Category:Career Exploration

How Can I Launch a Career in Project Management?

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Crystal from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University asks: “My career started as an Avionics Technician in the Air Force. Most of my career has been in the IT industry. I recently switched career fields back to defense and space within an aeronautics civilian division in a program management office (there is not project management here). I am now in emergency management. I have a BS in Technical Management – Project Management. I still want to pursue project management but am unsure on how to find the right job for this, and how to write the right resume for this. How do I … / Read more »




How Can I Change Course in my Nursing Career?

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Clarissa from Chamberlain College of Nursing asks: “I am currently enrolled to obtain my MSN-FNP, but am having second thoughts. I want to change my career path to Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive, and then at a later juncture, obtain the FNP. What should I do?” Thanks for the question, Clarissa.  It is your career so you can do whatever you wish. However, as a career coach, I always want to understand the “why” so I can know more about the client’s motivations and desires. This information is always insightful and allows a coach, like me, to ask better questions … / Read more »




How to Set Up a Career in Real Estate While You’re Still in College

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. When you’re in college, it is the time to focus on planning and preparing for your future. Your education will help you to earn the income you’d like and prepare you for the career of your dreams. If you are interested in real estate, it’s important to take steps to get informed about real estate investing, selling, and marketing. Understand that you can make all of these things happen while you’re still in college. To achieve monumental success, consider these five ways you can set yourself up for your future career in real estate. … / Read more »




How Can I Balance Both an Internship and Full-Time Course Load?

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Amarachi from National University asks: “I got an internship, but it might eat into my college resumption time.  However, it is really a great opportunity. Will it be the right choice to go for the internship?” Thanks for your question, Amarachi.  It can be a challenge managing a full-time course load along with an internship to be sure. If you are like the majority of students attending college, then you are probably in college to gain knowledge and skill in your major and earn your degree to get your career started.  If so, you are going to leverage your education … / Read more »




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 »