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Make Sure You Have All the Information You Need Before You Make a Career Change

Make Sure You Have All the Information You Need Before You Make a Career Change

Choosing to make a career change in the current economy is not a decision to make lightly. Of course wherever the decision for a career change is one you made for yourself or one that has been made for you makes all the difference in the world.

If you have suddenly found yourself without a job, you will need to consider where you want to go from here. Be realistic. And be honest. Determine what your good qualities are as well as what your bad qualities are. And think about what you may really want to do. If it is possible it is always good to consider something you have an interest in or are passionate about as a career. Having the luxury of enjoying your job is worth a great deal if you have to work for a living.

Are you able to transfer something you care about to a career change? For instance if you really have a need to take care of people, you may be thinking about a nursing career. There is certainly a lot of responsibility in nursing, but if you are able to deal with it and you are able to make decisions quickly, this could be the perfect job for you. There is no doubt that you can consider this a long term career, there is always going to be a need for nurses. And you can pretty much write your own ticket. You can go anywhere in the country and you can choose to specialize and make more money than regular nursing.

If you are considering nursing as a career change, unless you are already in the medical field, you will need more education. The best place to begin is with your local college, university or training center. They can advise you what you need to be able to get the certification you need to begin your new career as a nurse. Of course you will need to be sure that the training program you choose is recognized by the hospital or medical center you are choosing as a potential employer. Some of the programs work in conjunction with hospitals and medical centers, they provide the practical experience needed and often they will provide employment after you get your certification.

If you do not have a career change in mind already, you may decide that starting a business of your own is the best course for you. Of course, you will want to consider a business of your own very carefully. You will need to determine if the business is something that is needed. If it is a proven business, is it still a necessary business, or is it on the down swing? The computer industry has been very lucrative but there have been so many changes to the manufacturing of computers, that many of the suppliers and employees are no longer needed. You need to be realistic when you are thinking about your career change, do not start a business that …

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

The famous University of Pennsylvania is situated in the city of Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania in the country of the United States of America. The University of Pennsylvania is one of the few universities of the US that came into being at about the same time the country was established. As a result, the University of Pennsylvania boasts of a rich history. It is a reputed University and is part of the prestigious Ivy League group of universities. Benjamin Franklin, who was an important citizen of Philadelphia when Philadelphia and Pennsylvania were in their earliest stages of development, is credited with being the founder of the University. He was a student of the University himself. Franklin initiated several progressive reforms in the College of Philadelphia – that was the name of the University then – so that the College became one of the main seats of higher learning of the New World.

Aim, Goal, Motto

The University used the great Roman poet, Horace’s work to devise its motto. The English translation of the Latin words (composed by Horace), the University represented in its motto were: ‘of what avail empty laws without good morals?’ These words were changed gradually over the years. The present motto is: ‘laws without morals are useless.’ This is only a slight modification of Horace’s original words. As the University of Pennsylvania, also known as the University of Penn, proudly proclaims that ‘laws without morals are useless’, it should examine its own laws and morals thoroughly. Can the University be so cocksure of its own laws and morals?

Studies

The University of Pennsylvania is celebrated for its many departments or schools such as its School for Engineering and Applied Science, School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and ‘The Wharton School’, the well-known B-School of the world. The University of Pennsylvania is eminent for encouraging its students to pursue multidisciplinary careers. The University urges its students to study for more than one degree at a time and to pursue majors in subjects that are not commonly studied. It also allows a great degree of flexibility in its course curricula so that students with children and working students can study comfortably at the University.

The University of Pennsylvania is home to several graduate schools as well where students pursue graduate courses, professional courses and research programs. Some of these schools are the University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, and other schools.

Admissions

The University of Pennsylvania observes very strict admission procedures just to show that it is a great university and that it admits none but the best. It generally admits only 16% of the total number of applicants who apply to the University. It ensures that those it admits have secured top places in their respective high schools. Only 60% to 65% of the admitted candidates actually get through …

Education and the Learning Revolution

Education and the Learning Revolution

It sometimes seems to be the case that education in the UK often becomes a bit of a political football – so much so that there is a danger that we lose the essence of what learning is all about.

