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Posted on: October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween JIU!  For recent grads, job seekers and job changers, often times the scariest thing on Halloween is not the ghosts and goblins – it is the prospect of their next job interview. Prepare for your next interview by thinking about the following common questions.  Here are a few typical questions and the  type of response your interviewer wants to hear.

Why do you want this job?

This question is your opportunity to show that you researched the company and the position.  Many...

Posted on: October 17, 2013

We are excited to welcome two new faces to the JIU School of Education academic leadership team.  Dr. Errin Heyman recently joined us to assume the role of Dean of the School of Education and Dr. Jeannette Amayo will hold the position of Faculty Chair for the School of Education

Dr. Errin Heyman founded West Coast University's (in Southern California) Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CELTA), where, as the Director, she led the charge to establish a sustainable...

Posted on: September 27, 2013

We often come across JIU graduates and students whose stories inspire us.  Ryan Job is the quintessential example as his is a story of courage, heroism, determination, and persistence.  Job grew up in Issaquah, Washington where he dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot like his grandfather who fought in WW II.  He worked part time to pay for flight lessons, earning his pilot’s license at age 17.  After three years at the University of Washington, Job dropped out of school to follow his dreams and become...

Posted on: September 11, 2013

Did you know that each person has a different learning style?  Understanding your learning style will greatly help you absorb your studies in an online setting.  Once you know your strengths, you can apply them to each course you take, or perhaps even tailor your course choices to match your style of learning.  You may even want to seek out fellow students who follow the same learning style and collaborate on certain projects or create a study group.   Below we outline the three main learning styles...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Fall is just around the corner and children are heading back to school.  As an adult, you may be considering whether or not you should enroll in classes again too.  There are many reasons to continue your education as an adult – furthering your career, changing your career, or improving your employability when you rejoin the workforce.  If advancing your education seems like a compelling option, consider these tips.

1. Discuss the opportunity with your friends and family.

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