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APA Formatting Made Simple

The American Psychological Association (APA) formatting style is a requirement for most academic writing at Colorado Technical University and is often used other places as well. These tips introduce you to the basis formatting, in-text citation and reference page guidelines for APA style, so that you can present your writing in a consistent manner and easily integrate outside sources.

10 Strategies for Students with Leadership Aspirations

Do you feel drawn to positions of leadership, where you can help set the organizational vision and guide people? Are you full of leadership aspirations that you hope will lead to a rewarding career in business, government, or the non-profit sector? Are you anxious to explore the educational and professional opportunities that can take you in that direction? Here are ten tips for people with leadership aspirations to help you explore your potential.

New Microsoft Office Features

Microsoft Office has changed over the years and each version has new enhancements and features. When Office 2016 came out, more new features were launched. Here’s an overview of some of the new features in Office 2016.

OneDrive: More than Online Storage and Great for Students

Microsoft OneDrive is a way for you to save your documents so that if your computer crashes, you won’t lose you work. With Colorado Technical University’s move to faculty and students using Office 365, students have access to Microsoft OneDrive. Don’t lose your work again - find out more about OneDrive and how it can help you.

McDonald’s Employee Enjoys Success at CTU

Colorado Technical University student, Brenda Davis, of Mesa, Arizona, started working at McDonald’s when she was 16 years old. “I took the job at McDonald’s only intending to work there for the summer, but I never left,” said Davis. Twenty-one years later, she’s still there.

Five Reasons to Use and Download Microsoft Office 365

Being equipped with the right knowledge and skills may help you succeed. As a student at Colorado Technical University, you’ll develop your Microsoft Office skills throughout your courses in your degree program. CTU is now offering Microsoft Office 365(0365) and Office 2016 so that you will continually have the newest version of the software.

A Few Words from CTU Student Senate President R. Abel Martinez

My title may be “Colorado Technical University Student Senate President,” but I see myself as more of a conductor. A conductor of people who make good things happen across campus and beyond—and I’m really stoked to lead the way.

Overcoming Obstacles: How a CTU Commercial Reinvigorated A Student’s Passion to Learn

Kelly Smith’s story of rebirth, hope and passion is nothing short of amazing. And the “magical” moment that her “new life” began happened as she sat on the couch in her home in southwest Louisiana and heard a television commercial about Colorado Technical University.  

Top Ten CTU Mobile Features

CTU Mobile is an important tool in your academic arsenal. Read on to understand the ten features that students love most about the university’s mobile app – available now for iOS and Android handset and tablet users.

CTU Student Puts Work Experience to the Test and Earns Course Credit

Tammy started online classes with CTU in 2010 and earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration, which she obtained in 2014. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management.

“Getting credit through Fast Track™ saved me money, but it also saved me time,” Tammy said. “I’m in a position to earn my bachelor’s degree in 2016, which would not have been possible without using Fast Track™.” By earning her degree quicker, Tammy will be able to apply for new management opportunities at her company sooner and meet some of her professional goals faster than she anticipated.   

Finally Realizing a Dream to Earn a College Degree

When Cathy Emerick graduated from high school she was a single parent. While many of her friends went on to pursue their college degrees, she chose to focus on raising her daughter.

Naturally, life happened. She met her husband, who adopted her daughter, and both focused on developing their full-time careers. Attending college, while still an important priority for Cathy, felt like a distant dream.

Driven Veteran Pursues Degree at CTU

For Andrew R. Chavez, a recently-retired US Army Staff sergeant, joining the military was just the “right thing to do.” Enlisting immediately after he completed high school, Chavez served his country for nine years before critical injuries caused him to be medically retired from active duty. Chavez reflects positively on his time in the military, but knew that he had to push himself further.

Mobile Professional Proves Road Warriors Can Go to College

As the Operational Excellence manager for his company, first-time college student Ricky Banks spends more than 50 percent of his job on the road. “At this juncture in my career, it is very hectic,” says Ricky. Over the last 27 years, Ricky has built his career from the ground up. Ricky started on the production floor and worked his way to middle management. He managed production, quality and environmental departments before settling into his current specialty in Lean Six Sigma and process improvement.  

Military Veteran Chooses CTU

After 20 years in the Army, eight years owning her own business, and a year of volunteer work in South Africa, Sandy Youngkrantz was looking for her next challenge. She decided to further her education and enrolled at Colorado Technical University, choosing to focus on a bachelor’s degree, CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security.  

From Unexpected Tragedy to New Possibilities

When Hurricane Katrina struck, Danielle Cunningham’s life turned upside down. Today, college is helping her pave the way to her dreams.