March 07, 2017
4 Reasons to Get an AIU Alumni Mentor
Achieving success is a group effort – who do you have in your corner to help you reach your goals? We recommend finding an AIU mentor for optimal results.
February 28, 2017
Meet AIU BBA Alum Todd Johnson
Detective Todd Johnson analyzed the evidence to prove that he would be best served by pursuing two degrees at AIU to reach his goal in this edition of #AIUStrong.
February 21, 2017
AIU Atlanta Launches Student Veterans of America Chapter
The new Student Veterans of America chapter can help veterans to network, collaborate and access mentors in a relaxed setting.
February 14, 2017
5 Ways Adult Students Can Overcome Anxiety When Returning to College
Enrolling in college after a hiatus can be intimidating, but there are others who may feel the same. Here’s a few ways to quell your fears about returning to school.
February 07, 2017
How to Attract Potential Employers without Being Social-Media Savvy
Terrified of Twitter? Lost on LinkedIn? Instead of mastering the social platforms recruiters use to source new talent, focus on these options to help stand out.
February 01, 2017
U.S. News & World Report Recognizes AIU Among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
AIU is proud to be named one of 2017’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
January 27, 2017
5 Tips to Address Your Stress for New Year’s Resolution Success
A new year can signal new beginnings but also yield added stress for those who are feeling unsure of the unknown. Try these techniques to address your stress in 2017.
January 24, 2017
American InterContinental University® Named a Top School for Military Students
For the 10th year in a row, AIU was named a Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities.
January 20, 2017
4 Questions to Help You Improve Your Interpersonal Communication Skills
Why are interpersonal communication skills so important? The words you choose and how you use them can help shape opportunities in your professional career.
January 17, 2017
How to Work through Conflict and Become More Productive
Once you understand the essential management skills associated with effective communication, you may be surprised how easy it can be to deal with conflict.
January 10, 2017
Trying to Build Relationships as an Online Student? Learn the ABC Method
It’s a challenge to build relationships with people you can’t see on a regular basis, so when it comes to communication, remember that it’s not just what you’re saying that matters, but how you say it.
January 06, 2017
Meet AIU BBA & MBA Alumna Inge Teal-King
Inge Teal-King maintains the confidence of an A-List celebrity since becoming an AIU grad. Learn what sparked a self-esteem boost for this Army veteran & two-time AIU grad.
January 03, 2017
New Student Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before You Start Class at AIU Online
You can set yourself up for success by following through on this checklist and make a smooth transition into the first session of your degree program at AIU Online.
December 27, 2016
6 Snacks to Help Fuel Study Sessions
Struggling to stay focused while you’re staring at your computer screen for class? Here are six foods that may give your brain the boost it needs to wake up and help you focus.
December 20, 2016
Put Your Best Face Forward: 5 Steps to a Professional Profile Photo
Hiring managers will likely see your profile photo on LinkedIn and other online networks during your career search – is yours delivering the right message?
December 16, 2016
Meet AIU BBA Alum Brian Bedford
Networking played a role in the success of this AIU grad-turned-entrepreneur. Learn how Brian Bedford overcomes challenges in this edition of #AIUStrong.
December 13, 2016
How to Study with Your Family (and as a Family)
Studying may take a large part of your time while class is in session. Instead of placing time with your family on the back burner, try these tips to get them involved.
June 02, 2016
New AIU Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Recognizes Student Excellence
In recognition of student achievement, AIU has opened a chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society.
May 31, 2016
Can't Attend Your Graduation Ceremony? Try These Alternative Graduation Party Ideas
If you can't attend your graduation ceremony,it doesn't mean that you can't celebrate your accomplishment with these alternative graduation party ideas.
May 25, 2016
IT Major: Guide to Degrees, Jobs & Careers
Considering an IT major? Read our guide to learn about common IT degrees and concentrations, as well as potential entry-level IT jobs and career paths.
May 23, 2016
Yes, Positive Thinking Can Help You Succeed (Here’s How)
For those who can master the art of positive thinking, even the most difficult situations can be overcome.
May 20, 2016
What Can You Do with a Marketing Degree? 6 Popular Careers
Thinking of majoring in marketing? See what can you do with a marketing degree by exploring skill requirements and salary statistics for 6 growing careers.
May 18, 2016
Degree vs Major: What's the Difference?
Confused between a degree vs major? Learn about key differences between these two distinct terms, and how these selections impact your college experience.
May 16, 2016
5 Ways to Stay Energized for Late-Night Study Sessions
It can be difficult to stay energized when balancing school work and life’s responsibilities. These tips can help you maintain your energy and stay on track.
May 13, 2016
6 Common Business Management Career Paths
Learn about 6 different business management career paths in accounting, marketing, finance, operations, project management, and human resources.
May 11, 2016
The 4 Major Types of Accounting Careers and Requirements
With numerous types of accounting careers and certifications, how do you know which role is right for you? We review the 4 main types of positions.
May 09, 2016
What Is an Undergraduate Degree?
What is an undergraduate degree, and how is it different from a graduate degree? Here's what you need to know about each.
May 06, 2016
6 Smart Goals for College Students
These 6 smart goals for college students can help you make the most of your time and intellectual investment while pursuing a degree.
May 04, 2016
AIU Teams Up with DonorsChoose.org to Support Teacher and Student Success
The university’s matching campaign with the crowdfunding charity DonorsChoose.org helped fund 165 projects and impacted more than 24,000 students.
May 02, 2016
4 Things You Can Remove From Your Résumé
While it is true that there is no one correct way to write a résumé, there are a few typical rules of thumb you can go by.
April 29, 2016
The 4 Building Blocks for Career Advancement: Experience
If you're looking to move forward in your career, consider exploring what Provost Dr. Manzer calls the 4 Building Blocks for Career Advancement
April 27, 2016
4 Steps for Students to Prioritize Tasks
When juggling all of life’s responsibilities, learning to prioritize tasks can help students manage their workload.
April 25, 2016
College Terminology: Important Terms to Know Before Classes Start
There can be a lot of college terminology to learn as a new student. Here are some key terms to be familiar with before classes start.
April 22, 2016
6 Steps to Take Before Your Next Interview
Preparation is the best way to position yourself for success. If you haven't crossed these items off your list, you aren't ready yet.
April 20, 2016
Student Loan Tax Deduction: What You Need to Know
Can you claim a student loan tax deduction? Find out who qualifies and see what deductions or credits you can claim for educational expenses.
April 18, 2016
Should I Transfer Colleges? 6 Questions to Help You Decide
Transferring between colleges and universities can be a difficult decision, see if you should transfer colleges by asking yourself these six questions.
April 15, 2016
How To Transfer Your Military Skills To College
Get the credit you deserve for your military service and experience. See how to transfer military skills to college or your civlian career.
April 14, 2016
Meet AIU Business Graduate Keith Williams [VIDEO]
When he was younger, Keith Williams dropped out of college to focus on his career. He later realized going back for his degree could help him move further ahead. Hear his story.
April 13, 2016
Financial Aid GPA Requirements: 3 Questions About Federal Aid Eligibility
Concerned about financial aid GPA requirements? Learn about satisfactory academic progress (SAP) how your GPA relates to financial aid eligibility.
April 11, 2016
Top 7 Technical Skills List for Managers
To become an effective manager, you need a wide range of skills. Read our technical skills list to see how different types of skills can impact your career
April 08, 2016
Which Types of Management Styles are Best?
Learn about the four main types of management styles, and see which approach might be best for your career, your work environment and leadership goals.
April 06, 2016
College for Working Adults: Strategies for Success
Online education has opened new pathways to college for working adults. Get tips on how planning and preparation can set you up for success.
April 04, 2016
AIU Wins Best of Elearning! Award for Intellipath
AIU is proud to announce that ELearning! Magazine has awarded the university a 2015 Best of Elearning! Award for intellipath, its proprietary adaptive learning platform.
April 01, 2016
Is it Time to Spring Clean Your Career Vision?
To help you get where you want to be, try these four steps: revisiting your goals, understanding yourself, creating a strategy and implementation.
March 30, 2016
A SMART Way to Stay on Track with Your New Year's Career Goals
See how using the SMART method (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) can help you stay on track with your goals.
March 28, 2016
GMAT vs. GRE: What's the Difference?
Learn about the differences between the GMAT vs. GRE, and see how these two tests are used to evaluate students applying to MBA programs or graduate school
March 23, 2016
What is Tuition Reimbursement and How Does it Work?
What is tuition reimbursement, and how do you know if your employer offers it? Here's a quick guide to how reimbursement works and questions to ask HR.
March 21, 2016
How to Get High School Transcripts
Make sure you know how to get high school transcripts, as well as these important requirements and timelines, before applying to college.
March 18, 2016
The 4 Building Blocks for Career Advancement
If you're looking to move forward in your career, consider exploring what Provost Dr. Manzer calls the 4 Building Blocks for Career Advancement
March 16, 2016
4 Ideas for a Relaxing Spring Break ‘Staycation’
When searching for a nontraditional spring break destination, there’s no place like home.
March 14, 2016
Cyber Security vs. Digital Forensics: Which is Right for You?
What's the difference between cyber security and digital forensics? Here are some key similarities and differences in these two fields.
March 09, 2016
Making the Transition to Management: How to Get Started
Learn what it takes to become a manager, and see how you can successfully transition to management while taking on a new role and responsibilities.
March 07, 2016
What are the Advantages of a Degree in Business and Technology?
See how earning a degree in business and technology can help expand career options and skills in business technology systems, business management and IT.
March 04, 2016
Are You Giving Employers the Best First Impression?
Your resume provides prospective employers the first impression of who you are and how well you may fit a position. Make sure you're not making these five mistakes.
March 02, 2016
7 Skills Every HR Job Recruiter Needs
See the 7 essential skills a good HR recruiter needs for success and learn about job responsibilities and degree requirements for a career in HR.
February 29, 2016
How to Improve Your Business Communication Skills
Effective communication goes far beyond words. Learn how you can improve your business communication skills and how earning a college degree can help.
February 26, 2016
Human Resources vs. Human Services: What's the Difference?
Learn about the differences between human resources vs. human services, and see what field of study or degree is right for your career goals.
February 24, 2016
How to Become a Financial Manager: What You Need to Know
Interested in a career as a financial manager? Learn about job responsibilities, degree requirements and the annual median salary for this position.
February 22, 2016
Project Manager vs. Project Coordinator: What's the Difference?
What's the difference between a project manager and a project coordinator? Here's how to tell which position may be best for you and your career goals.
February 19, 2016
Business Analyst Career Path: What Degree Do You Need?
Now may be a great time to pursue a career as a business analyst. See what type of degree & job skills you can pursue to help you achieve your career goals
February 17, 2016
2016 FAFSA Deadlines: Important Dates You Should Know
See what important 2016-2017 FAFSA deadlines and dates you need to know, and learn about the importance of applying for federal student aid.
February 15, 2016
Project Management Jobs: Outlook and Opportunities
Project management jobs are expected to reach 6.2 million over by 2020. Learn more about entry-level project management careers, degrees & certifications.
February 12, 2016
The 10 Best Business Blogs for Business Students
If you're a student, reading business blogs can help you stay up to date on business trends & news while you earn your degree and prepare for your career.
February 10, 2016
Don't Play the Waiting Game: 3 Job Search Tips to Remember
Fuel your job search by being proactive through networking, career fairs, informational interviews and more.
February 08, 2016
5 Questions to Ask the Interviewer
The questions you ask at an interview can tell a prospective employer as much about you as your responses to their questions, so be prepared.
February 05, 2016
How to Find Time to Job Search
In order to stay focused and move ahead professionally, you have to find time to job search and get your applications out there. Try these three ideas.
February 03, 2016
Top Business Organizations for Business Students
See a list of top professional business organizations and learn how they can help you with networking, professional development and career opportunities.
February 01, 2016
So You Didn't Get the Job 4 Ways to Deal with Rejection
Remember: Job searching is a process, and finding the right fit can take some time.
January 29, 2016
Online MBA Requirements: What to Know Before You Apply
Understanding MBA requirements before applying for admission is important. Learn how online MBA program requirements can differ from traditional schools.
January 27, 2016
How to Turn Law Enforcement or Police Academy Training Into College Credit
Getting college credit for police academy training can be a big step toward a criminal justice degree. Learn how to turn your experience into credit at AIU.
January 25, 2016
5 Things You Can Do To Jump Start Your Job Search This Year
Don't get stuck in a rut with your job search; kick it into high gear for the new year with these tips.
January 22, 2016
The Four Functions of Management: What Managers Need to Know
See the four functions of management, and learn how you can develop and use these important skills to help advance your education and career goals.
January 20, 2016
Types of College Degrees: Which is Right for You?
Learn about different types of college degrees, and get a better understanding of the differences in earning an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree.
January 19, 2016
MPA vs. MBA: Which Degree is Best for You?
Trying to choose between a MPA vs. MBA degree? Learn about the differences between a Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration.
January 15, 2016
Take Our Teaching Styles Quiz: What Type of Teacher Are You?
What is your teaching style? Learn about 5 different teaching styles, and take our short quiz to help gauge what type of teacher you are in your classroom.
January 13, 2016
AIU Students Share Their Top 10 Tips to Help You Succeed in Your 1st AIU Class
AIU students and alumni offer a rich stockpile of advice on everything from go-to resources to organization and time management.
January 11, 2016
Success Strategies for First-Generation College Students
First-generation college students face unique challenges. Get tips on how to use the resources and services your university offers to help you succeed.
January 08, 2016
College Business Courses: What You Should Expect to Take
Thinking of getting a business degree? See our list of the types of core business courses you can expect to take as you pursue your degree program.
January 06, 2016
9 Types of MBA Degrees: Which is Best for You?
Thinking of getting your MBA? Learn about 9 different types of MBA degrees you can pursue and see which degree program is best for you.
January 04, 2016
Women Entrepreneurs: 7 Tips to Start a Successful Business
Interested in starting a business? These tips for women entrepreneurs can help set you on the right path to reach your personal and professional goals.
December 23, 2015
'Tis the Season ... for Holiday Networking Tips
The holidays are a time of parties, family gatherings and other festive outings - and a prime opportunity to network. Be ready with these tips.
December 22, 2015
Information Systems vs. Information Technology: What's the Difference?
What is information systems vs. information technology? Explore the definitions and the differences between these two terms and fields.
December 22, 2015
7 Tips to Help You Succeed in Your First Class at AIU
AIU's Student Advising team shares their best advice on starting off strong at school and details the variety of tools and resource at hand for students.
December 21, 2015
What is Competency-Based Education?
Competency-based education, often integrated with adaptive learning, can help break down subject matter and allow students to learn at their own pace.
December 18, 2015
Should You Get a Second Bachelor's Degree?
See if going back to school to get a second bachelor's degree is right for your career and education goals, or if pursuing a master's is a better option.
December 16, 2015
3 Types of Research That Can Help Improve Your Job Search
These essential three research strategies are a good place to start to help you focus your job search and make sure you're optimizing all opportunities.
December 14, 2015
5 Tips for Studying During Winter Break
Maintaining good study habits over winter break can help you stay on track. Get tips on how you can prepare for next year's classes.
December 11, 2015
AIU Students Share the Top 20 Reasons They're Thankful for Their Education
They spoke of gaining knowledge and improving skills, opening doors, bettering lives, finding opportunities and turning dreams into reality.
December 09, 2015
6 Online College Myths, Debunked
We debunk 6 of the most common online college myths and misconceptions to help you decide if an online degree is right for you.
December 07, 2015
4 Tips for Students to Stay Sharp this Holiday Season (Instead of Reaching for Your Couch-Potato Pants)
Slowing down over the holidays is tempting, but here are four tips for staying sharp this holiday season to avoid the fallout of inactivity.
December 04, 2015
What to Expect When Working in Human Resources
Pursuing an HR degree can be very rewarding. Learn what to expect working in human resources and see if this is the right career path for you.
December 02, 2015
Math Requirements for Business Majors
Smart business decisions are made on the basis of numbers. Learn what math requirements to expect as a business major.
November 27, 2015
Teaching Methods and Strategies: What's Your Style?
Effective teaching takes many forms. Learn about different teaching methods and strategies, and see which approach aligns with your personality and style.
November 25, 2015
Actuary vs. Accountant: Which Career Is Right for You?
Actuary vs. Accountant: Which Career Is Right for You?
November 23, 2015
Bachelor's Degree vs. Associate's Degree: Where Should You Start?
Learn about the differences between earning a bachelor's degree vs. associate's degree, and see which one is best for your education and career goals.
November 20, 2015
12 Career Skills Employers Look for in Management
Moving into a management position requires polished job and career skills. See our list of what 12 skills employers are looking for when hiring managers.
November 18, 2015
How to Become a Forensic Accountant: 4 Certifications That Can Help
Interested in learning how to become a forensic accountant? Learn about potential career paths and how an accounting degree can help you reach your goal.
November 16, 2015
How to Identify Job Scams
If you come across job postings that seem too good to be true, chances are that it is. These are job scams. Here's how to avoid them.
November 13, 2015
5 Benefits of Working While in College
Working while in college has its benefits. Learn how successfully balancing school and job responsibilities can help you reach your goal.
November 11, 2015
How to Find a Mentor as an Online Student
Networking in college is important. Learn how to find a mentor while going to college online, and see how it can help your education and career goals.
November 09, 2015
5 Reasons To Go To Grad School
Getting you master's degree can help you advance your career. See our top 5 reasons to go to grad school and how you can benefit from an advanced degree.
November 06, 2015
What Is A Military Friendly School?
Going to college as a servicemember or veteran has its benefits, but what is a military friendly school? See what benefits & programs these schools offer.
November 04, 2015
Chicago Police Lieutenant Ray Cowin Brings Real-Life Experience to the Classroom at AIU
AIU criminal justice program instructor and Chicago police department Lt. Raymond Cowin brings 35+ years of experience to the classroom at AIU Online.
November 02, 2015
Top 5 Study Tips for Online Students
Pursuing an online degree can have unique challenges. Stay focused with 5 study tips that will keep you on track with your degree and career goals.
October 30, 2015
Finding a Job in a New City: 6 Tips for Success
Finding a job in a new city presents unique challenges but also a few potential obstacles. These 6 tips can help you best position yourself for success.
October 28, 2015
Financial Aid for Part-Time Students: What You Should Know
Learn more about financial aid for part-time students, and see how to find and apply for grants, loans, scholarships that you may be eligible to receive.
October 26, 2015
What is Forensic Accounting?
What is forensic accounting, and is it a good career path for you? Read our breakdown of the main skills and responsibilities of a forensic accountant.
October 23, 2015
What Should I Pursue: A General Studies Degree or Generalist BBA?
What is a general studies degree? Learn about the differences between a generalist BBA and general studies degree, and see which is right for you.
October 21, 2015
Can You Finish College in 3 Years? 5 Possible Options for Graduating Early
Is it possible to finish college in 3 years? Learn how to earn your degree in less than 4 years, and how an accelerated degree can save you time and money.
October 19, 2015
Basic Accounting Terminology for College Students: 20 Key Terms to Know
Use this guide to learn basic accounting terminology, acronyms and abbreviations for 20 must-know terms for your accounting class or degree program.
October 16, 2015
What is a Network Administrator vs. a System Administrator?
Learn about the differences between the role of a network administrator vs. a system administrator, and see which career path is right for you.
October 14, 2015
5 Fast-Growing Entry-Level Healthcare Administration Jobs
See what 5 entry-level healthcare administration jobs have strong growth prospects and can be great stepping stones to higher-level positions.
October 13, 2015
AIU's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Rolanda White Fought Adversity to Keep Moving Forward
Personal tragedy and challenges didn't keep AIU MBA alumna Rolanda White from pursuing - and achieving - her educational goals.
October 09, 2015
CMA vs. CPA: Which Certification Is Right for You?
Learn the differences between CMA vs. CPA accounting certifications, and see if a career as a public accountant or management accountant is right for you.
October 07, 2015
Graduate Certificate vs. Master's Degree: What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between a graduate certificate vs. master's degree, and find out which one might be best for you and your career goals.
October 05, 2015
Online vs. Classroom: Which Learning Environment is Right for You?
The traditional college classroom is changing. Understand the pro and cons of online vs. classroom learning before deciding which approach is right for you
October 02, 2015
The Benefits of Test-Optional Colleges
The list of test-optional colleges that don't require SAT or ACT test scores for admission continues to grow. Learn about the benefits of these schools.
September 30, 2015
AIU Business Graduate Jeff Walters Doesn't Let Cancer Slow Him Down
AIU business alumnus Jeff Walters didn't let cancer stop him from earning his degree - or starting a business to leave as a legacy for his family.
