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Environmental education

How U.S. schools are providing green education

When you think about going green, you might visualize recycling, planting an ...

Networking

5 simple tips for people who hate networking

People love to hate on professional networking: It’s transactional, they say — ...

Mental health counselor

How to become a mental health counselor

If you’re thinking about entering the mental health field, now’s a good time. ...

Scholarship helps business student dream big

It wasn’t an episode of “Sex and the City” or the bright lights of Manhattan ...

StackTrack

What StackTrack can do for you

The StackTrack™ certificate option at University of Phoenix can help you gain ...

CPA

How to become a CPA

While accounting careers range from clerical positions to chief financial ...

Human services degree

What can you do with a human services degree?

If you’re passionate about helping others, earning a degree in human services ...

University alumna is a financial role model

Kim Murphy is a University of Phoenix graduate four times over: She holds ...

7 job interview questions you should ask

It’s a common situation: The job interview is wrapping up, and you’re confident ...

Special education teacher

What it takes to become a special education teacher

Working in special education requires more than a bachelor’s degree and state ...

Career change

How you can tell it’s time for a career change

If work is no longer fulfilling, and you’re thinking about making a move, how do ...

Cybersecurity expert uses hacking skills for good

Summer Lee only needs to press a few keys on her computer to break into online ...

How to build job experience in your career field

While federal statistics show that earning a bachelor’s degree can lead to ...

Writing cursive

Is learning cursive writing still necessary?

If you ask kids why a cursive “Q” looks like a “2,” or where exactly you start ...

Manage stress at work

Need to manage stress at work? Try these 4 tips

If you’re among the more than one-third of U.S. employees who drag themselves ...

MBA grad conquers Mount Everest, inspires others

Brian Dickinson is proof that it’s possible to reach great heights in many areas ...

Study skills

Want to be a better studier? Check out these tips

Did you know that the amount of water you drink can affect your concentration? ...

Nursing advocacy

How nurses can advocate for their patients

“Advocating for patients is within [nursing’s] mission,” according to Susan ...

Perfecting your elevator pitch

What’s an elevator pitch, and why do you need one?...

One-time dropout becomes an award-winning teacher

Last year, Apryl Shackelford found herself in front of a cheering crowd, still ...

Setting goals

Why set goals?

If you want to accomplish as much as possible — both personally and ...

Police officer advancement

5 ways to advance your career as a police officer

You made it through the police academy and are working as a patrol officer. But ...

Online branding

How to protect your online personal brand

Corporate brands like Coca-Cola® beverages and Apple® devices convey an ...

Be a better writer

8 tips to help you be a better writer

Writing well is one of the most useful and important skills a student can ...

Nursing safety

How nurses can improve their safety on the job

Registered nurses have the fifth-highest rate of ergonomic injury in the ...

STEM fields

Why consider a career in a STEM field?

You may have heard the term “STEM” in the news and in conversations about job ...

Alumni Aubri Shauger-Haley

Chronic MS couldn’t stop alum’s graduation walk

When Aubri Shauger-Haley followed her husband, Richard, across the stage at a ...

Student tools

5 student services that can help you succeed

University of Phoenix students are diverse, with a wide range of academic, ...

Forensic accounting

How to break into forensic accounting

Forensics aren’t limited to the world of police and TV crime shows. From big ...

How to network for jobs

Networking with style

The days of looking for posted job openings and then sending out resumés are ...

University of Phoenix named Military-Friendly School for fifth consecutive year

University of Phoenix continues to be a top education destination for military ...

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt scores big in 2013

It was quite a year for Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt....

Certificate programs

5 things to know about certificate programs

People who are successful in one career and those who change careers often have ...

Difficult subjects

How to discuss difficult subjects with your boss

When it comes to challenging conversations, it might seem like it’s easier to ...

Women in science

Why more women should consider science degrees

Despite the wealth of job opportunities for people with science degrees, there ...

Social media in the classroom

How teachers can use social media in the classroom

If you’re a teacher, you’re likely always looking for ways to get your students ...

Best music for studying

Poll: Students reveal the best music to study to

If you crank up the tunes when doing your homework, you aren’t alone. A recent ...

Obstacles in life

5 ways to be prepared for life’s obstacles

When you’re juggling work, school and your personal life, planning for ...

MBA degree

How to maximize the value of an MBA

If you’re looking to get a leg up on the competition, earning an MBA and adding ...

Speaking without fear

Make small talk work for you

Some people become tongue-tied even at the idea of having to make polite ...

