The Silver Lake Blog

Why Business Executives Need Leadership (Not Management) Skills

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/13/18 9:25 AM

In our ever-changing and competitive job market, the need for business professionals with practical and strategic leadership skills becomes more and more valuable — if not more and more necessary.

If pursuing a career in a competitive business landscape is your calling, “business as usual” will no longer suffice. As an aspiring business leader, you must consider pursuing an advanced business degree that focuses on the practical implementation of leadership skills rather than management knowledge.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School

Ask a professor: Why SLC's Graduate Education program might be right for you

Posted by Jamie Grant on 2/1/18 11:25 AM

Working as a teacher or administrator in a school setting can be very demanding. 

However, it’s important to find ways you can grow in your profession and role. Learning new knowledge and skills can be invigorating. One of the best ways to improve your performance and be able to give even more to your students is by investing time in a graduate degree in an education related field.

We reached out to Dr. Michael Dunlap, dean of Silver Lake College’s School of Education, to get the full story on pursuing an advanced degree in education.

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Topics: Graduate School

3 Books to Read the Summer Before Grad School

Posted by Ryan Roberts on 5/19/16 10:30 AM

The summer before graduate school can often feel like a time of limbo. You might be excited to start school again, wondering how you can best spend your time to prepare for the next step in your education.

Maybe you’re looking for more motivation, or tips on how to succeed in graduate school. This summer is a great time to lay out in the sun with one of these three books that are sure to inspire and help prepare you for your time in grad school:

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Topics: Graduate School

5 Ways to Pay for Graduate School as an Undergrad Student

Posted by Benjamin Wideman on 12/17/15 10:30 AM

The thought of financing graduate school immediately after your graduation as an undergraduate can seem unnerving, to say the least, but it’s crucial to know that it is possible, and there are ways it can be done without being consumed by student debt.

There are a few things to remember when considering this: 1) you are your own worst enemy, and 2) you are your own biggest advocate. In short, if you tell yourself you won’t be able to finance graduate school or that you aren’t smart enough, then your chances are slim. On the other hand, if you say, “Yes, I can do this!,” you’re on the right track to saving money for and earning your graduate degree.

Don’t be disheartened by your own negative thoughts, use the resources around you, and work hard. You can accomplish whatever it is you set your mind to.

Here are a few things you can do now to start preparing for graduate school (the holiday season is the perfect time to start!):

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Topics: Graduate School

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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