Career questions? We all have them.
Going back to school was a major decision for you. University of Phoenix is dedicated to building an education that helps you get the job you want. The University is backing up this commitment with a new content series featuring influential career experts from around the country. Each specialist provides compelling and actionable career-related content. Dennis Bonilla, Kathryn Minshew, Dan Schawbel and Tavis Smiley are all authorities in their field, well-poised to offer helpful, useful and actionable advice for alumni working toward a better career.
Executive Dean, College of Information Systems & Technology
University of Phoenix
Executive Dean Dennis Bonilla discovered a passion for technology and education as a submarine training officer in the U.S. Navy. After a distinguished career in curriculum development for Westinghouse and Oracle, he joined GP Strategies as Managing Director. An educator and entrepreneur, Executive Dean Dennis Bonilla is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of technology.
Resources from Dennis
IT In-Demand: Software Professionals
It’s no secret: software developers are in-demand. Check out the skills you need to get noticed.
IT Certifications You Need to Succeed
Ready to get certified? University of Phoenix IT certificates help prep students for industry exams.
A Day in the Life of a Programmer
Want to build apps, software, or websites? Here’s what a day in the life of a programmer looks like.
IT In-Demand: Cloud, Mobile & Security
Working towards a career in tech? Coursework in these three specialties could make you a hot commodity.
James “Spider” Marks, Maj. Gen., U.S. Army (Ret)
Executive Dean, College of Security and Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix
James “Spider” Marks, Maj. Gen., U.S. Army (Ret), spent more than three decades leading servicemen and women around the world. In 2002, he was appointed the Senior Intelligence Officer for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Having both founded and managed businesses in retirement, General Marks brings a wealth of managerial experience to his role as Executive Dean.
Resources from Spider
Exciting & Rewarding Careers in Security
Interested in private security? Explore some exciting career paths with our Dean, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Spider Marks.
Management Material: Business Foundations for Security
Security is a business—learn it to lead it. Our Dean, Maj. Gen. (Ret) SpiderMarks, talks management coursework.
Cybersecurity: The Future of our Field
Prepping for a future in security? Dean, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Spider Marks, says cybersecurity skills are key.
Co-Founder & CEO
The Muse, Inc.
As Co-Founder & CEO of The Muse, Kathryn Minshew is a dynamic entrepreneur working to transform career development through technology. Minshew started at Mckinsey & Co. before joining the Clinton Health Initiative in Africa. A nationally-recognized voice on productivity and management, she’s committed to empowering young adults in business.
Resources from Kathryn
Conveying Confidence with Body Language
Want to convey confidence? It’s all about body language. The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew has some quick tips!
Foot in the Door: Informational Interview
Informational interviews can get your foot in the door. Here’s The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew on reaching out.
Following up with a Professional Contact
Haven’t heard from a networking contact? Here’s how The Muse CEO
Kathryn Minshew stays pleasantly persistent.
Crafting a Winning Pitch
Selling your ideas is critical to success in any business. Here are three easy steps to nail your next pitch.
Meet Kathryn Minshew
Networking Quick Tips
Kathryn Minshew is co-founder & CEO of The Muse, a career website that helps people figure out what they want to do with their lives and how to get there. She was named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” in Media, as well as Inc.’s “15 Women to Watch in Tech.” Minshew credits networking for much of her success.
Meet Dan Schawbel
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Dan Schawbel is managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. A personal branding expert, he is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. Schawbel regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal. He has 142,000 Twitter followers.
Meet Tavis Smiley
How To Turn An Interview Into a Conversation
Tavis Smiley is the acclaimed host of the PBS talk show “Tavis Smiley,” and is a New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, Time named him one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People.” Smiley knows how to turn stiff interviews into powerful conversations.