/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Communication

Famous Journalists of Our Time

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” -Henry Luce For budding journalists, perhaps nothing is as important as discovering role models who inspire them toward greatness. Enter the individuals below. Whether demonstrating excellence in their field, innovating writing styles or giving a voice to the voiceless,… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Public Administration

An Introduction to the Public Policy-Making Cycle

Public policy is an essential function of government. As a tool for addressing societal challenges, it is the result of a great number of individuals working together to solve common problems. The public policy-making cycle streamlines this process. What Is Public Policy? Public policy describes the actions of government. Usually created in response to issues… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Public Administration

10 Public Administration Careers

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.” -Brooke Astor Many students don’t just want to earn a living; they want a life of service. Enter public administration. As a discipline that applies to a spectrum of fields, public administration can lead to a number of meaningful career paths that better the world… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Communication

Great Beginnings: How to Write a Lead

In journalism, the beginning sentences of a news story are everything. Called leads or “ledes,” they must convey essential information, set the tone and entice people to continue reading. If you’re interested in becoming an expert journalist, understanding how to write a lead is a key skill for your toolbox. Tips for Writing Leads Below… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Screenwriting

The Screenplay Format: What Every Beginning Screenwriter Needs to Know

Everyone has a story to tell. Script formatting — the standard way a script is visually structured on the page — is a key factor in telling those stories successfully. For beginning screenwriters, the rules of script formatting can initially seem confusing. However, they need not be. Those starting out in screenwriting can benefit from… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication in Japan

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication

Time and again Japan has proven itself to be a significant presence on the world stage. With a communication style notably different from Western nations, business professionals and tourists alike can initially find it difficult to comprehend the full scope of meaning in any interaction there. However, understanding the importance of Japan’s nonverbal culture can… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

7 Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” -Peter F. Drucker More than half of all information communicated in conversation is done so in nonverbal form, Psychology Today reports. Types of nonverbal communication vary considerably based on culture and country of origin. For individuals working in the realm of international business, understanding… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

5 Types of Investors for Startups

“The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed.” – Adam Grant, organizational psychologist Investors are unique players in the growth process of a business. The level and quality of their involvement can ultimately help determine a company’s success or failure. It is imperative for budding entrepreneurs to take the time to learn… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Stock Market Terms You Need to Know

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin   It’s common for the stock market to initially seem enigmatic. What is its purpose? How does it work? What do I need to know about it? To answer such questions, it helps to begin by learning the language that describes the stock market’s… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Hedge Fund vs Mutual Fund: A Guide for Investors

When it comes to investing, knowledge is power. To make the most of their participation in the stock market, all investors should have at least a rudimentary understanding of the types of investment options available and how these options can help grow their assets. Hedge funds and mutual funds are two examples. Although often confused… Read more »