September 28, 2015
Leadership vs. Management: What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between leadership vs. management, and how these two invaluable career skills can be used in your job or professional career.
September 25, 2015
6 Steps to Choosing Your Career Path
Research and analysis of your goals and interests can help you decide the best career path to pursue.
September 23, 2015
Do College Credits Expire?
Understanding how transfer credits work is important for students going back to college, but do college credits expire? Read our transfer guide to find out.
September 21, 2015
Making LinkedIn Connections: The Do's and Don'ts
You may dread the notion of approaching your LinkedIn connections for networking opportunities. AIU Career Coach Consiglia Intile offers these tips to help.
September 18, 2015
5 Benefits of Pursuing Entry-Level Positions
Starting off pursuing entry-level positions doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, we've got five reasons this can help you get ahead on your career path
September 16, 2015
Why Earn a Business Degree in Technology Management
IT job options continue to grow. See what skills students who earn a business degree in technology management learn and how they apply it to their career.
September 15, 2015
How Transferring College Credits Work at AIU
Thinking about transferring colleges? Learn how to transfer college credits to AIU with these helpful tips that can help to maximize your prior experience.
September 11, 2015
The Top In-Demand Jobs With a Business Degree
There are a broad variety of in-demand jobs and career opportunities you can pursue with a business degree. See what recent data says are the top options.
September 11, 2015
AIU is First Illinois University Approved to Operate Under NC-SARA
The program is aimed at expanding distance education opportunities for students nationwide.
September 09, 2015
Is Business Management a Good Major?
Is business management a good major for you? Learn more about business management, and see if this degree is the best option for your career and job goals.
September 08, 2015
How to Stand Out In a Group Interview
To set yourself apart from the crowd, you need to know how to stand out in a group interview. Start with these three tips.
September 04, 2015
Is Accounting a Good Major for You?
Is accounting a good major for your career goals? Learn what skills accountants need to succeed and what entry-level roles you can pursue with this degree.
September 02, 2015
How To Get Into College Without Taking the SAT or ACT
Many colleges are now test-optional and don't require the SAT or ACT. Learn how to get into college without prepping for or taking standardized tests.
August 31, 2015
Is Marketing a Good Major? Find Out the Benefits of a Marketing Degree
Is marketing a good major for your career goals? Learn what skills you need to succeed and what entry-level roles you can pursue with this degree.
August 28, 2015
Do You Need a Degree to Start a Business?
Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding career path, but do you need a degree to start a business? See what skills small business owners need to succeed.
August 26, 2015
When to Start Career Planning: 3 Steps for Students
College students often wonder when to start career planning. The answer? Now. We've got three steps to get you started.
August 25, 2015
See How at AIU, Your Future is in YOUR Hands
Why go back to college to pursue your degree? Because it's not where you come from that's important; it's where you're headed. It's YOUR future, and your success is in your hands.
August 24, 2015
5 Ways to Get Out of Your Job Search Rut
In a job search rut? Here are five strategies to use in your search to help you stay motivated and ultimately land your next position.
August 21, 2015
Entry Level Jobs You Can Pursue With a Business Degree
A business degree can open the door to many different career paths. Learn about the types of entry level jobs you can pursue after earning your degree.
August 19, 2015
Entry Level Accounting Jobs: What are the Opportunities?
Interested in a career path in finance? Learn more about what entry level accounting jobs you can purse after earning your bachelor's degree.
August 17, 2015
When Do You Apply for College? A Resource for Adult Students
Thinking of going to college in your 30s or 40s? Get answers on when you should apply for college and how to navigate the application process.
August 14, 2015
Entry Level IT Jobs: What Degree and Experience Do You Need?
The first step for many people interested in entry level IT jobs is earning a degree. See what skills and experience you'll need to start your IT career.
August 12, 2015
How Does Financial Aid Work for College? [FAQ]
Need help paying for college? Learn how financial aid works and get answers to common questions about qualifying for grants, scholarships & federal loans.
August 10, 2015
An Online Master's for Teachers: 8 Things You Didn't Know About AIU's New M.Ed. Programs
Earning an M.Ed. can be a great way to move your education career forward. See what makes AIU's online master's for teachers stand out from other programs.
August 07, 2015
10 Essential Employability Skills for Today's Job Market
Understanding your employability is more important than ever. See what 10 essential skills employers are looking for in today's job market.
August 05, 2015
Commencement Speaker Blair Underwood Shares Advice, Inspiration for AIU Students
Noted actor Blair Underwood, our 2015 graduation guest speaker, talks to AIU about the value of a degree and his advice for this year's graduates.
August 04, 2015
Project Management Skills: What Employers Want
Specialized project management skills can help to get you hired or advance your career. Learn what skills employers want in today's competitive job market.
July 31, 2015
What to Do at a Job Fair: 7 Tips to Help You Take Charge
If you're wondering what to do at a job fair, start with these 7 tips that can help you get the most out of the experience.
July 29, 2015
5 Common Types of Educational Assessment
Educational assessment is critical for both teachers and students. Learn more about five effective assessment practices and student evaluation techniques.
July 27, 2015
Technology in the Classroom: 5 Ideas for K-12 Teachers
Integrating technology in the classroom can benefit both students and teachers. Get 5 tips on how you can use technology to help your students succeed.
July 24, 2015
How to Be a Good Student in College
Knowing how to be a good student in college is an important ingredient to your success in earning your degree. Get started with these five tips.
July 24, 2015
3 Tactics to Stand Out to Employers
Follow these 3 simple tactics to make your interviews more effective and be more memorable to hiring managers.
July 22, 2015
4 Reasons to Finish Your Degree Online
You can you finish your degree online. Learn why online degree completion may be the right choice for you and your education and career goals.
July 21, 2015
Why You Should Consider Adaptive Learning
Education is changing, and adaptive learning is part of this change. See how online learning technologies can adjust to your learning needs and style.
July 16, 2015
Did My Interview Go Well?
Look at these five signs when you ask yourself, "Did my interview go well?" Also, get tips on post-interview etiquette with the company's hiring manager.
July 15, 2015
The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Move Forward in Your Career and Life: AIU Provost Dr. Robert Manzer's Advice
AIU Provost Dr. Robert Manzer shares his perspective on a key ingredient to help you move forward in school AND in life.
July 13, 2015
Is College Worth It? 3 Reasons the Answer is Yes
Trying to decide if college is worth it? Explore the benefits of earning a degree, and see how a degree can increase your salary and career opportunities.
July 10, 2015
How Long Should a Resume Be?
How long should a resume be? Avoid information overload by following these tips from AIU Career Coach Brian Solar.
July 08, 2015
How Long Does It Take to Get a Master's in Education?
See how you can advance your teaching career with a graduate degree. See how long it will take to get a Master's in Education before going back to school.
July 06, 2015
What Is an Executive MBA vs. MBA?
Learn about the difference between an Executive MBA vs. MBA, and see which online graduate degree program is right for your professional goals.
July 02, 2015
Meet First-Generation College Graduate and AIU Alumna Latesha McComas
First-Generation college graduate Latesha McComas earned her bachelor's degree in business and her MBA at AIU.
July 01, 2015
Is a One-Year MBA Right For You?
Ready to earn your MBA? Learn about the first adaptive learning-driven MBA program in the U.S. and see if a one-year MBA is right for you.
June 30, 2015
The Top 10 Apps for College Students
See our top 10 list of apps for college students, and learn how these essential iPhone, iPad and Android apps can help you stay organized and focused.
June 29, 2015
Continuing Education for Teachers: 5 Reasons to Pursue an M.Ed. Online
Learn about the benefits of continuing education for teachers, and see how online graduate programs and courses can help you stay current with your career.
June 27, 2015
AIU Houston Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Inducts New Members
AIU Houston's Mu Epsilon Chapter of Delta Mu Delta inducted 15 new members into its prestigious honor society.
June 26, 2015
5 Job Search Strategies for Moms Returning to Work
These five tips can help moms returning to work get back on their career path of choice - with confidence.
June 24, 2015
How Can You Get College Credit For Military Experience?
Can you earn college credit for military experience? The answer is yes, for those who qualify and take the right steps.
June 22, 2015
What Degree is Right for Me? These 7 Questions Can Help Find the Answer
Thinking about going back to college? Ask yourself these important questions before choosing the right degree for you and your career path.
June 17, 2015
Certificate vs. Degree Programs: Which is Right for You?
Trying to decide between a college certificate vs. degree program? Discover the difference between the two and see which is better for your career goals.
June 15, 2015
How Many Credits Do You Need for a Bachelor's Degree?
How many credits do you need for a bachelor's degree? It varies, but AIU requires 180 quarter credit hours (equal to 120 semester credit hours).
June 12, 2015
Investing in Your Future: Going Back to College at 40
Thinking about going back to college at 40? You're not alone. Learn how a degree can benefit your career, and see if this path is right for you.
June 10, 2015
Distance Learning 101: How Does Online College Work?
Learn how online classes and courses work, and see if going to college online is the right fit for you.
June 08, 2015
Regionally Accredited vs. Nationally Accredited: What's the Difference?
Accreditation is important. Learn how regionally accredited vs. nationally accredited online colleges are different before choosing the best degree for you.
June 05, 2015
Military Spouse Education Benefits: Why, How & Where
Learn about military spouse education benefits and find out how you can qualify.
June 03, 2015
Formative vs. Summative Assessment: What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between formative vs. summative assessments. See how and when teachers use these types of evaluations to test students' knowledge.
June 01, 2015
4 Questions to Ask if Your Job Search is Taking Longer Than Expected
There are a number of factors that can contribute to a longer-than-expected job search. Ask yourself these question if this is happening to you.
May 29, 2015
How to Go Back to School: A Guide for Adult Students
Finishing college in your 30s or 40s is possible. Learn how to go back to school, and see why you should consider pursuing your degree online.
May 28, 2015
Types of Master's Degrees in Education
Learn about different types of master's degrees in education and how a graduate degree can help advance your teaching career in the classroom and beyond.
May 27, 2015
Types of Management Degrees: Which is Best for Your Career Path?
Considering healthcare, human resource or business management? Learn about these different types of management degrees and related career paths and skills.
May 26, 2015
Changing Careers at 30: 5 Steps to Get Started
Changing careers at 30 can be overwhelming. Get tips on how networking, research and education can help you prepare you for the career path you want.
May 22, 2015
Is an International Business Major Right for Your Career?
Thinking about a career in international business? See what skills an international business major can help you develop to succeed in a global marketplace.
May 20, 2015
The Top Information Technology Skills Employers Want
Having the technical skills employers want can give your career an edge. See what technology skills employers want to see on an IT professional's resume.
May 18, 2015
4 Tips for Job Searching as a Single Parent
When you're job searching as a single parent, there are unique challenges to consider and prepare for. We've got 4 tips that can help.
May 15, 2015
4 Top Ways to Market Your Skills on Your Resume
It's essential to make sure you're marketing your skills effectively on your resume. Start with these four tips.
May 13, 2015
Where Can I Use a Computer Away from Home? 7 Places to Look
If you're wondering, "Where can I use a computer or get Internet access away from home?" we've got seven ideas of where to look.
May 11, 2015
This Basic Thing Could Be One of the Most Important Resume Tips You Haven't Seen
It sounds basic, but this may be among the most important resume tips you haven't seen.
May 08, 2015
What is Blended Learning? How Online Education and Classroom Experiences Work Together
You've heard about online and traditional learning, but what is blended learning? Learn about this flexible approach to college, and if it's right for you
May 06, 2015
AIU Business Program Director Dr. Dawn Kaiser's Story of Perseverance
See how AIU Business Program Director Dr. Dawn Kaiser rose above challenges and expectations to achieve her personal and professional goals.
May 04, 2015
Can You Get an MBA Without the GMAT?
Yes, you can get an MBA without the GMAT. Learn how a Management Competency Assessment & work experience apply to AIU's MBA admission requirements.
April 30, 2015
Transferring from Community College: 6 Things to Know
Transferring from community college to a four-year college or university doesn't have to be complicated. Learn more about transfer credits and resources.
April 29, 2015
The Top Skills You Need for a Career in Accounting
Thinking about a job or career in accounting? Learn what skills employers want, and how you can position yourself for success in a growing field.
April 28, 2015
Is Information Technology A Good Major?
IT jobs are expected to see continued growth in 2015 and beyond, but is information technology a good major for your career and education goals?
April 27, 2015
MyCAA Benefits for Military Spouses: A Guide
Military families know about sacrifice and determination. See how the MyCAA program and military spouse benefits can help you reach your education goals.
April 24, 2015
10 Inspirational Quotes for College Students
It can be a challenge to juggle school, your job and family. Stay motivated and focused with 10 inspirational quotes for college students.
April 22, 2015
What is a Difference Between a B.S. vs. B.A. Degree?
Trying to decide between a B.S. vs. B.A. degree? Learn about the differences between Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science before choosing your degree.
April 21, 2015
Starting a Business: How to Price Goods and Services
Learn strategies for how to effectively price your business' goods & services based on production cost and what a customer will pay.
April 20, 2015
What Type of Learner Are You?
Do you know your learning style? Answer 7 questions to see what type of learner you are, and improve how you learn by creating habits based on your style.
April 18, 2015
Going to College on Active Duty: AIU Alumnus Justin Kloppe's Story
With dedication and a little creativity, Justin Kloppe earned two degrees online at AIU while on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.
April 17, 2015
The One Word You Should Never Say in a Job Interview
If you want to appear confident and professional to a prospective employer, which word should you eliminate from your vocabulary during an interview?
April 15, 2015
6 Ways Your AIU Student Advisor Can Help You
Your AIU student advisor is here to help. See what types of questions they can assist with and how they can support your academic and career goals.
April 13, 2015
Meet AIU Provost & Chief Academic Officer Dr. Manzer
Like many of his AIU students, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Manzer's path to success was a nontraditional one.
April 10, 2015
How to Get Motivated for School: 15 Tried-and-True Tricks
Hitting a wall in your studies? Real AIU students share their tips on how to get motivated for school based on what's worked for them.
April 08, 2015
Do What You Love: AIU Information Technology Alumnus David Maxwell's Story
AIU information technology alum David Maxwell was recently named Leader of Information Security Practice for an IT consulting firm in Dallas.
April 06, 2015
Don't Burn Bridges: How to Leave Your Job with Dignity
Learn how to leave your job with dignity, without burning bridges and preserving future relationships with potential reference providers and coworkers.
April 03, 2015
Cyber Security vs. Information Assurance: Which One is Right for You?
Want to know the difference between cyber security vs. information assurance? Learn how these degree programs and related career paths differ.
April 01, 2015
The One Thing Your Job Search is Missing: Practice
Fine tune your personal elevator pitch, learn how to make a great first impression, and rehearse your interview skills to help make your job search pay off.
March 30, 2015
Going Back to College After Dropping Out: 4 Strategies for Student Success
We share the four key steps to take to ensure that going back to college after dropping out is a positive experience.
March 27, 2015
5 Study Tips for Adult Learners
Adult learners can feel stressed or overwhelmed when transitioning back to college. Learn how to stay motivated with tips to help managing your workload.
March 25, 2015
Job vs. Career: Which One Are You Pursuing?
Though most careers still require specialized training and higher education, the guidelines that define a job vs. career have evolved.
March 23, 2015
Why an International Business Degree Can Give You an Edge
Learn how an international business degree can prepare students for a wide variety of demands in today's increasingly global economy.
March 21, 2015
AIU Online Faculty Suzanne Malek Breathes Life into Statistics
Find out how one AIU faculty member makes a tough topic relatable and accessible, and discover the fascinating personal and professional experiences that shape her approach in the classroom.
March 20, 2015
Applying to College: 5 Tips for Military Veterans
Many military veterans start or complete their college educations while on active duty. Get advice about applying to college and start pursuing your degree.
March 19, 2015
The SIMPLE Strategy for Career Success
Career success can be within your reach if you have a strategy! Learn how to achieve your career goals by seizing opportunities and developing goals & expectations.
March 18, 2015
Business Management Skills Employers Want
Today's job market can be very competitive. Learn what 10 business management skills employers want from new college graduates.
March 16, 2015
The Difference Between an MBA and Master's Degree?
Thinking of pursuing your graduate degree online? Learn the difference between an MBA and master's degree before choosing which program is best for you.
March 14, 2015
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Job
After reading a job description and requirements, ask yourself these questions before applying for a job you find interesting.
March 13, 2015
8 Types of Business Degrees You Can Pursue [GUIDE]
Learn more about the different types of business degrees and specializations you can pursue to help you move forward.
March 11, 2015
Federal Student Loans: Who Sets Interest Rates?
The interest rates for federal student loans are based on a variety of factors, some of which might surprise you.
March 10, 2015
What Exactly Is an Elevator Pitch?
Learn what to include in your elevator pitch, a 60-90 second sales pitch by about you as a business professional and candidate for a job.
March 09, 2015
What is an Associate's Degree? (and 5 Reasons to Pursue One)
See how pursuing an associate's can assist your career and future educational options.
March 06, 2015
On Being a Criminal Justice Professional: Be Prepared and Be Ethical
Being a criminal justice professional means more than having the degree and the job; it's about always being prepared and behaving in an ethical manner.
March 05, 2015
How to Answer 'What is Your Greatest Weakness?' in a Job Interview
You will probably be asked to talk about your strengths and weaknesses at a job interview. Learn the best approach for answering these dreaded topics.
March 04, 2015
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Degrees: Which is Right for You?
Deciding between full-time vs. part-time school is about more than fitting school into your lifestyle.
March 02, 2015
Jobs and Career Paths for an Ethical Hacker
Organizations that are serious about security may employ an ethical hacker, also known as a legal hacker, "white hat" hacker or penetration tester.
February 27, 2015
What is the Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting?
The difference between bookkeeping and accounting seems small, but a closer look at duties and salary demonstrate the impact of earning an accounting degree.
February 25, 2015
Can You Go To College with a GED? 3 Things Non-traditional Students Need to Know
If you didn't graduate from high school, earning a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is a step toward college eligibility.
February 23, 2015
How to Become a Healthcare Administrator
Find out the top skills, responsibilities and education needed for this career path.
February 19, 2015
What's the Difference Between a Supply Chain Management Degree and an Operations Management Degree?
These two degrees do have similarities, but exploring the details uncovers what makes these two paths different.
February 18, 2015
What Exactly is Distance Learning?
There are many advantages to distance learning, or attending school online. Learn how online distance learning works and whether this option is right for you.
February 16, 2015
3 Tips for Working Mothers from AIU Online Faculty Carol Sagers
Being a full-time mom and a full-time professional is not impossible. Get tips for working moms from AIU Online Faculty and mother of 2, Carol Sagers.
February 13, 2015
3 Ways Your Personal Branding Might Be Missing the Mark
Personal branding isn't just about what you're saying - it's about how you say it. Make sure you're covering these three key bases.
February 11, 2015
Healthcare Administration vs Healthcare Management: Key Facts You Need to Know
Interested in a healthcare career? Learn the difference between healthcare administration vs. healthcare management before deciding what degree to pursue.
February 09, 2015
The Biggest Mistake College Students Make in Their Job Search
There's one thing many college students do that can impact their success in the job market - and it's not what you think.
February 06, 2015
Is Finance a Good Major? 5 Reasons Why the Answer is Yes
Thinking about a career in finance or business? Is finance a good major? Get answers to common questions about finance degrees before picking your major.
February 04, 2015
The No. 1 Way to Increase Your Productivity
Learn how creating new habits and taking time to outline your daily routine can lead to being more productive.
February 03, 2015
5 Ways to Be Proactive and Climb the Career Ladder
Dr. Judy Bullock, Dean for the AIU School of Business, offers tips on taking a proactive approach to career development.
January 30, 2015
How Long Does it Take to Get a Master's Degree?
Traditional programs may require two years to complete, but some master's degrees can be done in as little as 11 months.
January 29, 2015
Is An Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Right for You?
If you'd like to earn a college degree in less than four years, see if an accelerated bachelor's degree is right for you before committing to a demanding course load.
January 28, 2015
What Can You Do With A Finance Degree?
Thinking of majoring in finance? Learn more about what you can do with a finance degree, and see if a career in finance is right for you.
January 27, 2015
5 Tips for Success: Starting College at 25
Whether you're going back to explore personal interests or expand your career horizons, you have different needs, advantages and challenges as an adult learner.
January 26, 2015
IT vs. Computer Science: Choosing Your Degree
If you're trying to decide between pursuing a degree in IT or computer science degree, this post breaks down the differences.
January 23, 2015
Behavioral Interviewing: What It Is and How to Prepare
Behavioral interviewing is an up-and-coming job interview technique. Learn how to anticipate potential questions and what makes the best answers.
