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Is work stressing you out? Between the meetings, appointments, deadlines and that flashing red light on your phone - on top of your never ending to do list - it can all be overwhelming. April is National Stress Awareness Month, which means its the perfect time to get started managing and eliminating that extra anxiety at work.

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10 Facts About Competency Based Education

Competency based education (CBE) is rising to the top headlines in both nontraditional and traditional higher education news. But what are the core benefits of this innovative new approach to learning? Here are 10 important facts about CBE and what it means for the future of academia.

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Integrating Innovation into Career Planning

One of the most recent trends in career planning is the integration of innovation as a concrete skill demanded by today’s employers. The word is popping up more frequently in job descriptions and even official titles. In fact, a quick search using the term returns over 1,600 results on Indeed.com and over 5,000 on LinkedIn. But what exactly is innovation and how does it apply to your career search?

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Social Work Students Learn LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional social network with more than 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Over 30 million students and recent college graduates have recognized this and are now leveraging the power of this amazing platform, Brandman University Social Work students included.

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Is a Graduate Degree Right For Me?

By Autumn McClenaghan on Feb 19, 2014

The final days of an undergraduate program often brings reflection and excitement of the future to come. Many start to seriously consider their options for the future and ask, “Do I try to find a job in my field or go directly to graduate school?” Depending on your professional field it may be necessary to pursue an advanced degree. Personal experience is also important during

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Topics: Career, Student Life

Keeping Your Teaching Credential Portfolio Current

By LeAnn Akins on Sep 16, 2013

Staying current in a profession is important, and education is no different. It is important to stay current in all aspects of education as a professional educator. Being a professional educator requires knowledge of current trends, research, and best practices. However, remaining current in all of these areas, as well as educating, leaves little time to keep a professional portfolio updated and reflective of accomplishments and documented currency.

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Topics: Career

Is Your Next Step Graduate School?

By Autumn McClenaghan on May 20, 2013

I had the honor to assist with Brandman University northern and southern commencements the past two weekends. It was an exciting time to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of Brandman graduates. I got asked all sorts of questions during the ceremony preparation, “Which way does my tassel go?”, “Is this on straight?” and “Where do I go?”. That last question was referring to lining up for the ceremony processional for most, but it was a question some have been asking themselves about life.

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Topics: Career

International Careers & Job Search

By Autumn McClenaghan on Apr 22, 2013

I just got back from a trip to the United Kingdom, what an incredible vacation! In addition to the sites, scenery, and history, it was fascinating to talk and meet people from all over the world. Of course after vacation I came back to work with an email inbox hundreds of messages deep. One of the emails I received though was from a recent graduate seeking a position in international business. She shared she loved to travel and wanted to work in a position that would utilize her knowledge and skills from her international business emphasis area.

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Topics: Career

Thinking about changing careers?

By Autumn McClenaghan on Apr 7, 2013

My friend Nicole has been thinking about changing careers to become a nutritionist, and we’ve been talking about it at least once a week for the past few months. In addition to my conversations with her, I’ve also come across the topic of changing careers on group discussion boards and during conversations with my network connections on LinkedIn. It seems like a lot of people are looking for a change these days.

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Topics: Career

How important are writing skills in your job search and career?

By Autumn McClenaghan on Mar 25, 2013

I was recently interviewed by a colleague for an upcoming student newsletter about Career Services. One of the questions was “How can a student’s writing skills help them in their career?”

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Topics: Career