Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Top Five Reasons to be a Grad Program Manager

What is a Program Manager?

A Kaplan Program Manager works for our Graduate Business, the business that helps students prep for the GREs, GMATs, LSATs & MCATs. It's a great position for those outgoing individuals who possess a knack for promoting brand awareness, relationship building and executing marketing campaigns. In this role you will use a grassroots marketing approach to build and nurture relationships with key administrators, student groups and other relevant organizations.

And the Top 5 Reasons to be a Program Manager are...

1. You love talking with people
2. The thought of working behind a desk ALL day makes you cringe
3. You love the idea of selling a brand that can change people's lives
4. You’re now spending many an afternoon on beautiful campuses and getting paid for it
5. Great coworkers! “The People” is always top of the list when asked “Why do you like working for Kaplan?”

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Business on Top, PJ Party on Bottom! Remote Employee Goofs.

Working from home can be great. It provides the flexibility so often craved in our over scheduled society. It allows you to save money on gas, dry cleaning and, wait, who am I kidding, dry cleaning? There are numerous perks to being a remote employee but my two big positives are no commute and more time with family. Since I started working from home I’ve grown surprisingly comfortable with video conferencing and in this global economy that is a big plus.

Working from home provides employees with a unique perspective of workday goofs. While you might not witness the hilarity of your co-worker missing his chair there are other spectacles unique to the virtual workforce. Some of my witnessed video-call goofs are:

  • Sleeping dog suddenly passes gas, with audible force. (It wasn’t me!)
  • A forgotten dirty pile of laundry peaks into view. (Why did I readjust my camera?)
  • Your mullet attire….buttoned up top, pajamas on bottom, accidentally revealed. (No more standing to get something!)
  • Your roommate comes strolling into your office to ask you a question, sans shirt. (Must invest in locks!)
  • It’s your turn to speak and the phone keeps ringing. In a panic, you can’t remember how to silence it! (#$@!#$$~!)
  • You click answer instead of ignore. That visual check in the mirror you needed is now replaced with explaining why you look like you just removed your finger from an electrical socket.

We all need reasons to laugh and goofs like these are definitely worth a chuckle. They might not be ‘box office smash’ funny but if Will Farrell was the victim of these fails, they just might be!