Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Productivity

Life in the modern era is quite demanding. If you’re like most people, you find yourself overextended with obligations, facing a seemingly never-ending list of things to do. Those that are also working on earning a degree face even greater demands on their time. This pervasive problem has many people wondering, is there a way to increase productivity and improve performance but also reduce pressure and stress? 

While you might still face a long to-do list, these tactics can help you boost your productivity without sacrificing your sanity.



NCU Provost’s Scholarship

In August, NCU was proud to announce the NCU President’s Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for ten new students. Because we at NCU strongly believe in the power of education, we are pleased to offer a similar scholarship again in September!

Five Reasons Why You Should Pursue That Graduate Degree

Are you considering going to graduate school, but worried that the many challenges adults face going back to school might make it too much of a burden? With online learning options at Northcentral University, there are literally no more excuses. Here are the top five reasons why you should pursue a graduate degree.

Reason #1: Earn the degree you need and pursue the career you want, without sacrificing time with friends and family.

Why Women in Tech Isn’t Just About Bridging the Equality Gap

Pop culture depicts the stereotypical computer scientist as a bespectacled guy sitting in front of his computer, in a room full of countless other computer screens.

Proof is this Google image search result for the query “computer scientist.”

Characteristics of a Successful Online Student

One of the fastest growing education trends in the United States is online learning. According to the 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, more than one in four students in 2015 took at least one distance education course. That means that nearly 6 million students every year in the U.S. take online classes.

Back to School: Stress Management Techniques for Teachers

Summer vacations are over, and students across the country are back in school. Around this time especially, American teachers, according to a Gallup State of America’s Schools Report, find themselves feeling overworked, stressed out and under-appreciated. Not only does this make life harder for teachers, it also leaves students feeling less excited about learning.

How Do Online Classes Work at NCU?

Northcentral University (NCU), founded in 1996, uses today’s most cutting-edge technology to make online classes accessible for everyone. As the recent 2017 graduating class shows, graduates ranged in age from 21 to 80, and many started with no technology expertise. So how do online classes work at NCU, and what is the NCU difference?

How Do You Become a Marriage and Family Therapist?

We live in a world that seems to be ever changing and evolving. This can lead to multiple stressors for families. One solution for today’s family is to turn to therapists who specialize in marriage and family therapy.

Returning to Graduate School After a Long Hiatus

You’ve been working for a long time. You always planned to complete that master’s or doctoral degree, but life is so fast paced—career, family, obligations, it just never happened. But things have changed. You’re ready to take that next step. You have a goal, a purpose. You want that graduate degree, but do you dare? Is it possible to return to graduate school after a long hiatus?

Returning to Graduate School

Marketing Trends for 2017

We all hear about marketing—marketing a business, marketing ourselves. But what is marketing and what are the current marketing trends that matter most?

Defining Marketing

As Entrepreneur sums up, “Marketing is a form of communicating with consumers in the hopes of selling them a product or a service.” There are many different delivery methods for marketing—the written word; images; videos; social media.

Looking at the current marketing trends will help you find the best delivery method, enabling you to focus your marketing efforts.