5 Financial Planning Concepts to Help the 56% of U.S. Adults with No Budget

financial planning

Posted by Grantham University
February 21, 2017

Are you worried you may be stuck working well past retirement age? You’re not alone. And with good financial planning, you can be on your way to financial security, so you can spend your retirement years sipping Mai Tais on the beach rather than chained to a desk. And who …continued

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Answering that Familiar Question: Why Do I Need to Learn This?!

Need to Learn, Amy Smith

Posted by Amy Smith, Foundations Faculty Member
February 17, 2017

 Before we go any further, I need you to know that I have a great respect for learning. However, that respect was built up over time. There were moments of doubt and countless hours spent flummoxed by some of the subjects that I was forced to endure in grade school …continued

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Four Password Tips for the 47 Percent of Adults at Risk of Cyberthreats

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Posted by Grantham University
February 16, 2017

At the beginning of every year, tech companies release a list of information that tends to remain the same. You know what it is — a list of the most commonly used passwords. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, 47 percent of adults have had their personal information …continued

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4 Cybersecurity Skills that Can Help Prevent Computer Hacking

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Posted by Grantham University
February 15, 2017

Just like the cyberworld, the term “computer hacking” has evolved tremendously. It was initially used in the mid-1900s as a positive term to describe people who had an impressive mastery of computers.1 Now, it refers to the malicious and harmful changes made to computer software or hardware in order to …continued

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Resume Tip #1: How to Write a Targeted Resume Quickly

Resume Tip #1

Posted by Charles Stiles

Psst. I want to let you in on a little secret – a little resume tip. Even if you love your current job, it’s OK to keep your resume up-to-date. After all, you never know when that perfect job – your absolute dream job – might appear on your radar. …continued

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Cyber Security & the Future: A Guide to Cyber Security Jobs

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Posted by Grantham University
February 14, 2017

With more people relying on the internet for their daily needs, it’s no surprise that cyber security jobs are on the rise. Technology has created an interconnected, collaborative world that adds value, ease and fun to many areas of our life. But, with the added benefits of technology, also comes …continued

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Meet Raylein Jones: Current Grantham Student, Future Website Designer

raylein jones

Posted by Grantham University
February 13, 2017

Do you want to have the skills to be able to make a difference at your job? Perform better than you ever have before? Make positive suggestions that change the way the company works? Then Grantham University staff member and student, Raylein Jones, has some advice for you: get your …continued

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You don’t have to be a Project Manager to use your MBA-PM degree

Project Management

Posted by Hallie Rogers
February 9, 2017

Since the beginning of time, great examples of project management have permeated history – the creation of the Great Pyramid of Giza in 2570 BC, the building of the Great Wall of China in 208 BC, the construction of the world’s greatest baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, in 1916 (shameless plug, …continued

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How a Cyber Security Degree Can Jump Start Your Career

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Posted by Grantham University
February 8, 2017

Focus and Foresight. Preparation and problem-solving. Analytics and investigation. Details and Diagnoses. These are all qualities and skills you can learn and develop as you pursue a cyber security degree. Cybersecurity training from Grantham could be your first step into the booming information technology industry. Whether you are pursuing a …continued

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Are annual performance appraisals outdated?

Posted by David Marker, Ph.D.
February 7, 2017

The online article, “Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management” in the McKinsey Quarterly really had me thinking about performance appraisals. As a young manager, when our staff had grown to about 25 associates, I thought it was a good idea to implement annual performance appraisals. At the time, …continued

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3 Ways Human Resources Will be About the Employee in 2017

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Posted by Grantham University
February 3, 2017

With a new year comes new trends. From clothing to apps to the workplace, this upcoming year will bring with it a variety of changes. So, what does this mean for those entering the workforce? It means that the workplace is a rapidly changing environment, but it’s changing in a …continued

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From Foster Child to MBA Graduate: Meet Grantham Alumna September Wallace

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Posted by Grantham University
January 31, 2017

As an online student, you have the opportunity to connect with classmates from all over the country who each bring their unique points of view to the online classroom. Your classmates are all people who have taken a unique path to get to where they are in their online education …continued

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Meet Instructor Faith Bell: One of Our Highly Educated Life Changers

Faith Bell

Posted by Grantham University
January 26, 2017

Being an online student is much more than looking at a computer screen. You’re interacting with people from many different backgrounds, and can share and take in unique thoughts and perspectives. You’re taught by a group of “Life Changers” who are on the other side of the screen. At Grantham …continued

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Where Will Your Human Resources Career Path Lead You?

human resources career path

Posted by Grantham University
January 25, 2017

Your human resources career path could take you somewhere entirely different than somebody else who is also pursuing human resources. A human resources management degree could give you the skills and knowledge necessary to take your HR career to the next level. With skills pertaining to nearly every industry — …continued

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Five Strategies You’ll Learn from Our Online HR Management Program

online hr management

Posted by Grantham University
January 24, 2017

Human resources managers are important for the success of any business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “They oversee the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.”1 Without human resources, …continued

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Discover the strange but true history of Inauguration Day

Posted by Mark Olson
January 20, 2017

A president becomes empowered as president, not on Election Day, or even after the Electoral votes are counted, but on Inauguration Day after they are administered the oath of office (Article II of the U.S. Constitution). On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated in New York City as our …continued

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Want a Successful Human Resources Career? Master the Art of Monotasking.

