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Cut the Clutter: 17 Phrases to Omit from Your Writing Today Career Development

Cut the Clutter: 17 Phrases to Omit from Your Writing Today

You may believe that only journalists, novelists, and other writing professionals should concern themselves with honing their...

2/04/2016 | 7 minute read

6 Tips to Start Your Semester Off Right Going Back to School

6 Tips to Start Your Semester Off Right

Maintaining a balance between work, school, and life is important – especially when getting back into the classroom.

1/22/2016 | 6 minute read

To Conquer Stress: Manage Mood, Mindset, and Sleep Going Back to School

To Conquer Stress: Manage Mood, Mindset, and Sleep

In this article life coach Deb Levy explores three keys to success during stressful times. Levy is the principal of Coaching ...

12/14/2015 | 4 minute read

Why Cybersecurity Skills Are in Demand Science & Technology

Why Cybersecurity Skills Are in Demand

Technology instructors and experts Scott Bradner and Benoit Gaucherin explain the growing problem of cybersecurity and the pu...

10/30/2015 | 8 minute read

10 Tips for Responsibly Borrowing Via Student Loans Going Back to School

10 Tips for Responsibly Borrowing Via Student Loans

If you’re thinking about returning to school, you may have concerns about how best to finance your education. There’s no deny...

10/07/2015 | 6 minute read

Tools and Strategies for Succeeding as a Distance Student Online Learning

Tools and Strategies for Succeeding as a Distance Student

Degree program admissions director Kimberly Parke and several Extension School alumni explain the benefits and challenges of ...

7/29/2015 | 13 minute read

How to Ace an Interview Career Development

How to Ace an Interview

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. In this video, Linda Spencer, associate director the Office of Career Servic...

5/08/2015 | 11 minute read

5 Tips for Changing Careers Career Development

5 Tips for Changing Careers

Considering a career change can be daunting. Linda Spencer, associate director of the Office of Career Services, provides fiv...

5/08/2015 | 7 minute read

Tips on Public Speaking: Eliminating the Dreaded "Um" Career Development

Tips on Public Speaking: Eliminating the Dreaded "Um"

It is difficult for me to watch political speeches. After all, I know that I am going to hear one alarming word over and over...

10/22/2012 | 5 minute read

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