When it comes to climbing the career ladder, many workers from all different fields are looking at ways to boost their resumes and give them a shot of securing their dream job. If you're looking for a role in the business world, an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) gives you the right tools, skills, and experience to succeed. Here are a few benefits that you can receive from completing an MBA.
Throughout your MBA program, you will learn a wide range of skills that can give you a feeling of accomplishment, helping you to feel more confident. In the business world, it's important that you can stand on your own two feet, so boosting your self-esteem can help when it comes to setting up your own business or finding a role within a company. Once you've completed your degree, you will receive a great sense of pride and personal achievement.
Once you've completed your MBA degree, you will want to be taken seriously by those in the business world. With many candidates in the same boat as you, finding your dream role can be a challenge, however, having an MBA behind you can make all the difference, showing employers that you're willing to put the hard work in. Earning credibility and establishing yourself as a budding entrepreneur can help you on your way to success in the business industry.
During your MBA, you will learn various soft skills which you can use to your advantage in the working world. Many employers are looking for specific qualities such as analytical thinking, leadership skills, and communication skills, which all can be learnt through doing an MBA. Advancing your career and standing out from the crowd with these skills can be hugely beneficial for securing employment.
Many MBA graduates find themselves being able to communicate more effectively with their colleagues, employees, and bosses. During your course, you will be able to engage with your fellow peers and teachers who can give you guidance and support along the way. Knowing how to communicate is crucial, not only in the business world, but in everyday life, so having the right skills behind you can really make a difference.
To get the most out of your MBA degree, you will need to attend all classes and study sessions, as well as completing assignments on time. Knowing how to prioritize your workload and adhering to deadlines is important in every aspect of life, whether it be in education or the working world. To do this effectively, you will need to have strong self-discipline. It's important that you know how to manage your time effectively too. With work, family, and social commitments to juggle alongside your degree, it can be hard to focus on your course, so finding a quiet area to study is key.
More Job Prospects
While experience can help you secure your dream role, having the right education behind you is just as important. With many companies requiring or preferring their candidates to have an MBA, it only makes sense to complete one. Once you've earned this degree (and scored good marks), you will have more choice available to you when it comes to finding a job.
Network of Colleagues
During your MBA degree, as well as communicating with fellow students, you will be able to meet people within your industry. This can be a huge advantage, especially when it comes to seeking employment. As the saying goes, it's not what you know, but who you know in many cases, so networking with industry professionals can be used to your advantage. In the business world, there are many promising opportunities that candidates look out for, so being in the know and having a network of colleagues can only be a good thing.
Finding an MBA Course
Now that you have an idea of the benefits that you can receive from completing an MBA degree, the next step is to find one in your area. Here is a list of programs that can help you find the right course for you. The MBA Tour has a detailed list of MBA programs across the United States, giving you more information on course specifications and locations.
Throughout your MBA course, you will learn a range of transferable skills which you can utilize in business, helping you to succeed in your chosen path. There are plenty of other valuable things you will gain from learning too, such as increasing your self-confidence, broadening your job prospects, as well as knowing how to communicate effectively with colleagues and peers. If you're interested in completing an MBA, there are various establishments across the country who offer the course, giving you more reasons than ever to sign yourself up and secure your dream role in the business world.
For decades, women have been unknowingly suffering from PSD and intergenerational trauma, but now Dr. Valerie Rein wants women to reclaim their power through mind, body and healing tools.
As women, no matter how many accomplishments we have or how successful we look on the outside, we all occasionally hear that nagging internal voice telling us to do more. We criticize ourselves more than anyone else and then throw ourselves into the never-ending cycle of self-care, all in effort to save ourselves from crashing into this invisible internal wall. According to psychologist, entrepreneur and author, Dr. Valerie Rein, these feelings are not your fault and there is nothing wrong with you— but chances are you definitely suffering from Patriarchy Stress Disorder.
Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) is defined as the collective inherited trauma of oppression that forms an invisible inner barrier to women's happiness and fulfillment. The term was coined by Rein who discovered a missing link between trauma and the effects that patriarchal power structures have had on certain groups of people all throughout history up until the present day. Her life experience, in addition to research, have led Rein to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which men and women are experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress that have been genetically passed down from previously oppressed generations.
