(BPT) - Often, we don’t think about heroism until we see it in action - when disaster strikes and ordinary people exhibit extraordinary courage and compassion to help victims in their time of need. The truth is, however, that the best of human nature is on display every day in the lives of millions of Americans who work in public service jobs across the country. Sometimes all it takes to tap that inner hero is an opportunity – and the education – to serve others.
Nurses are often the first health care provider a patient meets. Whether they’re helping someone during a health crisis, involving the family in a patient’s care, or assisting with a medical treatment, nurses bring a wealth of medical knowledge, compassion and dedication to their jobs every day. The importance of nurses cannot be overstated, yet there is a shortage of nursing professionals in this country.
Universities are taking online degrees to a whole new level, giving college students opportunities and experiences that are not often found in a traditional college classroom.
(StatePoint) Transitioning from high school to the next life stage can be a time of excitement for young people, but it can also be a time filled with uncertainty.
It’s hard to imagine, but there really was a time when classical music was the popular music of the day. Haydn, Beethoven and the boys were the “rock stars” of their time. If music fans wanted to hear the latest and greatest music, they ventured to the nearest church to drink in the sounds of these classical greats.
(StatePoint) The world is changing and parents need to make sure their children are prepared to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy, say experts.
(NewsUSA) - For college hopefuls and college grads alike, the reality of higher education is growing remarkably dim. Tuition rises every year, employment opportunities aren't improving, and student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mile marker.
One skill essential to children’s academic success is the ability to learn on their own. While teachers and parents play a key role in a child’s development, educational activities that encourage self-learning are equally important.
To reach prospective employees, companies are using social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and various career-orientated sites like Monster, Indeed and Career Builder. It makes sense that these same companies would also use these websites to review candidates, as well. But this practice has come under great scrutiny in the past year and raised questions of applicants’ online privacy.
Diversity is a word that can define many characteristics when it comes to hiring employees. Diversity encompasses race, age, gender, cultural background, religious affiliations, sexual orientation and even the ways an employee may apply thoughts to decision-making situations.
Beyond the major players – lawyers, judges, members of the jury and, of course, the defendant and plaintiff – the supporting cast of the courtroom includes many other essential characters. Alternative career options within the criminal justice system range from social service agents and public safety officers, to courtroom witness training professionals. The foundation of a Master’s in Forensic Psychology opens the door to a wide variety of career options relating to the juvenile, civil, and criminal justice system.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for high school students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. A new study system from McGraw-Hill, 5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations, has been created to help students prepare more effectively for these rigorous tests.
(NAPSI)—There is good news for those with an interest in Texas public schools. Students and schools are posting significant gains.
(BPT) - If you could start over again, would you make the same decision? According to a recent survey, 78 percent of active duty military personnel say a resounding “yes.”
It may sound strange, but for those asking advice on writing a novel, “don’t worry about plot too much” is one of the first lessons from a university professor of English and creative writing.
(NewsUSA) - Illinois kids hoping to attend college might start honing their pizza-delivery skills now. They're going to need all the tips they can earn.
That’s a key finding of a recent Bellevue University study. Another finding is that in many cases, women are leading this charge—one in 10 women report returning to the workforce to help make ends meet. These findings are in line with data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the number of stay-at-home mothers fell from 5.3 million to 5 million.
(NewsUSA) - Writing a dissertation or major academic paper can be an overwhelming task for even the most confident wordsmiths. For writers whose second language is English, the process can be even more daunting -- besides content, they must also worry about proper English word usage, syntax and context.
(BPT) - When veterans return home from serving overseas, the support found in family, friends and the community can make a huge difference for a smooth transition.
(StatePoint) While breaks from school should be fun, they don’t have to be breaks from learning. The down time of the holiday season is the perfect time of year to keep kids entertained with books.
From making sure the coffee is always fresh and ready to copying and collating hundreds of documents, your office intern makes a big contribution to the success of your team. Show your gratitude for all their hard work and dedication with gourmet gift baskets filled with foods they can take back to their college dorm. Or, surprise them with gift cards and personalized gifts to show you care. With these simple tips and proven crowd-pleasers, it is easy to show your gratitude to college interns and spread holiday cheer.