Trident University International

3 TRAITS AND VALUES THAT EMPLOYERS SEEK

Posted by Joseph Chan on Aug 2, 2017 10:35:26 AM

The skills and values many employers are seeking in potential hires are not always explicitly stated in a job description, nor are they easily quantified. Since organizations frequently compete for talented employees, there are certain culture-complementing soft skills that will help job candidates stand out.

Here are three of the most important qualities:

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Topics: Career Services, Careers, Student Success, Student Resources

4 STEPS TO THE GOVERNMENT HIRING PROCESS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 31, 2017 10:23:20 AM

Once you've submitted your application, the waiting game begins. If you've done everything right up to this point, you have a good shot at advancing in the review process.

This is what you can expect after you submit your application on USAJOBS. Good luck, and hopefully you make it through all four steps!

1. Application review – The agency you’ve applied to begins the review process when the job announcement closes. They will review your application to make sure you're eligible and meet the qualifications for the position. From here, they will place applicants into quality categories. Those placed in the highest category are sent to the hiring official. The application status of these applicants will change to "Referred." All other applicants (not being considered) will see a "Not Referred" status.

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

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON USAJOBS - 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Both military and civilian professionals have found that working for the federal government was the right choice to advance their careers. If you are considering this option for yourself, here are more tips to help you get your foot in the door for a federal government job.

1. Create a USAJOBS profile – First, you need to create an account and complete your profile to apply to any job on USAJOBS. With a USAJOBS account and profile you can bookmark job postings, save and automate job searches, and manage everything needed to complete your application, including resumes and required documents.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Careers, Alumni, Military to Civilian Transition

4 TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Jul 28, 2017 9:24:07 AM

Both military and civilian professionals have found that working for the federal government was the right choice to advance their careers. If you are considering this option for yourself, here are some tips to increase your chances of getting a federal government job.

  1. One of the best websites for finding federal government jobs is gov. There are an average of 14,000 jobs listed on any given day. Furthermore, since there is no limit on how many applications you can submit on this website, you can increase your chances of finding the right job.
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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Careers, Alumni, Military to Civilian Transition

FOCUSED ON HELPING OTHERS LEARN: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. PEGGY SWIGART

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Educators have the ability to influence students in a variety of different ways. Some are trusted mentors, others can be a stand-in for a parent, while some become that one person a student can talk to about anything.

Dr. Peggy Swigart, Department Chair in Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business, knows this all too well. Educators were there for her when she needed them the most. While in high school, Dr. Swigart lost both of her parents, putting her in a position to grow up a little faster than she had planned.

Educators were a stabilizing influence for her, including a high school guidance counselor, an undergraduate history professor, and a dean during graduate school. They were people who knew her well, understood her journey, and helped to mold her into the educator that she is today.

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Topics: Faculty, Business Adminstration, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Human Resources Management

HOW I HAVE HANDLED MY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

Posted by Phil Johndrow on Jun 29, 2017 2:09:32 PM

While I was on my third tour in Iraq, serving as the 1st Cavalry Division Command Sergeant Major (CSM) and the Multi National Division – Baghdad Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General during the Iraq surge, I was involved in some of the toughest fighting in the war. There were 110,000 coalition soldiers, which at the time was the largest formation under one division colors.

We experienced tremendous losses every day. For about six months, I attended a memorial for a fallen hero almost every night – many were men and women I considered friends. I spent a lot of time in my trailer feeling the loss, sometimes allowing my own thoughts to get the best of me.

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Student Success, Military to Civilian Transition

HOW TO MAKE LEARNING MATH WORK FOR YOU

Posted by Joseph Chan on Jun 28, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Everyone uses math on a daily basis. Whether it is for calculating the distance to get from one place to another, or it is to figure out whether a purchase makes financial sense – math plays a constant role in our lives.

Math can be challenging – especially for those who have been out of school for several years – which is why Trident offers resources to improve your quantitative skills. Trident’s Math Workshop is open to all students via the Trident Learning Community (MyTLC) portal. Students can take advantage of this valuable resource immediately after receiving access to the portal.

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Topics: Bachelor's Degrees, Student Success, Student Resources, Math Resources

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING: 4 WAYS TO UNDERSTAND JOURNAL RANKINGS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 28, 2017 7:20:10 AM

Graduates of Trident’s Ph.D. programs are trained to become independent researchers. As students work towards the completion of their dissertation, they collaborate closely with University faculty who help to guide the development of research skills.

A goal of many graduates is not just to successfully defend their dissertation, but also to see it published in an academic journal. Research that is published in a peer-reviewed journal is a formal recognition of a scholar’s contribution to the public body of knowledge for his or her chosen field.

Not all journals are created equal. Students and alumni alike should be aware of the types of journals out there – many are quite good and can be great CV-builders, while there are some that need to be avoided.

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

BECOME A BETTER WRITER WITH THESE STUDENT RESOURCES

Posted by Joseph Chan on May 30, 2017 8:28:08 AM

Writing is a fundamental skill for any college student – especially those attending Trident. Since the capabilities of students vary, we help to bridge the gap by offering a number of writing resources, including an online Writing Workshop and a Writing Style Guide. These can be accessed through the Trident Learning Community (TLC) Student Portal.

The Writing Workshop is divided into five parts: introduction, preparing to write, structure and drafting, refining writing, and editing and proofreading. Each part, except for the introduction, includes exercises that allow students to practice writing. If you need to brush up on your writing skills, this is a great place to start. This workshop is available to all students a week before the start of a session.

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CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH AS TRIDENT'S STUDENTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARK PIEFFER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 26, 2017 11:31:45 AM

There is no doubt that Dr. Mark Pieffer understands Trident and its community of adult learners.

Dr. Pieffer, who served as the Provost at Jones International University, joined Trident University after the closing of JIU.  In fact, as part of that closing, JIU and Trident established a partnership and many of JIU’s students and several faculty transferred to the Trident community.

It was a successful transition due to both institutions’ commitment to student success, as well as the large number of students and alumni with ties to the military.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Student Success

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