Many commentators have spoken of the need for not simply educational reform but for educational revolution.

In the 1980’s  the authors  Dryden and Vos made the observation that we were teaching young people to face a future in which they will have to solve problems that we do not know will be problems yet,  with technologies that do not exist yet and undertake roles and jobs which we have no concept of – yet.

A few years ago a presentation called SHIFT HAPPENS highlighted some of the ways in which change is happening exponentially – what we know, what we think we know – what we understand, what we think we understand – is all in a state of flux. In short technological and scientific developments are redefining the skills that we will need to engage fully in our futures.

As technology and scientific discoveries shape and mold our understanding of the world they bring with them new and different moral and ethical questions which will need to be addressed.

The real question is whether or not our current education systems, which Sir Ken Robinson maintains stifles creativity and are really ‘one long university application process’, can meet the challenge of the future.

For the most part education systems are linear, attempting to homogenize learning experiences by creating academic targets that are based upon chronological age and not social-emotional-intellectual readiness. At the same time teachers are being presented with a host of  ‘learning initiatives’ that are often little more than coverings for a crumbling system;  hence they are met with cynicism promoting a real lack of joined-up thinking.

This is not about the teachers and the quality of their work. It is more about the structures within which they are working or are expected to work.

Talk to teachers about teaching and learning and one of their first observations will be about the ‘crowded curriculum’ followed by a disheartening reflection that “admin work” is taking them away from the process of engaging with young people in learning challenges and conversations.

At the start of this academic term I was invited to talk to a group of parents and eager Year 10 students about the ‘fresh start’ they could make on their chosen examination subjects. The focus of my talk was about being emotionally engaged, and therefore, motivated by their own learning.  All went well and my presentation was well received, but perhaps would have been so much more ‘real’ if had not been preceded by a senior member of staff in the school talking about ‘target levels’,  ‘projected’ and ‘expected’ grades and the need to ensure that grades were in need of constant improvement in order to ensure that colleges of further and higher education looked favourably on future applications.…

Ways for University Students to Make Extra Money Online!

Ways for University Students to Make Extra Money Online!

Today, college or university students have more opportunities to make money for themselves compared to their parents' generation. I know that some of these students even make so much money that they do not need to complete their studies!

Although students are bogged down with their studies in colleges or universities, they still have more time and energy comparable to working adults.

So instead of partying and wasting money, why not take the opportunity to make some money in your spare time? Sure you can take some part time jobs such as working in fast food restaurant, laundry services, petrol stations, and so on.

But These jobs does not pay you much income and you definitely can not choose your collections or your boss! Imagine working with unreasonable and super demanding boss. Frightening right?

So I suggest that you immediately go to the Internet to make some cash! There are numerous ways for students like you to make money. This is especially if you are young, energetic and full with ideas and creativity!

1. Writing Articles

Do not be surprised by the fact that many of the web owners actually do not write their own content for their sites. They mainly outsourced students to write for them. As young adults today, you have the capability of writing good articles due to your studies in colleges and universities.

Articles do not need to have 100% perfect grammar or with bombastic words and sentences. In fact, the more simple your articles, the better it is! The main thing is for readers to be able to read with ease. But do take note that your sentences do have to make sense and that there are no spelling errors!

If you can not create an article from scratch, you can offer to rewrite articles. They are also many request for this service. Be sure not to just copy and paste from others! (such as when you are submitting your assignments!)

Do explore and research on more content writing. A typical request will require you to write at least 10 different articles on the same subject matter.

In the beginning, you got to offer to write them at a lower price per article. This way, you might have the opportunity to work with them fulltime in the future! (Yes, without even seeing their faces!)

2. Website Design and Creation

If you are interested in computing and graphics designing, you are in luck. There are actually thousands of requests for this service each day. So if you possess some HTML skills, then you are indeed a hot commodity!

Just go to websites such as elance.com or scriptlance.com to register for an account and look for the many jobs posted. I am pretty sure you can find a few that suits you!

