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Walmart offers college tuition to employees

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Jun 12, 2018 9:40:13 AM

In an effort to retain workers, retail giant Walmart is offering a new perk — college tuition.

A new partnership with Guild Education allows employees to enroll at one of three universities to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or supply chain management.

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EdD in Kinesiology Student Named a NATA Head Athletic Trainer of the Year

Posted by Karen Grossman on May 29, 2018 1:53:36 PM

As head athletic trainer at the University of Texas at Tyler, Andrew Cage says being recognized for his work in athletic training is an honor. He hopes to one day impart what he’s learned as a full-time educator in the field. UNC Greensboro’s online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) will help him make it happen.

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As Tech Shapes Future, Employers Want Soft Skills

Posted by Karen Grossman on May 18, 2018 11:07:58 AM

While technology skills are certainly helpful in today’s changing workplace, studies find that employers are looking for employees with soft skills, according to an article by Jeffrey J. Selingo in The Washington Post.

Being able to communicate will make you a hot commodity in today’s job market. Employers most want you to be able to get along with others, work with teams, and be able to deal with uncertainty.

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Topics: Online Learning, Career Skills, Soft Skills

Finishing your bachelor's: restart with an online degree

Posted by Karen Grossman on May 17, 2018 1:38:31 PM

If you’re restarting your college career after a first attempt, you can be successful. You can customize learning to meet your needs with online degree-completion programs like the ones at UNC Greensboro.

An article in US News & World Report discusses steps you can take to finish your degree online:

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Online Degree

Gain the Tools for Nonprofit Management

Posted by Karen Grossman on Apr 24, 2018 9:00:57 AM

Elena Dalton knew she wanted to work for a nonprofit. She felt like she had the potential but wasn’t sure where to focus.

The online Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management (NPM) at UNC Greensboro gave her the confidence she needed.

“This really gave me the tools to do that, the language to do that, and the skills that I needed,” she says.

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Liberal Arts Skills Wanted

Posted by Karen Grossman on Apr 23, 2018 2:54:49 PM

The technology field may be growing, but don’t discount a liberal arts degree. Tech jobs are creating a need for liberal arts grads too.

According to an article by Betsy Corcoran in EdSurge, the technology field needs employees with the skills to interpret tech, communicate it in a simpler way, translate data, look at the big picture, and help others understand concepts.

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Topics: MALS, BLS

Doctorate Brings Opportunities for PE Teachers

Posted by Karen Grossman on Apr 16, 2018 11:11:39 AM

Photo of Teri Schlosser and Dave JonesFor two PE teachers, getting their doctorate this summer will fulfill long-awaited career goals. The online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) program at UNC Greensboro will allow them to advance their careers in unexpected ways.

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Topics: Kinesiology

On Track with an Online MLIS

Posted by Karen Grossman on Apr 3, 2018 9:17:34 AM

 

Master of Library and Information Studies Provides Training for Technology-Driven Careers

Today’s information specialist jobs are technology driven, rely on good people skills, require a master’s degree, and often benefit from a specialty. Think beyond the books. It’s a career that focuses on sharing information, and organizing and preserving data. Students can customize a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree to fit their interests at UNC Greensboro.

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Topics: Graduate Degree, MLIS

Gain New Skills in 2018

Posted by Karen Grossman on Mar 22, 2018 1:40:53 PM

New Job Skills for a New Year

If you’re making a fresh start this year, are job skills on your list? Maybe this is something to think about for 2018.

Employers look for specific skills when hiring and see critical thinking skills as a necessity, according to an article in eCampus News by Frank Connolly. Workers need to prepare for future jobs by demonstrating critical thinking, communication, emotional intelligence, and innovation.

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree, Career Skills

Theatre 100: This Online Course is a Showstopper

Posted by Miranda Lim on Mar 19, 2018 2:45:35 PM

Your screen pulls back the curtains as you go behind the scenes of theatrical performances in THR100: Drama Appreciation. This undergraduate online course gives students a front row seat to an in-depth study of theatre as a dynamic, living art form — all from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Online Degree