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Graphic by Leah Kemper By: Leah Kemper, marketing and communications fellow The Covid-19 pandemic has proven that working from home or anywhere can be done, might even make people more efficient and productive and created the biggest remote work experiment in human history.   Many businesses, of all sizes, even have plans to completely get rid of their offices....
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By: McKenzy Lilliock, Human Resources Fellow My life began at the end of my comfort zone. I found myself turning down opportunities throughout my life because they weren’t something I had previously done before. That mindset hindered me from growing to my fullest potential and experiencing all of the fantastic things that the world has...
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By Anastasia Tomko, Communications Fellow Ever since Psy’s Gangnam Style’ has swept the American media, the Korean culture has become increasingly more mainstream. Unbeknownst to many, this wave of new fascination in the west is called the Hallyu Wave. The term, originating from the Chinese word Hallyu, translates to “Korean Wave” and has created a new global attraction to Korean dramas, food, culture and above all, K-Pop.   In order to understand the economic impact K-Pop...
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By: Leah Kemper One of O’Pake Institute’s clients is, RISE, a multifaceted organization designed to meet the needs of, create a sense of belonging for, and provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all people of color. As a partner of Alvernia University, the group stands together in solidarity against various injustices— to be the...
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By Michelle Lehman, Director of Student & Client Services  The O’Pake Institute provides undergraduate and graduate students at Alvernia with hands-on experiential learning opportunities through the O’Pake Fellows Program. This engaged learning process occurs when students are linked with local entrepreneurs and small or established businesses. Experiential learning, or the “learn by doing” model, challenges...
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