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  • January 30, 2023

    How to Become a Psychiatrist

    Becoming a psychiatrist is a rigorous but rewarding process. To help you navigate it successfully, we’ve prepared this career overview that explains how to become a psychiatrist, covers some basic roles and job duties, and discusses future job outlooks. It also answers some frequently asked questions about the field, like whether psychiatrists need a medical ...

  • January 19, 2023

    How to Become a Paralegal

    Think a career as a paralegal might be right for you? This article will cover everything you need to know before you make your decision, from typical job duties and education requirements to career outlook and average salary data. We’ll also explain how to become a paralegal step by step, including a look at some ...

  • January 11, 2023

    Is Earning a Degree Your New Year’s Education Resolution?

    As people reflect, grow, and aim to make 2023 a year of significant change, priorities take shape. Getting a degree may be your New Year’s education resolution, and National University is here to help. You may be asking, how do I get started and stay on track? First things first, understand that nothing can change ...

  • December 11, 2022

    Do College Credits Ever Expire?

    Have you already earned your degree, and are now thinking about going back to school? If the answer is yes, you should strongly consider transferring as many of your old credits as possible. Depending on certain factors, which we’ll review throughout this guide, you may be able to transfer college credits from your previous degree ...

  • December 2, 2022

    Mental Health During the Holidays

    Between the tasks, celebrations, and family obligations, the holiday season can be a trying time for anyone. Whether you feel the holiday blues or are coping with feelings that aren’t merry and bright, taking care of your mental health during the holidays is important. Think of it as a gift you can unwrap for yourself! ...

  • November 29, 2022

    Everything Worthwhile Depends upon Consciousness

    Authored By: Academic Program Director, Craig Chalquist, PhD Imagine if you were a fish who could study water. You could then swim where the current best carries you while avoiding turbulence and toxicity. You could know why some waters are warm and some cold, and what difference that might make to how you live. You ...

  • November 15, 2022

    What Does an Accountant Do?

    If you’re a detail-oriented team player who enjoys thinking analytically and working with numbers, you may be well suited for a rewarding career in accounting. Contrary to the widely-held misconception that accountants do nothing but deal with tax documents, there’s a diverse range of career paths that students can pursue after they earn a degree ...

  • November 14, 2022

    Military Grants: A List of Military Grants and Scholarships

    If you’re an active servicemember or veteran, you may qualify for a variety of financial scholarships and military grants that will help you pay for your tuition and related college expenses. Your spouse and/or children may also be eligible for assistance, or you may be eligible if your parent or spouse is a servicemember or ...

  • November 10, 2022

    How to Support Veteran Employees

    Everyone has a unique skill set. Talents can shine through in different, exciting, and advantageous ways. Veteran employees — thanks to their military background — offer skills and abilities you may not find elsewhere. It’s critical to ensure your business has the bandwidth, resources, and capabilities to provide a veteran-friendly environment. Take a few moments ...

  • October 26, 2022

    Qualities of a Good Teacher: The 14 Qualities That Top Our List

    When you think back on your own education, there’s probably a teacher who stands out as an exceptional source of encouragement and inspiration. Maybe it was a college professor who inspired you to change your career field — or, maybe it was a kindergarten teacher whose simple acts of kindness made a positive difference in ...

  • October 25, 2022

    Learning Theories: Theories of Learning in Education

    What are learning theories in education, and how do they impact teachers and students? How many learning theories exist, in what key ways do they differ from each other, and what goals or objectives do they share in common? These are just a few of the questions we’ll answer in this overview, which compares major ...

  • October 21, 2022

    What is Organizational Leadership?

    What is organizational leadership, or OL,it is a broad discipline that deals with developing strategic plans to help organizations set and accomplish goals — goals that rely on managing team members’ strengths and talents efficiently. For example, leading a team of specialists to optimize a company’s website is a common, everyday example of how organizational ...

  • October 18, 2022

    Types of Engineering: What Are They? Everything Explained

    Are you an analytical problem-solver with sharp critical thinking skills, a curiosity about what makes things work, and a passion for innovation? If the answer is yes, you might be interested in a career in engineering — a diverse, dynamic field that challenges teams and individuals to develop safer, faster, and better solutions to some ...

  • October 18, 2022

    What is a CNA?

    If you have an interest in nursing, you’ve probably run across the acronym “CNA.” But what is a CNA in healthcare, and how does this profession differ from other careers in nursing? CNA stands for “certified nursing assistant,” an entry-level role that provides vital support to both patients and nurses. From transporting, bathing, and feeding ...

  • October 12, 2022

    Getting Clinical Skills in Human Sexuality Psychology

    As a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of experience in private practice and more than 30 years in education teaching human sexuality psychology, Dr. Jan Parker isn’t somebody who is easily shocked. “I was shocked when I was a brand new therapist — but not now,” says Parker. “Part of what I ...

  • October 9, 2022

    Inclusion in the Workplace

    What It Means and How to Make It the Strength of Your Organization October is Global Diversity Awareness Month, and while most of us are familiar with and believe in the importance of differentiation in creating a more compassionate society, there’s much more for many of us to learn about inclusion in the workplace. Diversity ...

  • October 7, 2022

    What Is Public Administration?

    Are you inspired by the thought of driving social change, increasing equality, and improving the lives of others? If you feel passionate about making a positive impact on the neighborhoods and communities around you, a career in public administration may offer rewarding opportunities to challenge yourself professionally while shaping public policy. So what is public ...

  • October 3, 2022

    What Can You Do with a Bachelor's Degree in History?

    If you enjoy learning about the past and are in the process of applying to undergraduate programs, you may have asked yourself the question: “What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in history?” An undergraduate history degree prepares students to work in fields that emphasize strong research and communication skills — including a few ...

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