5 Ways to Handle Communication in a Crisis

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Good crisis communication is important across the industries that fall the Criminal Justice purview—law enforcement, public courts, private security, and corrections organizations—and is applicable to many others. Here are some of the key factors that go into successful communication under pressure.   1. Develop a pre-crisis plan The old motto “be prepared” is critical. Prepare various communication plans that apply ... Read More »

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Transfer Credit


If you’re thinking about heading back to school, don’t let your previous credit or work experience gather dust on the proverbial shelf. One of our primary goals here at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies is helping students complete their education.  You worked hard for what you’ve already earned – and there’s no reason it has to go to waste! You might be surprised ... Read More »

Going Global: Top Trends in International Education


Leaving your college or university to learn in another country has never been more popular. Nearly 820,000 international students study in U.S. colleges and universities—a record number, and an increase of 9.8% over the previous year. Here at Northeastern, we are the seventh largest university hosting international students, with almost 8,000 students. More Americans are choosing to go overseas as ... Read More »

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Fast-Track Degree

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You may have heard of a fast-track degree completion program as an option for students who want to finish a bachelor’s degree. Although the program is rewarding – more than 25 percent of students get a promotion or raise after completing Northeastern University’s program – it’s not an easy task to complete the second half of a bachelor’s degree in 18 months. ... Read More »

5 Secrets of Effective Time Managers


Time management can be one of the biggest factors in determining your success, whether you’re considering a big commitment like going back to school, or trying to stay on top of your responsibilities at work or at home. What are some of the secrets of the people who seem to get everything done — and more? Remember that while no ... Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Master’s in Project Management and an MBA?


First, full disclosure: I’m a faculty member in the Master’s in Project management program at Northeastern University and am an active member of the local and international chapters of the Project Management Institute. But I hold both a Project Management degree and an MBA, so I can offer some unbiased insight into what each program is like from first-hand experience. ... Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Master’s in Leadership and an MBA?


Let’s say you know you want to go into management or leadership. In today’s business world, the lines between the two can seem blurred. What’s the real difference? Which program will best help you meet your goals? Both degrees will help you develop your problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities, but they get there differently. Here are some questions you ... Read More »

How a Scholarship Paved the Way to a Political Future


For years, Julie Taylor felt that something in her life was missing. So when her 50th birthday approached, she set her sights on meeting her most significant goal: earning her college degree.  Taylor had attended Bentley University after high school and later earned her associates degree in engineering. And while she always wanted to finish, being a stay-at-home mom of ... Read More »

5 Ways Neuroscience is Impacting the Classroom


With new discoveries in neuroscience and education, it’s time to challenge the way we approach both teaching and learning. The prospect of using brain-based research to inform our classroom practices is exciting, since we’re making strides in understanding individual students’ needs and connecting each student with the most effective practices. Here are some ways that neuroscience is finding its way into our ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Study Diplomacy


Our world is more interconnected than ever before. More than 1 billion people traveled in 2012; economies in both developed and developing nations affect the world’s economic health; multi-national corporations have budgets that are larger than the GDPs of many nations. When studying international relations, diplomacy plays a key role. Here are some reasons why you should consider studying diplomacy: 1.  Diplomacy ... Read More »

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