JIU Blog

Posted on: May 21, 2013

As May is Military Appreciation Month and JIU proudly enrolls many members of the active duty military, retired military and their family members, we want to share a few ways we can all support our troops.

#1 Submit a NMAM 2013 Proclamation and AMHM 2013 Proclamation to your state and/or local representatives.

#2 Fly the American flag on your home, car, or at your place of work this month.

#3 If you are a business owner or hiring manager, hire a veteran! 

#4 Organize an...

Posted on: May 15, 2013

What is Military Apprecitaion Month?  How did it come about?  What does it signify?  Here is the low-down on Military Appreciation month from www.military.com!

“Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and...

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...