Happiness at work

Making happiness at work a habit

Feeling content for eight or more hours a day while you’re on the job might ...

Ways to gain confidence

7 simple ways to build your confidence

Are you shy or easily embarrassed? Does an upcoming job interview or networking ...

Connect to other students

5 ways to connect with fellow students

Just because you aren’t in a college classroom every day doesn’t mean there ...

Email etiquette

8 business email etiquette blunders

You probably use email almost every day at work. It’s quick and convenient, but ...

Superhero movies

Why are superhero movies so popular?

Look, up on the screen! It’s a comedy, it’s a drama — no, it’s a superhero ...

Nursing careers

In-demand jobs for nurses outside the hospital

Many professionals who earn a nursing degree expect to work in a clinical ...

Paying off student loans.

7 tips for paying off student loans

You’ve finished college with two things: a new degree and at least one student ...

5 things you shouldn’t say in a job interview

Now that you’ve landed an interview at the company of your dreams, it’s time to ...

Olivia Zanfardino

Finding inspiration on “Roadtrip Nation”

Olivia Zanfardino, a student in the business management program at University ...

Asking for a letter of recommendation

How to ask for a letter of recommendation

If you’re seeking a job or scholarship or hoping to move on in college to earn ...

Top traits of a nurse leader

Top traits of a nurse leader

Nurse leaders work both behind the scenes and in the public arena to improve ...

Jobs for communication majors

7 jobs for communication majors

With the number of traditional media jobs shrinking, communication graduates ...

Grants help fund faculty research and innovation

Research funding isn’t just for the ivory tower. Thanks to the Office of ...

Student organizations

5 benefits of joining student organizations

Getting good grades may be among your top educational goals, but there’s more to ...

Gladys Pearson

Instructor’s nonprofit helps young people flourish

“I’ve devoted my life to telling young people they can lead productive, ...

Transitional care nursing

Why consider transitional care nursing?

An aging population and the Affordable Care Act have increased demand for ...

General studies

How to market your general studies degree

As a student of the humanities, you’ll study everything from mathematics to ...

Black History Month

How has life changed for black Americans?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination along racial, ethnic and ...

Older job seekers

6 tips for older job seekers

The older you are, the longer it can take to find a job, says Linda McKee, MBA, ...

Living in a straw house isn’t just a fairy tale

You might think straw houses only exist in “The Three Little Pigs.” But ...

Careers for human resources

5 surprising human resource jobs

There’s more to human resources (HR) than processing paperwork and reviewing ...

Winning scholarships

How to improve your odds of winning scholarships

Scholarships are free money, but not easy money. Applying takes time, research ...

Best job perks

Survey: Military to civilian transitions are tough

While U.S. servicemembers acquire valuable skills and go through diverse ...

Best job perks

5 cool job perks

One of the first things most people typically want to know about a job is what ...

Forensic nursing

What is forensic nursing?

Picture the scene of a crime. That single setting is filled with hundreds of ...

Money management

Post-holiday money-management tips

You’ve eaten all the holiday treats, taken down the seasonal decorations, and ...

What is an environmentally sustainable business?

Today, an increasing number of companies use the words “green” or ...

Career coaching

New center to offer career coaching services

University of Phoenix students and alumni in need of academic or career support ...

Getting motivated

4 ways to get motivated

Like many people, you’ve probably got a long list of things you’d like to ...

Remembering names

How to remember names

Learning how to recall names can help your career and prevent some embarrassing ...

Tips for staying positive

Stay positive during an extended job search

If you’re one of the millions of Americans seeking work in a still-recovering ...

Learn about skills employers want

How to teach your students to be better writers

Know the old saying that “good writers are born, not made”? In classrooms from ...

Phoenix Forward

Phoenix Forward's most-read stories of 2013

With 2013 winding down, we reviewed our clicks, checked them twice and found out ...

Phoenix Scholarship Reward Program

University scholarship program aims to cut tuition

Looking for ways to save on college tuition? So are many of the schools you may ...

Top 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Our staff’s top 2014 New Year’s resolutions

For many of us, January 1st isn’t just the signal to toss out last year’s ...

Maintain your sanity when houseguests visit

How to be stress-free when you have houseguests

Your mother plans to stay with you for the holidays. Or your old college ...

Creative holidays

Creative gift giving for the holidays

Although the holidays often mean enjoying the company of friends and family, the ...

Aimee Michon

Business student is undeterred by illness

Nothing, it would appear, can stop Aimee Michon....