January 22, 2015
What Can You Do With A Healthcare Administration Degree?
Thinking of majoring in healthcare? Learn what you can do with a healthcare administration degree and whether a career in healthcare is right for you.
January 22, 2015
AIU Announces 2015 Graduation Ceremony Dates
Find out when we'll be celebrating our newest graduates with ground ceremonies in Houston, Atlanta, Florida and Chicago.
January 21, 2015
Accounting vs. Finance: Choosing the Right Degree
Find out the top jobs in the accounting and finance fields and what types of courses students in each program might take.
January 20, 2015
What Can You Do with an Accounting Degree?
Thinking of majoring in accounting? Learn more about what you can do with an accounting degree, and see if a career in accounting is right for you.
January 19, 2015
The 3 Questions Not to Ask in a Job Interview
Good, insightful questions can help you stand out to prospective employers, but what SHOULDN'T you should ask during a job interview?
January 16, 2015
How AIU Business Faculty Carol Sagers Embodies Leadership at Work, Home and in the Classroom
AIU Online business program faculty member Carol Sagers brings big-name business experience into the classroom to benefit students.
January 14, 2015
How to Become an IT Project Manager
Thinking of a career in information technology? Learn more about what an IT project manager does, and why this in-demand field might be right for you.
January 13, 2015
What Can You Do With A Business Administration Degree?
Thinking of majoring in business? Learn more about what you can do with a business administration degree, and see how a BBA degree can further your career.
January 12, 2015
Is a College Degree Worth It?
Is a college degree worth it? See the average salary of college versus high school graduates and learn more about the current value of a college degree.
January 12, 2015
AIU Students' Top New Year's Resolutions for 2015
Get inspired to achieve your goals by real New Year's resolutions from AIU students.
January 10, 2015
5 Tips on Finding Civilian Success After the Military: Veteran and AIU Alumnus Jason Gateas' Advice
Making the transition to a civilian role can be a big change, but knowing how to best use the skills you acquired in the service and the resources available to you can help you stay on track.
January 09, 2015
How Long Does It Take To Get Your Bachelor's Degree?
How long it takes to earn your degree depends on many factors, but the norm of the four-year degree is changing.
January 08, 2015
Benefits of an Online Entrepreneurship Degree for Small Business Owners
Being an entrepreneur takes more than just a good idea. Learn how an online entrepreneurship degree can help prepare your small business for success.
January 07, 2015
Can You Get Military Grants For Online Colleges?
Military grants can help fund your college education during or after your service. See what grants are available and learn how to determine if you're eligible.
January 06, 2015
Top 10 Career Resolutions for 2015
Reset and re-evaluate your career goals for 2015. Take action with these tips for effective New Year's resolutions for your career.
January 05, 2015
How to Become a Computer Systems Analyst
Thinking about a job as a systems analyst? Learn about this field and find out how to become a computer systems analyst today.
January 02, 2015
Education vs. Experience: How to Leverage Your Degree in a Job Interview
What's more important, education vs. experience? The key is learning how to leverage both to your advantage.
December 30, 2014
Can You Go to College While in the Military?
Military experience is a great building block, but can you go to college while in the military? Learn about going to college online while you serve.
December 26, 2014
Choosing an Area of Specialization After Your Associate's Degree
Choosing an area of specialization inside your major is important. Get started on the right path with these tips.
December 23, 2014
5 Essential Tips for How to Become a Database Administrator
What are the best steps to take if you're interested in a career path to become a database administrator?
December 22, 2014
How To Find Military Friendly Online Colleges
Know what to look for when researching accredited military friendly online colleges, university or degree programs.
December 19, 2014
Paying for College: What Are Educational Alliances?
Learn how corporate educational alliances can benefit employees and assist with paying for college through grants, scholarships or reduced tuition rates.
December 18, 2014
5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Online Colleges and Classes
Start school in the right foot by knowing what questions to ask before you begin.
December 17, 2014
Older College Students: 6 Reasons to Go Back to School After Age 30
The number of nontraditional and older college students is on the rise. See why going back to college at or after 30 is more realistic than ever.
December 16, 2014
7 Ways to Spend Time with Your Kids While You Are Going Back to College
Get tips on making time for your kids while pursuing your degree.
December 15, 2014
What's the Difference Between a College and University?
Although the terms often are used interchangeably, and exceptions do exist, colleges and universities each have their own characteristics.
December 12, 2014
5 Tips for Surviving The Holiday Season
Learn how to balance the demands of the winter holiday season and manage your schedule amid work, life, family and school.
December 11, 2014
What Can I Do With a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction?
Want to advance your career in education? Learn what you can do with a master's in curriculum and instruction and if it's the right degree for your career.
December 10, 2014
Should I Get a Degree in Project Management?
A project management degree can open up the road to new career opportunities or a promotion. Learn how to get your degree in project management.
December 09, 2014
Careers in Educational Leadership
Learn what types of opportunities you can pursue with a master's degree and experience.
December 09, 2014
7 Things to Stop Doing in Interviews in 2015
This is the year to set yourself up for success. Master your interviews by knowing what common interview mistakes to avoid.
December 08, 2014
What is an MBA in Finance?
Find out what you can learn in an MBA program with a specialization in finance.
December 05, 2014
5 Tips on Making a New Year's Resolution for 2015
See why making your educational or professional New Year's resolution now could help you help you follow through and accomplish your 2015 goals.
December 04, 2014
The Story of AIU's Dr. Judy Bullock: How an Administrative Assistant Climbed the Ladder
AIU University Dean Dr. Judy Bullock started as an administrative assistant and used education, drive and dedication to help propel her career forward.
December 03, 2014
What Can You Do With an Associate's Degree in Business?
If you feel like you've hit a ceiling professionally, see how pursuing an associate's degree in business can help you get where you want to be.
December 01, 2014
Top Fears About Going Back to College in Your 30s (and How to Overcome Them)
It's normal to have some concerns about going to college in your 30s, but you can get past your fears by keeping focused on your goals.
November 27, 2014
5 Benefits of Business School Online Degree Programs
The flexibility of online degree programs make them worth considering if you're considering going back to school to help further your career.
November 26, 2014
Can You Get an Online MBA in Less than One Year?
Learn how you can advance your career while working by earning an online MBA in less than one year through AIU's 11-month accelerated online MBA program.
November 25, 2014
What's the Difference Between a Coding Bootcamp and an Information Technology Degree?
Explore the pros and cons of coding bootcamp versus pursuing an IT degree, and see why an IT degree might make you more attractive to employers.
November 24, 2014
How to Pursue a Job with Homeland Security
Find out what agencies comprise the Dept. of Homeland Security, what types of careers they offer and how to pursue a job there.
November 21, 2014
The 3 Questions Interviewers Want You to Ask
Be prepared for your next job interview by knowing what question can help you stand out and make the best impression.
November 19, 2014
The Value of an Online MBA in HRM
Do you want to start or further your Human Resources Management career? See how an online MBA in HRM could help set your career path in the right direction.
November 17, 2014
Going Back to School in Your 40s: Online Graduate Degrees for Lifelong Learning
As you ready yourself for the next chapter in life, it's important to know what to look for in a university if you're thinking of pursuing a graduate degree.
November 14, 2014
How to Determine Your Business Start-up Costs
Learn how to determine your business plan start-up costs from business consultant and AIU School of Business faculty member Belinda Smith, Ph.D.
November 12, 2014
3 Ways Job Applicants Should Act Like Salespeople
If you treat every interview like a sales call for yourself, you can help show employers how you're a perfect fit for their company.
November 10, 2014
How to Unplug to Recharge Your Study Habits
Developing good study habits is essential to college success. Learn how to unplug from your digital life and increase your productivity to get things done.
November 07, 2014
4 Ways to Earn College Credit for Life Experience
Today's students often come back to college with knowledge from work, previous school or military experience. But can they earn credit for it?
November 05, 2014
Meet AIU Master of Information Technology Graduate David Gilligan
Master of Information Technology alumnus David Gilligan shares his story of thanks, inspiration and advice for fellow AIU students and alumni.
November 04, 2014
AIU Online Career Coaches Earn CPRW Certification
CPRW certification, provided by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, affirms the quality of resume services provided by AIU Career Services.
November 03, 2014
Why Your Associate's Degree is the Perfect Building Block for a Bachelor's Degree
We answer five common questions about why going back to school after earning an associate's degree makes sense.
October 31, 2014
How Can Online College Students Really Connect with Professors?
AIU faculty share the variety of ways they can communicate and connect with online college students, from live chat to email to video calls.
October 30, 2014
AIU Online Criminal Justice Faculty Dr. Grace Telesco Brings Real-World Experience from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina into the Classroom
Meet AIU faculty member Dr. Grace Telesco, a former New York City police lieutenant whose experience during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina helped shape her career in criminal justice and her approach to teaching.
October 27, 2014
3 Ways to Get Noticed and Pursue a Promotion
Knowing how to get a promotion is a valuable skill. Learn how to increase your chances of getting promoted through professional mentors and networking.
October 27, 2014
How to Get into Information Security
You need to know how to get into information security in a way that actually works and makes you employable, knowledgeable and the best person for the position.
October 24, 2014
AIU Career Services to Host First Healthcare Management Careers Conference Online
Join healthcare industry leaders from technology, recruiting and clinical operations at this Nov. 5 online conference.
October 24, 2014
What Can I Do with a Homeland Security Degree?
Thinking about getting a homeland security degree? Learn more about what kind of job and career paths you can pursue.
October 23, 2014
Careers in Aging: Perfect Timing
Due to expected growth rates of the elderly population, professional careers in aging and gerontology are growing in demand, especially in the healthcare field.
October 22, 2014
Working Mom Beats Cancer, Earns Business Degree: Meet AIU Alumna Eugenia Capobianco
She's a stage IV cancer survivor, a working mother and the first in her family to graduate college. Hear AIU alumna Eugenia Capobianco's amazing story.
October 21, 2014
5 Reasons For Getting a Bachelor's Degree After Your Associate Degree
Earning an associate degree is a great accomplishment. See why getting a bachelor's degree might be a good bet for your next step forward.
October 20, 2014
3 Strategies to Stand Out in a Job Interview
These three simple yet effective strategies can help you make a positive impression on interviewers.
October 17, 2014
What's the Difference Between Business Administration and Business Management?
Considering a business degree? Learn about the difference between business administration & business management degrees before picking the best one for you.
October 15, 2014
Career Paths with a Master of Healthcare Management
Learn what type of career and job options you can purse with a Master Degree in Healthcare Management, and download our Healthcare Management Career guide.
October 13, 2014
The Best IT Security Jobs for 2015
Get the details on several information security careers that are in demand.
October 09, 2014
What IT Degree Should I Get?
Learn what information technology specialization you should pursue for the skills you'll need to pursue in-demand IT job.
October 08, 2014
From Homeless to College Graduate: AIU Online Alumna Heather McKinney's Story
No obstacle is too great and no lifestyle too difficult to prevent you from pursuing your degree. AIU Online alumna Heather McKinney is proof of that.
October 07, 2014
5 Resume Mistakes That Can Take You out of the Running
Learn how to get your resume noticed and what mistakes to avoid before applying for your next job.
October 06, 2014
7 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
Think you have the characteristics of an entrepreneur? Some are natural, some are learned, but all of these traits are important for success.
October 03, 2014
Earning an Online Degree at Age 40 as a Single Father: AIU Alumnus Carl Aulet's Story
Meet AIU Online alumnus Carl Aulet, a veteran and single father of two. Learn about his career and how he earned his degree at age 40.
September 30, 2014
3 Reasons to Pursue A Promotion Before Looking for a New Job
Sometimes, pursuing a promotion at your current company might be a better option than looking for a new job elsewhere. Learn how staying put can benefit your career.
September 29, 2014
How Your Job Search is Like a Marathon
Like a marathon, a successful job search takes preparation. Learn what strategies can help you find the best career path for you and your goals.
September 26, 2014
7 Ways to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed by Recruiters
Most recruiters today use LinkedIn to research candidates. What will make your profile stand out?
September 24, 2014
Military To Civilian: How To Translate Your Skills Onto A Resume
The skills you gained in the military can help position you for success in the civilian world - you just have to know how to position them.
September 22, 2014
What Can You Do with a Marketing Degree?
A marketing degree can lead to many different jobs and career paths. Which is best for you?
September 19, 2014
Online Accredited Colleges: How Do Universities Get Accredited?
You know online accredited colleges are important, but just how does accreditation work?
September 19, 2014
4 Times Procrastination is a Good Idea
Learning how to overcome procrastination seems like a necessity in today's go-go environment, but are there any times when procrastination is a good idea?
September 17, 2014
Is a One Year MBA the New Norm?
Are you considering a one year MBA program? Learn why accelerated online one-year MBA programs might be the new norm for students and busy professionals.
September 15, 2014
Going to College After Military: 5 Steps to Succeed
Transitioning to college after military life can be difficult. Set yourself up for success with five tips to help make the transition easier.
September 11, 2014
Meet AIU Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Coralanne Griffith-Hunte
Meet AIU alumna Coralanne Griffith-Hunte and see how furthering her education with an online Master of Education helped her pursue her goals and dreams.
September 10, 2014
3 Ways to Make the Most of the Ups and Downs of Your Job Search
A job search is a lot like riding a roller coaster, and optimism can quickly be followed by disappointment. Be ready for the ride by knowing how to cope.
September 09, 2014
How to Start College Online Successfully
Attending college online can be a great fit for students who are already juggling work and family. These tips can help you get started on the right foot.
September 08, 2014
Top 5 Degree Areas for Military Students and Veterans
What are military students and veterans studying? See the top 5 most common fields of study and degree concentrations they choose.
September 05, 2014
Why Accredited Colleges Are Important
What are accredited colleges? Learn about the accreditation process and why choosing an accredited college is important when you're pursing your degree.
September 03, 2014
5 Things To Do While Unemployed
See how you can continue to build your skills and experience while you're unemployed.
September 01, 2014
Tips for Fighting Homework Fatigue in 4 Minutes
Doing homework when you're tired can feel impossible. Learn how to give your brain a break and get motivated to do homework with a few simple tips.
August 29, 2014
Which MBA is Best For You? Meet AIU's Intellipath-Driven MBA
Deciding which MBA is the best for you can be a tough choice. You can earn an MBA in one year in a specialization that interest you with AIU's Iintellipath.
August 28, 2014
8 Things to Know About AIU's New Criminal Justice Honor Society
See how joining AIU's Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society can help you network and assist in your career development.
August 27, 2014
What is a Gerontology Degree?
Just what is a gerontology degree? Learn about the healthcare career paths and job opportunities available for students who specialize in gerontology.
August 25, 2014
3 Ways a LinkedIn Recommendation Helps Your Career Search
August 23, 2014
How to Choose Your Business Structure
Starting a business can be hard. Learn how to choose a business structure by knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the types you can select from.
August 22, 2014
AIU's HLC Regional Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accredited online universities help ensure students of quality education. Learn more about AIU's regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.
August 22, 2014
What is a BBA Degree?
Just what is a BBA degree? Learn about the differences between a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
August 18, 2014
7 Benefits of Online Learning
Going back to college can be hard. Learn about the benefits of online learning, and how the flexibility of earning an online degree makes it worth it.
August 15, 2014
Top 5 Back-to-College Questions from the Non-Traditional Student
Have questions about going back to school as a non-traditional student? Learn more about your options and how to apply for financial aid.
August 13, 2014
What is Cyber Security?
Thinking about earning a cyber security degree? Learn what a cyber security career involves, and what information security job might be right for you.
August 11, 2014
Husband and Wife Skip and Candy Edie Achieve Their AIU Online Degrees Together
Date nights over DBs? See how husband and wife Skip and Candy Edie helped support each other as they each earned their bachelor's and master's degrees at AIU.
August 08, 2014
Professional References: Knowing Who to Use & How to List Them on Your Resume
Knowing how to list professional references on your resume is important. Learn how to choose who to list and get other tips from an AIU career coach.
August 07, 2014
AIU Online Celebrates Its 2014 Chicago Graduation Ceremony
On Saturday, Aug. 2, American InterContinental University celebrated its 2014 graduation ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Navy Pier in Chicago. Read about our graduates' inspiring day.
August 06, 2014
5 Things Older College Students Should Look for in a University
As an older college student, you need to find a university that fits your unique needs. Here are five things to consider to make the right decision for your return to college.
August 04, 2014
AIU Graduation Guest Speaker Tatyana Ali
AIU selected actor and singer Tatyana Ali as our 2014 AIU Online commencement speaker not just for the example she sets through her professional success but also for her longtime dedication to the cause of advancing opportunities for education.
August 01, 2014
How to Change Careers: 4 Tips from AIU BBA Graduate Carlos Morgan
Learn how to change careers from AIU graduate Carlos Morgan, and get real advice on how you can go from just having a job to having the career you want.
July 30, 2014
8 Questions with Tatyana Ali, AIU Online’s 2014 Graduation Speaker
This Saturday, actress and singer Tatyana Ali will deliver commencement address at AIU's graduation ceremony in Chicago. We asked Tatyana eight questions about her experiences with higher education.
July 25, 2014
How to Spot Bad Interview Signs and Questions
Not all job interviews will go perfectly. Be prepared for your next interview by learning how to spot misleading questions and bad interviewers.
July 23, 2014
3 Cyber Security Certifications That Can Help Move Your Career Forward
To complement their education and experience, today’s information security professionals are seeking cyber security certifications. Here are three certifications that could help move your career forward.
July 21, 2014
10 Tips to Start School Online on the Right Track
Whether you’re going back to school or just starting your college career online, learn what it takes to succeed when enrolling in an online college from real AIU alumni.
July 18, 2014
5 Milestones for Educational Success You Can Celebrate Now
You don’t make the decision to pursue a higher degree lightly, so you shouldn’t take any small accomplishment lightly either. Here are five milestones you can celebrate right now.
July 17, 2014
From GED to Ph.D.: AIU Online Alumnus Stephen Murphy’s Story
Three events occurred in AIU Online Alumnus Stephen Murphy’s life that brought him to where he is today—pursuing his Ph.D. in General Psychology. Read how he went from GED to Ph.D.
July 16, 2014
These 3 Small Details Can Have a Big Impact on How Employers Perceive You
When you are searching for a new position, small details can impact how employers perceive you. Here are three simple ways to maintain your professionalism.
July 14, 2014
Misleading Job Descriptions: When to Reject an Offer
Know when to reject a job offer, spot misleading job descriptions, and protect yourself from fake job postings by looking for these 7 warnings signs.
July 09, 2014
How to Find Scholarships for Minorities
Take advantage of your financial aid options by learning how and where to find minority scholarships & grants for African Americans, Hispanics and other minorities.
July 07, 2014
Cyber Security Jobs: In-Demand Certifications and Skills
In a time when reports of compromised data seem to emerge regularly, it’s little surprise that cyber security is among today’s fastest-growing fields. Learn more about common cyber security job descriptions.
July 04, 2014
AIU Atlanta Celebrates Graduation 2014
American InterContinental University’s Atlanta campus celebrated its 2014 AIU graduation June 27 with more than 285 graduates and their families.
July 03, 2014
Plan B: What to Do When Your Internet Goes Out
Internet outages occur, and they can leave us at a loss, especially when you’re attending college online. Here are some plans to put in place to keep you running until you get back online.
July 02, 2014
3 Things to Do Before Going Back to College
You’re considering taking a major step forward by going back to college. Position yourself for success by completing these three steps to start your journey off right.
June 30, 2014
How Much Does an Online Degree Cost?
Evaluating the cost of an online degree involves more than just looking at the price of tuition. Consider these components as you research your online degree program.
June 27, 2014
5 Questions with 2014 AIU Graduation Performer Darrin Johnson
Meet AIU administrative faculty Darrin Johnson, who won the recent AIU Voice competition and will perform the National Anthem at the AIU Online graduation ceremony in Chicago.
June 27, 2014
How to Answer Open-Ended Interview Questions
Does it feel like you're hearing a lot more behavioral or situational questions in your interviews? Here are some tips on how to answer open-ended interview questions.
June 25, 2014
Starting a Business: How to Write a Vision Statement
Learn how to write a vision statement to provide a management-level view of your company’s future and the rationale as to why this direction makes good business sense.
June 23, 2014
AIU Online Alumnus and Washington State Representative Graham Hunt Lives to Serve
Learn how AIU Online alumnus and Washington State Representative Graham Hunt transformed his life from a high school drop-out to a successful life of public service.
June 20, 2014
Balancing School and Family: Top 7 Tips from AIU Students
Whether you’re currently working outside the home or not, the daily demands of parenthood can make pursuing a degree a challenging addition to your schedule. Yet it’s far from unachievable.
