Fall 2018 Higher Degrees Blog

We’re pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2018 Higher Degrees issue.

How your Data Might be Under Attack

The number of data breach incidents reached a new high in 2017 at 1,579, which represents a 44.7 percent increase over 2016 events, according to the 2017 Data Breach Year-End Review released by the Identity Theft Resource Center® and CyberScout®.

NCU Graduate Helps Veterans Get Back to Work

In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month, NCU would like to spotlight Dr. Radames Carlo, Jr. who is a vocational rehabilitation expert with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. He has more than 15 years of experience serving veterans in federal public service.

7 Things You'll Learn Working with Students with Special Needs

Special education is a rewarding field with many benefits and challenges. As a teacher in this field, you'll face a variety of obstacles that require a particular kind of focus and patience, but within those experiences, you'll also receive a feeling of accomplishment. 

5 Conflict Resolution Tips for Couples

Marriage and Family Therapy professionals like those educated at NCU work with families and couples to help them navigate a wide range of behavioral and relationship problems. Quite often, couples from all walks of life experience problems that can be solved using certain techniques. However, if couples aren't sure where to begin the process, the miscommunication can lead to a breakup or divorce. 

Signs of Seasonal Depression & Ways to Cope

As fall transitions to winter, people start experiencing less sunlight and more time inside. At first, this transition may not seem like a cause for concern, but over time, the shift can have a dramatic effect on one's overall mood

6 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Running a business is no walk in the park, much more so during the holiday season when Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping may make up the bulk of your business. 

We compiled six things every small business owner should know to succeed—from new technology to bits of advice entrepreneurs wish they had been told before they started their businesses. 

Students Share How Scholarships Made Their Education Possible

November is National Scholarship Month, a recognition founded in 1998 by Scholarship America (formerly, Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America) to promote awareness of scholarships and acknowledge the institutions that improve educational opportunities by awarding scholarships.

4 Things Business Owning Women Should Know

Many universities may offer you a degree that boasts a competitive edge in business and entrepreneurship, but seldom can prepare you with hands-on experiences and challenges that you may face in the workforce. This is especially true for women deciding to make their mark in specific industries.

How We Can Combat the Stigma Around Mental Health

According to Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit focused on promoting “mental health as a critical part of overall wellness,” 18% of U.S. adults have a mental health condition. This translates to over 43 million Americans, 9.6 million of whom experience suicidal thoughts, while 56% do not receive treatment.