Write a business plan

How to write a business plan

Launching a new business can be a challenge, even for professionals who’ve done ...

Tech issues

4 tips to help you resolve tech issues

It’s 10 pm Monday. You’re closing in on the end of a long day and have just ...

Health administration jobs

5 health administration jobs that may surprise you

You’ve got a degree in health administration — or you’re working toward one. ...

Buy local

5 foods to buy locally

You probably know there are advantages to buying locally grown food: It’s ...

Video tips

Video tips to promote yourself online

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” as the saying goes, and the same holds ...

Donate blood

Why donate blood?

January is National Blood Donor Month. You might want to consider making a New ...

Sam Sanders

5 ways to use HR to your advantage

Sam Sanders, PhD, has watched the human resource game change completely during ...

Kevin Burciaga

Student honored by MLB and People magazine

Shortly after Kevin Burciaga returned home in 2008 from a tour in Iraq with the ...

Young boss

5 ways to work with a young boss

Don’t worry — you’re not the only worker facing an age gap on the job. ...

Tips to stay focused

How to stay focused during the holidays

It’s holiday season — time for parties, shopping and family get-togethers. But ...

Techies

Networking tips for techies

Networking doesn’t just refer to connecting servers. Today’s competitive job ...

Jason Hudson

Security chief faces fear and earns college degree

Jason Hudson built a career on grit and courage. He served as a senior airman in ...

Are environmental toxins making people fat?

Wonder where those extra 5 pounds you can’t lose are coming from? Some ...

Self-leader

5 ways to become a self-leader

Why should you become a self-leader?...

Phoenix Career Guidance System

New career guidance system simplifies job planning

Want to explore new career options, but not sure where to begin? The Phoenix ...

David Lockett

How to improve financial literacy in kids

You might not think a second-grade classroom would be the best place to teach ...

Social media jobs

4 in-demand social media jobs

Many of us are hooked on social media in some form — and this addiction has not ...

Female veterans

3 inspiring female veterans

Serious illness and divorce. Juggling work, parenting and studying while serving ...

Unusual scholarships

7 unusual scholarships to help you pay for college

When it comes to financing your college education, look beyond the usual sources ...

How to blow a job interview

How to blow a job interview

Human resource professionals have no end of stories about oddball behavior by ...

Evelyn “Vonn” Banks

Navy master chief turns rejection into opportunity

In 2005, then-U.S. Navy Master Chief Evelyn “Vonn” Banks was interviewing for a ...

Writer’s block

How to overcome writer’s block

Your paper’s due in a few days, but instead of writing, you’re staring at a ...

Telecom jobs

5 in-demand telecom jobs

Telecommunication experts are in demand right now across a wide spectrum of ...

Web design

How to get into web design

You created your own Facebook® avatar, posted pictures of your trendy bathroom ...

Sandra Wing

Cancer survivor’s foundation eases others’ pain

When Sandra Wing was battling ovarian and uterine cancer, she found that she ...

Learn Twitter strategies

5 Twitter accounts to learn a Tweet or two from

While some Twitter® accounts have millions of followers and others struggle to ...

Office chair posture

Is your office chair affecting your health?

“We’re a society that wants to be sedentary,” says Vicki Greenberg, a ...

Transparency at work

How transparency at work can boost your career

The term “transparency” gets thrown around a lot these days — from people ...

Associate degree

What can an associate degree do for you?

Earning a college degree doesn’t have to take four years. You can finish an ...

Arthur Jue

Former Oracle talent director and alum successfully changed careers from technology management

Arthur Jue already had a successful career in technology management when he ...

SEO

5 SEO tips for small-business owners

If you create a website for your business but no one knows where it is, can you ...

Environmental science opportunities

How you can use an environmental science degree

If you’re fascinated by headlines about toxic oil spills and carbon emissions, ...

IT certifications

5 jobs IT certifications can help you get

Information technology (IT) is constantly changing, so it’s crucial to keep ...

Spiritual intelligence

Can spiritual intelligence improve workplaces?

If you have ever dreaded going to work each day because you felt your job ...

How to search

5 tips to improve your online search skills

Whether you’re searching for an academic study on the evolution of certain types ...

Brainstorming tips

5 team brainstorming tips to get the juices flowing

If you have a problem at work that you’re struggling to figure out on your own, ...

English majors

What can you do with an English degree?

Prospective employees who hold English degrees are in demand in a growing ...