June 19, 2014
5 Reasons to Do Volunteer Work While Unemployed
The benefits of volunteering and giving your time to a worthy cause can mean a healthier mindset and make you more marketable in the long run. How? Take a look at these five reasons.
June 18, 2014
5 Things You Should Know about AIU’s Career Advantage Program
AIU’s Career Advantage Program (CAP) offers students and alumni five important services that can help you optimize your job search, make a successful career change or enhance your career development efforts.
June 16, 2014
From AABA to MBA, AIU Alum William Jackson Positioned Himself for Success
With three business degrees in hand, AIU alumnus William Jackson has learned that taking the time to assess what you want out of life can lead you right to where you want to be.
June 13, 2014
Do You Need to be Computer Savvy to Start College Online?
Many new students believe that to be successful at an online college that you must have a strong knowledge of computer programs and software. The reality is that you can start college online with little to no knowledge of computers.
June 11, 2014
Think You Can’t Go Back for Your Degree? AIU Alumni Share 8 Reasons Why You Can Do It
You have no shortage of reasons why it just isn’t the right time to pursue your degree. But if you’re already thinking about it, why put it off?
June 10, 2014
How Your Job Search is Just like ‘The Voice’
When you find a job you want to apply for, there’s a good chance you could be one of hundreds who read the job description and thought the same thing: “That’s the job I want. I can do that.” And so, similar to NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice,” the dog-eat-dog selection process begins.
June 09, 2014
AIU Atlanta Atlanta Announces VP of PMI Atlanta as 2014 Graduation Keynote Speaker
The Atlanta campus of American InterContinental University (AIU) is excited to announce Laura Davidson, vice president of the Project Management Institute Atlanta, as the keynote speaker for its 2014 commencement ceremony on June 27.
June 07, 2014
Phone Interview Tips: Four Mistakes to Avoid
How should you prepare for a phone interview? Be sure to avoid these common mistakes.
June 06, 2014
On a Job Search? Why Your First Impression Isn’t What You Think It Is
Nearly 80% of employers will type in your name into a search engine before they call you for an interview. To make sure you make the right first impression, start with these three steps.
June 05, 2014
The Obvious Networking Opportunity You’re Passing Up
Separating your work life and your personal life is normal, even healthy. But when it comes to building a strong network, you could be missing out on making some important connections through your family.
June 04, 2014
4 Steps to Staying Motivated and Finishing your Degree Program
Sometimes, when your path to a degree feels long and challenging, it can be difficult to maintain your drive and enthusiasm. Take these four steps to help you stay focused on your goal.
June 02, 2014
How to Address Employment Gaps in Your Resume [VIDEO]
If you’ve ever taken more than a few months off of work, you’ve got a gap in your employment. Follow these four tips for addressing employment gaps in your resume.
May 30, 2014
How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
You may have noticed an increasing risk to having your personal identifiable information stolen by hackers in recent years. Learn these three steps to help protect your digital identity.
May 28, 2014
3 Ways to Deal with Job Search Burnout
You’ve been applying, you’ve been networking, you’ve been interviewing. Learn these three tips for dealing with job search burnout.
May 27, 2014
5 Reasons to Become an AIU Online Alumni Mentor
The AIU Alumni Mentoring Program is a great way for alumni to give back to and stay connected with the AIU community.
May 26, 2014
7 Top Skills Employers Want for Healthcare Management Jobs
The healthcare field is ripe with opportunity, and the rapid growth extends beyond medical professionals. What specific skill sets are required in healthcare management careers?
May 23, 2014
How to Succeed in An Online Class: AIU Students Share Their Top Time Management Tips
Ask any AIU student or alumni the key to succeeding in an online class, and the majority will likely share the same answer: time management. Read their top time management tips.
May 22, 2014
3 Common LinkedIn Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The professional networking site LinkedIn has become an essential tool for anyone trying to get ahead in their career. Here are some common LinkedIn mistakes to avoid.
May 21, 2014
Turning Challenges into Opportunity: AIU Alumnus Dave Bigham’s Story
The ability to turn a challenging situation into opportunity is the hallmark of a true success story, and that’s where Dave Bigham’s educational journey began.
May 19, 2014
How to Apply for College Grants
Many prospective college students are unaware of the number of grants available and the amount of money such grants can be worth. Read these tips on how to apply for college grants.
May 14, 2014
What Can You Do with an HR Management Degree?
Before determining which degree to pursue, college students typically ask themselves a simple question: “Why should I study this?” For anyone considering a human resources management degree, the answers are as numerous as for any other specialization.
May 13, 2014
What Are the Opportunities of a Healthcare Management Degree?
With the healthcare field is becoming increasingly complex, healthcare management degree programs not only can prepare future administrators through teaching fundamentals but also by developing their abilities to handle new challenges.
May 09, 2014
The Top 3 Things Interviewers Want to Hear
Interviewing can be very intimidating if you’re not adequately prepared. Learn these interview tips on questions your interviewer will want you to answer.
May 08, 2014
6 Degrees of Separation: Why Your Professional Network is Bigger Than You Think
Your professional network doesn't just include people you've worked with in the past. Learn why your network is bigger than you think.
May 07, 2014
4 Human Resource Management Jobs to Consider
Pursuing a career in human resources management means getting involved in the work life and culture of a company and its employees. Here’s a closer look at some of the career paths that people with HR management degrees often follow.
May 06, 2014
Finding Accredited Online Colleges: 5 Things to Look For
When researching accredited online colleges, be sure to consider these five factors while choosing a school to attend.
May 02, 2014
3 Reasons Healthcare Management Careers are Hot
The promising outlook of healthcare careers doesn’t begin and end in the examination room. Read these three reasons that demand for health
May 01, 2014
9 Ways to Dress for Success on a Reasonable Budget
Buying high-end, expensive clothing is not in everyone’s budget, and it doesn’t have to be in yours to have a professional look. Follow these simple rules to make a clean, crisp statement.
April 30, 2014
AIU Alumna Christine Jenkins’ Story: Earning a Degree Against the Odds
As a single mom raising a son on her own, Christine Jenkin's path to higher education was never assured. Learn how she is on her way to a trio of AIU business degrees.
April 28, 2014
Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Career Change
If you’re wondering whether this might be the right time to change careers, read these five top reasons to consider making your move.
April 25, 2014
How to Write a Mission Statement for Your Business
Before a business can formulate a strategy, it should have a mission – a reason for existing. Here are some tips on how to write a mission statement for your business.
April 23, 2014
Confidence, Self-Worth and a Raise: How an AABA and BBA Empowered AIU Alumna Erica Kirkwood
One closed door inspired AIU Alumna Erica Kirkwood to get her degree, and with two diplomas in hand, doors started opening. Read her story.
April 22, 2014
Why Do I Need to Take General Education Courses in a Criminal Justice Program?
Dr. W. Johnna Albert answers a common question: Why do I need to take general education courses in a criminal justice degree program?
April 21, 2014
5 Reasons to Join AIU’s Serious Advantage Career Series
Are you looking for guidance within your career search? Learn five reasons why you should join AIU's Serious Advantage Career Series to learn how to plan and manage your career.
April 17, 2014
Top Soft Skills Employers Want That Your Resume May Be Missing
Soft skills are important to employers because they pertain to how you interact with other people. Learn which ones should be highlighted on your resume.
April 16, 2014
How Can We Avoid the Next Heartbleed Bug?
The Heartbleed bug operated under the radar for years. What can we do to prepare for and protect against the next such challenge?
April 11, 2014
Review, Edit, Repeat: Why Proper Grammar Is Key to Professionalism
In today’s online-centric environment, email is the primary mode of communication. Learn how your personality and professionalism are conveyed through the written word.
April 10, 2014
AIU Alumni to Share Advice on Moving Forward with a Bachelor’s Degree in Live Broadcast April 16
Three recent AIU alumni will join Director of Student Success Kristy Kotek for a live online discussion on Wednesday, April 16, at noon CT to share their stories about taking their next steps forward after completing their associate degrees at AIU.
April 09, 2014
What Can You Do with a Criminal Justice Degree?
Many students pursuing criminal justice degrees believe that the only criminal justice career path available to them is law enforcement, but in fact, this is not the case.
April 08, 2014
Creating a Peaceful Study Space for Online Learning
Your environment has a measurable impact on your study habits. Here are some ways to create an ideal space for online learning.
March 31, 2014
AIU Alum Patti Kowalski Conquers Challenges with Her AABA, BBA, and MBA
Being a single mom with two teenaged sons and dealing with health problems might slow most people down, but not AIU Online business program alumna Patti Kowalski.
March 31, 2014
4 Things You Should Know About Fashion Marketing
If fashion marketing and the business side of the fashion industry is of interest to you, consider the advice of professionals who invested their time and went on to have successful careers.
March 28, 2014
How to Find a Job While in College
Don’t wait to start your quest to find a job until you’re left wanting for work. Instead, learn how to find a job while you’re still in college.
March 26, 2014
Entrepreneurs Share 7 Great Fields for Starting a Business
Real-life entrepreneurs share their opinions of the best fields to consider when starting a new business.
March 25, 2014
4 Ways to Position Yourself for Success in IT Careers
Leaders in various kinds of information technology jobs offer their insights on the evolution of the IT industry as well as their advice to those considering IT careers.
March 21, 2014
9 Things to Include in a Business Portfolio
For business portfolios, what to include may not be obvious. The key is to select material that highlights your capabilities and skills.
March 20, 2014
5 Reasons College Students Should Use Break Week to Break Away [Research]
For adult learners, life can be hectic, and it may seem like you can never catch a break. Research shows that clearing your plate every so often has enormous benefits.
March 14, 2014
6 Ways to Network in the Criminal Justice Field
AIU graduate Ana Carolina Lanuza shares six tips for networking in the criminal justice field.
March 13, 2014
Spring Clean Your Technical Skills to Enhance Your Employability
If you have been searching for employment for any length of time, you may want to evaluate your technical skills as they relate to the type of employment you are seeking.
March 12, 2014
Do You Have the Top 10 Qualities Employers Find Important?
Find out the top 10 qualities today’s employers find important in the Jobs Outlook 2014 survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers.
March 12, 2014
6 Survival Skills for Juggling Your Education and Career
Check out these handy survival tips to help you not just survive but thrive when you’re juggling an education and career.
March 11, 2014
What’s a Professional Portfolio? (And How It Can Help You Get the Job)
Follow these five tips for creating a portfolio that illustrates the experience and expertise you bring to the table to help promote you and your personal brand.
March 10, 2014
Starting a Business: Do You Have What It Takes?
Do you have what it takes to start your own business? AIU faculty member Belinda Smith, Ph.D.,leads aspiring business owners through the essential steps of creating a business plan.
March 07, 2014
3 Soft Skills to Master for Criminal Justice Careers
Learn three soft skills, personal attributes not specific to an industry, to master for a career in criminal justice.
March 05, 2014
Six Degrees of Separation from Elton John: AIU Associate Professor Nancy Blair’s Link to Fame
One of Nancy Blair's favorite accomplishments is being able to say that Sir Elton John purchased her blue glass sculpture, “Ponytails,” for his personal art collection.
March 04, 2014
What You May Not Know about the Recruiting Process in Today’s Job Market
The advent of the online job application has made it easy for job seekers to search and apply for positions at any time and from anywhere. But here are some things you may not know about today's recruiting process.
March 03, 2014
Time Management Tips: How to Use An ABC List
For busy students balancing schoolwork with their professional and personal lives, using an ABC list can help manage time more efficiently and get more done. Read more about this time management tip.
February 28, 2014
Changing Careers? How to Get Experience in a New Field
As you research your new career path, you’ll likely find that many positions require some related experience. Here are a few ideas to help you get your foot in the door.
February 26, 2014
Why (and How) to Never Give Up on Your Education: An AIU Professor’s Inspiring Story
AIU criminal justice professor Dr. W. Johnna Albert discusses the importance of perseverance when pursuing your education.
February 24, 2014
AIU Alum Tim Moore Sees Doors Open after Getting his Bachelor’s Degree in IT
Tim Moore had been working successfully in IT for about 15 years when he decided that he needed to move his career forward with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.
February 19, 2014
6 Questions to Help You Build Your Personal Brand
Businesses know the importance of branding their business, but have you thought about building your personal brand?
February 17, 2014
Why You Should Blog to Build Your Business
AIU alumna and owner of Leverage Investigations Ana Carolina Lanuza give some tips on how to blog to help build your business.
February 14, 2014
Should I Get an MBA? How to Decide
How do you determine the importance of an MBA to your future? Here are some tips to help you decide if you should get an MBA.
February 13, 2014
The Cost of Owning a Business: Dealing with Unexpected Pitfalls
Anyone who has run a business knows the best-laid plans don’t always work out. Keep these things in mind when navigating the road ahead.
February 12, 2014
Online Library Versus Internet for Research: Which is Best?
When conducting research for a school project, it can be difficult to determine whether it is better to use the AIU Online library or a regular Internet search. Learn how to choose the right source for your project.
February 11, 2014
Starting a Business: 5 Free Ways to Reach Your Target Market
You’re just starting a business and you’re ready to go, but you don’t know how to get started. Begin by answering this key question: Who is your target market?
February 10, 2014
Sticking to Your New Year’s Study Resolutions
You made a New Year's resolution to hunker down and improve your study habits with the best of intentions. The trick is keeping the commitment you made to yourself and making it work for you.
February 07, 2014
4 Tips On Budgeting For Your Business
Running your own business is no easy task. Here are some tips for achieving your financial goals, navigating ebbs and flows in business performance and planning ahead should the unforeseeable strike.
February 05, 2014
Five Factors Driving Growth in Healthcare Management
At AIU’s recent Serious Talk Webinar, “Where the Jobs Are in 2014,” senior healthcare executive, author and AIU Online business program faculty member Dr. Robert Rodriguez, discussed five factors contributing to growth in healthcare management.
February 03, 2014
5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Career
Whether it’s done through an internship or on your own time, volunteering can be a great way to boost or launch a career in any field.
January 31, 2014
What Types of Careers Are Available in Human Resources?
Kate Wollensak, Director of Compensation for Morton Salt Company, recently discussed different types of careers in human resources during our AIU Serious Talk webinar.
January 30, 2014
Top 3 Reasons You Should Use AIU’s New Employer Network Powered by CareerBuilder
Explore AIU's new Employer Network powered by CareerBuilder, designed as your career search one-stop shop.
January 29, 2014
How a Business Degree Can Benefit Your Healthcare Career
Learn three ways that a business degree can help your healthcare career.
January 28, 2014
3 Finance Careers You Should Know About
When we think about working in finance, we rarely think beyond titles such as bankers, brokers and stock traders. Here are three finance jobs that you probably haven’t considered.
January 26, 2014
The Networking Tool You May Be Overlooking
In American InterContinental University’s recent Serious Talk Webinar, “Where the Jobs Are in 2014,” our expert panel discussed multiple ways associations can help boost your career in any field.
January 23, 2014
5 Ways Working Too Quickly Can Actually Cost You More Time
There is a time and a place for just pushing through and getting the job done. That said, rushing through things can negatively impact your vision and attention to detail. Here’s why.
January 22, 2014
What to Do When Study Time is In Short Supply
A busy life means a packed schedule and, effectively, less time for learning. These five tips can help maximize your study time.
January 21, 2014
Four Factors Driving Opportunities in Human Resources Careers
When it comes to changes in the job market, no field feels an economy’s highs and lows quite like human resources.
January 20, 2014
How AIU Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Alum Cory Logan Got Ahead
Learn how AIU graduate Cory Logan got ahead using his Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree from AIU.
January 17, 2014
How to Make the Most of Student-Professor Interactions in Online Degree Programs (and Why You Should)
When you’re in an online degree program, interaction with your professors is just as important as it is in a classroom setting. Here are three ways you can get started.
January 16, 2014
Top 5 AIU Videos of 2013
Take a look back at some of our top AIU videos of 2013.
January 15, 2014
Catching Up with AIU Distinguished Alumna Ana Carolina Lanuza
Ana Carolina Lanuza, AIU’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, checks in to share her 2013 highlights and some words of inspiration.
January 14, 2014
Beating the Winter Doldrums While Pursuing Your Degree Online
For many, seasonal blues are a fact of life. Consider these tips for beating the winter doldrums and staying on track with your studies.
January 10, 2014
AIU Announces Graduation Ceremony Dates for 2014
AIU is proud to announce the dates and locations for our 2014 graduation commencement ceremonies in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and South Florida.
January 09, 2014
4 Ways Technology Can Help You Get More Done
Being productive is essential to success in any business, and finding the right tools to help you achieve your goals maximizes efficiency. Here are four examples.
January 08, 2014
AIU Master of Education Degree Program Awarded TEAC Accreditation
AIU is proud to announce that its Master of Education degree program is now accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
January 07, 2014
Top 5 AIU Blog Articles of 2013
As we move into the new year, let's take a look back at the top AIU Blog articles of 2013.
January 06, 2014
How Social Media Can Boost Business Productivity
Contrary to how it may appear, social media is not an inherent time-waster. Consider these four productivity-boosting perks before ruling out in-office social media.
January 03, 2014
4 Steps to Prepare Your Resume for a Career Change
If you’ve got an eye on changing your career, chances are that your existing resume may not best reflect your abilities and experience in your new field.
January 02, 2014
Q&A: AIU Online Business Alum Paul Wilson
We recently caught up with Paul Wilson, a graduate of AIU Online’s Bachelor of Business Administration program, to congratulate him on his appointment as Chief Recruiting Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
December 19, 2013
Grants for Women: Where to Find Them to Support Your Education
Women today comprise the majority of college students. Some organizations offer grants and scholarships specifically geared toward women. Looking for a bit of help in finding these opportunities? These four tips can get you started.
December 17, 2013
12 Facts You Didn't Know About Earning a Business Degree
When it comes to the field of business, you may not be aware of the wide variety of speciality areas and opportunities that are available in today's job market. Here are twelve facts you may not have known about earning a business degree.
December 16, 2013
AIU Lowers Tuition Rate for Military Servicemembers
American InterContinental University has reduced tuition and fees for active-duty, reserve and National Guard servicemembers. Learn more about AIU's efforts to minimize out-of-pocket expenses for servicemembers.
December 13, 2013
AIU Student Blog: Session Two - A Time of Stress, Challenges and Rewards
To help share what it’s really like to pursue a degree while keeping up with the demands of a busy personal and professional life, new student Ebonie Townsend agreed to document her experience with regular posts on the AIU Blog. Read part three of her series.
December 12, 2013
4 Places to Look for College Scholarships [VIDEO]
Finding scholarships to help you pay for college is a critical step when pursuing your degree. Learn about four places to look for scholarships you may not have considered.
December 11, 2013
5 Reasons Why Staffing Agencies Are Good Places to Jump Start Your Career
Staffing agencies have become essential components to the standard hiring processes of many large, reputable companies. Here are a few pieces of advice designed to help you make staffing agencies work for you.
December 10, 2013
What You May Not Know About Job Recruitment
The advent of the online job application has made it easy for job seekers to search and apply for positions at any time from any place. Here are some things to keep in mind to make your resume stand out in today's job marketplace.
December 09, 2013
5 Steps to Your New Career [VIDEO]
Are you ready for a new career path? Then it’s time to get serious and take the next step. Here are five steps to help you get started.
December 07, 2013
6 Ways to Make Your Morning More Productive
While you may be tempted to hit to snooze button and linger in bed, making the most of your morning can be a very good thing. Here’s how to make the most of your morning.
December 04, 2013
4 Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late To Pursue a Degree
Contemplating returning to college, but don't know how to fit it into your busy schedule? Here are four reasons it's never too late to pursue a degree.
November 26, 2013
How to Discover (And Make the Most of) Your Study Style
Studying and learning styles vary from person to person. Discover which of these seven styles of learning fits you best.
November 25, 2013
How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Break
Even if you’ve got time off for the holidays, between all of the gatherings, seasonal decorating and trips to the mall, this time of year can bring your productivity to a screeching halt. Here are five tips to make the most of your holiday break.
November 19, 2013
AIU Atlanta Business Degree Alum Charts a New Course in Project Management
For Justan Campbell, getting his dream job in paradise could have been a case of two ships passing in the night. The Bahamian native was hired less than nine months after completing his BBA with a concentration in project management at AIU. Read his story.
November 18, 2013
Reduce Stress: Be a Better Multitasker
Dealing with the rigors of daily life is never easy. Sometimes, it’s downright overwhelming. In order to keep your focus and, ultimately, achieve your educational and career goals, it’s essential to master the art of multitasking — while keeping your stress level in check. Here’s how.
