Three Reasons to Consider a Gap Between College and Graduate School

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Aubrey Gladstone serves as CEO of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., a firm that has handled business workouts totaling over $100 million. Holding an engineering degree and an MBA, Aubrey Gladstone is a proponent of taking time off to gain work experience between undergraduate and graduate studies.

While some students choose to proceed directly to graduate school following recipient of their undergraduate degrees, others find value in pausing their formal education to gain work experience and perspective. Consider the following benefits of the latter approach:

Improved job prospects. In many professions, employers place a great deal of emphasis on real-world experience. Taking some time between undergraduate studies and graduate school can allow students to build stronger resumes that will benefit them when they begin their careers.

Clarified career path. After spending a few years working, many people come away with a better sense of what they would like to study in graduate school. This sense of direction is especially helpful in disciplines with many sub-specialties.

Strengthened/conextual learning ability: Real-world experience often helps students absorb classroom material better. For many, it is easier to comprehend complex ideas if they can relate to actual experiences.

Gladstone Consulting, Incorporated – Gladstone Group

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As the president of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., Aubrey Gladstone has managed over $100 million in business workouts for the company. Aubrey Gladstone and Marianne Gladstone developed their consulting firm into a trusted source for hands-on solutions to business problems.

Gladstone Consulting does more than simply give advice. The company takes things a step further by implementing their recommendations through providing personnel and on-site professionals. Aubrey Gladstone brings decades of experience for problem resolution, litigation support, and corporate liquidations, and also provides case studies to help guide executives through challenging business situations.

Gladstone Consulting works with accountants and attorneys around the country who are on call to assist with its consulting services. Aubrey Gladstone also works in conjunction with the Gladstone Group, which provides real-world work experience through a diverse team of seasoned professionals. The experience of these two groups provide other firms with a wealth of business knowledge from which to draw recommendations and expert hands-on over-site.

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Journey to Normal Gives Insight into Female Veteran Struggles

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Aubrey Gladstone serves as the president of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., a problem resolution company specializing in aerospace, transportation, logistics, health care, employee leasing, and finance. In his time away from work, Aubrey Gladstone is a staunch supporter of Journey to Normal.

Journey to Normal is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the stories of women veterans returning from war through its upcoming film Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home. The idea was spawned in 2009, when a female veteran described her rehabilitation struggles to Oprah, and the film has been in production ever since. Journey to Normal is comprised of numerous interviews, both across the U.S. and abroad in Kabul and other outposts.

Though the organization’s main goal lies in getting an audience for its film and advocating for the struggles of women veterans, Journey to Normal has plans beyond the film. The nonprofit will continue to add stories to the site beyond the release of the film and provide a valuable community for women vets returning from war. Journey to Normal also hopes to provide not only video installations at specific venues, such as schools, museums, and libraries, for educational purposes for the general public, but also a variety of outreach programs for employers and schools. The ultimate goal is to create awareness and “bridge the gap between civilian and military life.”

Brooke Gladstone Pursues Career in Aerospace Like Father

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Commercial pilot Aubrey Gladstone also serves as the president of Boca Raton, Florida-based Gladstone Consulting, Inc. During his time as a pilot, Aubrey Gladstone has flown a variety of aircraft, such as a Bell Jet Ranger, Citation ISP, King Air, Piper Cheyenne, and more. Aubrey Gladstone’s love of flying is something that he passed on to his daughter, Brooke Gladstone.

Brooke Gladstone works on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Propulsion Systems Division at Boeing in Charleston, South Carolina, a career decision featured in the local Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, newspaper, The Herald.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a master’s degree in engineering and materials science, Ms. Gladstone’s passion for flight started in her youth when Aubrey Gladstone began taking her on business trips as co-pilot. After starting to learn to fly at 16, she received her pilot’s license at 17. According to The Herald, Ms. Gladstone enjoys the quiet nature of flying, and with her current career in aerospace, it appears that a passion for the pastime runs in the family.

Thoroughly Modern Millie’s United Kingdom Tour Finds a Lead

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Aubrey Gladstone is the president of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., where he manages over $100 million in business workouts. Outside of his professional life, Aubrey Gladstone enjoys musical theater and considers Thoroughly Modern Millie one of his favorites.

Thoroughly Modern Millie recently found its leading lady for the show’s 2017 United Kingdom tour.

The tour will feature Joanne Clifton, a professional dancer and World Ballroom Showdance Champion. Clifton’s current list of credits include Burn the Floor, Strictly Live Tour, and Face the Music.

The tour also features other big names, like director and choreographer Gary Lloyd, casting director Sue Talbert, and executive producer David King.

Following the story of the 1967 film of the same name, the Thoroughly Modern Millie stage show features new music written by Jeanine Tesori, with lyrics from Scanlan. A Tony-winning show, Thoroughly Modern Millie kicks off its United Kingdom tour in mid-January at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

Journey to Normal Tells the Story of Female Combat Veterans

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As president of Gladstone Consulting, Inc., Aubrey Gladstone oversees a successful firm that provides corporate restructuring, problem resolution, and litigation support services. Outside of the office, Aubrey Gladstone gives back to the community through his support of several causes and organizations. He recently helped fund the production of the documentary Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home.

Directed by JulieHera DeStefano, Journey to Normal documents the experiences of female combat veterans who served the United States during tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. To learn about the experiences and changing roles of women soldiers, DeStefano travelled around Regional Command-East in Afghanistan from December 2010 to April 2011 and interviewed more than 100 women serving the area.

After returning to the United States, DeStefano interviewed and filmed female veterans throughout the United States and began raising funds for what would become Journey to Normal, a feature-length documentary that was released nationwide in the spring of 2015. Today, the Journey to Normal team is working to create an online community where women veterans can share their stories and connect with those who have had similar experiences.

More information about the film and the ongoing Journey to Normal project can be found at www.journeytonormal.org.