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Referred to as “the other career in education,” the realm of student services has many names: student affairs, student personnel administration, student support, and university administration (to name a few). They all describe one job: an administrative position in higher education. From campus activities to financial aid to academic advising, student services includes a wide range of university positions. Regardless of where you end up within a university, being a part of student services can be challenging. It is a competitive field. Often the job requirements include having a master’s degree. So, why invest the time and financial resources to become an… more >

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Break out the confetti and balloons. We are celebrating! Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has been ranked second in Best Online Schools In Wisconsin For 2017! This is truly something of which to be proud. Curious about why our online university is the second best in the state? Let’s briefly check out the statistics from the Community for Accredited Online Schools to discover what makes CUW a top school. Why Concordia? Twenty-three schools made the list. All had to be four-year, accredited, online universities. They were evaluated by cost, offerings, and three additional benefits (placement services, counseling services, and credits for experience). In other words,… more >

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IT professionals are basically the computer equivalent of ghostbusters. “Hold up.” you say, “The ghostbusters fought an evil marshmallow man with a proton pack. The IT gal I know loves marshmallows. You are stretching a tenuous connection just to get people to click on your blog post.” It is true that the statistical likelihood of your local IT gal fighting marshmallows is quite low. (And we do hope talking about ghostbusters will draw you in.) However, consider this: When there is trouble with technology, who ya gonna call? That’s right: the IT gal. Information Technologists are the computer equivalent of… more >

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The sentence: “Receive your Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University” is quite a mouthful. The buzzwords and catch phrases circulating in the academic (and business) world often feel like a maze of unnecessary jargon. In fact, these terms can be extremely helpful in being precise. Concordia University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Administration (OLA) is an excellent example of “buzzwords” that actually carry a great deal of meaning. So, what is the OLA program and why does it matter? The answer is right in its name. “Organizational” states where this degree is relevant (in… more >

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You are an educator. You have dedicated your career to promoting knowledge in young people. Perhaps you are currently a principal or school administrator. Now, you are considering the role of school district superintendent. A big step? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Here are the best five reasons to become a superintendent: Reason 1: Influence The superintendent “sets the direction and tone” of the school district. By becoming a superintendent, you can direct real changes. If a curriculum or plan clearly isn’t beneficial, replace it with something better! You get the power to improve what is weak and build up what is… more >

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Happy New Year! It’s that time of year: the kids are crashing from a month-long sugar high, the days of the Christmas tree are numbered, and everyone is deciding on their New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions have become a great way to start fresh and commit to improving yourself. In the midst of deciding, it is easy to overlook your professional career. This year, make a New Year’s resolution to become an effective leader. If you hope to flourish in your professional and personal life, leadership is an invaluable skill. Confident leaders are essential for organizations, businesses, and governments to succeed. To… more >

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The majority of Americans are unsatisfied with their work. Why is this? Although most of us would like to be paid more, a vague desire to receive a bigger paycheck does not create direction. We are unsatisfied with work (and life overall) because we don’t know what we want. Humans are holistic creatures. The various and unique facets that make you YOU must be taken into account. People who are generally satisfied with life not only know themselves and their wants, they also act deliberately with that knowledge. Yet, many of us wander through life knowing that we want more out… more >

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