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Academic advisor uses coaching philosophy to help students succeed in school

Academic advisors are encouraged to do what Ivan Nicholson does so well — understand students' unique experiences and future aspirations, and align them with career-readiness support.

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  • Nov 19, 2020
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Alicia Wise’s military experience instilled confidence and the importance of education

Wise joined the military as a means to support herself, but the instruction and training she received helped her develop a sense of pride, self-worth and recognition that a college degree was not...

  • Nov 06, 2020
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Moving beyond conversations to address systemic inequities

Takeaways from the "Essential conversations in diversity, equity and inclusion" webinar series provide a blueprint for industries across the board to begin implementing solutions.

  • Nov 05, 2020
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Alum Wayne Workman honored as 2021 Nevada Superintendent of the Year

A student-centered, holistic perspective has guided Workman's 22-year career in education.

  • Oct 21, 2020
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Wildfires, hurricanes can’t slow down UOPX students

Phoenixes show determination, perseverance and grit, continuing to meet academic goals in spite of uncertainty and instability.

  • Oct 20, 2020
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A sense of duty drives UOPX’s VP of Military and Veteran Affairs

Army veteran Brian Ishmael, vice president of UOPX’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and Strategic Government Partnerships, shares his story and his commitment to serving military-affiliated...

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 3 min read
5 tips for safe online holiday shopping

Learn the best ways to protect your personal information from cybercriminals.

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Cybersecurity certificates help workforce stay ahead of an ever-changing threat landscape

The cybersecurity landscape is changing quickly, and the industry is girding itself by making the call for skilled professionals to continually upskill.

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Six steps to develop your strategic networking plan

Whether you’re networking for information, advice, referrals, or job leads, you can develop a plan to create valuable connections.

  • Oct 12, 2020
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8 ways to pay for college

A financial aid professional shares strategies for making college more affordable.

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Competency-based education offers students an expedited, flexible degree option

CBE programs assess student learning and knowledge through real-world professional application.

  • Oct 06, 2020
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What to do before, during and after an interview

Interviews are an opportunity for potential employers and employees to determine whether the job is a good fit for both parties. Be prepared to answer and also to ask questions.

  • Oct 05, 2020
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Top tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile

You can use LinkedIn to search for opportunities, keep in touch with past and current colleagues, grow your professional network, or stay updated on industry trends by following your favorite...

  • Oct 02, 2020
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Learn the anatomy of an effective cover letter

As the document that personally introduces you (and your resume), a cover letter can be a powerful tool in a job search.

  • Oct 01, 2020
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Guide to creating your personal brand

To stand out in a competitive labor market, you must be intentional about the reputation you wish to create for yourself and be ready to communicate how you add value to employers.

  • Sep 28, 2020
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Alum 40 under 40 winner fulfills his dream of helping others achieve financial literacy

Spencer Carpenter honored in Legacy South Florida Magazine’s 2020 “Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.”

  • Sep 24, 2020
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8 tips for choosing a college program to help meet your career goals

Whether going to school for the first time, changing careers or looking to learn new skills, choosing the right degree program often requires factoring in variables unique to each person’s academic...

  • Sep 23, 2020
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How children benefit from having a parent in college

For many adult students, the choice to go back to school is related to a change in career goals and desire for economic stability. For those who are also parents, the decision often directly relates...

  • Sep 22, 2020
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Super smart ways to save money at your home or workspace

Working is for earning, not spending! Try these small changes to keep that cash coming in rather than flowing out.

  • Sep 15, 2020
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An education built for working adults: Learn-Practice-Apply

University of Phoenix is regularly innovating its program and course offerings to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. At the heart of this innovation is offering...