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Professionalism

In the blink of an eye!

Only yesterday the opening ceremonies began and already it seems like we have been here forever… or for just the blink of an eye!  I should have taken notes because by now I can’t remember all of the things I learned. Judith Guido was a super informative Keynote Speaker.  Practical ideas about personal branding were […]

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…and so it begins!

My brain has been waking me up every hour or two and so I have given up the fight. Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity.  The Chattahoochee Tech TeamPLANET left the Acworth, Georgia, North Metro Campus at 5:15 a.m. We were saddened that at 5:00 a.m. teammate Nanci Lee got a phone call and had to […]

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Uniqueness of PLANET's Student Career Days

The uniqueness of PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD) does not escape me. There is nowhere else I know that students have the chance to test their skills in realistic industry situations with the full support of potential employers and current educational mentors. Sort of a crash course internship while still in the comfortable cocoon of a supportive family.  […]

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Innovation and Technology the theme of 2011 Executive Forum

PLANET’s recent Executive Forum and Leadership Meeting at The Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, held February 17–20, opened with leadership meetings and the installation of PLANET’s 2011–2012 board of directors, which go into effect beginning May 1, 2011. This year’s Forum focused on Technology and Innovation. The keynote address featured Carmine Gallo, journalist and author […]

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2nd Annual PLANET Day of Service – a success!

For those of you that were following all of the action and developments leading up to this past week on Earth Day, our 2nd annual PLANET Day of Service….. we are pleased to share that it was a huge success! We had over 3,000 volunteers participating in more than 200 projects in 38 states and […]

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Student Career Days – from a grad assistants' perspective

When I was contacted about writing a blog entry about PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD), I was quite surprised. I’m too old to compete in the events and don’t understand how my point of view might be helpful, but here goes nothing…   SCD 2010 was the fourth consecutive year I attended, and the second […]

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Branding effort puts emphasis on professionalism

Europe, with its long tradition of craft guilds (masons, printers, textile workers, and tanners for example) that formed in the late Middle Ages, developed the practice of apprenticeships. An apprentice provided inexpensive labor to his master in exchange for formal training in a certain craft. Most started between the ages of 10 to 15 years […]

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Something for everyone at Green Industry Conference

Green industry professionals came together October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual PLANET Green Industry Conference and GIE+EXPO. They networked with peers from around the country, attended educational sessions and round tables on hot topics such as sustainability and social marketing, checked out the latest products at the industry’s largest trade show and […]

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True professionals make a big difference

As a business owner, I know how easy it is to develop myopic vision – to get wrapped up in and involved with keeping the wheels of commerce rolling in a forward direction. I don’t need to go into detail about how the last couple of years have made it even more difficult for all […]

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In the heat of GIC

Well, the first two days of GIC have come to an end and they have been great. It’s been pretty busy and I’m not doing so well in the sleep department. We’ve been helping set up for all the classes and helping out with registration. The rest of the student ambassadors are great and are […]

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