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Posted by Grantham University
January 19, 2017

For a long time, you have probably been repeatedly told how important it is to master the art of multi-tasking. Balancing multiple projects at one time and keeping your attention on everything at once is more productive, right? Not necessarily. In a study published in 2014, it was found that …continued

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Why You Should Consider an Online Master’s in Information Technology

online master's in information technology

Posted by Grantham University
January 10, 2017

We live in a digital age. Technology is crucial to our daily lives and our dependency on technology is only growing with each passing day. There is a demand for workers who can maintain the security of the technology we rely on and who can continue to develop and progress …continued

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions to Reach Your Career Goals

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Posted by Grantham University
January 6, 2017

The new year is here. And regardless of whether you are nearing the end of your academic journey or only recently started your first week of classes, it is never too early to start taking steps toward your career goals. Instead of making resolutions you will probably only keep for …continued

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Celebrating Grantham’s 66th Year in Higher Education

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Posted by Grantham University
January 5, 2017

On January 2, 1951, WWII Veteran Donald Grantham founded Grantham University to provide war veterans with an opportunity to continue their education in an affordable and flexible way. Sixty-six years later, Donald Grantham’s legacy continues. Higher education has changed significantly since 1951, and Grantham has embraced the change. We decided …continued

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Three Reasons Why a Master’s in Information Technology Will Help Your Career

masters in information technology

Posted by Grantham University
December 22, 2016

Whether you want to be the computer systems analyst of an enterprise, an application developer for a small business or a consultant who sets your own hours, the master’s in information technology degree program at Grantham University is the first step toward advancing your career. This degree program emphasizes the …continued

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The Advantages of Cloud Computing for Holiday Shopping

advantages of cloud computing

Posted by Grantham University
December 20, 2016

How often do you hear someone say, without using a sarcastic tone, “The crowds, traffic and packed parking lots are the reasons I love spending time holiday shopping.” Probably not very often. Holiday shopping, specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has become a huge opportunity for retailers, with over $5.5 …continued

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Meet Dr. Steven Verrone: Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

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Posted by Grantham University
December 13, 2016

At Grantham University, we want to give our students the education they deserve. That wouldn’t be possible without the faculty and staff who make the institution a worthwhile school at which to receive an education. With people such as Dr. Steven Verrone, an instructor for the Mark Skousen School of …continued

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Master These Five Qualities Before Starting Your Career in Criminal Justice

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Posted by Grantham University

What do patrol officers, legal assistants, probation officers, criminal investigators and legal secretaries all have in common? Well, not only do they all have careers in criminal justice1, they have jobs that require interaction with many people. According to an article on topcriminaljusticedegrees.org, “Criminal justice professionals work closely with team …continued

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Support the Troops with the Gift of Giving

support the troops

Posted by Grantham University
December 6, 2016

With each passing year, the holiday season seems to come up even more quickly than the year before. Before it’s even December 1st, holiday gifts are already planned and shopping has begun. But while you’re out shopping for family and friends, take a moment to remember the people farther from …continued

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Five Qualities You Need for a Career in the Criminal Justice Field

criminal justice field

Posted by Grantham University
November 30, 2016

Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career in the criminal justice field? While understanding the ins and outs of the criminal justice system is essential, there are some important qualities crucial to success as a criminal justice professional. For these professionals, who may have to work …continued

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The Gift of Giving: Grantham University’s Commitment to Serving Others

serving others

Posted by Grantham University
November 25, 2016

An article on usatoday.com states, “About 34 percent of all charitable giving is done in the last three months of the year. Of those donations, about 18 percent are given in December alone.”1 It should come as no surprise that serving others increases significantly during the holiday season. It is …continued

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Five Ways to Get Your Work-Life Balance Back this Thanksgiving

work-life balance

Posted by Grantham University
November 22, 2016

As a Grantham University student, you work hard to incorporate your online classes into your busy schedule. You find a way to complete your assignments between other obligations you have — your online education allows you to do that. Your education can fit into your schedule however you need it …continued

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The Many Options Open to You with a Criminal Justice Career

criminal justice career

Posted by Grantham University
November 21, 2016

 With a criminal justice career, every day you get to help the lives of others and serve those who are in need. These professionals work tirelessly to protect our streets, homes and country in a variety of ways. As a nation, we depend on these hard-working individuals to keep us …continued

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Meet Grantham Data Analyst Steve Kaestner: Committed to a Military-Friendly Workforce and Education

Military-Friendly

Posted by Grantham University
November 16, 2016

After 20 years and four deployments as a Section Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Grantham University Data Analyst Steve Kaestner understands first-hand the challenges that come with serving our country – not just on the front-line, but back home, as well. Finding the right career or job can be a …continued

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