Kimberly Greenwell

MBA grad makes a name for herself and her cupcakery

“I’ve always had something in the oven,” Kimberly Greenwell says, laughing, ...

Ethics at work

How employers can foster ethics at work

What can supervisors do to ensure that employees behave ethically?...

Psychology degree

How to make the most of a psychology degree

A bachelor’s degree in psychology “is enormously adaptable,” and a good ...

Lucky Socks

Lucky Socks may knock your (other) socks off

When University of Phoenix students and alumni pull on their Lucky Socks, ...

Cellphones for learning

How to use cellphones for learning

Mobile devices are taking over the classroom — in a good way....

Work well in a team

5 ways to work well in a team

“Today’s jobs require teamwork,” says Doug Dribben, JD, a retired U.S. Army ...

Registered nurse

What does a registered nurse do?

Registered nurses (RNs) are highly trained professionals with skills that set ...

Become a teacher

Considering a career as a teacher? Here are 5 things you can expect from University of Phoenix

If you’ve dreamed of a career as a teacher, you’ll need to take specific steps ...

Khalida Mashriqi

Alumna went to war zone for doctoral research

Having a college education can give women in Afghanistan the opportunity to help ...

Gap on resumé

How to handle a gap on your resumé

If you’ve been out of work for a while, no matter the reason, the first thing ...

BSN

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

Many registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) don’t think ...

Tuition assistance benefits

5 ways to make your case for tuition assistance

You want to earn a college degree but need help with tuition. Have you checked ...

Larry Fitzgerald

NFL pro Larry Fitzgerald has a different goal

Along with scoring touchdowns for the Arizona Cardinals and traveling the world ...

Health care administration

5 health care administration accounts to follow on Twitter

You can learn a lot from 140 characters on a Twitter® post. Just ask Sherrie ...

Ron Smith

Education helped reshape this alum’s future

Ron Smith (left), Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, 2010...

Teacher advocate

How teachers can advocate for their students

Teaching doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Effective educators reach out to their ...

Advantages of getting an MBA

5 advantages of an MBA

Learning how to create a detailed business plan is just one advantage of ...

Career as a nurse practitioner

4 reasons to become a nurse practitioner

Considering a career as a nurse practitioner (NP)? The future is bright in this ...

Music while studying

Should you listen to music while studying?

You’re cramming for an exam or finishing a paper that’s due tomorrow while ...

Atour Eyvazian

MBA graduate’s unusual rags-to-riches tale

For University of Phoenix alumnus Atour Eyvazian to go from Iranian refugee to ...

Ways to stay motivated

5 ways to stay motivated in college

Now that you’ve gone back to school, how do you stay focused when you’ve got a ...

Networking

5 networking tips for health administrators

Heard the expression “It’s not what you know, but who you know”? While that ...

New online classroom

How the new online classroom can help you

University of Phoenix is upgrading its online classroom for the first time in ...

Sherrie Segovia

Social sciences faculty member prepares students to affect lives

University of Phoenix instructor Sherrie Segovia, who holds a doctorate in ...

How to set goals

How to set goals to advance your career

Big career steps like going to college, landing your first job and moving into a ...

Teacher mentor

What is a teacher leader?

Teacher mentors. Curriculum specialists. Staff development leaders. ...

Women in business

How women in business can “lean in”

“Professional women often struggle as they try to balance their work and ...

Omani nurse training

U.S. instructor trains Omani nursing leaders

How do you maintain strong leadership on the job and improve performance?...

Study tips

5 study tips to make the most of your time

Your busy life means study time is limited, so why not make the most of it? ...

Study science

Why study science?

If you enjoy investigating the natural world or doing experiments to solve ...

Mobile development

How to get into mobile development

It’s a great time to become a mobile app developer, according to Yen Hoe Lee, ...

Going back to school

Going back to school? How to tell your partner

The decision to get your degree ultimately is yours. But as thrilled as you are ...

Common Core learning standards

How parents can prepare kids for Common Core

“Common Core bumps [education] up a notch for both students and parents, and ...

James Cannon

University of Phoenix alum’s career path has been roundabout, but always aimed at helping others

James Cannon’s focus has never been about limiting his options....

Humanities

What studying the humanities and sciences has meant to 4 alums

When these four University of Phoenix graduates decided to pursue their passions ...

Career coaching

New hub offers career tools for military students

Transitioning from a military occupation to a civilian career is tough....

Flipping classroom tips

7 ways to successfully flip a classroom

Flipped teaching — in which students do teacher-prepared video lessons at home ...

