Tag Archives: Choosing a Major

Biologist

Resume Phrases for Biology Majors

Through your biology coursework, you will likely learn a variety of laboratory techniques, study concepts in genetics, molecular, systems, and developmental biology, and conduct a wide range of print and lab research.  But how do you write about these experiences on your resume? Here are some sample resume phrases that may be helpful in describing your classroom and lab experience: […]

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Take advantage of faculty office hours!

Quick Tips for College Freshmen: Use your faculty’s office hours.

Yes, we’re really serious on this one! Most of your faculty set up weekly office hours.  Here are just a few reasons to meet with them: Ask specific questions about assignments or the course. Receive feedback on your progress. Get academic advising. If you’re interested in a their particular field or career path, you might be able to pick the […]

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Career Opportunities for Nurses in the Field of Public Health

Guest Author: Robert Jankowsky

As you are considering how best to approach a future career in public health, there are many public health classes online that can offer you a big picture of how the public health field is developing today. Because the field of public health is growing faster than many other fields in a continuing sluggish economy, when you first enter the field after earning your master’s or other advanced public health degree, it can feel overwhelming to pick a career focus.

After You Graduate…
Sometimes doing research before you graduate is the best way to strategize so you can pick your classes, internships, volunteer activities, mentors, and professional associations to guide your resume and your career path towards the aspect of public health you wish to specialize in. This is an invaluable strategy for a nursing professional who wishes to enter the field of public health. Learn here what types of career opportunities there are for nurses in this rewarding and rapidly expanding field, and consider where your interests, aptitudes, and skills in nursing may be leading you.

The basic role of a public health nurse is to build bridges; you will be building bridges between the public and lawmakers, medical professionals, researchers, organizations, corporations and administrators at many levels so that ever more effective prevention, awareness, education, intervention, and wellness information can be disseminated to those who need it and can benefit from it.

Putting Your Degree To Use
With your nursing degree, you will gain valuable information about the human body as it relates to common health threats, both preventable and unavoidable, and with your public health specialization you will gain the ability to use your knowledge each day to help people stay healthier and live happier, more productive lives. You can choose to specialize in a number of different areas, from disaster response to general wellness, high-risk populations, individuals and families or even whole communities. You may work on your own as a professional or consultant, or you may join a group or organization that engages the services of a team of public health nurses to promote and advance a specific initiative.
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Why Get a Masters Degree in Management

Why Get A Masters Degree in Management

Guest Author: Oliver Plin

If you are thinking about returning to school to get an advanced degree in the management field, the question you are most likely to be pondering on a daily basis is “why should I follow through this and not run for the hills?” Well, why shouldn’t you run, indeed! Higher education costs are doing anything but going down in today’s tough economic times; it is important to understand the value of a master’s degree in management to ensure you put your best effort into first obtaining your education and next maximizing your job prospects upon successful graduation.

Advantages of Earning Your Master’s Degree in Management
Deciding to return to school to and pursue a master’s degree in management will be both promising and exciting. The process can produce rich rewards when approached with proper perspective. Learn how obtaining your degree can set you apart from your peers and also gain a much deeper understanding of how different master’s in management degrees differ (for instance, a MSC/MSM versus a MBA degree) and the diverse skill set you will emerge with upon your graduation from each.
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