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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

HOW SOON CAN I GRADUATE?

Posted by Joseph Chan on Aug 11, 2017 6:52:17 PM

It’s time to hit the books! School is back in session and you want to finish your degree. Whether you’re going straight into a new program right after graduation, or you’re a working professional returning to school after several years, graduation will be your reward for all of your hard work.

How soon you finish will depend on your goals and ability to manage your time.

Those who want to finish their degree quicker

Generally, bachelor’s and master’s level classes at Trident are offered in 8-week session formats. Some students also enroll in over-lapping sessions.

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Student Success, New Students

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COURSE LOAD

Posted by Joseph Chan on Aug 8, 2017 9:24:39 AM

Trident isn’t your typical online school. There are set deadlines for submission of assignments and postings - generally every two weeks, which gives students the ability to plan around career, military, and family commitments. Many of Trident’s students find this format beneficial when it comes to balancing their full-time job, military commitments, and living in rural communities.

Although attendance isn’t taken on a daily basis, students are expected to stick to deadlines and be aware of what is expected of them in each class. Since course load plays such an important role in classroom performance, here are some pointers on what to expect in classes and how to choose the best schedule each session.

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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