Simple websites creation and templates can bring you good money! Be professional in completing your tasks. Do not just submit the same kind of site theme over and over again. Your clients will definitely know …

Professors – Strategically Manage Your College Courses – Teaching Large Classes that Feel Small

Professors – Strategically Manage Your College Courses – Teaching Large Classes that Feel Small

Often, professors believe that the only workable instructional method in a large class is the lecture. After all, the rooms where we teach large classes are called lecture halls. I’d like to propose, however, that the lecture is only one of the methods that can be used effectively in a large class. Research conducted by Graham Gibbs (1998), of the Open University, indicates that the effectiveness of large introductory classes is increased when the focus is on learning rather than on teaching, when assessment is strategically employed to foster focus on learning objectives, when students do for themselves and for each other some of what the professor once did for them, and when peer support and peer pressure are fostered.

Another critical key to success in large classes is making them at times “psychologically small,” by dividing the large class into small groups for some of the learning experiences – starting from the very first day. Students thus have a smaller number of classmates to get to know and can feel safe. When larger groups are needed, the professor can combine two or more smaller groups, gradually expanding the number of students who interact comfortably.

Part of making a class seem psychologically small is to learn as many students’ names as possible. Learning names in a large class and thus encouraging participation by students who might otherwise feel anonymous is quite challenging. Consider having students make a note of every time they participate by asking a question, making a cogent comment, and so on, then direct them to turn in the notes, with their names, at the end of class each day, with enough description to allow the professor to identify the comment or question. The professor can then write back to each student with encouragement, answers, or whatever else is appropriate. A professor can also choose to give participation points to those students who take advantage of this learning opportunity.

A variation on this idea of participation notes allows you to take attendance as well. All students are given an index card on the first day. They write their names right on the top, and from that day forward they pick up their cards as they walk into class. The professor can see which cards are left in the box and thus can mark down absences. Either during the class or as a closure for the day, students are to write on their cards a question, a comment, a summary, or a point they would like to see reviewed in an upcoming class. After class, the professor can quickly read through these cards and get a sense of what was understood, what might still be muddy, and where an appropriate starting place for the next class period would be. They can also write back to the students to heighten the sense of connection that is so important to learning.

You can also choose to use teams of students in large classes,  Teams of four to six students are typically …

Choose the Best Courses in Dublin

Choose the Best Courses in Dublin

Dublin or "town of the hurdled fort" is the capital of Ireland. Known for its serene beauty and magnificent buildings, the city is over 1000 years old and exudes stunning architecture. Apart from vacationing, it is also a study hub for students.

For those who want to learn English language in this amazing city of Ireland, the city is a right place for you. If you are preparing for International English Language Test (IELTS), Test for interactive English (TIE) or want to study English language in a terrific environment, then you can find various schools in Dublin. All the schools are well equipped with great facilities and create learning a fun filled exclusion. Almost every school provides accommodation stays or host families.

In Dublin, one can also enroll themselves in Pilates training courses. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise methods in the world. It has two key elements which are core muscle strength and spinal alignment. Pilates certification is generally divided into two: the comprehensive Pilates certification and mat certification. Along with this, there is also a plethora of advanced training. One should be physically fit as well as self disciplined to be a Pilates instructor. Today, there are many job opportunities for health and fitness instructors. There are many health and fitness school in Dublin offering Pilates teacher training courses.

Started in 1975, Dublin City University (DCU) is one of the best universities in Dublin which offers plethora of courses such as science and technology, business, electrical engineering and computer science studies. DCU has a selection of faculties' containing individual schools. The main areas are the Faculty of Engineering & Computing; Faculty of Science & Health; Faculty of Humanities & Social Science and DCU Business School.

Apart from providing a wide range of courses, DCU also has top class facilities such as student accommodation. It mainly consist of apartments which have large spacious ensuite rooms and shared living areas. For the ultimate recreation, it also presents plethora of services such as 25 meter swimming pool, 75 meter indoor running track, astro-turf & glass pitches, squash and handball courts, rock climbing hall and a high tech gym. The university also has numerous research centers which are involved in various national and international projects. With access to over 100 academic databases, the DCU library is one of the best in the country. It also has helix theater, the center for talented youth and other retail outlet for the utmost convenience of the students. To conclude, Dublin is definitely a great place to study. …

Is E-Marriage For You?

