Thérèse Hannigan

About Thérèse Hannigan

Director, RIT Online

Soft Skills: The Powerful Skills That Will Get You A Job

One in three skills required by employers today is a soft skill. “Works well with others” may be a phrase reminiscent of your grade-school report card, but did you know it’s also an essential skill professionals need to succeed in business? Soft skills—a blend of interpersonal savvy, communication skills, and social intelligence—are in high demand […]

Didn’t you get the memo? The watch is here.

Will the Apple Watch destroy the traditional watch industry? Will app makers and advertisers find new ways to advertise without annoying users? How will you connect with your target audience on this new platform and deliver rich, relevant content? If we agree to notifications on our wrists around the clock—will we ever be the same […]

Want to be a digital brand storyteller? These new courses are for you.

Much has been written about the death of traditional media, and it’s certainly been sad to see so many regional newspapers are now a shadow of their former selves. But maybe ‘death’ is too strong a word here, since there are also excellent examples of newspapers and magazines that have reinvented themselves as vibrant online […]

Katie Linendoll — How to Turn an Obsession Into a Career

“The greatest gift that this new era of technology gives us is the ability to activate change BEFORE it’s critically needed, allowing us to stay ahead.” It wasn’t that long ago that we were all struggling to program our VCR and stop its digital clock flashing “12:00” — but now I hardly ever touch a […]

Michael Slovis — Visual Storyteller Extraordinaire

“The skills and knowledge I gained at RIT forged my technique and provided the basis for making creative decisions that defined my style in both photography and cinematography. There’s no question in my mind that RIT laid the foundation on which I’ve built my entire career.”   Michael Slovis, latest RIT alum to be featured […]

Meet JM Allain — our latest Agent of Change profile

“If you don’t embrace change, you will likely be left behind. You must take a leap of faith and translate all this acquired data into your own view of the world and the future of your industry. If you fall, dust yourself off and forge on. It’s what a leader of change does.” We’re kicking […]

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Agent of Change?

As we designed and developed the academic framework and curriculum for RIT Online, we had one over-arching objective in mind: it should strive to empower our students with the success factors that have enabled so many of our graduates to become leaders in their respective careers. Which led us to ask: what is the core […]

We’re taking down the “pardon our dust” signs

Those of you with keen eyes might have noticed signs of construction on www.rit.edu/ritonline/ these past few months as we completed the finishing touches to the first phase of RIT Online. Well, I’m delighted to say that we’re now open for business and here to serve you on your career journey. Today’s announcement has been […]