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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...
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...

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