PMP certification

How to get PMP certification

If you have a head for managing corporate projects, getting Project Management ...

“Roadtrip Nation”

Student puts life on hold for “Roadtrip Nation”

When Olivia Zanfardino was selected this year from a pool of 2,300 applicants ...

Why get a doctorate?

Why get a doctorate?

Think earning a doctorate means becoming a college professor? “This is a common ...

F5 certification

How to get F5 certification

Ever use a debit card, download an app, shop online or text a friend? ...

Retail careers

5 retail careers that might surprise you

The salesclerk asks if you found everything you were looking for, rings you up ...

CFA

Why get a CFA?

If you want to get ahead in the competitive financial industry, the Chartered ...

LinkedIn etiquette

5 ways to follow proper LinkedIn etiquette

At a cocktail party, you probably wouldn’t approach someone you didn’t know and ...

Math labs

Math labs help students nail challenging topics

If the idea of graphing an equation makes your head spin, you don’t have to ...

Tips for new nurses

5 tips for new nurses

Not only did you diligently plow through all your required courses, but you also ...

Careers for veterans

5 information technology careers for veterans

Switching from military to civilian life isn’t easy. But veterans who choose ...

Utility bills

5 surprising ways to save on utility bills

We’re experiencing the hottest summers on record — and that means high utility ...

Military students

How University of Phoenix helps military students

Whether in wartime or peacetime, the heavy demands and regimented structure of ...

Time management for students

Top time-management tips for students

“It’s sometimes difficult for students [to return to school] — especially if ...

Ann Coyle

Alumna is Johnson & Johnson’s “Amazing Nurse”

Last year was a “blur of excitement” for nurse Ann Coyle. In May 2012, she ...

Military counseling

5 reasons military counseling is in demand

With nearly one in three U.S. servicemembers and veterans of overseas ...

Advice for students

Advice for students going back to school

If you’re a new student who’s wondering how you’re going to balance daily and ...

Common Core standards

5 ways Common Core standards affect education

If you have kids in school, you might have found yourself scratching your head ...

Entrepreneur

5 tips from successful faculty entrepreneurs

Much like Batman or Superman, many University of Phoenix faculty members lead ...

How to nail an interview for a nursing job

We’ve all heard the same job interview questions: “What are your strengths? How ...

5 IT fields in demand

With advances in information technology changing how businesses operate, growth ...

The best LinkedIn tips for veterans

If you’re a veteran who served many years in the military, you may be unsure how ...

We can be heroes: A new book explains how

In high school, Richard Schuttler, PhD, got some advice from a history teacher ...

5 ways IEPs are changing teaching

Today’s teachers are increasingly being asked to tailor their lessons for kids ...

5 reasons to be a nurse in an underserved area

If you’re inspired by the idea of giving flu shots to a family of four camped at ...

Web development

How to become a web developer

Do you dream in code and long to turn your programming fantasies into website ...

Move up the ladder

For MBA student Kelley Hicks, working in fast food is about a lot more than flipping hamburgers

After 25 years in the food-service industry, Kelley Hicks has learned to accept ...

School violence

5 ways school violence has changed security

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, is just ...

When to study

Do you know when to study?

People perform their best at certain types of tasks — from exercise to ...

Quitting children’s activities

5 things to do before letting your child quit

Now that you’ve plunked down the requisite cash to register your daughter for ...

Shermona Woodley

Quitting was never an option for this alumna

“This is your future — your time to shine,” Shermona Woodley tells students at ...

Self-esteem in kids

5 ways teachers can build self-esteem in kids

Just because a teacher is great at instructing kids in reading, writing and ...

Classrooms Without Boundaries

In these classes, students don’t get in trouble if they write on the desks, walls and windows

When you think of a typical college class, you likely picture a setting in which ...

Cybersecurity

5 cybersecurity mistakes you can avoid

While everyone can agree that the Internet makes life easier, it’s also full of ...

Mary Ann O’Neil

Doctoral graduate focuses on empowering women

For University of Phoenix alumna Mary Ann O’Neil, a rain puddle is not an ...

Common Core

How to bring Common Core into the classroom

If you’re a teacher who’s anxious about requirements of the Common Core State ...

5 time-management tips for busy moms

You cook meals, run errands, raise kids, work, attend school — the list goes ...

Working in the cloud

5 ways working in the cloud is changing business

Working "in the cloud” is making old-school desktop computers, disc drives and ...

