Subject(s): Business, Professional Communication, Strategy, Marketing, Business writing, Business Communication.
School: Rasmussen College
“I inspire passion for business through rigorous, globally-focused education.”
Have you ever noticed how any situation you encounter can be considered a lesson in leadership? Business can be done, learned, practiced, managed–but life is led. My name is Soma Jurgensen and I’m an instructor and School of Business Chair at Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park.
The requisite resume line: Soma D. Jurgensen has worked for over 10 years in marketing, promotions, PR, sales, and management for a variety of local and international companies including the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Parent Magazine, and General Mills.
ORRIN R. BROBERG Executive Leadership • Strategic Business Growth Sales, Marketing, and Business Development Entrepreneurship • Product Innovation Orrin R. Broberg's extensive success as an executive stems from his ability to analyze market realities, refine target markets, and create and execute strategies that enhance market penetration and provide consistent revenue pipeline. For more than two decades, Orrin has directed successful organizations in the delivery of award-winning products that have directly addressed unmet market needs. Orrin is a charismatic, entrepreneurial leader, who consistently seizes the initiative to grow business through innovative approaches As VP of Sales with Activeon, an early stage green-technology company, Orrin redefined business strategy to more effectively target markets. This strategic vision for company operations delivered a 200% increase in sales in six months, with a significant sales pipeline of 450 qualified prospects - including 125 major target accounts. Previously, as President and Founder of Employee Continuum LLC, Orrin recognized the unmet business need to significantly streamline recruiting and hiring operations. He spearheaded the development of highly effective approaches to pre-screen job candidates, including a state-of-the-art multi-media, interactive system that assessed key hiring criteria / attributes and job-role-specific competencies. Orrin’s unique vision spearheaded dramatic business growth - from $0 to $1M - in only 18 months. Orrin successfully grew company recognition throughout the industry, and won multiple strategic accounts including Best Buy for Business, Altura Communications, and PLATO Learning. Orrin's system was recognized with the 2007 Top Pick Award at the 2007 HR Technology Conference. In earlier roles, as VP, Certification Programs with ProSoftTraining, and President and Founder of MasteryPoint Learning Systems and Applied Learning Systems, Orrin consistently built profitable, highly committed, and successful organizations. In addition to a BS in Marketing, Orrin also holds a BA in Art History. Orrin has served as Board Chair of Free Arts Minnesota, a non-profit for targeting at-risk children. Finally, he is an avid tennis, golf, and backcountry ski enthusiast. 317 Groveland Avenue South, Unit 602, Minneapolis, MN 55403 • email@example.com • 952-270-7978
I'm a "Creative Realist" - a trained Economist with a passion for the arts, a true balance of right brain and left brain thinking. At the end of my collegiate career, I decided against a traditional path through the corporate world and focused my time and energy toward a career in music. I truly believe this experience taught me more about running a business and the power of marketing than any corporation could have. I had the fortunate opportunity to play music all over the country and run my own business (successfully) at the same time. Music is still a huge part of my life and who I am today, however I now share that passion with the web. Plain and simple, I love the internet. I believe it's the foundation for communication now, and in the future. It has revolutionized the way we communicate, do business, and share information.
Linda Neuman loves teaching English. Her philosophy on teaching is simple: "All students can learn. But it's important for a teacher to be flexible, and to try to find a student's motivation--we are all motivated by different things for different reasons. Find the motivator and you have found the key!" She is a big proponent of experiential learning, task-based learning, and technology in the classroom. Neuman started teaching in 2000, following a successful career as an international journalist/producer. Prior to her journeys abroad she hosted the local segment of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" in Rockford, Illinois, and often covered the "education beat" for the newsroom. Having observed numerous educators in action, she became intrigued with the many different ways students learn. She is especially interested in student-centered learning. "My latest fascination is the flipped classroom. It makes so much sense to have the students first watch a tutorial at home, then use classroom time to apply the concepts being learned, instead of the other way around. I love the way it motivates students to work together and get creative about problem-solving." Neuman teaches English as a Second Language in the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis region, and is also an editor, writer, and general subjects tutor. Her passions are reading, writing, humor, the arts, and new technologies. She also loves traveling, hiking, archery, cycling, and good conversation.
After cutting my teeth in political campaigns, I have pursued a career in education. I earned a master's degree in education leadership and transitioned to advocacy and public affairs work in the field of education. This work has included organizing high profile events, social media campaigns and websites to support STEM education and new education policies. I have also worked with a variety of organizations to award teacher grants, student scholarships and have been a frequent participant on education committees and workgroups with the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), University of Minnesota and the National Governors Association.
I earned my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. I have over five years experience teaching English, including Basic Grammar, Introductory and Advanced Composition, and Creative Writing. I also have taught courses in Study Skills and Public Speaking. I have worked as a tutor and with students from whom English is a second language.