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
Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Chicago Sun-Times will lead a session at the 2017 Writers’ Workshops, sponsored by National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program.
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
Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., has joined NLU as director of the Applied Behavior Analysis program.
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
By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services, National Louis University
You just blew the employers away with your expertise and skills from your final interview. You are offered the position, just as long as the employer can contact and speak with your references. References are an important piece in the interview process because they can validate what candidates have placed on their resumes. To ensure this step doesn’t interfere with your offer, follow these seven rules regarding your references. Continue reading
In a flourish of creativity at National Louis University, 10 students are seeing their writing shaped by actors and directors and expressed on the stage.
Three of them have written screenplays that touch on themes such as coping with adversity, struggles in relationships and trying to overcome the odds. Two others have written plays about how historical events touch people’s lives and finding strength amidst challenging circumstances. All will be presented as staged readings by actors on stage. Continue reading
NLU and Morton College stakeholders discuss the Computer Information Systems program the HSI STEM grant will make possible.
In the future, National Louis University students will design and build software, thwart hackers, use a mobile-first approach to web design, create virtual worlds and smash barriers in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
It’s all coming about as the HSI STEM Program gears up to start its work at National Louis University. The U.S. Department of Education awarded HSI grant funds to NLU a few months ago, and NLU is hiring staff to direct the program. Its overall goal is to increase Latino students in STEM fields, and staff have begun creating a new undergraduate program in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at NLU. Continue reading
Mark Doyle will launch and lead NLU’s M.S. in Human Services Management program.
No matter which part of the growing human services field people work in — child welfare, aging, mental health, homelessness, intellectual disabilities or others — they have specific skill sets such as social worker or substance abuse counselor.
As the human services field expands, more such professionals are getting promoted into management. But they lack the skill set needed for administration, and consequently many get frustrated, and often fail. For this reason, National Louis University is launching the Master of Science in Human Services Management program, slated to start in Fall 2017. Continue reading