November 16, 2013
Ask the Expert: Re-Entering the Workforce
Transitioning back into the workforce can be challenging. What many transitioners don’t realize is that the preparation for a career search can start even before you are ready to begin applying for positions. AIU Director of Career Services Tricia Sigler offers some advice.
November 15, 2013
AIU Alumna Shaquita Smith Competes for Miss Georgia 2014
Whether she is acting on the stage or screen, writing her own productions, speaking publicly or modeling, AIU AABA graduate Shaquita Smith showcases so much more than her beauty.
November 13, 2013
Starting a Business? How to Create Your Marketplace Niche
The goal when starting a business is to stand out from the pack, to make your mark so no one forgets you’re indispensable in a hypercompetitive market. Here are sixthings you need to know about finding the right niche to put you on the path for success.
November 11, 2013
Federal Student Aid: What Are the Options for College?
In our recent webinar on financial aid, Phil Olson, Vice President of Financial Aid for AIU set the record straight on common financial aid misconceptions and myths. Learn what types of federal financial aid may be available to today's college student.
October 29, 2013
Grants vs. Loans: What’s the Difference?
One of the most common misconceptions about financial aid is that financial aid is just grants. Phil Olsen, the Vice President of Financial Aid at AIU clarifies the differences in our recent Serious Talk Webinar on Debunking the Myths of Financial Aid.
October 29, 2013
AIU Student Blog: Three Weeks In and Going Strong
To help share what it’s really like to pursue an online business degree at AIU while keeping up with the demands of a busy personal and professional life, new student Ebonie Townsend agreed to document her experience with regular posts on the AIU blog.
October 27, 2013
How to Manage Money Better When You’re Working for Yourself
Keeping your finances in order when you’re self-employed employed can be a feat. Here are a few of the most important ways to manage your money better when you’re working for yourself.
October 25, 2013
How to Find an Internship While Pursuing an Online Business Degree
Securing an internship while pursuing an online business degree can position you well for future success. The fact that you’re going to school online versus on campus doesn’t mean you have fewer opportunities to pursue.
October 22, 2013
My First Week at AIU Online: An Inside Look from a Real Student’s Perspective
To help share what it’s really like to pursue an online business degree at AIU while keeping up with the demands of a busy personal and professional life, new student Ebonie Townsend agreed to document her first session for us.
October 21, 2013
How to Interview for an Industry That's New to You
Changing your career and breaking into a new industry can be exciting but nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for interviewing for a position in an industry that is new to you.
October 18, 2013
VIDEO: Going Back to School Online? AIU Alumni Share How to Get Started
What’s the first thing you should do before starting school online at AIU? Two recent AIU graduates share their advice on how to get started in your online degree program.
October 17, 2013
Start a Business: The First Steps to Getting Your Idea off the Ground
Starting a business can be a daunting prospect, whatever the industry. Fortunately, if you have a business degree, you should be equipped with the skills needed to navigate the process and pursue success.
October 16, 2013
AIU Atlanta Presents: Fashion Fabulous
On Thursday, September 12th, AIU Atlanta fashion students and graduates turned Perimeter Mall into a fabulous fashion playground.
October 15, 2013
Financial Aid: What Factors Impact Eligibility?
Many students don’t apply for financial aid because they think that they are too old or have kids already in college. Phil Olson, AIU’s Vice President of Financial Aid provided insight about financial aid eligibility in our recent Serious Talk Webinar Debunking the Myths of Financial Aid.
October 14, 2013
Going Back to College: When Is the Right Time?
Taking the plunge to go back to college is never an easy decision. When is the right time to get started?
October 10, 2013
Who Should Consider an Online Degree?
The decision to pursue a degree is not one to be taken lightly — it demands commitment, time and plenty of effort. Embarking on an online degree program is no exception to the rule. That said, it certainly has its benefits, especially if you fall into one of these groups.
October 05, 2013
Why Get an Online MBA? AIU Alumnus Ty Manns’ Story
Find out how getting an online MBA helped Terrence “Ty” Manns further his journey on a new career path.
October 01, 2013
What is the FAFSA?
Every year thousands of students have questions regarding how to fill out the FAFSA. Here's what you need to know.
September 30, 2013
The Do’s and Don’ts of Professional References
It's common knowledge that having strong references is a vital part of your career search. But it's important to follow some guidelines when compiling your reference list. Here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.
September 28, 2013
How to Position Yourself for a Promotion
You’re working hard, and you’re receiving accolades for a job well done. The problem is, there’s been no movement up the corporate ladder. Here are 4 tips to position yourself for a promotion.
September 27, 2013
How to Succeed at Online Education: 10 Tips from AIU Alumni
Whether you’re a few weeks away from graduation or just a class or two into your online education, it’s always helpful to get a few tips – and some inspiration – from those who’ve walked in your shoes and reached the finish line. We asked recent AIU alumni what advice they have for students still working their way toward earning their degree.
September 26, 2013
The Most Productive Ways to Build a Professional Network
Building a professional network from the ground up can be daunting Don’t despair, though: there is hope. Use these five tips to get the foundation you need to succeed.
September 21, 2013
6 Ways to Make a Good Impression at Your New Job
When you're a new employee, it can be challenging to make a positive first impression and set the tone for everything that follows. Consider these six steps critical to your success.
September 19, 2013
4 Steps to Effective Email Communication
Email is so common in today’s age that we must learn the proper ways to use it so it doesn’t hurt our job search, but rather improves our efforts. Here are four steps to effectively communicate via email.
September 18, 2013
How Private Investigator Ana Carolina Lanuza Found Her Path to Success at AIU
AIU’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna Ana Carolina Lanuza, founder of Leverage Investigations, discusses her path to success.
September 17, 2013
Q & A: The AIU Alumni Referral Scholarship Program
AIU announces our new AIU Alumni Referral Scholarship Program. We interviewed Lindsey Rogers, AIU Alumni Relations Manager, to find out how AIU grads can have a scholarship created in their name.
September 12, 2013
3 Personal Branding Questions You Should Ask Yourself
Potential employers want to know who you are. Your personal brand should reflect your skills, personality, and knowledge. Here are three questions you should ask yourself about your personal brand.
September 09, 2013
Why Get a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management?
If you’re thinking about pursuing a online master’s degree , you may want to consider a master’s in healthcare management. Here are five reasons why getting your master’s in healthcare management could be a smart career move.
September 07, 2013
Why College is Still a Good Investment
Having a degree in hand can help get you in the door and provide you with the confidence you need to pursue an opportunity. But for all these benefits, does having a degree help graduates earn more money over the course of their working lives?
September 03, 2013
4 Ways to Network Through Social Media
The advent of social media sites like LinkedIn offer new ways to network with industry professionals in your field. Here are a four tips when trying to build networking relationships using social media.
August 31, 2013
How to Become Known as a Problem Solver at Work
Problem solving and keen decision-making matter. In fact, the ability to get out of a jam and keep momentum moving forward on projects and tasks big and small accomplish can prove critical – and set you apart in the eyes of leadership. Consider these six ways to build a reputation as a problem solver in your workplace.
August 31, 2013
What Questions to Ask (and Not to Ask) at an Interview
You should always have questions prepared before you go into the interview, and AIU Career Services has a few ideas to get you started.
August 30, 2013
What Your Education Says About You
To many employers, having a degree says a lot more than whether or not you meet the basic requirements for the job.
August 28, 2013
AIU Professor to Publish Textbook on Global Business Leadership
American InterContinental University (AIU) Associate Professor Dr. Eileen (E.S.) Wibbeke will soon have the second edition of her textbook, “Global Business Leadership,” published by Routledge in Oxford, UK.
August 26, 2013
AIU Atlanta Hosts Part-Time Job Fair
AIU Atlanta recently held a job fair dedicated to students seeking part-time employment while attending the University.
August 25, 2013
7 Apps That Can Make You More Efficient
Sure, smartphones are good for texting, sending off a quick email or staying in contact with friends, family and colleagues. But they’re also useful when it comes to productivity. Here are seven apps that can help you be more efficient.
August 23, 2013
Five More Ways to Find Money for College
The thought of navigating the financial aid world is enough to make even the most ambitious among us give up on going to college. Here are some ways to find money to help you pay for college.
August 22, 2013
3 Ways Google+ Can Keep You Ahead of the Career Curve
You’ve probably heard by now about a few of the ways Google+ is different from social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. But did you know it can also be valuable for your career? Here are three ways Google+ can keep you ahead of the career curve.
August 19, 2013
Meet AIU Alumnus David Allen Bassham
David Allen Bassham is Executive Director of Facilities and School Services (Auxiliary Services Department) for the Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD) in Sugar Land, Texas. Learn why David chose AIU when it became clear that he needed to further his education.
August 18, 2013
AIU to Honor Military Graduates at Navy Pier Ceremony
This year, for the first time, AIU will award active duty and veteran graduates with the Americana Military Cord. Learn more about the meaning behind this designation.
August 16, 2013
Meet AIU Alumna Robinne Alexander, Executive Director of Strahan Global Outreach Inc.
AIU alumna Robinne Alexander has been working since 2005 in the not-for-profit sector, where her mission has been to help those in need. Learn why she chose AIU to get ahead in her educational and career goals.
August 13, 2013
5 Ways to Ace Your Exams
It's best to do everything you can to make the most of the time you spend committing classwork to memory. Here are five ways to improve your study habits and see optimal results, whether you’re attending school online or on campus.
August 10, 2013
Ask the Expert: How Can I Find Money to Pursue an Advanced Degree
What paths can students looking to pursue an advanced degree explore to help find the funds they need to further their education? Our expert, AIU Vice President of Financial Aid Phil Olson, shares some advice.
August 09, 2013
8 Reasons to Visit the AIU Success Center
You may have heard of AIU’s Student Success Center in downtown Chicago, but how can it help you get ahead and stay on top of your studies? Here are eight ways to take advantage of this resource.
August 09, 2013
Good Grades to Go: Six Travel Tips for Online Students
If you travel frequently for business or pleasure, keeping up with online classes can be tough. Here are a few tips to help make every mile count while you are traveling, working and earning your online degree.
August 08, 2013
Infographic: Employer Tuition Assistance Programs
Employers spend more than $20 billion annually to send their employees back to school, yet only 10% of eligible employees take advantage of these benefits. Get some answers to common questions about employer tuition assistance programs.
August 07, 2013
4 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Stress Free
There is no denying a job search can be stressful. Keep the following tips in mind to help you manage your job hunting stress.
August 06, 2013
How to Connect with Your Classmates When Learning Online
Online learning certainly has its pluses, and the flexibility of being able to work an education into your existing routine is a big one. But if you’re accustomed to interacting in person in a traditional campus setting, getting used to interacting with classmates virtually can be an adjustment. Here are seven tips on how to avoid feeling isolated when learning online.
August 03, 2013
Which of the 3 Kinds of Learner Are You?
Not all learners are created equal, but that doesn’t mean it’s a matter of right and wrong; it’s simply a matter of being different.
August 01, 2013
AIU Cares Atlanta Listed as a Top Company Team
The AIU Cares Atlanta Team raised $720 in this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and is listed among the “Top Company Teams” for the event.
July 31, 2013
5 Tips for Avoiding Financial Aid Fraud
Each year, families and students seeking student aid fall victim to financial aid and scholarship fraud, predatory lending practices and identity theft. At AIU’s recent Serious Talk Webinar, Vice President of Financial Aid Phil Olson offered some tips as well as cautionary advice for financial aid seekers.
July 31, 2013
How to Balance School, Work and Life
Returning to college to earn or advance a degree is a big decision for busy professionals. Here are some strategies that can help you not only get started but stay successful while you are in college.
July 29, 2013
7 Resume Pet Peeves That Can Cost You
Is it time to take a step back and rework your resume? Make sure you resume doesn’t contain any of these pet peeves that can turn employers off and immediately dismiss your resume from the list of candidates.
July 26, 2013
Employer Tuition Assistance Programs: A User’s Guide
Fewer than 10 percent of employees whose companies offer tuition assistance programs take advantage of them. Here’s how to make the most of your employer tuition benefit.
July 25, 2013
How to Earn Your Degree While Traveling for Work
If you travel frequently for work, don’t let that stop you from going back to school for your degree.
July 24, 2013
Want to Win an iPad 2? Share Your Story in Our #AIUGetAhead Contest!
Bought coffee for the right person at just the right time that lead to an amazing job opportunity? Landed that big sale over the phone while you were at home grilling steaks for your family? Whatever your “Get Ahead” moment was, we want to hear it!
July 23, 2013
What Do Employers Really Think About Online Degrees?
Despite steady increases in online enrollment, online learning is not new. Online classes have been around for nearly 25 years. A common question often arises: "How do employers view online degrees?"
July 11, 2013
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Earning a Business Degree
Working toward your business degree is a full plate and the thought of managing it all might make you have second thoughts about going back to school. Here are four encouraging outlooks when considering whether to go for your bachelor’s or master’s degree in business.
July 10, 2013
7 Ways to Translate Street Smarts into Business Smarts
We’ve all heard the term “street smarts” at some point, its meaning signifying you’re able to survive – and thrive – amid challenging circumstances. Here are seven ways to translate them to the business world.
July 09, 2013
How to Become Known as a Leader at Work
The importance of making a good impression at work can’t be stressed enough. And while positioning yourself as a leader at the office may pose challenges, it’s integral to your overall career success. These five tips can help give you that beneficial boost.
July 08, 2013
How to Find the Best LinkedIn Groups to Join
LinkedIn groups, when joined judiciously, are a helpful career resource. The question is, how do you find and join the right groups, ones that truly help you achieve your career goals?
July 03, 2013
Your First Impression Is Not What You Think
It is important to know that many employers will log onto Google and type in your name before they call you for an interview. Keep these things in mind to keep your digital identity clean.
July 02, 2013
7 Ways to Put Your Education to Work
The credentials that come with having a college degree can open doors, but first you have to get yourself in the building. Here are seven things you can do — right now — to get ahead of the pack and put your education to work.
July 02, 2013
5 Things You Can Accomplish During Your Commute
Whether you take the subway or hop in the car, there are ways to remain productive while on the road. Consider these five opportunities your pathway to a productive commute.
July 01, 2013
Over 200 Graduates Walk at AIU South Florida Commencement
On Friday, June 21, 2013, over 200 graduates participated in AIU South Florida’s graduation ceremony, held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
June 19, 2013
So You Think You Can Interview?
Many people think they can answer every interview question perfectly for an employer. Whether this is because they actually think they can or because they choose not to know the truth, it can be detrimental to a person’s job search.
June 18, 2013
AIU Houston Celebrates Graduation
Saturday, June 1st was a remarkable day for AIU. The AIU Houston campus graduated over 150 Online and Houston Graduates at the Bayou City Event Center located in Houston, Texas.
June 17, 2013
How to Use Google Plus for Networking
While social platforms like Facebook are designed to help you connect and keep up with people you already know, Google Plus is evolving into a community where users come together more around shared interests than shared relationships.
June 16, 2013
5 Ways to Be Happy at the Job You Have Until You Get the Job You Want
Just like the rigors of everyday life can get you down, a non-dream job can, too. The thing to remember is that you have the power to change your state of mind.
June 15, 2013
The Most Common Misconception About Paying For College
Whether you’ve already made the decision to go back to school or are just beginning to consider furthering your education with a master’s or bachelor’s degree, you’ve likely already thought about one of the top questions on most every student’s mind: “How am I going to pay for college?”
June 14, 2013
How to Make the Most of Your Personal and Professional Networks
The people you know can open many doorways that you may never have known existed otherwise. Think of each person you know as a potential gateway to your next position.
June 13, 2013
Why Go Back to College if You’re Already a Working Professional?
Three accomplished AIU alumni with very different backgrounds and motivation share the stories behind their decisions to pursue an online business degree.
June 11, 2013
7 Ways Group Projects Can Help You Get Ahead
It may sound surprising, but working on group projects in school can help students prepare for the professional situations they’re almost sure to encounter.
June 05, 2013
How to Build a Productive Relationship with Your Professor at an Online University
Online learning doesn’t have to be an impersonal experience. With all the tools at hand for interaction and connection at today’s online universities, creating productive, one-to-one relationships with professors isn’t just a good idea—it should be your goal for every new class.
June 05, 2013
4 Tips for Building a Stellar Cover Letter
Cover letters are an essential component to your job search and an effective complement to your resume because they allow you to tell a story about yourself. Here are a few tips when building a cover letter.
June 05, 2013
5 Ways to Find a Professional Mentor
Having a professional mentor can be the difference between floating aimlessly at sea or landing squarely on dry land. The question is, how and where do you meet this person? Here are five ideas on how to find the mentor that’s the best fit for your needs.
June 04, 2013
Writer's Block? Here's How to Use a Mind Map to Complete Class Assignments
Whether you’re studying in an on-campus or online degree program, sometimes just getting started on an assignment is the toughest part. AIU student Jason Dieter offers four steps to shake off writer's block so you can get your work done.
June 03, 2013
AIU Study Group Heads to Alaska
Are Eskimos and frozen tundra the first things that come to mind for you when you think about Alaska? If so, you’d be surprised by what AIU students discover when they travel to on a Study Tour to Alaska with Professor Martha Culbreth to explore, learn and network with fellow students, alumni, family and friends.
May 31, 2013
What’s An Informational Job Interview?
You may have heard the term “informational job interview.” The question is, what does it really mean, what’s involved and what’s in it for you?
May 30, 2013
How to Strengthen Your Weaknesses
Sometimes job seekers focus only on their strengths and do little to improve their weaknesses. Here are some tips that can ultimately help you become a stronger candidate.
May 28, 2013
How to Form an Online Course Study Group
Whether you’re pursuing a degree on campus or through an online course, sharing ideas and studying with classmates can improve your chance for in-class success. Here’s where to start, what to consider and how to get the most from your study time.
May 24, 2013
How to Ask for a Promotion
Is there a right way to ask for a promotion? We asked successful people across various professional backgrounds and found different perspectives. Find out what they had to say.
May 23, 2013
Q&A: AIU Professor Jerrod Johnson, Named Teacher of the Year
AIU Professor Jerrod Johnson was named Teacher of Year for Post-Secondary education by The Houston West Chamber of Commerce in Houston, Texas. We spoke with Johnson about his teaching style and what drives him to push forward after facing numerous challenges of his own.
May 22, 2013
3 Tips for Writing Thank You Letters
You walk out of the interview with your head held high knowing that you did the absolute best you can do. What’s next? Get right back to work and send a thank you letter right away. Keep these tips to keep in mind when writing your thank you letter.
May 21, 2013
Why You Should Attend AIU Employer Information Sessions
Have you attended an AIU Employer Information Session? The relationships AIU Career Services builds with employers provides a unique opportunity for our students and alumni to network and make connections.
May 20, 2013
How to Sneak “Me” Time into Your Nonstop Schedule
Your day often includes work, school and home obligations, so it’s hard to make time to take a break and unwind. But the thing is, the busier you are, the more important it is to take care of yourself. Here are a few tips on how to find much-needed time for yourself so you can not only feel better, but also stay motivated and focused.
May 17, 2013
5 Ways to Stay Self-Motivated
Whether your objective is finishing an important project at work or completing a school project, meeting or exceeding goals isn’t always easy. Sometimes, the obstacle feels too huge. These five tips can help you pick up motivational speed and keep the cycle chugging along – both now and down the line.
May 16, 2013
AIU Alumna Q&A: Autumn Albright, MBA
When Autumn Albright, 33, first enrolled at American InterContinental University (AIU) Online for an associate’s degree, she was a single mom with three kids, working full-time and feeling burned out in her job.
May 16, 2013
AIU Atlanta Hosts Centers for Disease Control Employer Event
Last week, AIU Atlanta Career Services hosted a Featured Employer event with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the AIU Atlanta student center.
May 15, 2013
AIU Atlanta Celebrates with Graduates
AIU Atlanta celebrated graduate success in April, holding its annual Graduate Reception, followed by graduation commencement the following day.
May 15, 2013
5 Reasons to Join LinkedIn Groups Related to Your Degree Program
LinkedIn walks the line between the social and business worlds. Consider these five reasons to join LinkedIn and specifically, a career-specific LinkedIn group.
May 14, 2013
Four Resources to Help Focus Your Job Search
If you’re just beginning your job search, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all of the information and career search tools available. How do you find out what types of positions you may be qualified for? Here are four resources to help you get started.
May 13, 2013
AIU Houston Professor Named West Houston Educator of the Year
On May 2nd, 2013, Professor Jerrod Johnson received the Christa McAuliffe In Search of Excellence Educator of the Year acknowledgement for 2013.
