Computer Studies

Mistakes that Make Office Managers Look Irresponsible

Posted by Lauren Frost on Jun 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

While it might sound good to say you’re a manager, this title also comes with huge responsibility. Yes, if you’re an office manager, you’re bound to make mistakes, and that’s okay. But some mistakes could cost you your professional reputation.

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice, Business Management

Your Guide to Finding a Job in Local Government

Posted by Lauren Frost on Jun 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Finding a job in local government can seem like a daunting journey. So, to help you on this journey, we’ve created a guide to help you figure out which steps to take to find your first job in this competitive sector:

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice, Public Sector Finance and Management

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Lauren Frost on Jun 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As an educational institution, we know that mentoring and motivating people plays an important role in enriching the lives of others. And in a family context, fathers are often regarded as the mentors and motivators. So we would like to take this opportunity – on Father’s Day – to thank all the fathers who have touched and enriched the lives of their family members.

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Topics: General

10 Things YOU Should Ask During a Job Interview

Posted by Adriaan Odendaal on Jun 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Toward the end of a job interview, the interviewer will usually ask if you (the candidate) have any questions. This is where many candidates get stuck. It’s safe to say that most of the time, you will probably be too nervous to think of any good questions.

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice

4 Ways to Boost the Business Administration Skills that Will Boost Your Career

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on Jun 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You might ask yourself: “Why is it so important for me to develop and upgrade my business administration skills?”

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Topics: General, Business Management

An Au Pair's Guide to Nutrition and Safety

Posted by Lauren Frost on Jun 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Awareness of childhood nutrition and safety plays a vital part in being a successful au pair. If you are working as an au pair, planning to become an au pair, or simply interested in childcare, this blog post is for you.

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Topics: General, Childcare

What Does Empowerment Mean to You? Our Students Have Their Say

Posted by Oxbridge Academy on Jun 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Empowerment is defined as “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights” (Oxford Dictionary). But empowerment can also have many different meanings to different people—depending on their experiences, circumstances, hopes, and dreams.

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Topics: General

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