Business & Careers
Making work better: industrial organizational psychology
Employees are the heart of any business, so recognizing their value and helping them work efficiently is vital to an organization's success. To make sure their workforces are operating at optimal levels and to promote growth, many companies hire individuals trained in industrial organizational psychology, an area of behavioral science devoted to the study of how people work.
What makes a career college different than a traditional college?
Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation. If you're thinking about enrolling in college...
Five ideas for adding fun to your corporate event
You know a flat corporate event when you see one: lots of uncomfortable conversation, people standing idle and anything that most people would consider fun is nowhere to be seen. That is why many companies have changed course in their approach to events for their employees, putting a priority on fun and engaging in activ...
How to score the perfect internship
The growth of a college student from the first year of instruction to the final days as an undergraduate is immeasurable. But what happens in the time between these two milestones? Book reading, paper writing and party going generally make the list, but employers are telling us to add another item - practical on-the-job ...
What it takes to be a private investigator
TV and movie portrayals of real professions tend to be less than realistic, and the job of private investigator is no exception. But just because you won't solve every case between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays doesn't mean that becoming a private investigator isn't for you. Here's what it really takes to be a private invest...
Tips for preparing and proofreading the perfect resume
In today's competitive job market, employers can receive literally hundreds of responses to a posted job. A resume often creates the first impression a prospective employer will form about each candidate - and that first impression forms quickly. A resume is an important marketing tool that introduces you to a prospectiv...
A career in nursing can be fulfilling
If you are searching for a career that offers many opportunities, take a close look at the nursing profession. Nursing is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2020, as reported in the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A degree in nursing offers mor...
What is distance learning?
Are you someone who likes to continually learn new things for professional and personal growth? If you answered "yes," then you are likely a lifelong learner. Fitting this positive attribute into today's busy lifestyles can be challenging. Distance learning provides a flexible, affordable and economical way to achieve yo...