May 09, 2013
What to Expect from Your Career Services Department
AIU's Career Services department is all about you. That’s because your success is our mission – our only mission. When you contact Career Services, you’ll discover that you have a partner in your future.
May 08, 2013
Tips for Standing Out During Your Job Search
Standing out from the crowd should be part of everybody’s job application skills. Check out these tips on making sure you stand out during your job search.
May 07, 2013
Top 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Busy Professionals
Are you incredibly busy trying to get your school work in by Sunday, spending time with your family and working your full-time job? Check out these five Mother’s Day gift ideas for busy professionals to help save you some time.
May 07, 2013
AIU Serious Talk Panelist Spotlight: John Zappa
As our next Serious Talk webinar approaches, join us as we highlight some of our guest panelists leading up to the event. Meet John Zappa, the CEO of EdLink, LLC.
May 06, 2013
AIU Online Learning Center Events: May 6 - 12
Check out this week's selected AIU Online Learning Center events. Visit the Information Center Learning Lab for in-depth details about AIU Online Learning Center services.
May 06, 2013
Where Are Today’s Job Opportunities?
When it comes to your future, where will the jobs be coming from? That question comes up often for both current students and graduates.
May 03, 2013
AIU Serious Talk Panelist Spotlight: Crystal Hogue
As our next AIU Serious Talk webinar draws near, join us as we highlight each of our alumni panelists. Meet Crystal Hogue, an AIU Bachelor of Business Administration degree gradaute and current MBA student at AIU.
May 02, 2013
The Difference between Online and Traditional Degrees
When it comes to getting a degree, people have choices, including an online degree or a traditional brick-and-mortar degree. But what are the differences between an online degree and a traditional degree?
May 01, 2013
AIU Serious Talk Panelist Spotlight: Dennis Quiles
Dennis Quiles, a 2008 AIU Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, brings his 30 years of security and business experience to the AIU Serious Talk webinar.
April 30, 2013
AIU Serious Talk: Experience Versus Education
Experience or Education? Which one matters more in your job search? Does a business degree help more than your own experience in the field? Our AIU Serious Talk panelists take a closer look.
April 29, 2013
AIU Serious Talk Panelist Spotlight: Eric Shawger
As the next AIU Serious Talk webinar approaches, we're highlighting the panelists who will be joining us to discuss things students need to know if they're thinking about returing to college.
April 26, 2013
AIU Houston Hosts Job Fair
On Thursday, April 11, 2013, AIU Houston opened its doors to students, alumni, and the public for a Spring job fair. Over 100 participants and 50 companies attended.
April 25, 2013
AIU Introduces Self-Service Tool Powered by Students and Staff
American InterContinental University has developed a tool that provides students with a community-powered, self-service tool that instantaneously puts information at their fingertips.
April 24, 2013
AIU Serious Talk: Getting the Interview that Gets the Job
Whether you have a job now or are currently unemployed, getting an interview during your career search can present some real challenges. In many ways, getting a new job has two parts: getting the interview and then getting the job. Learn more from this AIU Serious Talk article.
April 23, 2013
AIU Atlanta Hosts Mini Job Fair for Design Programs
On April 10th, 2013, AIU Atlanta's Career Services department sponsored a mini job fair for the programs of Media Production, Fashion and Visual Communications. Over 85 students and alumni participated, along with 13 area employers.
April 17, 2013
AIU Houston 4th Annual Women's Employment Summit
American InterContinental University (AIU) Houston is hosted its 4th Annual Women’s Employment Summit Thursday, April 11, 2013.
April 10, 2013
AIU Career Services Tip: Registering on Online Job Application Systems is Not Always Enough
If you have been searching for positions online, you may have noticed that some companies require you to register through their application system before you can actually apply for a position. Because this can sometimes be a rather lengthy process of entering in your contact information, education, employment history, and references, it can be easy to get the registration process confused with actually applying for a position.
April 09, 2013
AIU Named on Military Times EDGE Magazine's "Best for Vets" Business Schools List
American InterContinental University (AIU) has been named to the first edition of the Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge Magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
April 08, 2013
AIU Alumni Association South Florida Chapter Volunteers at Children's Harbor
Last month, members of the South Florida chapter of the AIU Alumni Association volunteered their time to Children's Harbor in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
April 03, 2013
AIU Student Advisor Sakou Locke Wins Dream Wedding
Sakou Locke, an AIU Student Advisor from the Chicago area, and his fiance April, recently won an opportunity of a lifetime from Windy City Live: a dream wedding.
March 27, 2013
3 Tips for Effective Time Management in Your Job Search
Whether you are currently employed or unemployed, managing your time effectively in a job search can be difficult. Here are three tips for effective time management while job hunting.
March 20, 2013
How to Stay Professionally Engaged During Your Employment Search Even If You're Not Working
During your job search you may have thought, “I am not working, therefore employers won’t want to hire me." While in many cases you are more employable when you are employed, there is still work that can be done so that you stay busy and engaged.
March 19, 2013
AIU Houston Visits Travis Elementary School
AIU Houston branched away from its typical student body to speak to fifth graders from Travis Elementary School in Rosenberg, Texas, on March 1st.
March 18, 2013
AIU Houston Professor Runs Marathon for Scholarship Fund
AIU Houston faculty member Leland Taylor celebrated 60 years of age with his first (and last) marathon to benefit the Career Education Scholarship Fund (CESF).
March 13, 2013
3 Questions That Can Help Structure Your Career Search
Answering a series of questions such as, “What do I want to achieve through my career?” “Which industry will help facilitate that achievement?” and ultimately, “Are there pertinent employers within my search radius?” can help cultivate a more specific career path for job searchers. Let’s take a closer look at those questions, and how their answers may benefit your career search.
March 06, 2013
How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself" in an Interview
During an interview many people are comfortable explaining their past jobs and giving examples of how they conducted tasks and handled situations; but a lot of people get stuck on what many times is the first question “can you tell me a little about yourself?" AIU Career Services tackles one of the first stumbling block you may find in an interview.
February 28, 2013
AIU Atlanta Professor to Premiere Film on Campus
AIU Atlanta media production professor Kat Cheairs will premiere her documentary "Ending Silence, Shame and Stigma" to a sold out crowd at the AIU campus on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
February 27, 2013
Three Ways to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges
Regardless of why you are leaving your current job – for pursuing another opportunity, going back to school, or even if you are being laid off – it is important that you do not burn bridges with your current employer and coworkers. Here are three tips that can help you prevent burning bridges with your current employer.
February 26, 2013
AIU Houston IT Club Hosts NASA Guest Speaker Kofi Burney
The AIU Houston IT Club hosted its second speaker series for 2013 last week featuring Mr. Kofi Burney from NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Mr. Burney provided an overview of NASA and its IT operations while speaking to AIU IT students and staff about careers in the field.
February 21, 2013
5 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job that You Can Control
As job seekers, everyone can make mistakes; it is important to recognize what those mistakes are and how to prevent them. Here are five reasons you didn't get the job that you can control.
February 19, 2013
AIU London Graduate David Otokpa Gets Behind the Lens
AIU London Visual Communication graduate David Otokpa gets behind the lens for the My Dark Valentine fashion shoot.
February 18, 2013
AIU Houston Honors Academic Achievers
AIU Houston hosted students with stellar academic achievement and attendance during a special ceremony on campus.
February 18, 2013
AIU Atlanta Holds Interior Design Mixer
AIU Atlanta held an Interior Design Mixer for students, alumni and industry professionals in the newly opened gallery on campus.
February 14, 2013
AIU London Fashion Program Explores Dark Side of Valentine's Day
Today, AIU London fashion students and local fashion companies are exploring the dark side of Valentine's Day with a unique fashion photoshoot for charity.
February 13, 2013
AIU London Celebrates Chinese New Year
In an effort to celebrate diversity on campus, AIU London continued its international events this Winter term with a fun-filled Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 6. This event follows AIU London’s Diwali and Thanksgiving celebrations last term.
February 11, 2013
AIU South Florida Shows Student Appreciation with a Cookout
AIU South Florida celebrated its students by throwing a cookout. In addition to tossing footballs around, cupcakes were decorated to represent each of the competing teams. The lights never went out, and there was no shortage of food!
February 06, 2013
AIU Launches Live Business Webcast Series: Serious Talk
This week, AIU launches a new business webinar series called Serious Talk. The first panel discussion is focused on the value of a business degree in today's struggling economy.
January 31, 2013
AIU Houston Holds Alumni Association Meeting
AIU Houston held an AIU Alumni Association meeting on January 29th, welcoming 34 graduates and tackling some important topics.
January 30, 2013
How to Build a Personal Brand
How do you get started on creating a personal brand? AIU Career Services has broken personal branding down to three basic steps in our video, What is Personal Branding?
January 29, 2013
3 Ways a Business Degree Can Benefit an Experienced Professional
Many professionals enter the business world without a degree or background in business and are able to reach their goals. But did you know that almost any industry would value a business degree background?
January 25, 2013
Ethics of Internet Laws in India
Ethics issues in information technology aren’t new to IT professionals, but new laws could affect the industry more significantly. The New York Times recently published an article covering a controversial Internet law in India, a major hub of information technology. Legal conditions could affect information technology worldwide.
January 24, 2013
Join National Technology Organizations to Get an Edge in Your Field
If you’re looking for ways to get involved with the professional world before graduating from your IT degree program, consider joining a professional technology group.
January 23, 2013
Discussion Board Etiquette for Online Students
Discussion boards and forums are places where online students and instructors meet and discuss course topics and related issues. Learn some basic etiquette online students should keep in mind when using discussion boards.
January 22, 2013
Surprising Professional Benefits of Volunteering while Pursuing Your Education
If you’re looking for ways to boost your educational experience, volunteering could be a rewarding option. Sometimes more beneficial than internships or networking events, volunteering while pursuing a degree program offers surprising professional benefits to students.
January 22, 2013
AIU Houston Hosts Senior Portfolio Show and Design Contest
The AIU Houston Senior Portfolio Show & Design Contest was a success with faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other guests in attendance.
January 18, 2013
AIU London Interior Design Welcome Event Features Carl Turner Architects
AIU London welcomed incoming Interior Design students with a special guest speaker, Carl Turner of Carl Turner architects.
January 18, 2013
AIU London Interior Design Lecture Series: Peter Morris and Dominic McKenzie
The AIU London Interior Design Department welcomes special guests Peter Morris and Dominic McKenzie for a lecture titles "Can Interiors and Architecture Make You Happy?"
January 17, 2013
The True Meaning of Leadership in Business: Leadership Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.
Business students know that being successful is about teamwork, communication, and – most importantly – leadership. And there’s no finer example to look to than Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 16, 2013
AIU Atlanta Welcomes Students with Meet and Greet
AIU Atlanta held a “Student Meet and Greet” to welcome their students to the new term. The event was held in the lobby of the Atlanta campus across three days.
January 16, 2013
AIU Atlanta's Kat Cheairs to Screen Film in Washington, D.C.
AIU Atlanta Media Production faculty member Kat Cheairs will be screening the film Ending Silence in Washington, D.C. as part of the inaugeration weekend activities.
January 15, 2013
AIU Career Services Weekly Tip: Freshen Up Your Resume
What better time to try and freshen up your resume than in the first month of the year? Use this checklist of the “5 C’s” to find ways to improve your resume and job search, brought to you by AIU Career Services
January 15, 2013
What Can a Bachelor’s in IT Do to Help Your Career?
Those earning a Bachelor’s in Information Technology can pursue an exciting career upon graduation. There are more benefits offered beyond job positions alone that make a Bachelor’s in IT beneficial for an individual’s career.
January 14, 2013
AIU Online IT Program Chair Serves As Keynote Speaker for Annual Awards Banquet
Tanya MacNeil, AIU Online's Program Chair for the Information Technology department, was recently the keynote speaker for the Lauretta Will Educational Foundation’s Annual Academic Donor Awards Banquet.
January 14, 2013
What a Bachelor’s in IT Can Do for You
The Information Technology field is one of the fastest growing segments of the American and, in fact, global economy. There are a number of big things that an IT degree can do for graduates possessing the right tools to succeed.
January 13, 2013
Things You Need to Know before Applying for a Bachelor’s in IT
Many people consider pursuing a Bachelor’s in IT to help them break into the field. Before applying, there are factors to consider before chasing a career in IT.
January 11, 2013
5 Ways Education Helps Veterans Adjust to Civilian Life
If you’re a veteran, we understand that it can be difficult to adjust to civilian life. That’s why some schools offer degree programs that accommodate the needs of military students. Find out how pursuing an education could smooth your transition back into civilian life.
January 11, 2013
AIU Houston Professor Runs to Support Scholarship Drive
Saturday, March 2, 2013, AIU Houston Professor Dr. Leland Taylor will be running the Woodlands Marathon in an effort to expand the availability of scholarship funds for students at AIU Houston.
January 09, 2013
How Much Business Students Should Know about the Economy
Wondering if you need to know about economics for your future business profession? Find out how much business students should know about the economy.
January 08, 2013
5 Rules for Introducing New Technology into a Company
Interested in becoming an IT professional? Implementing new technology can be time-consuming. Follow 5 rules for introducing new technology into a company.
January 07, 2013
How to Improve Your Future with Experience in School
Looking for ways to enhance your professional life? Use your education. Find out how to improve your future with experience in school by pursuing these methods.
January 04, 2013
IT Companies vs. Companies that Use IT
Pursuing an information technology degree program? Find out what it’s like to work at IT companies vs. companies that use IT.
January 03, 2013
The Merits and Demerits of Online MBA Programs
Comparing the merits and demerits of a college degree program is one of the best ways to determine which one is best for you. Students considering an online MBA program need to look closely at the merits and demerits of online programs.
January 02, 2013
Professional Opportunities for Business Finance Students
Wondering what you could do with a business finance degree? Learn about the many stimulating professional opportunities for business finance students.
January 01, 2013
How to Earn an MBA Online
Earning an online degree might seem as simple as point and click, but there is a lot more to earning a degree online than most think. Business professionals considering a return to school for an MBA should familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of earning an MBA online before enrolling in a program.
December 27, 2012
AIU Atlanta Takes Time to Appreciate Faculty
A faculty appreciation luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 18th, at the AIU Atlanta Campus.
December 21, 2012
Top Holiday Strategies: Inspiration for Entrepreneurs
Businesses tend to work harder on their marketing strategies during the holidays. But it can be difficult to know where to put in the extra effort.
December 21, 2012
Apps to Help You Stay Productive during the Holiday Season
Are you distracted by the excitement of the holidays? With upcoming time off and holiday celebrations, distraction is a common problem.
December 21, 2012
How to Turn Your Company Holiday Party into a Charity Event
The holiday season is a time to give back to the community, especially to those in need. By encouraging your business to participate in charity events, you can set an example for ethical business and you can contribute to a good cause.
December 14, 2012
MBA vs. Master of Accounting
It is very difficult for individuals to decide which graduate degree programs will fit them best. Take a look at what MBAs can do for accountants as well as master of accounting programs.
December 14, 2012
How the Best Fashion Designers Create Collections
Want to design a fashion collection? Pursue this exhilarating fashion design opportunity, and find out how the best fashion designers create collections.
December 13, 2012
The Value of an Online MBA
As business professionals seek to enhance their career opportunities with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, they are confronted with a choice between traditional programs and newer online MBA options.
December 13, 2012
Tips for Keeping Your Business Tech-Savvy
Want to get up to date on the latest technology? Stay on top of the evolving technology world with AIU’s tips for keeping your business tech-savvy.
December 12, 2012
How a Bachelor’s in IT Can Help You
Before earning a Bachelors in IT, learn what this degree can do for you. A college degree is only valuable to the individual if it can help them do something tangible in the future.
December 12, 2012
How Business Students Can Become Entrepreneurs While in School
Passionate about business and entrepreneurship? Find out how business students can become entrepreneurs while in school by following this process.
December 11, 2012
How an Online MBA Can Help You
How an online MBA can help individual? There are various degree programs available for students returning to school for an advance education.
December 11, 2012
Why Pursue a Master’s Degree in IT?
Considering changing your field to information technology? Find out why many professionals pursue a master’s degree in IT to smooth the transition.
December 10, 2012
Factors to Consider when Looking at a Bachelor’s in IT
Before enrolling in any college degree program, there are certain factors that every student must keep in mind. Explore the factors to consider when looking at any Bachelor’s in IT program.
December 10, 2012
How to Choose a Business Specialization
Interested in business degree programs but aren’t sure where to go from there? Follow AIU’s student guidelines to help choose your business specialization.
December 09, 2012
Volunteer Opportunities That Can Improve Your Future
Find out how you can use volunteer opportunities to enhance your professional future. Look for AIU’s suggested prospects in the volunteer world.
December 07, 2012
What are the Benefits of an Online MBA?
There are a number of benefits involved in pursuing an online MBA, and while each of them should be considered by all individuals that does not mean they will carry the same weight with each individual.
December 07, 2012
3 Techniques to Improve Your Use of Accessories
Do you know how to use accessories to reach your fashion potential? Use AIU’s techniques to pull your ensembles together in a way only accessories can.
December 07, 2012
5 Ways Information Technology Can Enhance Productivity
Information technology enhances productivity in the office and at home. Start taking advantage of these information technology benefits to businesses today.
December 06, 2012
Student Guide to Earning a Master of Accounting
Pursuing an undergraduate degree is one thing, but pursuing an advanced degree such as a Master of Accounting can be an even greater challenge. Every student should seek out help before applying to a degree program to ensure that they are prepared for all the challenges they will face during the course of their studies.
December 06, 2012
Software Analysis and Development Specialization
Find out what you can do with a software analysis and development specialization, and decide if your interests are a fit. Contact AIU with your questions.
December 05, 2012
Seven Benefits to Earning a Bachelor’s in IT
Those considering a Bachelor of IT need to make themselves aware of the benefits of this program, a process that may help them decide if the program is right.
December 05, 2012
Why Business Professionals Should Invest in Information Technology
Why are so many business professionals investing in seemingly unnecessary tech accessories? Professionals see the following benefits in business IT.
December 04, 2012
What Exactly Can You Do with a Bachelor of IT?
With a variety of online Bachelor's degree in IT available, there are a number of different types of careers out there for graduates to pursue.
December 04, 2012
How IT Professionals Should Use Traction
Information technology’s daunting reputation makes it easy for IT professionals to forget about traction. Follow these steps to improve your IT start-up.
December 03, 2012
Why Choose an Online MBA to Help Accelerate Your Career?
Earning an advanced degree is a good move for the career of almost any business professional, but which degree program is going to help them accelerate their career? The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a favorite among many students but there is more than just one MBA program out there to choose from.
November 30, 2012
Can a Master’s in Accounting Help Your Career?
Before investing valuable time and money in any education, it is important for student to consider what that degree can do for their future or current career. The big question for each of these individuals is whether or not a Master’s in accounting can help their career.
November 29, 2012
Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Accounting
When determining what degrees will best suit an individual, it is important for people to research the benefits and drawbacks of any program they are considering. Those interested in career in accounting need to understand the benefits of accounting degree program.
November 28, 2012
How to Decide Between an Online and On-Campus MBA
Deciding between an online MBA or on-campus MBA can be tough decision. Learn about the benefits of each before choosing what's best for you and your career.
November 27, 2012
How Can an MBA Help You?
We constantly hear positives and negatives about earning advanced degrees beyond an undergraduate degree. What can earning advanced degrees really do for someone though?
November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving From AIU
From the faculty, staff and administration at AIU, we wish all of our U.S. students, alumni, friends, and family a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 21, 2012
AIU London Celebrates Thanksgiving Through Charity
Chef Aldo Zilli and Lizzie Cundy joined American InterContinental University (AIU) London students to celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal for the homeless for third year running.
November 21, 2012
Do You Need a Bachelor in Accounting to Become a CPA?
Many people pursuing a career in the field of accounting might assume that a Bachelor in Accounting is the only degree that prepares them for a position in accounting. The real answer to this question is that no degree is truly perfect in preparing individuals for a career as an accountant, and more specifically as a Certified Public Accountant.
November 20, 2012
Four Reasons Why You Should Get an MBA
Not everyone knows what they want or how best to enhance their education with a graduate degree. This piece looks at reasons why you should get a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
November 19, 2012
Can an MBA Help my Career?
The biggest question that any business professional should answer before pursuing an advanced education is “what can it do for my career?” This piece looks at what an MBA can do for a career.
November 16, 2012
What Can an MBA Do for You?
The MBA is often touted as a great degree for business professionals and has become the requirement for many upper level management positions. Read on to see what an MBA can do for you.
November 15, 2012
AIU London and GB Mag Celebrate Diwali
AIU London and Great British Mag teamed up to host a Diwali Luncheon celebration on November 13, 2012. Diwali is a five day Hindu festival commonly called the "Festival of Lights."
