JIU Blog

Posted on: April 22, 2013

Drumrolllll…we are excited to announce that JIU has a brand new website! We have listened to your feedback and hope that this new site will improve navigation and usability for you, our users. We have been working hard over the past several months to upgrade the site and now that it is up and running we’d love to give you a virtual tour of some of the new and improved features!

  1. Improved navigation — Now you may search by School of Education or...
Posted on: April 11, 2013

Earning your degree is an arduous task, not to mention a huge investment of both time and money.  Ever been up at 2 a.m., pouring over your books and wonder “is this really worth it?!”  Chances are you have, many students feel this sense of discouragement from time to time.  But, new research shows that more and more employers are looking to hire workers who hold a college degree for tasks that previously only required a high school diploma.  Not only that, but those employees who hold a college...

Posted on: April 08, 2013

Are you heading back to work?  Great!  Has it been a few years since you were a part of the workforce?  You may feel a bit rusty.  Where do you even start?  Here are a few tips for those of you who are heading back to work.

  1. What’s your story?  Prospective employees will most likely ask about a large gap in your resume.  Answer truthfully!  There is no need to be ashamed of taking time off to focus on your family, travel, or further your education.  When these employers ask why you are...
Posted on: March 26, 2013

Beware of what? Malware! Malware is the computer geeks’ term for “malicious software." A sneaky little bug, Malware includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your online activity. You may not even know that Malware has hacked your system. Are you getting strange pop-ups or ads when you login to the JIU forum? Are you seeing ads on Wikipedia? Has your...

Posted on: March 14, 2013

Hello JIU Students! We would like to inform you of a few exciting updates to the JESS forum.  These updates will improve ease of navigation and usability as you complete your coursework.  The diagrams in the attached document explain the new features in the JESS portal.  Please review these diagrams as changes will go into effect on March 18, 2013.

We do not anticipate that these changes will adversely affect your courses, and should in fact improve overall functionality.  If you have...

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