Undergraduate Student Services

Our Leaders Continue to Inspire

Posted by Laura Cheek on Oct 13, 2015 3:57:26 PM

On September 15th, career services hosted James Stephens, USAF Veteran and Supervisor for Distributed Systems at Tech Data, giving us a personal overview of military transitions, contract opportunities, success in corporate IT, and creating your own possibilities with a strong work ethic.

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Topics: Career Services

Back to School! The Time of Year to Consider Careers in Education

Posted by Laura Cheek on Aug 21, 2015 11:56:33 AM

Back to school can be a fun time for students, parents and all those working in our schools and universities. Have you ever thought about a career in education? Pre-school, elementary, secondary, post-secondary? Adult education? Besides the obvious teaching roles, there are many other positions available for those with a passion, or the skills, for a career in education. Have you considered the many administrative roles available at the school level? Counseling or advising? Human resources or training positions at the district office? How about tutoring or camps? In addition, you may have opportunity to be an educational consultant or work for a company creating curriculum or textbooks.

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Topics: Career Services

Time Mananagement for Academic and Professional Success

Posted by Laura Cheek on Jun 30, 2015 1:13:00 PM

The contemporary workplace is unlike any which have come before. The quest to remain competitive in our industries, gain the necessary education, and conduct a successful job search is equivalent to having a second job. But how does one find more time in an already full schedule? What are some techniques for making the most of your time for academic and professional success??

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Topics: Career Advice

Leaders in the Industry Series Continues in June...

Posted by Laura Cheek on Jun 17, 2015 3:59:58 PM

This series of interactive webinars offers students the opportunity to explore career fields with today’s working professionals!

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Leaders in the Industry Series Continues...

Posted by Laura Cheek on May 19, 2015 5:47:54 PM

This series of interactive webinars offers students the opportunity to explore career fields with today’s working professionals!

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Topics: Career Services

We Celebrate!

Posted by Benjamin Wagner on May 7, 2015 2:22:53 PM

On Friday May 1, many Center for Online Learning students and their families arrived on University Campus to celebrate the 2015 Commencement ceremony. The COL staff greeted each student, many only meeting for the first time. It was a celebratory occassion, highlighted by a campus-wide scavenger hunt and a cap decorating station. Congratulations once again to all of our graduates!

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The State of the Workforce Address

Posted by Laura Cheek on Apr 29, 2015 5:49:36 PM

I work with many students each day in job search endeavors, and often find it difficult to accurately describe to them what is happening in our current workforce. There is much frustration, perhaps aggravated by a contemporary mindset of instant response and gratification. The fact is, there are no rules or procedures to go by. No right steps to follow. No clear sense in any of it. A job search can very easily become personal to those who are not seeing the big picture, who are not encountering the many I see with the same struggles, and who don’t realize they really are great candidates. They just have to be willing to ride the crazy job search ride.

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Topics: Career Services

Making Sure Your Sociology Degree Pays Off on the Job Market

Posted by Benjamin Wagner on Mar 18, 2015 4:32:10 PM

Dr. Eileen O'Brien recently led a very informative discussion on, "Making Sure Your Sociology Degree Pays off on the Job Market." Students from around the country were exposed to a great deal of information regarding Sociology careers and industry trends. Being able to interact one on one with faculty members is one of the greatest advantages of participating in an online club or association.

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Topics: Sociology, Faculty, Success, Online Learning, Career Exploration, Graduate

Great March Leaders presentation: Mark your calendar for April 8th, the next in the series

Posted by Laura Cheek on Mar 17, 2015 1:51:00 PM

Career services hosted Doug Smith for our Leaders in the Industry series on Wednesday, 3/11, and we had a great turnout! Doug provided an overview of our current economic state and his predictions for recovery. He offered great encouragement that despite the economy, there are opportunities to be had, even for starting your own business. The key is to be fearless, to step out of your comfort zone, and to try what you believe in! He notes getting any training that comes your way as very important, even if you don’t know how it fits in at the time. Also, your career path in any industry is not set in stone; so it is acceptable to change course as needed to find just the right opportunities.

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Topics: Career Services, Leaders in the Industry, Career Advice, Guest Speaker

The Spring I Virtual Community Day Kicks Off The New Year!

Posted by Benjamin Wagner on Jan 7, 2015 11:20:00 AM

On January 6, 2015, the Student Life team welcomed all new and re-entry students to the Center for Online Learning with our Spring I Virtual Community Day. We had a tremendous turnout and those in attendance received an orientation to Financial Aid, Library Services, Student Advising, Student Services and Career Resources.

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