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PH.D. OR ED.D.: WHICH DEGREE FITS YOUR CAREER GOALS

Posted by Jeffery Davis on Nov 10, 2017 1:00:36 PM

One of the most frequently asked questions from aspiring doctoral students is, “What is the difference between a Ph.D. program and a practitioner-based doctoral program like a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)?”

Knowing the differences between these two doctoral degrees will help prospective students make the best educational decision for their career goals. If a student is interested in higher education academics or scholarly research, a Ph.D. program will likely be the right fit. Those who are interested in executive management, administration, or consulting should consider a practitioner-based program.

Here are the objectives of both types of doctoral programs in education:

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Topics: PhD Degrees, College of Education, EdD Degrees, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

LIVING A LIFE OF SERVICE AS A VETERAN: SUPPORTING THE MILITARY IN MY LOCAL COMMUNITY

Posted by Al Rigual on Oct 23, 2017 6:43:43 PM

After 21 years of service in the Army, I became a veteran in 1997. I chose to dedicate the next chapter of my life to service as well, teaching leadership to high school students. So, I wore my uniform for an additional eight years, motivating and educating these young men and women to be better citizens.

Being in the military for so many years made me a better person and I’m proud to have served, and that makes me want to help others. The opportunities given to me have allowed me to advise others and help them navigate life better. When I became a faculty member at a high school, many respected me because of my background, but I was also able to become close to many of my students through mentoring.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education, Military to Civilian Transition

4 FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Oct 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Organizations recognize that skilled employees are their most valuable asset. They spend countless dollars on recruiting the right employee to fill their needs then, a short time later, the employee leaves to seek employment elsewhere.

Dr. Gary Covella, Trident Ph.D. in Business Administration alumnus (2017), titled his dissertation “Person-Job Fit and Person-Organization Fit Influence on Turnover Intention: A Mixed Model Approach.” This research study explores correlations between employee fit and whether firms have the capability to affect an employee’s intention to leave.

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Topics: Business Adminstration, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Alumni, Academic Publishing

SERVING IN THE MILITARY AS A SINGLE MOTHER – BALANCING LIFE AND CAREER

Posted by Deena Mullins on Oct 18, 2017 1:12:20 PM

We’re all faced with challenges in life, some greater than others. For me, it was balancing duties as a single mother and serving in the the United States Army. While my children were my number one priority, my career could not take a backseat.

As my children grew, so did my responsibilities in the Army. I was faced with promotions, the possibility of deployments, transfers, and much more – the same as my fellow service members. But no matter the situation, the well-being of my children was always at the top of my mind. They factored into every decision I had to make.

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Topics: Military, Military to Civilian Transition

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION ON THE JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Oct 6, 2017 5:09:31 PM

The strict, top-down command management method seems to have fallen out of favorin today’s workplace. The idea of one person at the top who has all the answers doesn’t fit with the diverse abilities, perspectives, education, and experience of the current workforce in many organizations.

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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Communication, Military to Civilian Transition

3 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEGINNING A DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Posted by Joseph Chan on Oct 4, 2017 3:08:42 PM

Starting a doctoral program is not a decision to be taken lightly. One must consider his or her career goals, personal interests, time, and finances prior to committing to this kind of program. However, the learning and development opportunities of these programs are both strenuous and rewarding - providing both a sense of achievement and the opportunity to contribute new learnings and practices to a given field.

Here are three things to consider before beginning a doctoral program:

1. Always be realistic about the workload
It would be tempting to get into a doctoral program and fantasize about walking across the stage and finally being able to be called a doctor, but there’s a lot to consider before getting to that point. It is essential to be well-prepared and understand the high expectations for students. For working professionals who also wish to fit a doctoral program into their schedules, it may be best to discuss your goals and expectations with the director of your desired program. At the doctoral level, a full-time schedule is one course.

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Topics: Online Learning, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees

WRITING IN APA STYLE: A GUIDE FOR STARTERS

Posted by Joseph Chan on Sep 26, 2017 4:40:44 PM

APA is an abbreviation of American Psychological Association and serves as a basic guideline for much of the writing done by Trident students. This format of writing is commonly used in the social sciences, education, and psychology fields. Students can expect to use this format at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. It may seem intimidating at first, but there are resources available to help simplify and better understand the process.

When writing papers in APA style, students should focus on four specific areas: title page, abstract, main body, and references. Some of the basics of formatting includes one-inch margins, 12-point font, text that is double-spaced, and Times New Roman as the font of choice. The selection of headlines, presentation of statistics and numbers, and the usage of abbreviations and punctuation should also be considered.

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Topics: Study Tips, Bachelor's Degrees, Student Services, Student Resources

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING PUBLISHED IN AN ACADEMIC JOURNAL

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 28, 2017 5:24:24 PM

FIND THE RIGHT JOURNAL
Getting published in a reputable, high-impact academic journal is imperative for an academic job candidate. If you’re not published, you simply won’t be competitive compared to candidates who have had several published papers.

It is important that you find the right journal for your dissertation. Familiarize yourself with the requirements of each specific journal and prepare your paper accordingly. Make sure you know the scope of the journal, the subject, the structure, and the citation format. The same is true if you are preparing a paper for presentation at a conference.

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Topics: Scholarly Research, Webinars, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Academic Publishing

5 WRITING TIPS FOR STUDENTS

Posted by Jerrell Powell on Aug 25, 2017 10:02:07 AM

At Trident, we pride ourselves on emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills. As part of our EdActive Learning Approach, we believe that one of the ways our students further develop and improve their critical thinking skills is through case application which often involves writing papers.  Whether you are an undergrad or graduate student at Trident, writing papers will make up a large part of your course load.

This can be a challenge for some students, regardless of educational background. Don’t worry if you need assistance - your instructor or Student Success Advisor can direct you to resources to help improve your writing.

I can relate to this challenge, as I am a student in Trident’s Master of Business Administration program myself.  To help you in this area, I have developed these five writing strategies that I’ve found to be helpful in my program:

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TAPPING INTO A STUDENT'S DESIRE TO LEARN: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. SHARI FARRIS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 22, 2017 1:22:30 PM

It’s been said that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Dr. Shari Farris, Department Chair in Trident’s College of Education, loves the work she does on a daily basis. She chose a career in education due to her passion for learning, and it’s this passion that drives her when working with Trident’s student community.

During her six years as an online instructor, Dr. Farris has seen communication and relationships as being key drivers of her success. “Students need to know that you as a facilitator are present when they need you,” she stressed.

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Topics: College of Education, Faculty, Online Learning, Master's Degrees