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How Studying Psychology Can Help You Understand Others and Yourself

It may be considered a soft skill by many, but being able to get along with others is perhaps the most important trait any person can have, regardless of their profession or other factors. The ability to understand others is key to interacting in positive, constructive ways in any social setting.   Psychology is a word often used to describe the way people think and the motivations behind their…

Business
Ethics in Corporate Finance

What are ethics? Merriam-Webster offers these definitions: “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation” and “a set of moral principles.” In the world of high finance, ethics has its own distinct definition that’s connected with the appropriate use of money, whether it’s one’s own money or someone else’s.   Corporate finance, according to Investopedia.com, refers to “how corporations deal with funding…

Education
The Evolution of Literacy Education

When our ancient ancestors began painting horses and mammoths on cave walls, they couldn’t have fathomed that by communicating through symbols, they were helping mankind take its first steps towards literacy. From clay tablets to computer tablets, literacy has come a long way and is now a critical predictor of success in school and life…

Criminal Justice
The Supreme Court’s Role in the U.S. Justice System

Often called the “highest court in the land,” the U.S. Supreme Court serves as the last stop for many cases that make their way through the U.S. justice system. However, the Supreme Court only hears cases it prefers, and it prefers only a selected few. In fact, the Supreme Court receives approximately 10,000 petitions each year but only hears 70-80 cases a year. In some instances, the court declines to take a case, sending it back…

Communication
What You’ll Learn in a Crisis Communication Course

A customer gets sick or injured using your product or service. A company official makes an embarrassing public remark. Incidents such as these can cast an entire organization in a negative light. In these cases, it’s important that an organization respond quickly and correctly, as failing to do so can lead to lasting financial and legal problems.   Response is where crisis communication comes in. In short, this means getting your side of the story out to the public, acknowledging mistakes were…

Nursing
Challenges for Nurses in the 21st Century

Long hours, late nights, and sore feet are challenges that have plagued nurses since the time of Florence Nightingale. However, the advent of the 21st century has brought with it a new set of challenges that nurses must learn to overcome if they are to rise through the ranks, and there’s no telling what challenges await…

Industrial Technology
What Is the Job Outlook for Industrial Technology Majors?

Industrial technology graduates have a tendency to land on their feet. Entry-level workers with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) can find numerous entry-level industrial technology jobs with salaries of at least $50,000, while graduates who become licensed or certified in their field can go on to enjoy even more opportunities. Industrial technologists…

Business
Balancing Long-Term and Short-Term Financial Planning

Businesses concerned only with short-term goals overcome immediate challenges but fail to prevent their recurrence. Alternatively, businesses with only long-term goals may not last long enough to see them reached. Finding an adaptable middle ground between these two attitudes is a balancing act that senior financial analysts, finance managers, investment bankers, and other professionals must…

Business
7 Jobs for a BBA in Management Graduate

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is the next step for many students with their hearts set on a business administration role. From there, however, students must decide on the emphasis of their major, which can be a more challenging task. In addition to offering an online BBA in marketing program, The University of Texas…

Industrial Technology
What Is a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology?

What is a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT)? A BSIT is an undergraduate degree awarded to students who have completed coursework in industrial technology. This degree prepares students for careers as industrial technologists: professionals who strive to improve productivity, profitability, and safety. Graduates go on to enjoy lucrative, satisfying careers in a variety…

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