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Law School at Northcentral University – Celebrating Our Grads

In May we were fortunate to graduate our first group of students completing coursework at the John F. Kennedy School of Law at NCU. This group of students has navigated more than the average law student over the past year, and we’re proud to be part of their career and life journeys.

NCU offers Bachelor of Legal Studies, Juris Doctorate, and paralegal certificate programs. Programs are 100% online and designed to fit around your schedule, which makes NCU a popular choice with working professionals.

How to Choose a Master’s Degree Program

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Getting your master’s degree is a great way to reach your goals and dream career. But deciding what kind of program is right for you can be a difficult decision. How do you choose which master’s degree program to enroll in?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you determine if you should get your master’s degree.

Roadrunners on the Move – Meet Our Alum, Christina Parker

Dr. Christina Parker completed her PhD in Technology and Innovation Management in December 2020 and defended her dissertation in January 2021. She is a senior clinical project manager at a hospital in Virginia, while also growing a business management company, Global 1 Consulting, and developing a cybersecurity company, Titanium CyberForce.

Personality and Leadership

Psalm 8 asks, "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?" The scientist answers, "Man is a product of internal and external forces." Each person is the result of interaction between biological heritage and cultural history. The kind of person you are and what you do depend on both raw material (heredity) and what you do with this raw material (how it is shaped and grown).

An HR Leaders Guide for an “Annus Mirabilis” (Remarkable Year) in a Virtual Workforce

For many leaders, the COVID-19 crisis presented a level of adversity that redefined best practices in traditional, face-to-face HR workforce environments. The rise of the global pandemic happened so fast that many HR leaders were forced to make decisions without the ability to accurately predict the magnitude of the consequences that would follow.

10 Tips for Building Relationships as an Online College Student

We had a Blackboard discussion forum in the hybrid doctoral program I attended. One of the discussion threads was called “Water Cooler.” An introvert by nature, I tended to disregard the Water Cooler conversation. I was a busy Mom, and unsure about how to engage in this online banter. On the evening my qualifying papers for doctoral candidacy were due, I learned an important lesson about relationships and online learning.

Never Give Up: My Higher Ed Story

Mary Sherman is one of hundreds of students who completed their academic programs with John F. Kennedy University in December 2020. This week, we celebrate their achievements in advance of the NCU 2021 Spring Virtual Commencement, which many will attend alongside NCU graduates.

Jewish American Heritage Month

By Shirley Shani Ben-Zvi ’20

I’m an Israeli-Jewish woman in Georgia. I always say that even though I was born Jewish in Israel, I became an Israeli and a Jewish person only when we moved to the USA. Until that moment, I did not need to notice those parts of my identity – I was part of the dominant group.

Should I go to School Online?

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So you’ve decided to go back to school for a college or graduate degree – congratulations! Now you need to decide where you want to pursue your studies – online or on a traditional campus.

Here are some factors to consider as you make your choice.

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Leadership and Management of Virtual Teams

Preparedness to lead and manage remotely has a positive impact on overall business outcomes like revenue, productivity, and profitability. To be adequately prepared to lead virtual teams, managers need to develop seven core competency areas: team culture, communication management, performance management, conflict management, vision, change management, and learning and development.

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