Posts By: Steve Gibbs

PSAT Scores: A Key Piece to College Prep

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Last month thousands of high school students sat uneasily in their chairs, sinking teeth marks into their pencils as College Board unveiled the new PSAT/NMSQT. Hailed as the next panacea for high stakes pre-collegiate testing, the new and improved PSAT is part of a suite of assessments that includes the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and… Read more »

Mindfully Embracing 2016

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APLS Corporate Training Events

Mindfully Embracing 2016 January 8 to 10, 2016 Start 2016 off with a weekend retreat designed to give you time for reflection, creativity, sharing and solitude. Mindfully embrace the New Year with a welcoming community in an exceptional and peaceful retreat setting.  St. Francis Springs is a comfortable, state-of-the-art retreat center located on 140 acres… Read more »

Make Friends Through School Activities

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How are middle and high school students expected to move past the “hi” and “bye” stage of friendship in a period of their lives where peers rule? The teenage years are ripe with angst, growing pains and social adjustment. Childhood friendships often collapse under the strain of new schools, peer pressure, unequal maturity levels and… Read more »

The Real Position of Women in the Workplace

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Since APLS Group is a woman-owned company, I forget that business hasn’t progressed to the point that women can expect a level playing field at work. According to recent studies, about 75% of men and 78% of women come into an organization with the desire to eventually be promoted. However, once on the job, women… Read more »

Student Organization at Home and on the Phone

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I love September. It has all the promise of a new year without the fanfare of resolutions, fireworks and watching the ball drop at Time Square. September starts off with Labor Day that signals the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. It is the perfect time to revisit putting organization… Read more »

Internships: Not Just for the Inexperienced

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Who do you picture when I mention “business intern”?  An intern has traditionally been a young person in a learning position, either paid or unpaid. Many businesses have initiated internship programs as a way of screening potential employees. In the changing multi-generational work environment, there are now blurred lines between employment and retirement affecting job… Read more »

Student Athletes: Beyond the Dream

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APLS Group Institute, the education service branch of NC training and consulting firm, APLS Group, has created a Go Fund Me site that debuts on September 8, 2015. We are seeking contributions to fund the workshop; College and the Business of Athletics, to be offered free of charge to student- athletes and their parents/guardians in… Read more »

Planting Education Seeds in the Summer

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Final Installment – Time Management As summer draws to an end, so does your planting season for effective summer strategies for building a college-going culture at home. Now that you have set a formidable foundation by honing your family’s organization skills, it’s time to prepare for the start of a new school year where time management… Read more »

APLS Group to Attend North Carolina SHRM

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We are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the North Carolina SHRM state conference September 23 to 25, 2015. We will be making connections and sharing our thoughts of what the Human Resources field has coming for it in 2015. The event is located at Concord Conference Center in Concord, NC and we’d love for… Read more »