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What It’s Like to Be a Manager in the Energy Industry

The multifaceted energy industry is growing by the day. The Permian Basin has been setting records for crude oil production. At the same time, the green energy economy is expanding rapidly, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting that renewable capacity is on pace to “[account] for almost 95% of the increase in global power…

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The Real-World Benefits of General Education 

When senior year of high school rolls around, all anyone can talk about is where they’ll be attending college. One friend was accepted here, another was rejected there. As admissions decisions are being made in colleges across the country, how many seniors are rushing home to check their mailbox for the letter?   We don’t blame…

Industrial Technology
Trends in Industrial Technology

The manufacturing sector has long relied on technology for the efficient production of goods. One obvious example is cars, which are largely built with the aid of robotic technology, though human beings are often still a necessary component of the manufacturing process. Even Elon Musk, creator of the fully electric Tesla, had to admit that…

Nursing
The Nursing Shortage: What Does It Mean for RNs?  

There are over three million registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S., making nursing the nation’s largest healthcare profession. It’s no wonder, then, that the nursing shortage has impacted virtually every level of the healthcare system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 270,000 registered nurses will be needed by 2030. Texas alone…

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How Online Students Stay Connected 

If you’re pursuing an online program at The University of Texas Permian Basin, you know that studying online has its perks and conveniences, including the ability to complete coursework at any time from the comfort of your own home. However, an online format can also pose unique challenges. Some students may feel isolated, which can…

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