November 15, 2012
Top Five Reasons You Should Study for an MBA
Some individuals will go their whole life with an undergraduate degree and experience great success. Other meanwhile will consider an advanced degree to give their career a boost. When deciding upon an advanced degree, consider these five reasons for studying in an MBA program.
November 14, 2012
The MBA - Facts and Fiction
The Master of Business Administration degree is so often discussed in the business world that there are a number of myths regarding an MBA. Learn how to separate fact from the fiction regarding an MBA.
November 14, 2012
How to be Culturally Sensitive in Business
Conducting business cross-culturally can be an exciting but delicate endeavor. Learn culturally sensitive techniques employees should follow in business.
November 13, 2012
What Exactly Does One Do with an MBA?
While it is easy for some, and difficult for others, to determine which degree to pursue during their time in college, there is a much tougher question facing them upon graduation. What exactly can they do with that degree?
November 12, 2012
How to Transition Military Skills to the Civilian Job Market
If you’re a veteran transitioning to the civilian job market, don’t be afraid to market your skills.
November 09, 2012
AIU Houston Represented in Wallis Ride for Veterans
AIU Houston Campus Director of Student Affairs Dr. Marty Negron represented AIU in the Wallis Independence Ride, a bike ride to honor America’s veterans, which is held in Wallis, Texas.
November 08, 2012
AIU Atlanta Sponsors Fashion for Foster Care Fundraiser
On Sunday, November 4, the AIU Atlanta learning community gathered to attend the Fashion for Foster Care fundraiser event at the Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Student and alumni designers featured their latest creations to raise money for a good cause.
November 07, 2012
What Kind of Jobs Require a Bachelor of Business Administration?
Any college student pursuing an undergraduate degree needs to be aware of how that degree is going to work for them upon graduation. There are a number of different careers for BBA graduates to pursue.
November 06, 2012
AIU South Florida Pink Pumpkin Costume Contest
The AIU South Florida campus was decked in pink—not orange and black—this Halloween.
November 06, 2012
What to Consider When Contemplating MBA Programs
Earning a Master of Business Administration is often viewed as a great investment in an individual’s business career. Before enrolling in any program though, there are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration before applying.
November 05, 2012
AIU Exhibits at INTEROP New York
AIU participated as an exhibitor at INTEROP-New York this past month. Interop is an independently organized conference and exhibition designed to empower information technology professionals to make smart business decisions.
November 05, 2012
Who Is the MBA Right For?
The MBA is viewed as a critical piece of the educational puzzle for individuals hoping to pursue upper level management and executive positions. Just because an individual is considering an MBA doesn’t mean it is right for them.
November 04, 2012
AIU Houston Joins Houston West Chamber of Commerce in Saluting Veterans
AIU Houston joins the Houston West Chamber of Commerce Salute to Veterans on Friday, November 2, 2012.
November 02, 2012
Why Women Are Choosing Online Education
In online education, about 61% of online learners enrolled in undergraduate classes are women. What are some of the reasons women are opting in to online degree programs? Here are some of the factors driving women’s decision to choose online learning.
November 02, 2012
Understanding the Master of Business Administration (MBA)
A Master of Business Administration is viewed as a must-have among many executives in the business world. However, not everyone understands what an MBA program truly is, what it offers, and how it can be attained.
November 01, 2012
AIU Cares Atlanta Team Raises More Than $44,700 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
AIU Cares, the philanthropy committee that started in AIU Atlanta, put their best foot forward in October. The team of 18 with 16 active fundraisers/walkers greatly exceeded their goal of $35,000 by raising a total of $44,790 for the Atlanta Susan G. Komen 3-Day™.
November 01, 2012
MBA Report: What Can an MBA Do?
Professionals tout the value of earning an MBA from an educational and professional advancement standpoint, but what can MBA really do? This piece explores some of the things an MBA can help you accomplish.
October 31, 2012
AIU Atlanta Celebrates Graduation at Atlanta Civic Center
A total of 278 graduates received their diploma from AIU in the recent graduation ceremony held in Atlanta, GA. Almost a third of the students were from the Atlanta campus, and the remaining two-thirds were Online students.
October 31, 2012
AIU London Holds Annual Halloween Boat Cruise
A total of 93 students and several staff members attended the annual AIU London Boat Cruise last Friday.
October 31, 2012
Four Reasons to Earn an MBA
Are you considering an advanced education but struggling to determine which degree, if any, is right for your career aspirations? If you are considering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) there are number of reasons to consider earning this degree.
October 30, 2012
Natural Distaster Process for AIU Students Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Students who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy should follow the Natural Disaster Process outlined in the AIU Student Handbook.
October 30, 2012
MBA Requirements: Prerequisites for Admission
Before applying for a MBA program know what educational background requirements and prerequisites you need during the admission process.
October 29, 2012
5 Tips For Selecting An MBA Specialization
Before going back to college learn how to choose the best MBA specialization for you based on your career goals, experience, and interest.
October 26, 2012
AIU Atlanta Participates in the Atlanta Partners for Education's "Project for a Day"
On October 23, members of AIU Atlanta’s staff joined forces with the Atlanta Partners For Education (APFE), the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Atlanta Public School System to participate in “Project for a Day."
October 26, 2012
What Can a Master’s in Project Management Do for Your Career?
As project management has evolved as a field of study more and more institutions are beginning to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in project management. The question then becomes, what can a Master’s in Project Management do for your career?
October 25, 2012
5 Things You Need to Apply for Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid can be confusing, especially for first-year students. Here are 5 things you need to do before applying for financial aid.
October 25, 2012
What Can a Master of Accounting Do for Your Career?
Those who truly enjoy working in the field of accounting may be thinking about the future of their job. Some of them may even be wondering what educational options exist to help them further their career. Earning a Master of Accounting is one way to enhance a financial education, but what can earning a Master of Accounting really do for your career?
October 24, 2012
Levels of Cisco Career Certifications
You might have heard about the IT certifications Cisco offers. Learn about the five levels and nine types of IT training in this overview.
October 24, 2012
Five Mistakes That Can Sink Your Resume
With 13.1 million Americans unemployed as of December 2011, you need to make your resume stand out from competing job seekers as much as possible. But not in a negative way. Make sure you avoid making unforced errors on your resume that can kill your chances of landing an interview. Check out this list of five all-too-common resume mistakes.
October 24, 2012
What Can a Bachelor of Business Administration Do for Your Career?
A BBA degree can help students pursue a rewarding career, but before pursuing one, students need to make sure their degree program is going to benefit them in the future. Those considering the field of business might look at a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, but what can a BBA degree do for their career?
October 23, 2012
What Can a Bachelor’s in IT Do for Your Career?
Students who possess the proper technical knowledge and the ability to work with information technology systems may be considering a Bachelor’s in IT to provide a well-rounded education before entering the career field. What can that Bachelor’s in IT do for your career?
October 23, 2012
AIU South Florida Celebrates Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month
AIU South Florida campus recently celebrated Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with campus events, food and fun.
October 22, 2012
What Can a Bachelor’s in Marketing Do for Your Career?
Choosing a degree is a tough task for college students and even those in the workforce looking to earn a secondary education. Often the best way to choose a degree is to first examine personal skills and abilities. Those with a sharp mind, outgoing personality, and ability to stay up to date with modern societal trends may want to consider a Bachelor’s in Marketing degree.
October 21, 2012
Pros and Cons of Becoming Self-Employed
If you’ve got a business or product idea, you may be tempted to strike out on your own and become self-employed. In addition to the possibility of greater personal responsibility than you might have as an employee as a larger firm, self-employment can offer a better work-life balance. But there are risks involved with going it alone that need to be taken into consideration. Here are some of the pros and cons of becoming self-employed.
October 20, 2012
AIU South Florida Student Government Association Joins Fight Against Breast Cancer
The AIU South Florida Student Government Association (SGA) recently accepted the challenge to raise funds in support of the Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 20 in the fight against breast cancer.
October 19, 2012
AIU London Graduate Returns for Guest Lecture
AIU London graduate Amber Raney-Kincade presented to a class of undergraduates about her career and experiences in marketing after graduation.
October 19, 2012
AIU London Celebrates Re>>Fresher's Week
A recap of AIU London's Re>>Fresher's Week 2012 by AIU Visual Communications student Theresa Ozgun.
October 19, 2012
What Can a Bachelor’s in Finance Do for your Career?
The world of finance is fast paced and requires individuals who possess a wide range of skills. Students with strong analytical, communication, and decision-making skills are likely to succeed in this field, but not without a Bachelor’s in Finance. So what can that degree do for you?
October 18, 2012
AIU Atlanta Announces Graduation Commencement Speaker
American InterContinental University is pleased to announce that Steven H. Lesnik, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Career Education Corporation, will serve as the Commencement Speaker at the AIU Atlanta Graduation Ceremony on October 26, 2012.
October 18, 2012
What Can a Bachelor’s in Accounting Do for Your Career?
Those with a head for numbers and money might not know how to put that knowledge to use in school in order to earn the proper degree to pursue a career. The Bachelor’s in Accounting may be an excellent option for these individuals.
October 18, 2012
Transform Your Study Habits
Have you been trying to improve your business skills in school? Business acumen is best developed through priorities. Answer AIU’s questions to learn how.
October 17, 2012
What Can an MBA Do for Your Career?
A Master of Business Administration is an example of one degree that many business professionals pursue to improve their career aspirations, but what can an MBA really do for your career?
October 16, 2012
How to Tell if a School is Serious about Education
Having trouble choosing a school that’s right for you? Follow these tips to pick a school that’s serious about education and focused on your priorities.
October 16, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Get a Master of Accounting
Those with a mind for numbers who are detail-oriented may be set up for success in the field of accounting. At some point individuals might consider enhancing their accounting education with a Master’s degree. The following are ten reasons to consider a Master of Accounting.
October 16, 2012
Five Surprising Reasons Online Students Need Sleep
Recent research shows that sleep is an incredibly complex process that goes beyond just getting a bit of rest. And when it comes to learning, sleep isn’t just “beauty rest”. Here are five very good reasons college students need to get their nightly 7-9 hours.
October 15, 2012
Reasons Military Members Should Attend School
If you’re considering going back to school during or after serving in the military, read AIU’s list of reasons to attend to help make your decision.
October 15, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Get a Bachelor’s in Finance
Those with a mind for numbers and interest in tracking and analyzing financial information may consider a finance degree in college. Here are ten reasons why a Bachelor’s in Finance is a good idea.
October 14, 2012
Qualitative Vs. Quantitative Research
If you’re considering pursuing an online degree, you may have seen courses in qualitative or quantitative research methods listed among the required classes. Learn about the differences between the two types of research, and their uses for gathering information and decision-making.
October 12, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Get a Bachelor’s in IT
There are few areas of study available to college and university students that offer the variety that information technology (IT) does. Those in need of a little more information before deciding upon a college degree should consider these ten reasons for pursuing a Bachelor’s in IT.
October 12, 2012
Exploring the Professional Environments of Fashion Designers
Interested in fashion design? You have a wide variety of industry options. Read AIU’s overview to understand your potential work environments.
October 11, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Earn a Bachelor’s in Marketing
Those individuals contemplating their educational path, and possessing these traits along with other important raw skills, may want to think about a marketing degree. Before diving into a marketing program, consider these ten reasons to get a Bachelor’s in Marketing.
October 11, 2012
Public Holiday Observance in Businesses
Wondering why some businesses observe holidays and others don’t? AIU can answer your questions with business degree program knowledge. Learn more today.
October 10, 2012
Top Reasons for a Master’s in Project Management
Project Managers have for many years existed in the structure of businesses around the globe, but have gone without their own formal advanced training. As the field establishes itself, what are the top ten reasons to pursue a Master’s in Project Management?
October 10, 2012
Do It Now: Four Tips For Breaking Through Procrastination
Putting something off? Don’t beat yourself up: everyone procrastinates sometimes. Here’s a four-step process you can use to stop putting off today what should have been done yesterday.
October 10, 2012
AIU Career Services Hosts Roundtable Discussion at Annual Midwest Criminal Justice Conference
On Friday September 28th, AIU Career Services Employer Development Manager, Jeff Shoemaker, hosted a highly successful roundtable discussion at the annual Midwest Criminal Justice Conference in Chicago.
October 09, 2012
What You Can Learn from a Network Administration Degree
Interested in pursuing career opportunities in Information Technology? It’s a good idea: IT is a rapidly-evolving, fast-paced field that can offer exciting career path options. Find out more about the duties and training involved in network administration.
October 09, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Earn a Bachelor’s in Accounting
Those with a head for numbers and math might find that a career in accounting is a great option for them to pursue. But why should they attain an accounting degree? Consider these ten reasons to earn a Bachelor’s in Accounting.
October 08, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration
What Are the Top Ten Reasons to Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree? In deciding what degree is best, students need guidance to help them determine which degree will best serve them in the future?
October 05, 2012
Top 10 Reasons to Get an MBA
Those working in the business sector of the economy often must decide if there is value in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA). There are a lot of factors to consider when determining if an MBA is worth the effort.
October 05, 2012
Online Degree Program Checklist
Interested in pursuing an online college degree? Not all online colleges are created equally. Here’s a checklist of things you should look for when narrowing down online colleges for your degree program.
October 04, 2012
What to Consider When Pursuing a Master’s in Project Management
As the field of business and economies around the world advance and change over time, different degrees are viewed as being more important to employers. The field of project management is one that has existed in business for years, but specific project management degree programs are still quite young.
October 04, 2012
AIU Atlanta Holds Event for Lambda Alpha Epsilon Chapter
On September 20, the AIU Atlanta Campus Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) held a special event for their graduating students within the Criminal Justice program.
October 03, 2012
What to Consider When Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Finance
The trend of employers looking for specific details when hiring finance employees is expected to continue in 2012. Individuals need to keep these factors, and others, in mind when considering the pursuit of a Bachelor’s in Finance.
October 03, 2012
AIU Cares Closes in on Charity Goal
AIU Cares, the AIU philanthropy committee that started in AIU Atlanta, is doing its part to fight breast cancer. The team has already raised $33,089.85 towards their $35,000 goal for the Atlanta Susan G. Komen 3-Day™, which will be held October 19-21, 2012.
October 03, 2012
How Alumni Mentors Can Improve The College Experience
College is hard. Every college student needs a support network to provide encouragement, guidance, and accountability on his or her journey. This is where a student or alumni mentor comes in.
October 02, 2012
What to Consider before Pursuing a Master of Accounting
Before investing the time and money in pursuing a Master of Accounting, students and professionals need to stop and consider a few factors that come into play during their decision-making process.
October 02, 2012
12 Easy Ways to Boost Your Professional Image
Looking for ways to improve your professional opportunities? Here are 12 tips from AIU to boost your professional image and improve your networking skills.
October 01, 2012
AIU Named a 2013 Top Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine
American InterContinental University (AIU) was named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine in this year’s survey of higher education institutions. AIU has been named to the list every year since the inception of the special acknowledgement by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
October 01, 2012
5 Tips on How to Retain Information
Studying for college exams and tests involves a lot of reading and memorization. Learn how to retain information and improve concentration with these 5 tips.
October 01, 2012
What to Consider when Choosing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration
People with a bachelor's degree in business administration have several career options to choose from. Factors included in the decision-making process will vary in importance depending on the individual. The order in which these factors are presented below won’t carry the same weight with each individual.
October 01, 2012
A Checklist for Choosing the Right Business Degree
Wondering which business degree could be for you? Consult AIU’s checklist to help you choose an Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration.
September 28, 2012
What to Consider Before Pursuing a Bachelor of Accounting
Before enrolling in any sort of a program, such as a Bachelor of Accounting, there are a number of factors that each individual should consider.
September 28, 2012
AIU Atlanta Holds Dean's List Ceremony
AIU Atlanta celebrated student success with the Fall 2012 Dean’s List Honors Reception. Held in the AIU Atlanta Student Center, the ceremony honored 28 undergraduate students, with seven additional students ushers providing assistance.
September 28, 2012
Business: The Most Popular Online Degree
Are you considering a future in business? Learn why business is the most popular online degree, and check out AIU’s dynamic Business degree programs.
September 27, 2012
An Olympic Experience - Guest Article
AIU London business student Rome Lytton describes his experience attending the Olympics as an American living in London.
September 27, 2012
What to Consider before Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Marketing
In order to pursue most entry-level jobs in the field of marketing, individuals need to earn a degree in marketing. A Bachelor’s in Marketing is an example of a degree that can help students on the road to a potential career in marketing.
September 27, 2012
Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Considering your opportunities as an entrepreneur? Start enhancing your skills at the ACBSP accredited AIU Business degree program. Contact us today.
September 26, 2012
Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Major
Planning to pursue a college degree? Here are five guiding questions to ask when deciding which field to enroll in.
September 26, 2012
AIU South Florida Professor Thomas Demos Honored at Film Screening
Professor Thomas (Tommy) Demos, Lead Faculty of Media Production at AIU South Florida, was honored at the 24 Hour Film Race Gala Screening in Brooklyn, New York on September 15, for his short film, "Poacher."
September 26, 2012
What to Consider before Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Information Technology
Those who are technically savvy should consider enrolling in a Bachelor’s in Information Technology program to enhance their education and help open the door to exciting jobs in the field of IT.
September 26, 2012
Good Business Starts with Good Body Language
Wondering how you can improve your business skills? Conduct better business with good body language.
September 25, 2012
Jobs for Graduates with a Bachelor of Accounting
Entering the workforce upon graduation from college can seem overwhelming. After four or more years of classroom study it is time to put all the knowledge gained to the test in the real world. A Bachelor’s in Accounting is the minimum requirement for many accounting positions.
September 25, 2012
3 Major IT Threats to Watch for in 2012
While it may seem as if Information Technology (IT) has expanded as much as it possibly can, IT is actually becoming even more critical to the way we do business and socialize. It’s also becoming increasingly vulnerable on a number of different fronts. Here are three IT threats to watch for in 2012.
September 25, 2012
CCNA Certification Apps Review
Looking for study helpers as you prepare for the CCNA certification? Take a look at AIU’s review of CCNA apps that can help as you get ready for the test.
September 24, 2012
What to Consider before Pursuing an MBA Degree
Business degrees are among the most popular chosen by college students each year. Many students will face the difficult decision of determining if it is a good idea for them to pursue an advanced business degree, such as a Master of Business Administration, after completing an undergraduate degree.
September 23, 2012
10 Reasons to Start School
Should you pursue your future by attending a degree program? Read the top 10 reasons to start school. AIU can help you make a decision about your future.
September 22, 2012
How to Handle 5 Awkward Interview Questions
Job interviews can be nerve-wracking.One thing to prepare yourself for is what to do if the interviewer’s questions turn personal.
September 21, 2012
Career Paths for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration
With so many students heading into the job market the question is bound to arise, “what types of career paths are waiting for those with a Bachelor of Business Administration?” While everyone’s experience varies, a business degree offers college graduates a variety of options in terms of jobs and careers.
September 20, 2012
Jobs for a Graduate with a Bachelor’s in Information Technology
Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Information Technology may find numerous types of jobs they can pursue upon completion of a degree program. There is a need for IT professionals in a number of areas within the field of business.
September 19, 2012
Jobs for Bachelor in Marketing Graduates
Students graduating from college don’t always think ahead to consider the jobs that they can pursue based upon their degree. Those who pursue business-related degrees, such as a Bachelor’s in Marketing, may find that a variety of positions in different fields of business are open to them.
September 19, 2012
Reasons to Consider a Master’s Degree
While earning a master’s degree could make you more attractive to some employers as a job candidate, it represents a major commitment of time, effort, and financial investment. Here are a few reasons you should consider taking the master’s degree plunge.
September 18, 2012
Is an Online Degree Right for Me?
If you're considering continuing your education, chances are you've seen and heard a lot about online degrees. But is online learning right for you? That depends on your learning style and whether or not you can fit a traditional on-campus education into your busy life.
September 18, 2012
Why (And How) To Research A Company Before You Interview
Learn why every job interviewee should take time to perform research about the organization they’re interviewing with.
September 18, 2012
Jobs for a Bachelor in Finance Graduate
There are a variety of jobs in the business and financial sectors of the economy. Best of all, many of these are rewarding positions that require a Bachelor’s degree as the minimum to pursue an entry level position.
September 17, 2012
Careers with a Master of Accounting Degree
There are plenty of accounting career fields available that offer challenging work experience, but some of the best positions available to accountants can be attained by those who have completed a Master of Accounting program.
