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Colorado Technical University Student Success Coach Bill Priestley shares three myths he hears from students about online learning. Are online courses as rigorous as campus-based, face-to-face courses? Is online education easier? Many prospective students have the same questions and concerns when considering online courses.
Vito Pampalona has dedicated his life to this country. First, when he was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War, and now by spending time with wounded service members, veterans, and their families, spreading the word about CTU’s Wounded Warrior scholarship and spending countless hours reading applications as a CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Selection Committee member.
For the tenth year in a row, Colorado Technical University is offering full-tuition education scholarships to wounded, active duty service members and veterans. Spouses, caregivers, and new for 2018, dependents of wounded service members are eligible to apply as well. Learn more and how to apply.
Why file a FAFSA? There are several reasons prospective CTU students may want to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA can help you determine if you qualify for assistance such as federal grants and loans to help pay for college.
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.
"Who can help me find a job" is likely a question on every recent graduate's mind, but often people forget that they already have a diverse network of contacts they can reach out to when they go onto the job market. Here are some tips on getting in touch with college friends, past bosses and coworkers, and other professional acquaintances.
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.
In 2017, your digital identity on social media is a major aspect of networking, getting connected with employers and representing yourself as a potential job candidate1. It’s absolutely a must to create a personal profile on LinkedIn and build out your career experience. It’s also recommended that you utilize the site for content publishing, learning, group interactions and intelligence-gathering about various companies and organizations4.
It's always a possibility that an employer could see what you post online. Learning some simple Facebook tips may be useful when creating and maintaining your social media profile. With that in mind, it's important to understand what your employer or potential employer can and cannot see — and how to handle any questions professionally if they arise.
Hiring managers may take little time to review your résumé. This is one reason a résumé must be concise, organized, and easy to review. Your résumé does not have to contain your life story; it just has to get you in for the interview. Sometimes it can be difficult to exclude parts of your professional past, but it might be necessary to create a competitive résumé. Follow the steps below to help make your résumé tell a story employers may want to hear.
What are your first thoughts when you hear the word networking? Does it feel nerve wracking, scary, or do you not even know where to start? You are not alone. It is true that there are many people out there that are very good at networking but they didn’t become great overnight. Networking is a skill that is developed over time and with practice. Find out more about what networking means and how you can work toward improving your networking skills.
If you are considering a career change or are looking to advance in your current field, it’s important to develop and maintain a relevant, professional LinkedIn profile. But beginners beware! LinkedIn isn’t an ordinary social media site – its career-oriented nature requires some extra consideration.
Time is a precious commodity, but how you manage your time is a different story. You manage it or it manages you. There are only 24 hours in a day – it is advantageous to get an early start in case something unforeseen happens. At times, you must reposition yourself to take on additional or new challenges; after all, life happens!
Dr. Frank Prochaska, CTU Professor Emeritus, recently returned from the Czech Republic where he was on a six week Fulbright Specialist assignment teaching creative leadership courses at the University of Defense in Brno, Southern Moravia to Czech Army and Air Force officers and civilian defense personnel.
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Copyright © 2017 Colorado Technical University (CTU). All rights reserved. No information may be duplicated without CTU's permission. The CTU logo is a registered trademark of Career Education Corporation. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Programs vary by location and modality; see catalog for details. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. See the Accreditation & Licensure section for information on the agencies that approve and regulate the school's programs, including relevant complaint procedures here. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures below.