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Five Things Every Graduating Criminal Justice Student Needs to Know

 
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Faculty offer advice for graduates of on-ground or online criminal justice degree programs looking to land a job in the field.

It’s the day you’ve envisioned for years – your graduation from college with a degree in criminal justice – and you can’t wait to put all that knowledge to use in the real world.

Whether you’re looking to launch a career in law enforcement, corrections, the courts and judicial system or private security, you’re ready to do whatever it takes to land your dream job.

To help you start that process, here’s our gift to you: some sage advice from Saint Leo University criminal justice educators, seasoned professionals who’ve been there and done that and offer a few critical tips you need to know before stepping into the real world of criminal justice.

Highlights in History: When Did The Benedictine Sisters Arrive?

 
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The Benedictine Sisters of Holy Name Convent establish Holy Name Academy.

This is the second 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

The year 1889 was a milestone in the history of our institution as it was officially chartered. Holy Name Convent and Academy evolved to what is now Saint Leo University.

Hot Jobs For Online Marketing Degree Grads

 
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Career options are growing for business degree majors with specialization in marketing. 

Marketing is big business.

And if you ever wondered where your online business degree with a marketing specialization could take you, you don’t have to look any further than the Salary Barista, the annual creative industry salary information guide put out by The Creative Group, a Robert Half Company.

According to this year’s guide, five key trends are affecting hiring in the marketing and creative industry.

Your Green Flag To A Sport Management Career

 
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If you dream of a sport management career, then you need to hear what Saint Leo Professor Dr. Eric Schwarz has to say. Download the podcast.

If you’re searching for those ‘pearls of wisdom’ about breaking into a career in the sport industry, look no further than Saint Leo University's Dr. Eric Schwarz.

Like a coach during the final time-out of a crucial game, in the Saint Leo University podcast titled, “Getting Started in Sport Business” he is clear, decisive and direct.

“It’s who you know that gets you the job in this industry. It’s what you know that keeps the job.”

“The perception is that sport is fun. The reality is it’s a tough business – just like working on Wall Street or for any Fortune 500 company.”

Saint Leo Celebrates 125th Anniversary

 

As Saint Leo marks its quasquicentennial, online students take pride in the university's time-honored reputation and traditions.

In 1889, the Eiffel Tower, the world’s tallest man-made structure, opened to the public.

The Oklahoma land rush started.

Bayer introduced powdered aspirin, and the first jukebox debuted.

The Wall Street Journal began publication.

Four states joined the United States of America, bringing the total number of states to 42.

And what is now Saint Leo University – Saint Leo College, the first Catholic college in Florida – was founded.

One-hundred and twenty-five years later, the Saint Leo University community includes more than 74,000 alumni in 72 countries, 50 states, 3 territories, and Washington D.C. The university’s 16,000 students study at University Campus and more than 40 teaching locations in seven states.

Around the world, online students are enrolled in more than 50 online degree programs and graduate certificate programs.

Vet Credits Online Degree Program With Saving His Life

 
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John Sinclair is grateful to Saint Leo University faculty and advisors for providing strength, encouragement and warmth during a difficult time.

Teachers will tell you it isn’t unusual for a student to leave a lasting impression. But what about a student they’ve never met?

A student like John Sinclair.

Dr. Tammy Zacchilli, associate professor of psychology at Saint Leo University, first encountered Sinclair in 2011, when he enrolled as an online student in her social psychology course.

“He was a great student and worked very hard in the class,” she recalls. “His discussions each week were insightful. He found ways to get his work completed and rarely asked for extra time.”

Not exactly the evaluation you’d expect to describe a student living out of his car, struggling each day to pay for food, gas and the cell phone that allowed him to connect to his classes online.

But then again, John Sinclair isn’t your average student.

Saint Leo Logistics Program Receives Industry Certification

 
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Global professional certification puts Saint Leo logistics graduates a step ahead of their peers.

The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL), the premier professional organization for transportation and logistics professionals, has reviewed and selected Saint Leo University’s undergraduate business administration degree program with a logistics specialization as a Professional Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS) Approved Academic Program.

This selection was accomplished as a result of the efforts of Management Department faculty member, Dr. Chuck Oden, who submitted an application, which entailed a thorough review of Saint Leo’s Logistics Program by the ASTL. Saint Leo’s Logistics Program met all of ASTL’s program requirements.

Offered as a completely online business degree program – as well as on-ground at a number of the university’s education centers – Saint Leo’s logistics program is one of only nine nationwide to receive this globally recognized credential.

How To Be On Time: 7 No-Brainer Tips

 
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Has punctuality become a quaint, outdated virtue? Does it really matter anymore? If you think it does (or your boss does), here are some common sense tips for being on time.

It may be April 1, but the following is not an April Fools’ Day joke.

They’re honest-to-goodness excuses from a CareerBuilder study that real people gave their employers for being late for work.

A zebra was running down the highway and held up traffic (turned out to be true).

Woke up on the front lawn of a house two blocks away from home.

Cat got stuck in the toilet.

Ran out of milk and had to buy some before getting ready for work.

Fell asleep in the car when I got to work.

Accidentally put superglue in my eye instead of contact lens solution and had to go to the emergency room.

Thought Halloween was a work holiday.

Finding Community And Collaboration Through Online MSW Program

 


With her three teenagers as her “biggest cheerleaders,” Sherri McCann moves closer to achieving her professional goal: becoming a social worker.

When Sherri McCann—a wife and mother of three teenagers—went back to school, she never imagined the struggles, triumphs, and great sense of community she would encounter.

After finishing her bachelor’s degree in social work at Saint Leo University last spring by taking on-ground classes through the Pasco Hernando Education Center, Sherri chose to pursue an online social work degree (MSW) at her alma mater.

“I am eager to learn and experience all aspects of social work,” she says. Sherri credits the bachelor’s degree program—particularly a research class taught by Dr. Jose Coll—in preparing her with a solid foundation for the master’s degree program. “He really pushed us and challenged us.”

Turnitin Recognizes Saint Leo Professor

 
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With more than one million instructors worldwide using the academic tool, Turnitin, Dr. Shannon Farris is recognized for promoting its use to improve student learning – which supports Saint Leo’s core values.

When it comes to helping Saint Leo students achieve academic success, Dr. Shannon Farris’ passion is equaled only by his endless energy and enthusiasm.

A veritable whirlwind of ideas, Dr. Farris is quick to dive into new approaches and initiatives that can provide critical academic support to online and on-ground – traditional and non-traditional – students alike.

That’s why more than seven years ago, the assistant professor of psychology became an advocate of the fledgling educational tool, Turnitin.

As a result of his efforts, Farris recently was named a Turnitin MVP All-Stars finalist, recognizing him as one of the leading educators worldwide using Turnitin technology to promote academic success.

Farris was nominated for the award, in part, for creating eCOACH Online Learning, a live interactive web conference series to help Saint Leo students become acquainted with tools they need to use in order to achieve success in college. Several webcasts, in particular, focuses on helping students and faculty learn how to more effectively use Turnitin as an academic success tool.

We talked with Farris about Turnitin, eCOACH, and more. Here’s what he had to say.

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