Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bryant & Stratton College Online Announces Webinar: How to Make the Most of an Entry-Level Job

Webinar to be held on August 22, highlighting advice on what to do and what not to do in an entry level position; free for prospective and current students and new college graduates

Buffalo, NY, August 08, 2012 - Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today a new session in its ongoing free career training webinar series. New college graduates, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online students are encouraged to attend the free webinar titled, “Make the Most of an Entry-Level Job.” This session will take place on Wednesday, August 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Acclaimed career coach Kim Dority will lead the webinar. Ms. Dority is a frequent presenter for Bryant & Stratton College Online and has been writing about and teaching courses on career training for more than a decade.

“An entry level job is a great place to start building your professional reputation and developing your career smarts,” said Dority. “This webinar will coach attendees through the actions to take – and avoid – to make the most of this important opportunity.”

The “Make the Most of an Entry-Level Job” webinar will highlight tricks and tips for new graduates as well as prospective and current students. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to:

* Impress not only their boss, but their colleagues

* Benefit from other’s knowledge while effectively contributing their own ideas

* Navigate the “new hire” landscape to establish trust and respect for their professional skills, maturity and judgment

“Emphasis is often put into how to find and get a job, which are both important steps in creating a successful career; but this webinar demonstrates that the work does not stop once you’ve heard ‘you’re hired,’” said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “Whether you’re a new graduate or just starting to consider enrolling in a degree program, understanding all the steps that go into building a strong career path is important. At Bryant & Stratton College Online, we are committed to helping our students find and succeed in the careers of their choice. We are grateful Ms. Dority lends her extensive knowledge in support of this mission.”

The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information on building a successful career. Those interested in attending are invited to register at Additionally, following the free webinar, attendees will be able to download a hand-out recapping the top strategies addressed in the session.

To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College and for information about its online degree programs, go to Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online:
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, thirteen online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at

Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

AAA Welcomes Report on Bransons impact Investing efforts

AAA has welcomed a report into Richard Branson’s impact investing efforts.

Boston, MA, August 08, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed a report into Richard Branson’s impact investing efforts. The article, published by, talks about how Virgin boss, Richard Branson, has taken a huge interest in impact investing and has launched Virgin Unite to try to help boost its popularity among regular investors.

The celebrity ambassador for social enterprise investment recently held a promotional shark-swimming activity in Cancun, which attempted to promote small businesses such as the shark-swimming trips that help to raise eco-awareness. The trips illustrated how investors can help small social enterprises and family business in developing countries to thrive, according to AAA. "They help communities and local environments to flourish, while investors start to see returns on their investment when the small businesses begin to grow and pay back loans," explained AAA's partner Anthony Johnson.

Richard Branson recently published a book called Screw Business As Usual. He stated, “I have written this book for those who, at the same time as wanting to develop a business and make a living, also want to do more to help people and the planet.

“It’s a vibrant sea change from the way business was always done, when financial profit alone was the driving force.” The book is intended to back up the work of Virgin Unite, which is a non-profit organization intended to help guide investors towards suitable social enterprise that need investment.

Jean Oelwang, the CEO of the organization, explained, “We basically look at ways philanthropy and charity can play a role in kickstarting new markets.”

AAA, an advocate of alternative and impact investing, supports many kinds of ethical investment, including timberland investment. Mr Johnson, explained, “Investing in sustainable forestry land through organizations like Greenwood Management, for example, can help to reduce deforestation by providing alternatives to illegally sourced timber. Greenwood Management runs plantations on non-native trees species in Brazil and Canada.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

SAFE International, North America’s Self Defense Leader, Launches Milwaukee Self Defense Seminars

SAFE International is a leading provider of self defense training in North America. SAFE International is pleased to announce its expansion into Milwaukee, WI with a focused marketing campaign to provide self defense to women, corporations and high school students.

Milwaukee, WI, August 08, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- SAFE International™ is a leading provider of self defense training in North America. It currently operates throughout North America and has expanded into Milwaukee, WI with a focused marketing campaign to provide Milwaukee self defense to women, men, corporations, and high schools. SAFE International has delivered training to more than 150,000 people since 1994. The company is owned and managed by Chris Roberts, CEO, who is a professional teaching Director and self-defense instructor.

Mr. Roberts founded SAFE International™ in 1994. He saw there was a lack of practical and effective self defense instruction for people. The SAFE International high school courses became known for their instruction on how to deal with conflict before it starts rather than just deal with the physical side of self defense. While self protection is a serious topic, the SAFE instructors have managed to develop a course that integrates humour while still getting a serious message across to students/clients. Chris Roberts has developed and taught specially tailored Milwaukee Corporate self defense courses in the corporate environment, particularly to companies/organizations that are in higher risk professions including health care, real estate, sales people, etc. Self protection is a not only a necessity, but is also a form of insurance that will make your business more profitable and your employees more confident and secure. Workplace violence is a serious issue and SAFE has the ability to teach workplace staff how to deal with all aspects of confrontation including the Awareness/Avoidance stages along with Verbal Diffusing skills and physical self defense.

SAFE International also offers specialized Women’s Self Defense Milwaukee courses to women’s groups, including their Women’s Self Defense Parties. Twenty five percent of women will be assaulted during their lifetime. This is an alarming fact especially since over forty seven percent of crime is unreported. Women will know their attacker fifty seven percent of the time according to studies. Women lead busy lives and need easy to remember tactics that work in real-life situations. They also need training that fits into their busy schedules. SAFE International's instructors understand the challenges that women face and offer classes, group seminars and private lessons to fit into anyone's schedule.

SAFE International has become North America’s most popular high school course for both boys and girls due to the fact that they don't teach martial arts, but rather a practical approach to personal safety with an emphasis on recognizing and avoiding potentially dangerous situations. All instructors are certified through SAFE International™ and have a unique ability to reach the students in an effective and memorable manner. SAFE International has traditionally focused on self defense instruction for high school students. It offers 1, 3, 4 or 5 hour courses which can be taught over consecutive days or all in one day depending upon the school/ organization's needs. They offer High School self defense customized to the class needs and expectations. Each session includes discussion, role playing and a practical physical component ending with their famous simulated attacks in which the students get the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills on a padded instructor. These are real-world tactics that can be used by anyone against violent and stressful attacks.

SAFE International™ also trains/consults people privately on a weekly basis. Private clients include mothers, fathers, daughters, police officers, seniors, and people with disabilities. SAFE International teaches self defense concepts that are based on Gross Motor movements, rather than complicated and difficult to remember techniques.

Contact SAFE International and Chris Roberts to schedule self defense for your corporation, group, or school. You can visit their websites at You can also email Chris Roberts directly by email at You can also reach Mr. Roberts toll free at 1-800-465-5972.

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972