September 14, 2012
5 Reasons College Students Should Make Time For Exercise
Scientific evidence is piling up that shows regular exercise provides important cognitive benefits that could make your scholarly efforts a little less taxing. Here are five reasons college students should make time to exercise.
September 14, 2012
Careers for Bachelor’s in Information Technology Graduates
Information technology has become one of the most critical career fields in the 21st century economy. Graduates from Bachelor’s in Information Technology might not realize the variety of career fields available to them when they graduate.
September 13, 2012
Who Hires People with a Master’s in Project Management?
Those employed in the field of project management are part of a very diverse career field that offers jobs in a multitude of sectors within the economy. This leads many to wonder, who hires people with a Master’s in Project Management?
September 12, 2012
Careers for Master of Business Administration Graduates
Many college students pursuing a business degree have dreams of landing a job as a top executive in a major corporation. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely regarded as an extra credential that can apply to one of these positions, but what are the true career options for those with an MBA?
September 12, 2012
What Else Can You Do With An M.Ed Degree?
Teaching is currently a somewhat precarious career path, thanks to ongoing education budget shortfalls in many states and cities. This article, presented by American InterContinental University, looks at what other career opportunities an M.Ed. degree holder could be qualified to compete for after graduation.
September 11, 2012
If you’re looking for ways to commemorate 9/11 this year, AIU has resources and ideas for you. Follow the nationwide 9/11 Day movement with other students.
September 11, 2012
Who Hires People with a Bachelor’s in Marketing?
The marketing field has changed drastically during the first decade of the 21st century. A bachelor’s in Marketing is often the first step toward a fulfilling career, but who is hiring people with this degree?
September 10, 2012
Who Hires People with a Bachelor’s in Finance?
While many degrees are specialized in areas such as Public Accounting, Criminal Justice, or Civil Law, there are other degrees like a Bachelor’s in Finance that can open the door to a variety of types of careers in various sectors of the economy.
September 09, 2012
Effective Crisis Management
A crisis can cause significant disruption and damage to an organization. But effective management of crises can preserve operational continuity and restore normal service as quickly as possible, limiting the damage to a company’s reputation and bottom line.
September 07, 2012
What is a Bachelor’s in Marketing?
A Bachelor’s in Marketing degree provides individuals with a well-rounded education that allows them to refine their raw skills in marketing to help them succeed in the world of business.
September 06, 2012
What is a Bachelor’s in Information Technology?
A Bachelor’s in Information Technology is one way for students to help prepare themselves for a career in the field of IT. Find helpful information and relevant information and resources on the AIU blog.
September 05, 2012
What is a Master’s in Project Management?
Earning a degree in project management can open the door to a number of different positions in various sectors of the industry such as information technology, construction and engineering manager.
September 04, 2012
What is a Bachelor’s in Finance?
Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Finance is not an easy task for every student. Before enrolling in a finance program students should consider the following information about a Bachelor’s in Finance.
September 03, 2012
Student Guide to Fashion Week
Are you an aspiring fashion professional? Learn from the best by tracking fashion week. Follow AIU’s student guide to the fashion event of the year.
September 03, 2012
When the World is Your Classroom
Are some places better learning environments than others? This article looks at the pros and cons of a few different places online learners can go to study.
August 31, 2012
What Can I do with a Bachelors in Information Technology?
IT is a growing career field. Learn what job opportunities and career paths you can pursue after graduating with bachelor’s degree in information technology.
August 31, 2012
A Focus Within Your Business Major: Specialized Degrees
Business degrees are popular, and with good reason. Nearly every organization can use someone with the versatile skills taught in a business degree program, regardless of the organization’s industry sector.
August 30, 2012
What Can I do with a Bachelor’s in Finance?
Ideally those with a knack for working with numbers will obtain a Bachelor’s in Finance, but there is a question that remains for them. What can I do with a Bachelor’s in Finance?
August 29, 2012
Who Hires People with a Master of Accounting?
Whether an accounting student is continuing directly from their undergraduate education or returning to school after a few years in the workforce, the biggest concern they should have is what industries currently or traditionally hire those with a Master’s in Accounting. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are four main kind of accountants.
August 28, 2012
AIU Houston’s Alaska Study Tour
Cruising past glaciers and watching whales from the deck of a cruise ship are just two of the many highlights of the AIU Houston Alaska Study Tour.
August 28, 2012
Who Hires People with a Master in Business Administration?
An MBA degree has long been viewed as a valuable tool in helping college graduates climb the corporate ladder to reach new positions. This article explores a few examples of industries hiring students graduating from Master in Business Administration programs.
August 27, 2012
Who Hires People with a Bachelor’s in Accounting?
Students graduation from a Bachelor of Accounting degree program may be aware of some of the specific jobs available to them, but few are aware of the wider ranging industries in which those positions are available.
August 24, 2012
Jobs for a Master's Degree in Project Management
A variety of jobs types are available to the person who has an MBA in project management. While everyone’s experience may vary, graduates of a Master's program generally start out in entry-level positions and raise through the ranks once they prove that they can efficiently put the skills they learned in school into practice in a real-world job experience.
August 23, 2012
AIU Atlanta Sponsors 2012 Delta Civil Rights Weekend
AIU is proud to have been one of the sponsors and participants in the many activities associated with the 2012 Delta Civil Rights Game Weekend that were held in Atlanta, Georgia on 17 & 18 August 2012.
August 23, 2012
How Do I Get a Bachelor of Accounting?
Individuals who are gifted when it comes to mathematics and crunching numbers should consider a career in accounting, but how would they go about earning a Bachelor in Accounting?
August 22, 2012
Who Hires People with a Bachelor of Business Administration?
Students currently studying business administration, and recent graduates, should know there are a variety of industries hiring program graduates. Everyone’s experiences are different, but generally the following industries are some of the biggest employers of those with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
August 21, 2012
What is a Master in Accounting?
Those individuals wishing to take on increased responsibilities and advance to management positions will need to earn a Master in Accounting. What exactly a Master in Accounting entails may be a mystery to some, but those looking to advance as accountants need to know what to expect heading into this graduate program.
August 20, 2012
What is a Bachelor of Accounting?
A Bachelor of Accounting degree is a quality post-secondary program for students entering college to consider, especially those who enjoy mathematics. But what exactly can students expect from the degree program?
August 17, 2012
What Can I Do With a Master of Business Administration?
Business is one of the most complex and wide-ranging economic industries available. An MBA can apply to a number of fields because students can learn specialized skills.
August 16, 2012
What Can I Do With a Bachelor of Business Administration?
While some degree programs are highly specialized and lead to a narrow career path, there are other programs that can be used by graduates in a variety of industries. A Bachelor of Business Administration is a good example of a degree that can provide graduates with a wide range of choices after graduation.
August 15, 2012
What Can I do with a Master of Accounting?
The Master of Accounting degree is a common graduate degree for those in the field to earn to help enhance their skills. The following are examples of career advancement opportunities that may be pursued by those with a Master of Accounting, and extensive professional experience.
August 14, 2012
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Accounting?
Those earning a Bachelor of Accounting degree can find that their degree applies to a number of fields in business and finance, each with different roles and duties. Here are a few examples of fields pursued by graduates with an accounting degree.
August 13, 2012
Ethernet in Computer Networking
Ethernet functions as a type of computer network. A network can be a Wide Area Network (WAN) or a Local Area Network (LAN). But how is an Ethernet network different from other LAN connections?
August 10, 2012
AIU Online Announces New eBook Reader
Starting with the August 20th session, all AIU Online eBooks will be read in the CourseSmart eBook reader, providing a new and improved reading experience.
August 10, 2012
How Do I Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing?
While an Associate’s degree may open the door to entry level positions in marketing, a Bachelor’s degree in marketing is a good way for individuals to receive relevant training they need in the field of marking.
August 09, 2012
What Is a Master of Business Administration?
There are a number of business related degree programs that students can complete to prepare themselves for a career in the corporate world. One degree program has come to be regarded by many as the preferred degree for candidates to hold, the Master of Business Administration.
August 07, 2012
How Do I Get a Bachelor’s Degree in IT?
Anyone interested in a career in IT needs to assess their abilities and potential positions they would qualify for in the future. There are a number of IT related degrees available at the Bachelor’s level, making it important for students to ensure they pursue the degree that could compliment their preferred future career
August 07, 2012
IT Tips for Protecting Your WiFi
Do you suspect that someone is using your WiFi without permission? Wireless Internet squatters can slow down your Internet service and corrupt your devices. Follow these guidelines to protect your WiFi network.
August 06, 2012
2012 Olympics: An AIU London Perspective
This summer has been “the” summer to be in London. Starting off with the Queen’s Jubilee in June, followed shortly after with the Euro 2012 games; by the time the Olympics rolled around this July those living in London were almost comfortable with the idea of an influx of 1 million more visitors to the capital.
August 06, 2012
How Do I Get a Bachelor of Business Administration?
There are plenty of resources available to help students decide which degree program is right for them. Those interested in the general field of business may be considering a Bachelor of Business Administration, but may be unsure how to earn this degree.
August 03, 2012
How Do I Get a Master of Business Administration?
Those interested in widening their career aspirations may still be well served earning an MBA degree, but how do they go about earning that diploma? The answer to that question will vary from student to student.
August 02, 2012
Learn What NOT to Do in Ben Stein’s How to Ruin Your Life
Check out Ben Stein’s How to Ruin Your Life to find out what you should not do.
August 02, 2012
How Do I Get a Master’s Degree in Project Management?
The field of project management is an example of a career field in which individuals are served by earning a Master’s degree. But what steps can individuals take to earn a Master’s Degree in Project Management?
August 02, 2012
How to Study Outdoors - and Stay Focused - This Summer
Are you hoping to spend some of your summer study time outdoors? Summer classes are in session, so follow these tips to help you stay focused while enjoying the weather.
August 01, 2012
Ben Stein's Little Book of Bulletproof Investing
Learn who and what to invest in from The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth.
August 01, 2012
AIU Celebrates Graduate and Alumni Success
The American InterContinental University (AIU) Alumni Association gathered on Friday, July 27th, to celebrate alumni and graduate success at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in downtown Chicago.
August 01, 2012
How Do I Get a Master’s Degree in Accounting?
In many companies, public and private, accountants can pursue an entry level job with a Bachelor’s degree. However, moving up in the business world as an accountant often requires a Master’s degree. How does one go about earning a Master’s degree in accounting?
July 31, 2012
How Do I Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance?
Breaking into the field of finance requires an educational background in finance and business. There are a number of ways an individual can earn the degree they need to pursue a finance job, each one unique to the needs and career goals of each individual.
July 30, 2012
Tips for Keeping Your Resume Up-To-Date
Are you looking for ways to improve your resume? Here are some tips for keeping your resume up-to-date and ready for your next opportunity.
July 26, 2012
AIU Online Publishes First Issue of Student Newsletter
AIU Online students now have another way to stay connected with their University thanks to a new quarterly newsletter, Serious U News.
July 25, 2012
10 Things You Should Do Before Graduation
Now is the time to quell any worries you have about your post-graduate life by getting prepared, and you can get started with the following 10 things you should do before graduation.
July 24, 2012
AIU Atlanta Launches New Peer Mentoring Program
In July, 2012, AIU Atlanta launched a new "Peer to Peer" Mentoring Program to help new students transition into college.
July 24, 2012
What Can I do with a Master in Project Management?
A Master in Project Management is one of the most versatile degrees a college student could earn. There are a number of fields that may now be searching for project management professionals.
July 24, 2012
Businesses and Open Source Software
Are you wondering about the business advantages of open source software? Many businesses see the benefits of this modifiable software coding and use it to their advantage.
July 23, 2012
AIU Announces Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
AIU is proud to announce the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Felipe Aguiar.
July 22, 2012
What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing?
For those struggling to wrap their heads around just how Bachelor of Marketing degree can be used there is hope. An extremely versatile program, a Bachelor of Marketing degree can lead students into a variety of different career fields upon graduation.
July 20, 2012
Guest Article: Looking Back at My AIU Graduation
R. D. Alexander, an AIU Atlanta graduate, shares her inspiring story of completing her degree despite the obstacles life put before her.
July 19, 2012
Who Hires People with a Bachelor in IT?
IT Technology services are an important part of a business. Find out what types of businesses hire the new generation of professionals with a bachelor's degree in IT.
July 18, 2012
Jobs for a Bachelor of Business Administration
What kinds of jobs are available to someone with a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree? Find out in this article.
July 17, 2012
What is a Bachelor of Business Administration?
Each year as spring turns to summer millions of American teenagers prepare to take one of the biggest steps of their life, moving from high school to college. A popular choice for many students is to choose a Bachelor’s degree in the field of business. But what does a Bachelor of Business Administration generally entail?
July 16, 2012
Horizontal vs. Vertical Markets in Business
Businesses can be placed into two kinds of markets: horizontal and vertical. Both are vital for marketing and company-building purposes. Here are some ways to differentiate horizontal markets from vertical markets and understand how you can use them.
July 13, 2012
AIU London Fashion Event Gains Media Attention
The AIU London Fashion Collections Show continues to garner media attention a month later. Check out some of the great website and blog coverage the show has received to date.
July 11, 2012
Improve Study Habits
Are you looking for ways to improve your study habits? Knowing your intelligence type can help improve your studying. Follow these tips to identify your intelligence type and improve your study habits accordingly.
July 11, 2012
Using Press Releases in Business
You want your business to be covered in the news, and you’ve heard that press releases are a good way to get your name out there. But when is the right time and occasion to write a press release?
July 10, 2012
Local Storage vs. Cloud Storage
Not sure how to back up your important data? Learn some of the best methods and practices in this article from AIU.
July 09, 2012
Who Military Students Should Follow on Twitter
Twitter is a tremendous resource for military and veteran students. In this article from AIU, discover who military students should follow on Twitter.
July 06, 2012
Celebrate Your Love for IT on These Technology Holidays
No matter how much you appreciate technology, there’s no doubt that it affects your daily life. So why not celebrate technology once in a while?
July 05, 2012
Careers with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing
Learn what career and job opportunities you can pursue with the skill and knowledge you gain by earning a bachelors in marketing.
July 04, 2012
Little-Known Facts about Independence Day
Discover some little-known facts about Independence Day as we prepare to celebrate the birth of America.
July 03, 2012
Tips for Balancing Work, Play, and School
Organize your busy life by learning how to balance work, play and school. Contact AIU to start one of our rewarding degree programs.
July 02, 2012
Jobs for a Masters of Business Administration
A master’s degree in business administration, commonly known as an MBA, opens up many career possibilities for students who went the extra mile in their higher education path.
June 29, 2012
Careers with Masters in Project Management
Project management methodologies are widely recognized and used worldwide. Learn about the wide variety of careers one can pursue with a Masters in Project Management.
June 27, 2012
How to be an Outstanding Professional
The business world is competitive. When it comes to setting yourself apart from the competition, you need to have more than just knowledge of the industry.
June 26, 2012
Career Paths for a Bachelors Degree in Finance
Learn what job and career options you can pursue with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, and find the right finance career for your interest and background.
June 25, 2012
Wearable Computers: The Next Big Trend in IT?
According to a report published by Forrester, a global research and advisory firm, wearable computers will enter the market at a large scale within the next year or two. Discover the future of wearable computers in this article.
June 22, 2012
June Fashion Design Holidays
Develop your skills in a hands-on setting with focused instruction. Learn more about the Fashion Design degree program at AIU. Contact us.
June 21, 2012
Looking Back at Facebook's $1 Billion Purchase of Instagram
Discover what Facebook’s purchase of Instagram reveals about the business world. Learn more about business practices by pursuing a degree in Business at AIU.
June 20, 2012
What Does Leadership Really Mean in Business?
Find out what leadership areally means — and why you need it. Prepare for new opportunities by pursuing a business degree program at AIU.
June 19, 2012
Photos from AIU South Florida Graduation Ceremony
On June 1st, 2012, AIU South Florida held graduation commencement ceremonies at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photos from the ceremomy.
June 18, 2012
AIU Atlanta Designated a Cisco Networking Academy
American InterContinental University’s (AIU) Atlanta campus has a membership agreement with Cisco to offer a comprehensive 21st century learning experience to help students develop skills to design, build, and manage networks, as well as enhance professional skills such as problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking.
June 17, 2012
Ben Stein: Economist, Lawyer, Publisher...Commencement Speaker?
Whether you know him as the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off or that dry yet quirky Visine guy, Ben Stein is sure to bring some unique flavor to this summer's AIU Graduation Ceremony at Navy Pier.
June 15, 2012
AIU Atlanta Library Director to Co-Present at International Conference
Heather Dray, Director of Library and Information Resources at AIU Atlanta, will co-present at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy.
June 14, 2012
AIU Houston Celebrates 2012 Graduation Commencement
AIU Houston celebrated graduation on June 8th, 2012 with over 280 graduates walking the stage and more than 2000 guests looking on.
June 13, 2012
Meet the Finalists of the AIU Voice Competition
The final round of The AIU Voice competition will be held Wednesday, June 13 at the Campus Support Center dining area from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 15 and will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the July 28th graduation ceremony.
June 13, 2012
AIU London Students Shine at 2012 Fashion Collections Show
On Brick Lane, East London, on 30th May, AIU London held its annual Fashion Collections Show, featuring fashion marketing and design student projects.
June 12, 2012
Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Takes Off At AIU Houston
The installation of Mu Epsilon Co-Chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) Honor Society and the induction of its first set of members were held at the campus of American InterContinental University, Houston, on Friday June 1, 2012.
June 11, 2012
Career Paths with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting
A Bachelors Degree in Accounting is an excellent way to start your career. Learn what job opportunities and career paths you can pursue after you get your degree.
June 05, 2012
Eight Finalists Announced in AIU Voice Competition
On May 30, 2012, 24 AIU Online staff members fought to win the opportunity to sing the national anthem at AIU Online’s July 28th graduation ceremony at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
June 04, 2012
AIU Atlanta Faculty Member Selected for National Publication
A national literary publication, the Shakespeare Bulletin, recently selected an article by AIU Atlanta General Education faculty member Jennifer Hartshorn for publication in its Summer 2012 edition.
June 01, 2012
AIU South Florida Announces Summer Seminars
This summer, AIU South Florida is offering a series of workshops and seminars on a variety of topics to students and members of the community.
May 31, 2012
The Bilingual Brain: Why Foreign Language Fluency Can Make You Smarter
It’s no secret that in today's multicultural society, knowing more than one language has positive career implications, but other effects for learning are now being illuminated.
May 30, 2012
The Facilitating Professor: How Online Education is Changing Pedagogy
Learning in the digital age means student input is no longer optional or passive. As a result, instructors are gaining new skills of their own.
May 29, 2012
Freelancers Find Co-Working Trend Inviting
Adapting to changes in the economy, professionals are acquiring new skills and working for themselves – but not in isolation.
May 25, 2012
Remembering Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day: The Other “One Percent”
AIU Director of Military Relations Richard Kennedy discusses the history of Memorial Day and what it means to modern Americans.
May 24, 2012
Master of Business Administration Salary Breakdown
Learn what the starting salary for Master of Business Administration degree looks like, and see what factors can influences your post MBA salary.
May 22, 2012
AIU Houston Hosts Successful Faculty Art Show
AIU Houston hosted a successful art show and reception on May 17th, highlighting the talent of several visual communications faculty members. The exhibit will remain on display through June 12.
May 18, 2012
AIU London Business Department Hosts Guest Lecturer Ed Barton
On April 26th, the business department at AIU London received a visit from the branch manager of Marylebone’s local Waitrose, Ed Barton.
May 17, 2012
AIU London Visual Communication Department Holds Career Event
On April 11th, 2012, AIU held a career event for students that are concerned/curious in life after college. The speakers included Andrew Penketh, Graham Proctor and Sally Bell.
May 16, 2012
Jobs for a Master's in Accounting?
People who love numbers, finance, business, and law often gravitate towards Masters in Accounting or even Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. This is a chance to further one’s understanding of business and to explore different career options. Accounting is more than simply adding up numbers...
May 15, 2012
AIU Houston Faculty Member Receives HWCC Teacher of the Year Award
Mr. Ali Falahat, Full time faculty in general education at AIU Houston was the recipient of a prestigious Christa McAuliffe Teacher of the Year award from the Houston West Chamber of Commerce at its 21st annual Teacher Of the Year awards ceremony.
May 14, 2012
AIU Sponsors Virtual Chief Learning Officer Symposium
On May 8 and 9, 2012, AIU sponsored the Virutal Edition of the Chief Learning Officer Symposium, showcasing the university's professional development and degree offerings.
May 11, 2012
AIU Atlanta Honors Mother's Day
AIU Atlanta administration honored faculty and staff mothers on Thursday, May 10th with an early Mothers' Day surprise.