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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Interview Etiquette

Thinking of starting the job search in 2013?  Currently on the hunt for a new position?  Once you get the call to come in for that coveted interview, follow these steps to make sure you put your best foot forward!

Before the Interview:

  1. Resume:  Update your resume and print several hard copies to share with the interviewers. Organize any other materials such as portfolio items, and collect everything in a professional folder or briefcase...
Posted on: January 31, 2013

The Thanksgiving holiday represents a time to reflect and think back upon the year and life in general.  It is a time to ask ourselves – what are we thankful for?  As the faculty and staff of JIU we are thankful for many things, but mostly we are thankful for our students. 

Each year thousands of JIU students enroll in classes with our University.  These students represent curious minds, ambitious hearts, movers and shakers.  Our JIU students provide the University with an opportunity to share...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Education; a lifelong passion

Dr. Toni Hull always knew she wanted to be an educator.  She says it’s her calling and her story proves it continues to be a source of passion that helps drive change across the nation. 

Toni‘s grandparents immigrated from Italy and as a boy, her father sold shopping bags and shined shoes to help his family.  As a result, he did not graduate high school.  He was determined and hardworking and eventually earned his high school equivalency and continued...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Because writing is one of the fundamental building blocks in our educational journey, let’s discuss one of the biggest hurdles we all face when working on a deadline:  write it well, or write it fast.  Now if we had unlimited time and energy, we could all turn out beautifully crafted papers and forum posts on a daily basis.  But the truth is, no one has unlimited time or energy and our writing often suffers.  So how do we ensure quality writing in the short amount of time that we may have?


Posted on: January 31, 2013

At JIU we are continually inspired by our students’ stories and achievements.  This week we share Sherry Wagner’s story with you.  At “fifty-something” she decided she needed to go back to school in order to advance her career.  Here is her story, in her own words:

“My name is Sherry Wagner.  I am very grateful the for my college experience that I have had so far.  I have had many people ask me “why would you go back to college in your 50’s?”   I told them the following reason:  I have worked...