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5 Essential Questions for Anyone Considering a Career Change

When choosing a career path it’s important to follow your passions, but you also want to make an informed, honest assessment about your career and life goals. Here are five questions that you need to ask yourself before making a big decision in your career.

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.

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.

How to Approach an Employment Gap

Have you been out of the workforce for a while? If it is time to reenter the workforce, you may feel like you’re entering unfamiliar territory. In this post, we’ll discuss ways to stand out in a competitive job market, as well as how to address any time off in between jobs. Before you hit the ground running with your job search, here are some tips to help prepare.

5 Easy Excel Tips That Save Time

In today’s busy world, the more tips and tricks we have, the more efficient we can become. One way to help save time is to learn important basics of the software you use for work and school. We’ve compiled a few easy-to-grasp tips you can use the next time you power-up your version of Microsoft Excel—take a look and be sure to share your own tips in the comments section.

3 Tips for Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Being successful in an increasingly competitive job market takes hard work and determination. More and more, it also means leveraging social networks like LinkedIn to find opportunities, make connections and gain that ever-important edge over your fellow applicants. Here are three tips for using LinkedIn to put your most professional face forward and potentially get noticed by future employers. 

Master’s Advantage & Doctoral Advantage: Get a Head Start

Picture that you’re a sprinter, fingers on the ground at the starting line. You’re pitted against four other racers, and you’re all just waiting for the starting bell. Then, suddenly, you take off. Before your other competitors are even aware, you’ve already completed a full lap. That’s a head start.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take that same principle and apply it to your education? With Colorado Technical University Master’s Advantage and Doctoral Advantage, that’s possible.

Overcoming Shyness: Become a Workplace Extrovert

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? In most parts of life, being a quiet introvert, or “shy,” is merely a facet of your personality, and something that doesn’t need changing.  However, shyness or introversion in the workplace might limit your success.

Transfer Credit: Make the Most of What You Know

When moving from one university to another or starting on the path to earning a new degree, transfer credit is something that’s always worth investigating. “Transfer credit” is a blanket term given to any pre-existing education, certifications, or experience that count toward earning a new degree.

Student Success Starts With a Great Attitude

If you’re a student, managing your emotions can go a long way in keeping you on track with your studies. Maintaining a positive attitude while juggling school, work, and family may not be easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort. And when you combine a good mood with good study habits, you’re giving yourself the gift that keeps on giving—a relaxed and motivated you!

Tips for Getting a Job in Compliance

Having a compliance officer or department is crucial for many companies, and it takes a person with a specific set of skills to fill the role. In an article about the increase in demand for people to work in the compliance space — which is a good read for those wondering how to get a job in compliance — The Wall Street Journal noted that these jobs "require keeping up with increasingly strict and complex regulatory systems around the world," describing the field as "booming."1

How to Study for the NCLEX

Passing the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, is a requirement for becoming a licensed nurse, so you need to carefully consider how to study for the NCLEX if that's your chosen career path. Simply put, a nursing degree alone is not enough — to become a licensed nurse, you must pass the NCLEX.1

How to use Military Skills in the Workplace

For students who have served in the military, the transition into the civilian workforce can come with its own set of unique challenges. At times the highly structured, team-oriented nature of military life may seem to conflict with a work environment that is, by comparison, casual and unregimented. Military service not only provides with a highly specialized set of skills, it also instills in you certain values that would be highly coveted in any industry. The trick is learning how to describe and harness that vital military experience in a new environment. Here are four steps you can take to repurpose your military skills for use in the workplace.

5 Ways to Pump up Your Passion for Your Next Session

At the end of a session, after juggling work, school, family, and other responsibilities, chances are you’re ready to take a break—and you deserve it! But when your break is over and you need to reset for a new session, what’s the best way to get back in the groove? Even the most motivated student can struggle to find his or her academic mojo after a break. Here are some tips to get recharged.