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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...

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...

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