On a recent Wednesday evening, seven students in a National Louis University classroom were scanning resumes of job candidates posted on the whiteboard. The students, all from the Pathways at NLU program, scribbled the positives and negatives of each candidate on sticky notes. Two adult volunteers, both working professionals, guided them through an exercise in which the students had to act as hiring managers, deciding which of the fictitious job candidates to contact for an interview. Continue reading
Seeing babies, toddlers and children at holiday gatherings and family parties can be delightful—until they start crying or acting out, which can deflate holiday cheer quicker than the Grinch.
With a little planning and resourcefulness, National Louis University faculty Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., says you can help the little ones, as well as the grandparents and uncles, enjoy the party and make wonderful memories. Continue reading
As students and alumni of NLU’s M.S. in Written Communication program listened to a panel of celebrity writers at the program’s annual MOSAIC party Oct. 23, emcee Marjie Killeen asked the panel a question that almost had them at a loss for words.
Almost, but not quite. Continue reading
Ever since she was a five-year-old living in Poland and watching American Westerns on television, Ewelina Duda knew she wanted to be a police officer.
“I was a little shy, but I knew I wanted to be the sheriff,” recalled Duda, who took the Chicago Police Department exam last year, got accepted as a police recruit and entered the Chicago Police Academy in August. Continue reading
By Amoni Reynolds, Graduate Assistant in Office of Student Experience
Whether you’re starting college for the first time or returning, it’s helpful to initiate good habits now and put things in perspective. In this upcoming year, we want you to flourish and enjoy the journey toward your degree. Start with these six easy tips and ways to succeed in college.
- Get Organized
Organization is key to academic success. Knowing when you have papers and projects due is important for passing coursework and keeping up with your grades. Having the syllabus handy will allow you to plan ahead and give yourself the proper time to complete all assignments and get good grades. Continue reading
If you’re a writer or aspiring writer, inspiration from professional scribes can provide literary caffeine to energize your writing. Join five engaging Chicago journalists and/or writers, who will get you charged up on Sat. July 15 and Sat. July 22 at National Louis University’s Writers’ Workshops. Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Sun-Times, author of “Escape from Nigeria,” will present a workshop July 15 on “Sharing Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary People.” Rick Kogan of the Tribune will also present “Creating Captivating Profiles” on that day. Continue reading
Have you considered a rewarding career working with children on the autism spectrum and people with various other conditions which can be helped with applied behavior analysis?
National Louis University is launching Master of Science (M.S.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to meet growing employment demand for credentialed behavior analysts. Students may enroll now for the program’s Fall 2017 start. Continue reading
By: Christine Andrelczyk, NLU Career Services Advisor
College is a busy time. Between classes, homework, and exams, it can be easy to lose sight of the ultimate reason for attending college in the first place: your career. With summer break on the horizon, you can take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the academic year and use your downtime to meet new people and build up your professional network. Nowadays, 70% of jobs are attained through networking, so be sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to start making valuable professional connections. Below are a few strategies you can use to build up your network while you’re still in school. Continue reading
If you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, you are on your way to protecting people in your community, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring that citizens enjoy their Constitutionally-granted freedoms and rights.
You can earn your Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree online or on campus at National Louis University, in order to prepare yourself for the many facets of this rewarding field. Continue reading
Some educators love teaching in the classroom, and others find themselves interested in the bigger picture of how their schools run, how well curriculum meets students’ needs and how the school fits into the district and community.
If you find yourself drawn to administration, consider becoming a school principal in Illinois. Principals provide critically important leadership and support that allows teachers to do their best work and maximizes opportunities for students to learn. Continue reading