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Graduation: 3 Ways to Turn a New Degree into a New Opportunity


To the new graduates, congratulations! Take a deep breath and relish your achievement. Enjoy your success. It’s a major accomplishment, and kudos to you from your family, friends and colleagues. Hopefully this isn’t the first time you’ve considered what’s coming after graduation. You chose a degree program based on the current outlook in your industry, you did the research to ... Read More »

5 Ways a Professional Doctorate Degree Could Benefit Your Career


A doctorate degree is the highest degree you can obtain in the United States. The most common forms are: Research (Ph. D.) programs Professional doctorates You might be familiar with a Ph. D., an academic, research-based degree where your main goal is to develop advanced research skills and to create new knowledge to share with others. A professional doctorate is focused on advanced ... Read More »

New Online Course Platform Seeks to Tie in Job Skills


This week in higher education, we saw an announcement for a new online platform to help prospective online students search through available online course offerings from several of the largest online degree and MOOC providers. The idea is to create a new search platform for online course offerings, specifically the ones that tie into in-demand job skills for employers who ... Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Blog


Company blogs can be an effective way to humanize a brand and an organization. Blogs offer a chance to depart from the dreaded “corporate speak” of many traditional web site pages, so employees and stakeholders tend to get inspired to set up a blog. And doing so is easier than ever, thanks to increasingly versatile templates. But keeping a blog ... Read More »

3 Ways Academic E-Portfolios Benefit You in the Workplace


Not long ago, e-portfolios were seen as tools for established professionals trying to climb the career ladder. But the tides seem to be changing. E-Portfolios are now a big topic in curriculum redesign, with a forum at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ most recent meeting and a global session at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online learning (led by presenter Gail Matthews-DeNatale, PhD, ... Read More »

How to Separate Emotionally Intelligent Leaders from the Pack


Thanks to a recent post by Scott Morrison, a student in the Doctor of Education program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, we learned this week that effective leaders need to have high levels of emotional intelligence. It’s those soft skills, which are especially hard to measure, that can really set a leader apart, Morrison says. “Successful leaders need to be self-aware ... Read More »

Can Emotional Intelligence Help Us Build Better Leaders?

Building a Better Leader

Author Scott Morrison, a student in the Doctor of Education program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, explores the topic of emotional intelligence. As a former teacher and principal, and current district curriculum director, I have long been interested in the power of emotional intelligence; if there is one thing all people have in common, it’s emotion. It is ... Read More »

How Graduate Certificates Fit Into Today’s Fast-Moving Workplace


With advances in technology, workflow and business priorities, the pace of the workplace is faster than ever—and so is the need for employees to get new skills to keep pace. This is part of the reason why someone considering going back to school may opt to earn a graduate certificate instead of committing to a two-to-four-year degree program. With a ... Read More »

Courting the international student in a fast-spinning world


In the past several decades, the world has experienced an explosion of student mobility that transcends domestic borders. The United States has benefited greatly from this trend—there were a record 765,000 international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2011-12 academic year—but this is changing, and quickly. China is spending a quarter trillion dollars a year on its ... Read More »

Expectations for Education: 2013

NU survey

As the conversation continues about tailoring academic curricula to meet private sector needs, a recent data set provides further food for thought. A national survey conducted by Northeastern University polled a sample of 1,000 people, along with more than 260 hiring decision-makers from small businesses to global corporations. The results indicate an ongoing preference for educational breadth, as opposed to ... Read More »

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