Category:Career Exploration

What You Can Expect to Do with Your Cybersecurity Degree

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. The world of information technology and computer science is a broad field. However, within this realm, there are many sub-areas of expertise, such as cybersecurity. It seems that every year major companies with millions of sensitive user information are breached by unscrupulous criminals. Even the Department of Defense has had a major security breach, so it is apparent that there are problems with normal security protocols in most large institutions. Cybersecurity is a necessary skill to combat these breaches. Cybersecurity teaches you to become an expert at monitoring, analyzing and dissecting security systems. Armed … / Read more »




How to Become an Event Planner: a Step by Step Guide

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An article by contributor Alicia Hill. Are you thinking about starting a career as an event manager or event planner? Making a living planning events sounds to many like a dream job -– choosing décor and food, travelling, spending your work days at interesting venues rather than behind a desk, and getting to work with many different people. However, a lot more than a love of parties is needed to embark on a successful career in this field. It takes a keen eye, tons of soft skills and the ability to handle pressure and deadlines. If you think you have … / Read more »




How Can I Land a Job in Nutrition While a College Student?

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Mary from Portland Community College asks: “I am starting my journey as a student at Portland Community College soon with hopes of moving on to a Bachelor of Science in nutrition or in integrity of health sciences. I need a job while enrolled at PCC, however I would like a job that relates to my field of study. I’d love to have a job working with plants, herbs, botanicals, food crops, essential oils. It would also be ideal to have a job that had something to do with research of holistic medicine, or research of nutrition. However, I can’t seem … / Read more »




Be Your Own Boss and Stay That Way – Self Employment

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. The alarm clock buzzes. We roll out of bed, get ready for the day, and on our commute to grind out another day of nine-to-five monotony, we can’t help but fantasize about how great life would be if we were our own boss. That fantasy may be closer to a reality than you may realize, as three out of ten Americans are successfully self-employed today. In fact, many millennials prefer to work from home or start their own business so they have more control over their life. Here we provide five solutions to launch … / Read more »




How To Become A Certified Executive Coach

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An article by contributor Alicia Hill. The term, “executive coach”, is more of a broad umbrella term that is contingent upon who you are coaching. An executive coach is basically a professional leader that helps individuals reach their business goals. The client determines what the goals and ambitions are, and it is the job of the executive coach to help them reach their goals, while them accountable along the way. Taking up of the field of executive and leadership coaching also presents rich opportunities to assess the mindset and thinking of others. In a general sense, you will be expected … / Read more »