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CAREER-MINDED: Vance Morgan, center, professor of philosophy and director of Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization program, speaks with PC students Tessa Rutledge and Walter Manning. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/ KEVIN TRIMMER

Students seek real-world experience

Supplementing a liberal arts education with “real-world experience” is the carrot career-center directors and admissions staff at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities increasingly dangle...
RAISING THE BAR: Lynne Donahue, Seaside Consulting founder and president, with social media and marketing specialist Aaron Cote. The 12-year-old company uses social media and other methods to help reach fundraising goals. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Creativity consultant’s calling card

Coming up with creative solutions to fundraising challenges is what Seaside Consulting Inc., owner Lynne Donahue believes sets her work apart from the competition. Last...
CAPABLE HANDS: Jeffrey Deckman, president and founder of Capability Accelerators, says that his time on the R.I. Economic Policy Council taught him to respect the power of government to be able to get things done and the importance of government “following the lead of business.” / COURTESY CAPABILITY ACCELARATORS

Tribal approach to leadership can increase productivity

Jeffrey Deckman began learning real-world lessons required to hold down a job and advance as a teenager. “There was no coddling, you either kept...
ENGINEERING SUCCESS: Lauren Bookstaver, a Brown University research assistant, works in the university’s bioengineering lab. The Ivy League institution is looking to grow its bioengineering program, and with it, the school itself. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Bioengineering a key at Brown school expansion

The growth taking place at Brown University’s School of Engineering is not generic in nature, just adding to the program’s existing chemical, computer, electrical,...
GOOD TO GO: Julius Searight, left, is the 24-year-old founder of Food4Good, a socially conscious mobile soup kitchen. Above, he works with Johnson & Wales University alumni mentor Jeff Ledoux. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

More schools hook into entrepreneurship

It wasn’t until this past year, her senior year, at Bryant University, that Melissa Ellard decided to take an elective in the school’s Global...
GLAD TO BE HERE: Glad Works owner Gina DiSpirito, standing, with, from left: senior graphic designers Mattie Reposa and Liz Sousa and graphic designer Emily Steffen. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Passions nurtured from childhood deliver success

Gina DiSpirito was 4 years old when she fell in love with art, 19 when she fell in love with starting a business and...
ROOM TO GROW: The dining room at the Breakers, where new audio technology has helped boost tours at the mansion. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY

Newport Mansions numbers up, as local hotels down

(Corrected, 11 a.m., July 29) On the heels of record-setting attendance in 2012, the Preservation Society of Newport County is seeing continuing improvement in 2013....
PAPER TRAIL: New Street Communications co-owner Edward Renehan with his son, Bill. Renehan says that for every paper copy bought from the company, it’s selling 10 e-books. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL PERSSON

Small press finds help in cloud

Small presses have always struggled to compete, but New Street Communications LLC is finding its way by tapping serendipitously into literary, computing and other...
GROWING FIELD: Dr. Robert Leonard says that hair-transplant science has improved dramatically since 1959, when the first such procedure was performed in the U.S. / COURTESY LEONARD HAIR  TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATES

Baldness doesn’t have to be forever, says ‘hair doctor’

Hair-transplant treatment and procedures have come out of the Dark Ages and offer scientifically and medically sound alternatives to baldness, according to Dr. Robert...
GROWING TREND: 121 Nexus software-developer interns Joseph Triska and Crystal Ngai work in The Founders League incubator space. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

Bygone-era design a key for startups

Walking into the common area of Betaspring, the startup accelerator at 95 Chestnut St., Providence, is how emerging entrepreneurs meet. And it’s not an...
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