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5 ways to connect with fellow students

Just because you aren’t in a college classroom every day doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities to connect with other University of Phoenix students while getting your online degree.

“Developing relationships with fellow students is an important part of any ...

5 tips to improve your online search skills

Whether you’re searching for an academic study on the evolution of certain types of reptiles or just looking to discover the best pizza joint in your neighborhood, it’s important to learn how to conduct a proper Internet search so your results will take you where you want to go.

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, brainstorming with your colleagues can be a good way to help you solve it. But how do you get the creative ideas rolling?

Melodi Guilbault, an online instructor in the University of Phoenix MBA ...

5 ways to work well in a team

“Today’s jobs require teamwork,” says Doug Dribben, JD, a retired U.S. Army major and judge advocate general who teaches general studies courses at the University of Phoenix Maryland Campus. But it can sometimes be a challenge to work well in a group, he acknowledges.

How teachers can advocate for their students

Teaching doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Effective educators reach out to their peers when developing lesson plans to best serve their students.

“Teacher leaders … work with other teachers as they share some of the great things that are going on in their classrooms,” says Clara Taylor, Doctor of ...

5 advantages of an MBA

Learning how to create a detailed business plan is just one advantage of earning an MBA, according to Barbara Schifano, who holds a doctorate in education and teaches in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus. Business school students, she says, also acquire a variety of skills that they can apply in a wealth of industries and a range of occupations....

How the new online classroom can help you

University of Phoenix is upgrading its online classroom for the first time in more than a decade.

The “New Classroom” incorporates elements of social media and reflects the contemporary online experience students are used to elsewhere on the web, ...

7 career skills learning teams help you develop

What’s a surefire way to help college students gain the abilities they’ll need to succeed in the workplace? At University of Phoenix, it’s a team approach to coursework. Learning teams have been required in every undergraduate and graduate class since shortly after the University was founded in 1976....

Secrets to highly effective teamwork

Want to know the secret to creating an effective business team — one that is all about teamwork?

The most effective teams tap into what makes each member unique and what motivates them, according to Cathy Rodgers, a corporate consultant on ...

7 ways high performers can avoid mistreatment

Being the person everyone else in the office relies on is great for job security, but it can also backfire — especially when you get stuck with all the work.

“Always look at job performance from a team perspective,” encourages Tony Di ...

7 essential skills every MBA grad should possess

So you’ve gotten your MBA and are ready to try your luck in the job market. Now you’ve just got to convince an employer that you’ve got the “right stuff” to succeed.

Alisa V. Fleming, associate dean at the University of Phoenix School of ...

How to create a winning college support team

When Michelle Hoaglund began studying for her bachelor’s degree in the psychology program at University of Phoenix, she was determined to succeed.

A working mother of two, Hoaglund quickly figured out that she couldn’t do it alone and that whomever she worked with would be key to her educational ...

5 basic skills you learned in college (that can help you get a job)

For every college student or graduate who is worried that you have nothing to offer an employer: You are so wrong.

You acquired plenty of skills in school that would interest an employer, says Randy Miller, vice president of career counseling at Phoenix Career ...

5 team-building activities that actually work

While most companies have their employees engage in team-building exercises, finding one that makes a real impact can be tough. Here, our human resources experts share activities that can improve teamwork for the long term:

7 ways to get the most out of brainstorming

Imagine a team of people slouched around a table, their faces solemn and their sleeves scrunched up. Only the occasional sigh and tapping pen break the silence. Whether as a student or a professional, you’ve probably experienced frustrating moments like this in stalled meetings. With a few key steps, though, you can start the flow of ideas, encourage collaboration and ...

5 ways to transform classmates into business partners

Ever brainstorm with a classmate about a business venture? Don’t dismiss that thought without exploring the idea: Parlaying a classmate or Learning Team relationship into a viable business partnership is a feasible reality.

“The University of Phoenix Learning Team model … gave us the blueprint to ...