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Competition is fierce in the job market, and nowhere is that more true than in the field of law enforcement. As agencies look to hire top candidates, the new Police Chief in Milton, Washington, Tony Hernandez, says obtaining a university degree is of growing importance for job candidates. “The role of education is so important to contemporary policing,” says Hernandez. “What we’re starting to see is that for sergeants and above, people need to have that bachelor’s degree and beyond. For upper tier management, you need at least a master’s degree.”

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Veteran Couple Turn to Education for Next Career Launch

Take two full careers in the U.S. Army, a stint in the National Guard, a return to the Army, 22 years of marriage, three children raised to adults, and add in a return to college for university degrees. It’s a recipe Terry Bradshaw and Cheryl Montgomery are using to successfully advance their post-military careers before they finally retire. “The good thing about school is that I went later in life,” said Bradshaw. “Once you get started with classes, you start putting goals together and I think to myself, ‘I can go for this, I can go for that.’ You start being more innovative and creative for yourself, more doors open up and you have more choices.”

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Celebrating Veterans Day at Brandman University

In celebration of Veterans Day, Brandman University launches online fundraising effort to benefit wounded & disabled veteran students. 

There are more than 22 million veterans in the U.S. according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and as the nation rallies to salute those who have bravely served on this Veterans Day, Brandman University invites people to join a unique effort to support veterans who are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree; today Brandman launched an online fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 for the Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship. The non-profit institution created the scholarship fund last year to assist veterans who are wounded, disabled or facing other medical challenges such as cancer.

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Marine Corps Veteran Jamie Kincaid Shares Her Amazing Story

Jamie Kincaid was seven years away from retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps when a drunk driver hit her. Soon after, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which would turn out to be her first of four bouts with four separate cancers. But she perservered and used her G.I. Bill benefits to attend Brandman University. Kincaid began her education in 2012 and two months later, she was diagnosed with another aggressive form of cancer and was advised to put her education on hold - but she didn’t. Kincaid pushed on, maintained a 4.0 GPA, and recently received her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and is now working towards a master’s in Organizational Leadership at Brandman's Irvine Campus. She was recently a featured guest on a radio talk show where she shared her story, talks about receiving the Bryan Fazio Scholarship and credits the strong student support at Brandman as a key factor in her success. Click play below to hear the interview.

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Calling All Veterans: November is Veteran Appreciation Month at Brandman University! #ThankYouVets

By Joe Cockrell on Nov 4, 2014

Everybody knows that Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th each year, but Brandman University will be giving a special salute to the many students and alumni who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces throughout the entire month of November, as well as those brave students who are currently on active duty.

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Topics: Front Page, Military

How to use the Best Free Online Tools to Succeed In College

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 30, 2014

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.” This statement is just as true for business mogul Steve Ballmer as it is for students all over the world. Whether your classes are fully online or on campus get information you need to leverage some of the best free online tools to help you succeed in college.

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Topics: Front Page

Brandman Alumnus Navigates the World of Online Learning

By Kari Buist-Baker on Oct 29, 2014

Going back to school at any age can be a daunting and thrilling experience all at once. We checked in with Kari Buist-Baker, 2010 Brandman University graduate who shared her experience adjusting to computer-based education and how she ensured her success with new digital learning tools.

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Topics: Front Page, Alumni, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Education Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Teachers

By Steve Quis on Oct 24, 2014

A light drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of 200 aspiring educators who attended Brandman University’s Education Job Fair on October 18 at the San Diego County Office of Education. Afterall, there were jobs to be filled and futures to be made.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

From the Pros: LinkedIn Best Practices

By Jina Smith on Oct 21, 2014

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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Topics: Career, Front Page

Online Communication Etiquette: Are You Leaving the Impression You Intend?

By Nancy Salzman on Oct 15, 2014

This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

By Vicki Brannock on Oct 10, 2014

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

When Computer Efficiencies Send You Running for Cover

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 9, 2014

Technology is meant to enhance our lives by making it easier to work and play. But what happens when the best of intent goes into creating computer efficiencies and everything goes terribly wrong? From security services to automation algorithms, check out these top fails in computing history that impacted companies, people and governments from around the world.

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Topics: Front Page

An Expert Interview About Online Learning

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 8, 2014

What is the future of the virtual education environment and is the model effective? We sought out the insights of the top leaders in the tech-ed landscape and compiled the most relevant resources for our own expert interview about online learning. Get inspired as they break down the facts about the innovations that are changing the world for the better.

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Topics: Front Page

Which Computer Are You?

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 7, 2014

There are so many new technologies and devices that have advanced the way we operate that it can be hard to decifer between them all when deciding what's the best fit for us. Take this quick 5 question quiz, that is certainly more fun than those you take in class, to determine which type of computer you are at heart.

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Topics: Front Page

Darth Vader's Guide to Computers

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 6, 2014

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…There was a dream to automate and expand communication to allow people to share information at light speed. Lord Darth Vader shares the force with you by sharing his essential guide to computers in the digital age.

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Topics: Front Page