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November 25, 2015
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.