Is E-Marriage For You?

Online dating can get a bad press but no one should be discouraged from looking for internet romance because it sometimes goes wrong. Finding yourself entangled with a love-rat you met at a social event is more commonplace. According to research carried out by the University of Chicago more than a third of marriages now begin online. It also reveals that online couples have happier and longer marriages.

A study by the National Academy of Sciences agrees: ‘Couples who met online were more likely to have higher marital satisfaction and lower rates of break-ups than relationships that began in face-to-face meetings.’

People who meet online tend to be more mature and in higher paid occupations. Among the least successful marriages were those in which people met at bars. A strong supporter of online dating is Neil Clark Warren, CEO of online dating agency eHarmony. His aim is to reduce divorce from 50 percent to single figures. He says, “It is not that it is too easy to get a divorce. The problem is caused by it being too easy to marry.”

Jeffrey A. Hall, associate professor of communications at the University of Kansas advocates online relationships. “Online dating was once regarded as a bad or dangerous place, a warehouse of losers or creeps. We are seeing a sea change in those views.”

Being single is the ultimate self-indulgence but the hitch is that you can become a social outcast. Take a restaurant table that would normally seat four and you soon learn the meaning of indifferent service and funny looks. Booking a theater seat or taking a holiday on your own guarantees your coming across as Billy No-Mates.

Having divorced I had no wish to commit but I did miss female company. Signing up to an online dating agency I candidly explained my preference for a platonic relationship. Such candor earned me respect. There was no shortage of dating opportunities and most were thoroughly enjoyable occasions. Economy with the truth is a tendency when subscribing to online dating agencies. Typical and common is the use of flattering photographs some of which were taken years earlier. One lady date used an image of her daughter as it got her more dates. Men are equally adept at telling white lies. Part of my night’s entertainment was hearing of the failings of earlier dates. I hope they are not now talking of mine.

Whilst much research is American based it is likely to mirror European studies and findings. Online courtships reach the altar in 18 months. Offline courtships take 42 months which suggests less confidence and commitment. Subscribers to online dating services by gender are fairly evenly divided. Two thirds say common interests are the most important factor when looking for a partner. Physical appeal is important too, an asset placed at 49 per-cent. Personality is a definite plus whilst hair colour preference is evenly divided between blondes and brunettes.…

Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment

Using an entertainment agency can take away any headaches sourcing live entertainment can bring.When planning an important event such as wedding receptions, corporate events, birthday parties, school and university parties such as summer balls, it can sometimes feel daunting finding the right entertainment! You may want to look at hiring a soul and funk band, swing band, pop band, rock band, hire a cover band or hire a DJ but haven’t got a clue where to start looking, this is where an entertainment agency can really help. They will have a wide range of live acts available to hire and will also have the knowledge and experience to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for.

One of the most popular events to have live entertainment at is weddings. Weddings are a special occasion and one that should be celebrated to the maximum so why not add a bit of spice to the proceedings by including some first class entertainment. Deciding on a wedding band or wedding entertainment can make people feel pressure because you want your guests to have a great time. This is why you may want to consider dealing with an entertainment agency that has a lot of experience in this area. They can come as a great help as they can offer advice and guidance, making sure you find whats right for you and your guests.

Other popular events to have live music at are corporate events. Corporate parties including the works Christmas party can be one of the biggest events in a companies calender. You may have been put in charge of organising the event or be a boss that wants to reward all the hard working staff but haven’t got the time to put into making sure you get the right entertainment. After all, we are all busy enough as it is without having to do all the research it takes into ensuring that the works parties entertainment is great – this is why you may want to consider an entertainment agency to do the work for you. The variety of live acts available means that you will be spoilt for choice! Also they will have many reviews and testimonials that will help to reassure you that they have done this all before.

Whatever the event an entertainment agency can help and give you advice and guidance you need to make sure you find the live entertainment and wedding band you need!…

College Football Week # 1

College Football Week # 1

Tennessee Back In This Doghouse

I have never gone broke underestimating Phillip Fulmer.

