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The LinkedIn Group All Online Students Should Join

 
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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.

Starting A Career In Critical Incident Management

 
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Rene Ortiz got his first taste of critical incident management while serving in the military. More than 20 years later, he returned to school to earn two degrees to advance in this growing field.

Just turn on your television and you’ll see why emergency management is becoming a growing career field. If it’s not blizzards, flooding or tornadoes in the Midwest on the news, it’s drought and wild fires out West, or hurricanes in the South or East.

“There have always been hurricanes and weather disasters, but in these modern times they are more aggressive and cause more damage,” says Rene Ortiz, a recent graduate of Saint Leo University’s online master’s in critical incident management program.

When natural disasters strike, it is increasingly important for law enforcement, first responders, government officials and aid organizations to understand how to manage those critical incidents, mitigate hazards, identify risks, and provide help to people impacted.

5 Reasons To Choose Project Management As A Career

 
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Looking for a lucrative business career in a growing field? Think project management.

A generous benefactor provides funding for a new wing for a local art museum.

A large company needs to update its expense reporting system and roll it out to employees worldwide.

A targeted malaria immunization program is required in an endemic country.

A rock band wants to launch a revival tour.

In a competitive business environment where there is always more to do than there is time or resources, organizations – for-profit, non-profit, private corporations and government agencies alike – are turning to teams for the agility and flexibility needed to get things done.

Leading these fluid and diverse teams are project managers.

What Sets Saint Leo’s Cybersecurity Program Apart?

 

Here are five features that make Saint Leo’s new master’s degree program in cybersecurity different and why they are important to your career success.

If you’re an information technology professional, recent statistics about cybercrime may not surprise you.

Last year, over $400 billion was spent worldwide on cybersecurity breaches. Forty million Americans had personal information stolen. And 97 percent of small to mid-size businesses were hacked.*

As alarming as those statistics are, according to Saint Leo University’s Dr. Vyas Krishnan, there’s something even more disturbing: these threats are only the tip of the iceberg.

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Highlights In History: The President And The Abbot

 
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A chance encounter forges a lifelong friendship with the commander-in-chief.

This is the fifth 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

Oct. 21, 1905

Abbot Charles Mohr of Saint Leo Abbey and College was in town to meet with State Senator James Taliaferro of Tampa and several others.  He was about to have an encounter with the president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who was in the first year of his second term and was scheduled to speak at the Seminole Club in Jacksonville.

Veterans in Higher Education

 
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When it comes to providing effective support services to help veterans achieve academic success, is “military friendly” enough?

By Tedd “Gunny” Weiser, Office of Veteran Student Services

Last month, I had the pleasure to be part of the team that hosted the second national Military and Veteran Social Work Conference, which took place here at Saint Leo’s University Campus. 

Being a 20-year veteran myself, it was an extreme pleasure to see so many devout professionals dedicated to helping veterans succeed in higher education. The program of more than 50 speakers and presenters that attracted attendees from around the nation and from several countries was inspiring.

While there was so much to learn from these social work experts, two simple points that came up time and again in presentations and informal discussions really hit home for me. Maybe that’s because they represent casual assumptions that I, myself, have been guilty of when working with our veteran students here at Saint Leo – at least until now.

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Faith Enables Cancer Survivor To Earn Online Criminal Justice Degree

 

Carol Cuffee, this year’s Rogich Award recipient, is a mom and grandmother. She served with the Navy in Afghanistan. And she beat breast cancer for the second time while earning a college degree.

Carol Cuffee is not the type of person who gives up.

Born prematurely at 3 pounds, Carol was so tiny that even her father, a minister, had trouble believing that she could pull through. She came home from a Savannah hospital in an incubator, but every time the wind blew, the power went out to the very machine that was keeping her alive. Her mother, however, refused to give up on her little girl and held tightly to her faith that she would survive.

Carol keeps that faith today, carrying it through the twists and turns her life has taken in her career, motherhood and health.

Marketing And Advertising: Are They One And The Same?

 
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If you’re thinking about pursuing a business degree in marketing, it’s important to know the difference.

“Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is okay. You are okay.” -- Don Draper

If you’re a fan of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, you’ve likely gotten a lesson or two in advertising – and life – from Madison Avenue bad boy Don Draper.

But if you’re majoring in business and are truly considering a future in the field of marketing, you’ll want to have a handle on the basics, like the difference between marketing and advertising.

How To Be Successful In Your Online Class

 
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Ready to take an online course? Here are four things to keep in mind.

By Eric Hill

Online classes are wonderful, and I believe strongly in them. I’ve literally lost count of the number of online classes I’ve taken—and no, not the same one over and over! You can’t beat the variety or flexibility. But one should understand that to be successful in the online environment, one must possess at least four qualities.

The One Thing You Should Do This Independence Day

 
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Slurp watermelon. Plunge in the pool. Ooh and ahh over fireworks. But first take a moment to read the most cherished words in American history.

Don’t you love it when the Fourth of July falls on a Friday! Three-day weekends can’t be beat. It’s a great time to take a break from hectic work schedules and rigorous online studies, and have fun with family and friends.

How do you celebrate? Do you host a family cook-out or head to the local park? 

Before you start boiling the potatoes for salad or reach for the beach towels, you might consider taking a few moments to reread the most beloved words in our country’s history: the Declaration of Independence.

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