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Gain Skills in Online Courses Requiring Group Work

Many careers today involve collaborating virtually with colleagues who may be located throughout the country or even internationally. To be successful, you will need to develop strong strategies to get the work done – and this can be challenging. Online courses may require students to complete projects virtually in groups, which...
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An Art Degree Online? How Does That Work?

College is many things, but easy is definitely not one of them. Juggling classwork, midterms, finals, and multiple extracurricular activities, many students find themselves making stressful, career-related decisions for the very first time: Gap year or grad school? Summer session or summer job? Paid part-time gig or unpaid...
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Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need...
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Career development: learning whilst you work

For those of us who, frankly, couldn’t wait to leave school, the idea of signing up to further training later in life is not exactly tempting. The thought of going back into the classroom and sitting listening to a teacher all day – however imaginative the lesson –...
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To remain a gateway to work universities must change

A tipping point is being reached in post-secondary education, particularly for traditional colleges and universities. This tipping point is taking place over an extended period of time and has been precipitated by the perceived need of gaining qualifications to gain employment, backed up by historic data of graduate...
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Should You Do Free Work at a Job Interview?

If you’re currently searching for a new job, you may encounter something you haven’t run into before: Employers are increasingly asking job candidates to do work projects and exercises as part of the hiring process. These exercises aren’t the typing tests and software assessments of the past; rather,...
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