Choosing the Right Special Education Degree to Advance Your Career

In the 2018-2019 school year, 14 percent of all public school students (7.1 million) received special education services. The right services can revolutionize the educational experience for these students, ensuring they get a quality education and are well-prepared for the future. Not only is special education a huge benefit to these students, but it is also a legal right under laws such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

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How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets Noticed

A cover letter is your chance to inject a bit of personality into the job application process, highlight additional information that’s not on your resume, and connect with your interviewer. But according to Alison Greene of Ask a Manager, many cover letters fall flat, relying on ineffective gimmicks and wasting a great opportunity. Here’s how to write a good cover letter. 

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[Infographic] How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

Over a lifetime, steady pay increases can earn you a million dollars or more. But asking your employer for a raise is easier said than done, and the pressure alone can be enough to turn many off to the idea. The good news, though, is that if you come prepared and equipped with research, the conversation will be easier than you think and potentially lead to life-altering benefits 

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8 Leadership Roles in Health Care

As healthcare spending increases and more baby boomers age into retirement, there are a wealth of healthcare positions available. Professionals with a desire to serve others, make a difference in the world, and put their skills to use in the healthcare field have virtually unlimited opportunities to grow their careers and work into leadership roles.

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What You Learn with an Organizational Leadership Degree

Adult students have a unique approach to education, as they see it as an investment in their future with a specific and measurable outcome. “I put in this much, and I hope to receive this much in return.” When considering an Organizational Leadership degree, you may be wondering how it will apply to future career opportunities and how it will help you grow as an individual. 

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What Makes a Good Police Officer?

Starting a career as a police officer can be exciting, invigorating, and even a little bit intimidating.  We reached out to existing police officers, including Dr. Patrick Calhoun who has 24 years experience with the Tulsa Police Department, and asked them what they thought is required to succeed in this profession. As you prepare for a meaningful career protecting the safety of others, consider how you can improve your skills and provide the best service possible.

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Careers You Can Have with a Criminal Justice Degree (Aside from Being a Cop)

Earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice can prepare you for a variety of roles. While most people outside of the field may expect graduates to pursue careers as police officers, the options actually range widely and can pay more with less stress. Depending on their interests and propensity to undertake further education, students can qualify for any number of exciting career fields where they can help provide safety for those around them. These are some of the careers and salaries they may find.

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How a Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Earning Potential

With the financial pressure of raising a family and enjoying life’s comforts in today’s world, some people have to take on extra jobs or “side hustles” to earn more money. (Thirteen million, according to the 2013 US Census.) Instead of spending more time hustling, why not make the hours you spend at work worth more? Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, and you want the eight (or more) you spend away from your family or hobbies to be as valuable as possible. 

One way you can increase your earning potential is by earning a college degree. College graduates often see a boost in salary after graduation, due to a variety of factors.

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Here’s Why Going Back to School Should Top Your 2020 Resolution List

The transition to a new year is an excellent time to contemplate how you’ve spent 2019 and consider what resolutions could make 2020 everything you want it to be. New Year’s Day marked a transition not just to a different date on the calendar, but an entirely new decade. So consider making a big change that can propel you into greater success and joy in the next 10 years. Going back to school is a powerful investment in your long-term happiness. Don’t do what 80 percent% of Americans do and make another resolution that you'll break within a few months. Now’s the time to commit to big change and to the rewards that change will bring. 

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Careers You Can Have with a Family Studies and Gerontology Degree

When investing your time, energy, and resources to go back to school, choosing the right field of study is important. After all, you’ll be focusing a significant amount of focus on these course subjects and ultimately use your degree in job interviews as a symbol of how much you’ve learned and accomplished. 

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