Over the last four seasons, the University of Tennessee has been one of the most vexing college football powerhouses in the nation. They were loaded on defense and had a potential interest quarterback tandem in '05, and went 5-6. They had an absolutely dominating indemnity led by Casey Clausen, but could not stop Auburn and lost a weird home game to Notre Dame in '04. Since the '98 national championship season, UT has gone 61-26 straight-up, but 2-4 in bow games (they failed to reach a bowl last year) and have been a dreadful 4-16 against the number in home games since 2003. Indeed, if there's one thing you could count on last season, it was that Tennessee would be too highly valued against the spread, especially in Knoxville.

Into this break step the Cal Golden Bears, who travel to Knoxville this weekend to meet Tennessee as a two-point underdog. Cal had terrible troubles at quarterback last season and went a disappointing 8-4, after coming within six points against USC from registering an undefeated regular season in 2004. If Joe Ayoob stays on the bench, I think Cal is a much better team, and from the sound of it, last year's presumptive starter, Nate Longshore, who broke his leg during the Bears' first game of '05, should helm the team this year. There's no question who the running back is: it's Marshawn Lynch, who's averaged 7.0 yards per carry in his first two seasons in Berkeley. I have visions of the Vols' once-destructive run defense being unable to stop Memphis's two backup rushers last season (Joseph Doss carried it 17 times for 77 yards; Maurice Avery carried it 18 times for 72 yards), so it's not unthinkable that Lynch could pick up where he left off in '05 (for the record, where he left off was a 24-carry, 194-yard Las Vegas Bowl performance against BYU last year).

Cal was crummy against the last last season (2-9-1), but I'm betting that a lot of that had to do with Ayoob, who looks like a nice guy, but was way too erratic for Jeff Tedford's wild-and -crazy offensive game plans. Now Ayoob's the backup again; Longshore is your dropback guy who will not make the big mistake, and I'm not sure I can say the same about UT QB Eric Ainge, who has that job all to himself this year. Tennessee fans are absolutely awesome, and Knoxville is an incredibly difficult place to play, but I think Fulmer will find a way to lose this game. UT is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 against non-conference foes, and California is 9.4-1 against the number in their last 14 as a road dog. I'm not sure exactly how much business Lynch will be able to do, because this Tennessee defense should still be pretty good against the run (that Memphis game notwithstanding). But I think the Golden Bears …

The Best Options For Online Colleges

The Best Options For Online Colleges

There are a few things you should know about online schools before you read on. They offer a great variety of different classes and areas of study. Going to a traditional college, you have to go in and sit for hours on end on a very exact schedule. With an online school you can create your own schedule and it is extremely easy to access. This allows people to keep an eye on the rest of their life. They can get a job on the side so they can work and do school at the same time. The cool thing is that you can do it at multiple places. You could head down to the coffee shop down the street and at home. You could even do your schooling in another country if needed!

There has been a rise in the number of online universities. Their popularity is raising every day. The University of Phoenix has proved itself time after time as one of the top schools out there.. They have about 16 different schools and 200 campuses around the united states and British Columbia. A study showed that the average amount of time to complete a degree at Phoenix is about 20 months. Then you can move on to your career or transfer to a traditional college for a higher degree. It has become the one of the largest accredited online schools since it was founded it 1976.

With about 9 area’s or study, including business, health science and business, Kaplan University is another one of the top schools. Being founded in 1937 Kaplan has grown with the ages and is far ahead of their time in their teaching methods and have great educational resources at their hands. People who have or are serving in the military get special rates and those who aren’t or haven’t been in the military can apply for a great or financial aid.

DeVry University is an online school that offers 5 very specific and different college’s in different area’s of study. One of the best things about this school are the 90 locations in the United States and Canada. They offer 3 different options for schooling. These are going into class, doing all your work online or doing a bit of both.

Doing college online costs a lot less than going to a regular college. They work perfectly with everyone’s schedule. It also helps that most online schools offer the going in or doing it on the computer option. They are a great option for people with busy lifestyles who want to get their degree.…