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3 Resources You Need for the Job Hunt

NCU offers post graduate career resources to assist students with career advancement. Students find support through alumni networks, career services, and expert faculty. 

Once you approach your graduation date, you may start feeling overwhelmed about what happens next. It's been a long road with many obstacles, and even though you should be celebrating the end goal, you still have a bit more work to do in order to land a great job!

Driven to Serve -- Working Mom Goes from Associate Degree to PhD

What fuels the desire to earn a terminal degree? The act of discovery? Developing the ability to innovate… to serve?

There are many motivations, as is the case with Dr. Barbara Schmidtman. As a loving parent, she and her husband, and a 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration NCU graduate, she wanted to show their three children, ages 21, 9 and 5, the power of education.

3 Common Reasons Students Don't Go Back to School

Going back to school is no joke. It’s a huge commitment that often rivals only family and work in terms of the time it requires. But if obtaining a degree is something you have always wanted to do, it’s probably high time to banish the limiting thoughts that have prevented you from taking the steps necessary to achieve your goals.

In this post, we list some of the reasons students tell themselves why they can't return to school and what former NCU students did to overcome the odds. 

Effective Adult-Oriented Doctoral Education Model

The foundation of NCU’s education model is the one-to-one engagement between doctoral faculty and a graduate student. We believe how faculty-student engagement is structured makes a significant difference. Most theories of adult learning have, as one of their tenets, the concept of adults as independent learners. The Andragogy theory (Knowles) specifically references "self-direction.”  The Transformational Learning Theory (Mezirow) recognizes the independence of the learner, after a faculty member makes them “curious” about the course content.

Thrive With NCU - New research outlines the positive outcomes of an NCU degree

“Part of the potential of online learning is the way it makes education more accessible,” says Dr. J. Robert Sapp, Founding Dean of NCU’s School of Technology. “Diverse students, with their own goals and commitments to balance, can study in a more individualized, flexible educational system.”

4 Books by Women We Admire

In March of every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. In honor of the brilliant and inspiring female authors who uplift their fellow women with their writing, we’re compiling a short list of books from some of the world’s most admired women authors.

The Power of Persistence – Meet Alumna Sandi Aurand Bosch

Sandi Aurand Bosch has never met an obstacle she couldn’t overcome. She’s faced many in her remarkable life; though often delayed, she never abandoned important goals – even while homeless.

4 Emerging Trends in Instructional Design

Education is a continually evolving process. This means as educational requirements change and new technologies become available, instructional design trends emerge.  

Just like the previous years, 2019 will see both new and more prevalent approaches to instructional design, all with the goal of boosting engagement and meeting learners where they are

How to Support Your Significant Other in Grad School

Being a graduate student is no easy feat. Juggling time between work, school, and family requires serious time management and organization skills--not to mention, tons of patience and willpower, including the willingness to forego sleep and social life.

Workplace Culture Trends to Watch in 2019

As time passes, so do old ways of thinking. This is especially true for new cultural trends in U.S. businesses, which can have a far-reaching influence. One example of a workplace trend that started regionally and expanded nationally and beyond is business casual.

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