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Ready To Move Up In Law Enforcement? Consider An Online MBA

 
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Eileen Powell is Florida Highway Patrol’s first female troop commander in North Florida. Earning an MBA helped prepare her for the position.

For Eileen Powell, the decision to pursue a master's of business administration (MBA) online was not just a professional determination to diversify her skills and increase her employability – it was a highly personal one.


Ethical Hacking: Do You Have What It Takes?

 
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Legal hackers possess high morals and intricate knowledge of computer systems.

Imagine a job where your singular focus is hacking into your employer’s network.

Imagine getting paid handsomely to do it.

Now more than ever, governments, private companies, health care organizations, intelligence agencies and financial institutions are turning to ethical hackers to assess vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure

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Highlights In History: In Spite of Harassment, Big Commencement Still Held On A Small Campus

 
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A peaceful protest demonstration nearly disrupted Saint Leo College’s 1969 commencement ceremony.

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

By Kim Payne, University Communications

Dateline: April 1969

Despite threats from dissident student groups from other colleges in Florida that intended to demonstrate and disrupt the day’s festivities, Saint Leo College was preparing to stage its third senior class baccalaureate and commencement exercises.

Project Management Careers: Improving Life Aboard Ship

 
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Project management student says curriculum reflects real-world business environment – and has helped her advance in the marine engineering industry.

Penny Sweda has always liked to plan and schedule, as well as work with people, both in her personal and work life.

Today, Sweda not only uses those skills in the marine engineering industry to coordinate renovations of sailors’ quarters on U.S. Navy ships, she’s enhancing them by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in project management program at Saint Leo.

For The Best Cybersecurity Jobs, Don’t Overlook Certification

 
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Adding certifications to your online cybersecurity degree could put you at the top of the candidate pool.

When it comes to the information security field, there’s no denying job opportunities abound. But landing a top-notch cybersecurity position often requires more than experience and a college degree.

According to a 2014 Burning Glass report, 51 percent of all cybersecurity job postings request at least one security-related certification. That’s a steep jump compared with IT positions, where only 14 percent of postings request a certification of any kind.

Be Part Of A Day For Saint Leo

 
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Regardless of where you live, if you love Saint Leo, you can join in celebrating the university's 125th anniversary.

Whether you’re a servicemember deployed in the Middle East or a working mom living in the Midwest, Saint Leo students earning their degrees online can join students at University Campus and Education Centers across the country in celebrating the university’s landmark 125th anniversary.

And there’s a lot to celebrate.

What started as the first Catholic college in Florida in 1889 is now the third largest Catholic university in the country with 16,000 students, more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, and 74,000 alumni in 72 countries, 50 states, 3 territories and Washington, D.C.

Why Cybersecurity And A Cybersecurity Degree Matter [Video]

 
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To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Saint Leo Chief Information Officer Steven Carroll shares some thoughts about cybersecurity and where a cybersecurity degree can lead.

When it comes to cyber risks, no individual, industry, organization or country is immune.

While a national power grid or global financial institution breach could be devastating, think about just your home computer and the amount of sensitive information you have stored on it – income tax files, investment information, and health records – and what it could mean to you, personally, if it were hacked.

Your Career In Cybersecurity

 
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What’s ahead for graduates with a master’s degree in cybersecurity? Check out Saint Leo’s new e-book.

“Thwart operations that incite violent attacks, advance crime, target national security, aid terrorism, and beyond."

Sounds like a job for Daniel Craig in Hollywood’s next sophisticated spy film, doesn't it?

Actually, it’s from the FBI’s cyber careers website.

12 Websites Every Marketing Student Should Know

 
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Looking to expand your marketing knowledge and stay current with what’s happening in the industry? Here are 12 websites you can bookmark.

The marketing potential of wearable technology like Google Glass. The content marketing explosion. The future of text message and mobile analytics. The rise of “social TV.”

Trends and technologies in the marketing industry change and evolve constantly. How do you, as a student in an online business degree program, stay up-to-date on the latest news, research and emerging fields, so that you can be prepared for the next career opportunity?

13 Reasons To Contact Saint Leo’s Online Services Librarian

 
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Find out what Saint Leo’s Online Services Librarian, Sandy Hawes, can do for you as an online degree student.

Sometimes you know exactly what you don’t know, and other times you don’t.

For example, if the last time you did a research paper Bart Simpson was a new face on Fox, you may be wondering where libraries are hiding their microfiche machines.

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