Hiring Our Heroes partnership puts vets to work

Hiring Our Heroes is a national program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

How to avoid plagiarism

Aside from receiving an F on an assignment, there’s nothing more shameful than ...

Day trips

5 great Phoenix day trips

Your family and friends have come to Phoenix for your commencement, and they ...

Bad boss

7 signs you're a bad boss

You enter the lunchroom, and discussion among your employees halts. They drop ...

University of Phoenix graduation

8 ways loved ones can prep for your graduation

Do you have friends and family members who have agreed to see you cross the ...

What to do after college

What to do after you graduate from college

Once you’ve crossed the stage, accepted your diploma and turned in your cap and ...

Project management

How to get into project management

Project management is a hot career these days — the U.S. Bureau of Labor ...

Hot IT jobs

5 hot IT jobs that are in demand

The era of the computer geek who eats, dreams and sleeps in binary code but ...

Working at home

5 productivity tips for working from home

Thinking about telecommuting? Although working from home can offer more ...

Graduation tips

7 graduation tips to make your day memorable

It’s your moment. After so many homework assignments, late-night study sessions ...

In honor of Father’s Day

The best advice my father ever gave me

Advice comes from every corner of our lives, but there’s something about ...

Become a nurse

5 reasons now is a good time to become a nurse

Nursing is more prestigious than ever. Not only are nurses in demand, but they ...

Mock classrooms

Classroom simulations train K–12 teachers

To help prepare tomorrow’s educators for what they’ll face in the trenches, ...

Use Pinterest to boost your career

7 ways to power up your career with Pinterest

When it comes to your career, can you pin it to win it? Pinterest® Pin Boards ...

5 things to do in Phoenix

5 things to do in Phoenix during graduation

The University’s National Commencement is June 7–8 in Phoenix and, while the ...

Jobs for military

Start Strong Event features jobs for military

If you’re about to get out of the military or already have finished serving your ...

Anthony Maez fights human trafficking

Special agent protects kids from Internet crimes

Former police detective Anthony Maez’s retirement lasted less than a year, and ...

Changes in nursing

Shifting demographics mean changes in nursing

An increasingly diverse U.S. population is having a big effect on many aspects ...

Improving your work-life balance

5 ways to strike a better work-life balance

In an age when work follows you home on your laptop, and home life can intrude ...

Humanities degrees

5 reasons to get a degree in humanities

If you love reading English literature or are fascinated by Greek philosophy, ...

Employing transformational leadership

You can become a transformational leader

There’s no denying it: The concept of transformational leadership has become ...

Green community

5 eco-friendly innovations in green communities

While some of us still must remind ourselves to recycle scraps of paper or turn ...

School safety

5 ways to tell if your child's school is safe

Recent school shootings have many parents feeling anxious and wondering what ...

Help with choosing professional associations

How to choose professional associations

Joining an industry organization can help advance your career, so it’s no ...

5 Popular University of Phoenix Scholarships

5 popular University of Phoenix scholarships

Going to classes and completing assignments — in addition to maintaining the ...

Live events promote student success

Student webinars can help you master the basics

Need to write a college essay, but still haven’t figured out how to compose a ...

First impressions

5 ways to make a good first impression

Whether you’re on a job interview or just meeting another parent from the PTA, ...

Grammar rules

Don't let grammar mistakes derail your career

We’ve all done it — misplaced an apostrophe, confused “their” with “there” or ...

Best educational apps for kids

5 apps for kids that entertain and educate

If you’re weary of hearing your kids playing “Angry Birds,” there are a lot of ...

Police Chief John Dixon

Chief lowers crime while raising his education level

John Dixon has tunnel vision — at least when it comes to his career....

Online skills tests for job seekers

5 online skills tests for job seekers

Taking tests isn’t just for students — it can also help boost your career. “Our ...

Education is changing

How U.S. education is changing

The United States is falling behind in education — in November 2012, the ...

Become a teacher

Want an in-demand career? Become a teacher

If you’re looking for a profession with strong hiring potential, you might ...

Police Chief Mark Henderson

Chief Mark Henderson was destined for law enforcement, but his education shaped his career

Forget those gritty crime dramas on TV: The job of a suburban police chief isn’t ...

The future of criminal justice

5 emerging criminal justice fields

The future of criminal justice is high-tech — from police beats to border ...

Learning teams develop career skills

7 career skills learning teams help you develop

What’s a surefire way to help college students gain the abilities they’ll need ...