Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Value of Taking Time Off between College and Grad School

Aubrey Gladstone, a pilot with nearly four decades of experience, has served as president, chief executive officer, and project manager at Gladstone Consulting, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida since 1996. Aubrey Gladstone studied engineering at Lehigh University and, after gaining professional and life experiences, received a master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

The benefits of education include everything from higher earning potential to a more nuanced understanding of history and the world. However, in some cases individuals may find that their learning paths diverge from more traditional approaches. One of the most common deviations a student may explore is the gap year.

"Gap year" is an informal term used to describe a period of time between high school and college, or between college and graduate school. A gap year allows students to gain real-world experience, professional and otherwise. Individuals can utilize their time in a variety of ways. Some people, for example, may wish to travel. Others might pursue additional education after determining what kind of degree or certification they wish to pursue.

In some cases, time off between college and graduate school is a necessity rather than an option. For example, students who have recently completed their undergraduate educations may improve their law school applications with an internship or administrative position at a law firm. Taking one or more gap years is, of course, a personal decision, but can be informed by discussions with family, friends, and counselors working at a college career center.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Coming to Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Aubrey Gladstone serves as president of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., which has managed more than $100 million in business workouts. In his free time, Aubrey Gladstone and Marianne Gladstone enjoy Broadway musicals and maintains a close friendship with actor Christian Borle, who will soon star in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. 

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre will host previews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory beginning March 28 before the official opening on April 23. The premiere will be directed by Jack O’Brien, winner of three Tony Awards. Borle, who won Tony Awards for his performances in Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher, will star as Willy Wonka. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will feature music written by Marc Shaiman, who has won Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards, and lyrics by both Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Joshua Bergasse, an Emmy Award winner and a Tony Award nominee, will provide the choreography.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

No Plane No Gain Campaign Advocates for Business Aviation

In addition to his role as president of the corporate workout firm Gladstone Consulting, Aubrey Gladstone is a commercial pilot who has been flying with National Jet Corp. for more than 30 years. Over the course of his aviation career, Aubrey Gladstone had established ties with several industry organizations, including the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA).

As part of its efforts to support the business aviation community, the NBAA has partnered with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to create and operate the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. The overarching goal of No Plane No Gain is to educate the general public about the value of business aviation in the United States. Responsible for over a million American jobs and for making business transactions more efficient, the business aviation industry also provides essential transportation opportunities to isolated communities and critical emergency services in times of crisis.

Along with its official website, No Plane No Gain uses social media and video sites like YouTube to expand its digital presence. Its latest initiatives include the hashtag campaign #BizAvWorks, which promotes business aviation on Twitter and Facebook.