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CTU Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dr. Connie Johnson (@Dr.ConnieJohnson) joined WCET fellow Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) to answer these questions and more during WCET's first Adaptive Learning Twitter Chat, which focuses on topics related to adaptive learning technology implementation, faculty engagement and student results. Dr. Johnson shared CTU’s adaptive learning experiences with participants, which included fellow educators and technology leaders, and highlighted how CTU is using innovative technology to help students pursue their personal and professional goals.
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.
As a CTU graduate, it’s no surprise that CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasmusson draws inspiration from students attending his courses on academic and career success, and management fundamentals. “As an assistant professor at CTU, I’m constantly inspired by the stories that I hear within my courses,” says Rasmusson, “This inspiration moves me and generates the ability to find creative approaches to a variety of other ventures.”
Whether you have been working for years, or you are just starting to job hunt, using a recruiter may help you find some prospects you didn’t think were out there. That said it's important to have the right expectations when deciding to work with a recruiter. With that in mind, here are some of the pros and cons of using a recruiter to help you on the journey to a job.
On November 10, 2015, CTU teamed up with the El Paso County Commissioners to support the “MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” fundraiser for The Home Front Cares. The project raises funds for Colorado military veterans and their families.
Self-motivated and passionate about the future, Tapatha Knupke saw earning a degree as an opportunity to expand her horizons and find the job she’s always dreamed of having. For sixteen years Tapatha worked as a title insurance underwriter in the real estate industry. It was a job she just fell into but one that she happened to love, and it afforded her the opportunity to start a family. "Underwriting did not require a degree, so I didn't pursue one at the time," says Knupke. "My goal at the time was to raise my family while working in a career that I loved."
CTU Colorado Springs' Career Services is hosting a LinkedIn Workshop to teach students and alumni how to create and optimize a professional profile on the social network.
You may not think of it this way, but your computer desktop is a lot like a top of an actual desk. You start off with your essentials, the things you really need to get work done on your computer. Then stuff starts piling up, both good and bad: unread emails, to-do lists, games, social media, and more. These items are the “digital clutter” in your life.
Fall was an exciting time for Colorado Technical University as several CTU leaders participated in presentations and panels at key higher education professional and academic events. Drawing from their work to ensure CTU continues to offer quality academic programming and innovative learning, the following CTU leaders travelled across the country to share CTU’s story and gain knowledge from other higher education leaders.
On October 28, 2015, Colorado Technical University hosted the “Women in Law Enforcement, Challenges and Achievements” event on CTU’s Colorado Springs campus. This event--part of CTU’s Criminal Justice Distinguished Speaker series—featured insights and advice from prominent women in the law enforcement field.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recognizes CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for meeting its standards for nursing education.
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.
Retired Green Beret Chris Schafer and Dr. Brent Carter presented “PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" at Colorado Technical University’s Colorado Springs campus.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers visited Susan Kuiper’s public administration class and encouraged students to find meaning in their work and leave a legacy.
CTU’s Dr. Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, spoke at the VA-ACME conference earlier this year on adaptive learning and CTU Fast Track™ exams and how they can be beneficial for military students.
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