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LinkedIn is dominating the digital world for professionals and job seekers who use it as an online resume, a portfolio and a networking tool. Leverage some of these LinkedIn best practices and build a stellar online presence so employers can discover you and your talents.

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Back to School Advice From Brandman Alumni

Service is at the very heart of our values here at Brandman University and we are proud to say its rubbed off onto our graduates. As part of living out our beliefs, our alumni are passing down best practices to those that still have homework assignments to do.

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Top Apps For Productivity That Make Your Life Easier

Innovation is a wonderful thing, especially when it involves creating technologies that make our lives more efficient. Although many times there is a learning curve with any new gadget, companies are focusing on creating a positive user experience for consumers which translates into ease of usability. Tablets have become a staple item in every home and office which is why we are sharing some of the top apps for productivity in the market today.

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How Teachers Use Technology In the Classroom

We all know there is an app or a tool for just about anything you can think of and that certainly applies for the world of education. Time and time again I have wondered if there was an app for a specific dilemma I was experiencing or a tool to simplify a process, and each time I was able to find one that solved my problems and made my life just a tad bit easier.

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20 Transferable Skills: Alternative Career Choices For Teachers

By Jina Smith on Aug 7, 2014

One of the most rewarding careers is being a teacher. These dedicated individuals work every single day to shape future generations, create meaningful connections and make a lasting impact on people's lives. But it is easy to feel burned out or want a different challenge beyond the classroom.

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Topics: Front Page, School of Education

How Brandman Attracts And Retains Quality Teachers In Classrooms

By Jina Smith on Jul 29, 2014

Now more than ever before is the best time to be a teacher! The state of California alone is experiencing a huge shortage of qualified educators. According to the California Teachers Association,

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Topics: Happenings, Riverside, Walnut Creek, School of Education

Social Media: A Valuable Networking Tool

By Jina Smith on Jul 15, 2014

The concept of social media may bring up a mixed bag of opinions but however you feel about it, it is an effective tool for professional development. Don't overlook this important digital support system. It can help you find jobs, meet potential mentors and grow your personal network. Here are some ways to utilize social media as a support system:

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Topics: Career, Student Life

How to Disconnect From Work and Relax

By Jina Smith on Jun 17, 2014

With technology making it easier for us to access work from anywhere, it is harder and harder to separate professional time from personal time. Some people may take pride in working non-stop but boundaries must be set before it takes a toll on their physical and mental health. 

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

6 Must-Do LinkedIn Tips For New Grads

By Jina Smith on May 20, 2014

Graduation season is one of the happiest times in our lives. It is a time to applaud hard work and celebrate the journey that has brought us to where we are today. From professional development certificates to master’s degrees and everything in between, the diplomas we earn mark huge milestones and open doors to new adventures.

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Topics: Career, Alumni

Whidbey Island Grads Receive Diplomas at the End of Rewarding Journey

By Jina Smith on Apr 30, 2014

The Whidbey Island campus commencement kicked off the first of eight Brandman University commencement ceremonies. Thirty-nine graduates donned their caps, gowns and excited smiles to walk across the stage at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

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Topics: Happenings, Whidbey Island NAS

Jina Smith

As the Marketing & Communications Specialist at Brandman University, Jina creates a positive community by serving as the school’s voice and personality. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine and has a diverse marketing background working in a wide range of industries.