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5 Labor Day Tips For Better Work-Life Balance


If you’re looking for some insight into how to create a better work-life balance, check out these tips for some practical ideas.

It’s hard to find time just for you, isn’t it?

Maybe you check your work e-mail compulsively from your phone or spend your free time shuttling kids to their activities. Maybe you have postponed vacations because you’re too busy, or you sacrifice sleep because you have papers to write.

With Labor Day just around the corner – a day created to honor the American worker – it’s a good time to think about ways to create a better work-life balance.

To help get you started, here are five tips for more productive, less harried days.


Saint Leo Librarian Dedicated To Online Students


Students in Saint Leo's online degree programs who need research assistance receive expert guidance when they turn to Sandy Hawes. They also find a compassionate and empathetic ear.

Think back to your elementary school librarian.

If you were lucky, that librarian made you feel as if you were the only student in the world. Maybe he or she found you the perfect novel that sparked a lifelong love of reading or the ideal resource to help with a term paper.

In that regard, Saint Leo’s Sandy Hawes is an “old-fashioned” librarian in a high-tech world.

Hawes takes the university’s core values – particularly the value of respect – to heart. It’s what drives her to do whatever it takes to help each and every online student be successful.

Paying For College: A Scholarship Guide For Adult Learners


Looking for resources to pay for college? Saint Leo’s e-book, “Adult Learner’s Guide to Finding Scholarships and Grants” can help you get started.

You may have reasons why you want to earn a college degree that have nothing to do with your pay stub or the title on your next business card – reasons you can’t put a dollar figure on.

5 TED Talks Every Criminal Justice Major Should Watch


If you’re studying criminal justice – or are already working in the field – you might want to check out these TED Talks for some insight and inspiration.

You’re doing all you can to prepare for a future in the criminal justice filed. You’re working hard in your online criminal justice degree program studying law enforcement, corrections and the courts. You peruse weekly crime reports and follow the national conversation on homeland security.  You tap into related blogs and websites.

Think you’re ready?

Highlights In History: Saint Leo's Alma Mater


The creation of Saint Leo's new alma mater by one of our own faculty, the role a former college president played in composing the original version's lyrics, and his influence on the current song.

This is the sixth in a series of feature stories, profiles, and anecdotes recounting the significance of important events in the history of Saint Leo University, which is currently commemorating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889.

By Kim Payne, University Communications

Old Traditions Become New

Saint Leo we salute traditions new and old,
which guide us as we grow in body, heart and soul.

When Dr. Kurt Van Wilt, English professor in the School of Arts & Sciences at Saint Leo University, was first approached about creating a new alma mater, he wished to honor his good friend and mentor, Dr. Anthony W. Zaitz, former professor of English and chairman of the Division of Language and Literature. Dr. Zaitz, who would later become president of Saint Leo College for two years (1968-1970), was the joint composer of the original Saint Leo Alma Mater, which was written in 1967.

Project Management Careers: Technical Communications


Combining a Saint Leo degree in project management with years of experience as a technical communicator positioned a Navy veteran for a big step up in his career.

Saint Leo University alumnus Dan Foster may be a seasoned technical communicator, but the world of project management surrounds him on a daily basis.

In fact, as he found out, the skills he has refined over time in technical communications – leadership, team building, conflict management and negotiation, to name just a few – are the same skills project managers put into practice every day.

“Project management is what we, as technical communicators, do all day long,” he says.

An Infographic To Inspire You To Persevere


If you’re a student in an online degree program who is managing work and family responsibilities, in addition to your educational pursuits, you know how difficult it is to stay the course.

History is replete with examples of people who persevered despite challenges and setbacks and succeeded. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard many of them.

Beethoven composed his most important works, such as the epic Symphony No. 9 including the “Ode to Joy” movement, during the last decade of his life, when he was deaf.

J.K. Rowling was a penniless, single mom when she wrote the first Harry Potter book on an old manual typewriter.

Walt Disney’s first animation company went bankrupt.

Colonel Sanders, a sixth-grade dropout, didn’t even start his entrepreneurial venture until he was 65.

Accelerated MBA: What’s The Key To Success?


U.S. Air Force Captain Jason Ross shares how he was able to earn an MBA online in one year.

An MBA can help you improve your earning potential, gain new skills and stand out in a competitive job market. So why not try to complete the coursework as quickly as possible?

It’s true — taking two classes each term can help you earn enough credits for an MBA in as little as one year. But following an accelerated MBA path isn’t for everyone. It takes time management, discipline and a willingness to make sacrifices temporarily to reach your goal.

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Why Study Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics?


The tremendous growth of social media to collect customer and market data is creating exciting, new career opportunities.

Not so long ago, social media was for recreational use only – a way for friends and families to connect and share photos. Today, sites such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others have become legitimate and powerful marketing tools.

To meet industry’s demand for managers with the technological and business skills to address this latest evolution in marketing, Saint Leo University launched an MBA concentration in marketing research and social media analytics.

The LinkedIn Group All Online Students Should Join


Tap into one of the most powerful business tools on the planet by joining the Center for Online Learning’s Career Services group on LinkedIn.

Social media use for hiring is at an all-time high.

According to Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Report, 93 percent of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profile.

Their social media channel of choice?

Hands down, recruiters prefer LinkedIn.

When searching for job candidates, 94 percent of recruiters use the business-oriented social networking service that has attracted more than 300 million members.

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