You made the decision to go back to school, which is great, but now the real test begins. You learned to balance school, family and work through endless trial and error exercises, which is no easy feat. It’s been a long two years, and your brain feels fried, but you’ve finally done it. You’ve completed your last class and there is now an associate degree behind your name. But what’s next?
You are revved up and excited at the idea of walking across the stage, flashbulbs and phones snapping pictures of you in your cap and gown as you’re flashing your degree for all to see. You rush home to post your glowing pictures on Facebook and other social media sites. You’re proud and want everyone to know it...
What does your online presence tell potential employers about you?
Did you know that employers are using sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ to learn more about their candidates applying for jobs?
Last weekend was a weekend that I will not forget. I had the pleasure of participating in the 125th Commencement of Tiffin University with numerous Ivy Bridge College graduates. It was the first time that I got to meet in person some of our amazing students (now alumni).
Our mission at Ivy Bridge College is to provide you with a high-quality, affordable associate degree and a smooth pathway for you to transfer to a first-rate four-year institution. To help you on your way, Ivy Bridge has established transfer agreements with over 150 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., and here on The Bridge blog we’ve been highlighting these partners to help you get to know them better. This month we’re featuring CityU of Seattle.
What could possibly be more intimidating than writing a resume? Writing a cover letter! At least that’s the way I felt when I prepped for my first big job hunt. I actually never knew that a cover letter was required for most (if not all) applications. Did you? But, it’s true! Today, a cover letter and resume go hand-in-hand. In fact, a cover letter can be an excellent addition to your resume, and help you sell yourself to potential employers in a way you never considered before.
Good news for criminal justice majors! Employment opportunities within the criminal justice system are projected to increase from 2013-2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below we'll give you 9 tips on how to successfully compete for a job in the criminal justice field.
This week we’re not only talking about ending the term strong (GO FOR THE GOLD!), but preparing for next term. It is important to reflect on the successes and challenges of each term in order to prepare for the future.
Oftentimes when we go to an interview we are focused on all the things we need to do. Sometimes it’s equally or more important to pay close attention to things we should NOT do. Avoid these 5 job interview no-no's to ensure you make the right impression.
Ivy Bridge College has been named Best School for Adult Students by About.com’s 2013 Continuing Education Readers' Choice Awards. We are proud to accept this award and excited to share the news with the Ivy Bridge community!
This week I’m advising students to be sure that they take some time for themselves. Even if it’s only twenty minutes in a bubble bath, going out for lunch, or taking the time to catch their favorite TV show. Excellent life balance is critical.
Jobs in the accounting field are expected to see a growth rate of 10 to 19 percent during the decade ending in 2020, according to O-Net Online. "For degreed individuals with experience and skills, there's a big demand for accounting talent," says Paul McDonald, a senior executive director at Robert Half International.