September 04, 2015
September 02, 2015
August 31, 2015
August 28, 2015
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 25, 2014
3 Ways a LinkedIn Recommendation Helps Your Career Search
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.