Almost all of us had the same problem when we graduated from college. We needed to find the right job, or for that matter, any job that could get our business careers started. The problem was, all the jobs we saw advertised required a year or two of experience, and we didn’t have it—if only we could find a way for employers to meet us.
When children and youth have a better understanding of economics, they can make informed choices and function in a changing world economy. Youth who understand economics when they graduate are more prepared to shape their own futures and that of their communities.
Business is a never-ending cycle of finding and training new employees. Especially, perhaps, for entry-level positions, when often applicants have absolutely no job experience and little to no understanding of workplace expectations.
While wood bison are usually considered to be fairly docile animals, the fact that they can weigh between 1,200 and 2,600 pounds makes them a rather intimidating species.
“Millennials” is a term loosely defined as those born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Not since the Baby Boomers—born between 1946 and 1964—has there been a demographic as large and with the potential to truly effect change in their community.
I have a twelve-year-old son who, the moment he earns his allowance, asks to go to the store to buy candy or some cheap plastic toy. I am teaching him—with varying degrees of success—about saving for big ticket items versus spending on quick consumable junk.
Financially stable residents boost local economies, are better employees, and help communities grow and thrive.
As the preeminent center for business education and policy research in Alaska, the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) focuses on preparing students for leadership at the frontiers of a changing world.
In 1917 the Territorial Legislature formally incorporated Alaska’s first public higher education institution: the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines.
Join us Thursday, January 29, for the Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame, an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of business in Alaska.