What makes the discovery of this disorder significant is that it provides women with an answer to the stresses and trauma we feel but cannot explain or overcome. After being admitted to the ER with stroke-like symptoms one afternoon, when Rein noticed the left side of her body and face going numb, she was baffled to learn from her doctors that the results of her tests revealed that her stroke-like symptoms were caused by stress. Rein was then left to figure out what exactly she did for her clients in order for them to be able to step into the fullness of themselves that she was unable to do for herself. "What started seeping through the tears was the realization that I checked all the boxes that society told me I needed to feel happy and fulfilled, but I didn't feel happy or fulfilled and I didn't feel unhappy either. I didn't feel much of anything at all, not even stress," she stated.
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This raised the question for Rein as to what sort of hidden traumas women are suppressing without having any awareness of its presence. In her evaluation of her healing methodology, Rein realized that she was using mind, body and trauma healing tools with her clients because, while they had never experienced a traumatic event, they were showing the tell-tale symptoms of trauma which are described as a disconnect from parts of ourselves, body and emotions. In addition to her personal evaluation, research at the time had revealed that traumatic experiences are, in fact, passed down genetically throughout generations. This was Rein's lightbulb moment. The answer to a very real problem that she, and all women, have been experiencing is intergenerational trauma as a result of oppression formed under the patriarchy.
Although Rein's discovery would undoubtably change the way women experience and understand stress, it was crucial that she first broaden the definition of trauma not with the intention of catering to PSD, but to better identify the ways in which trauma presents itself in the current generation. When studying psychology from the books and diagnostic manuals written exclusively by white men, trauma was narrowly defined as a life-threatening experience. By that definition, not many people fit the bill despite showing trauma-like symptoms such as disconnections from parts of their body, emotions and self-expression. However, as the field of psychology has expanded, more voices have been joining the conversations and expanding the definition of trauma based on their lived experience. "I have broadened the definition to say that any experience that makes us feel unsafe psychically or emotionally can be traumatic," stated Rein. By redefining trauma, people across the gender spectrum are able to find validation in their experiences and begin their journey to healing these traumas not just for ourselves, but for future generations.
While PSD is not experienced by one particular gender, as women who have been one of the most historically disadvantaged and oppressed groups, we have inherited survival instructions that express themselves differently for different women. For some women, this means their nervous systems freeze when faced with something that has been historically dangerous for women such as stepping into their power, speaking out, being visible or making a lot of money. Then there are women who go into fight or flight mode. Although they are able to stand in the spotlight, they pay a high price for it when their nervous system begins to work in a constant state of hyper vigilance in order to keep them safe. These women often find themselves having trouble with anxiety, intimacy, sleeping or relaxing without a glass of wine or a pill. Because of this, adrenaline fatigue has become an epidemic among high achieving women that is resulting in heightened levels of stress and anxiety.
"For the first time, it makes sense that we are not broken or making this up, and we have gained this understanding by looking through the lens of a shared trauma. All of these things have been either forbidden or impossible for women. A woman's power has always been a punishable offense throughout history," stated Rein.
Although the idea of having a disorder may be scary to some and even potentially contribute to a victim mentality, Rein wants people to be empowered by PSD and to see it as a diagnosis meant to validate your experience by giving it a name, making it real and giving you a means to heal yourself. "There are still experiences in our lives that are triggering PSD and the more layers we heal, the more power we claim, the more resilience we have and more ability we have in staying plugged into our power and happiness. These triggers affect us less and less the more we heal," emphasized Rein. While the task of breaking intergenerational transmission of trauma seems intimidating, the author has flipped the negative approach to the healing journey from a game of survival to the game of how good can it get.
In her new book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment, Rein details an easy system for healing that includes the necessary tools she has sourced over 20 years on her healing exploration with the pioneers of mind, body and trauma resolution. Her 5-step system serves to help "Jailbreakers" escape the inner prison of PSD and other hidden trauma through the process of Waking Up in Prison, Meeting the Prison Guards, Turning the Prison Guards into Body Guards, Digging the Tunnel to Freedom and Savoring Freedom. Readers can also find free tools on Rein's website to help aid in their healing journey and exploration.
"I think of the book coming out as the birth of a movement. Healing is not women against men– it's women, men and people across the gender spectrum, coming together in a shared understanding that we all have trauma and we can all heal."