JIU Blog

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...

Posted on: March 06, 2013

Hello JIU!  We’d like to introduce our new director of Student Affairs, Samara Rasmussen! Samara is looking forward to working with current students, alumni and will also head up JIU’s career services department.  Please join us in welcoming Samara to the JIU family; we are very excited to have her on board.  

Read on below for a note from Samara…

I am very excited to begin the next phase of my career in higher education with JIU!  I come to JIU with over 13 years’ experience supporting...

Posted on: March 07, 2013

What skills do you need to find success in the work place? Here are some must-haves for today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce and leaders. As you take your courses, keep these skill sets in mind and begin practicing! The more you experiment in the relative safety of the classroom, the more prepared you will be to join the job force.

  1. Leadership – As you go through your educational journey, practice being both a leader and a follower in your group projects to prepare you for your future...
Posted on: March 07, 2013

Whether or not you are actively searching for a job, it is important to keep you resume updated and ready-to-go. Before you submit your resume to any job, make sure you follow these tips to ensure you put your best foot forward!

  1. Identify the position – what job are you applying for?
  2. Choose the format that best showcases your skills and accomplishments. The format may be chronological, functional, or a combination.
  3. Always write a heading. Be sure to include your contact...
Posted on: January 31, 2013

This month we kicked off our “Where in the World is JIU” social media project.  We know our students live in all corners of the country and many live abroad.  But when confronted with our own busy lives of work, home, and school, sometimes we don’t think about how special it is to be a part of such a dynamic global community.  Not many people get to say that they share their classes with people from India as well as Indiana, New York as well as York, England.  The diversity in our student population...

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