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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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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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Erik Hollander is a Professor of Business and the Director of Strategic Growth and Business Development in the School of Business Administration. We sat down with Erik to learn about his interesting background, the wide arrange of tracks and concentrations Concordia University Wisconsin’s business school has to offer, and what prospective students can expect from Concordia’s unique programs. Explain what you do for your role at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am a Professor of Business in the School of Business Administration but am in a unique position because I have a dual role; I am also the Director of Strategic… more >

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Todd Bierman is Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI and an instructor in our Master’s of Education – Family Life program. Todd is a leading voice in the conversation about Christian marriage and family in a time of tremendous cultural upheaval. If you are interested in Family Life Education, sign up for a free email mini-course and see if this could be a calling on your life. (more…)

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Are you at a point in life where you’re ready to take a leap forward? Do you want to create and execute a strategy around your personal brand? We have a new initiative to help you achieve this. Creating a personal brand leads to career success. You create an image of yourself and illustrate what makes you unique. Doing so makes you less mundane by standing at the front of the pack and one step closer to achieving your aspirations. Whether you dream of becoming a consultant or speaker, monetizing your reputation online and becoming a social media influencer, or simply opening… more >

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Do you strive to make a difference in the world of education with new, innovative ideas? It could be in any form of education, from K-12 to corporate training, churches to government agencies, startups to homeschool families. Concordia University Online has a new Continuing Education academy called the “Educational Innovators Academy.” This academy will create, inspire, and empower mission-minded innovation in all forms of education. In this academy, you will be informed about emerging possibilities for teaching, learning, and education. We will focus on educational innovation and tie it into each individual’s personal mission. Upon completion of the academy, you… more >

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Interested in participating in one of our Twitter chats but don’t have a Twitter account? Do not fear! We have the information you’ll need to get started. These are the basic tools you’ll need to understand to participate in a chat, for further Twitter advice feel free to explore Twitter’s Help Center. Signing Up On your desktop, go to https://twitter.com/signup and enter your information. Be sure to give your cell phone number because Twitter will send an SMS text message with a code to verify the account. From there you can then create your own username or choose one they… more >

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The latest online trend in connecting with like-minded peers is right on Twitter in a “Twitter Chat”! These chats are hosted by an individual or organization on a particular topic that uses a specific hashtag. We have the tips and tricks you’ll need to successfully attend your next Twitter chat! If you’re new to Twitter, be sure to check out our Twitter 101 post. Locate the Chat First things first, in order to participate you need to find the chat to follow along. The hashtag will usually be in the host’s Tweets since they’ll be promoting it (such as ours:… more >

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Concordia University Online makes it their mission to help you discover your calling, provide the skills needed to rise above your peers, and realize what it takes to self-lead yourself to success. We accomplish this by providing high-impact, flexible, accessible, Christ-centered learning experiences. We are launching a series of Continuing Education initiatives organized under new “academies” that will do just that for anyone in any field of work. Our first two academies are the Digital Influencer Academy and the Educational Innovators Academy. These academies house a variety of offerings and ways to earn your credentials. You may also take standalone… more >

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Many times in our professional life we do not arrive to our destination at the same place that we start our journey. You cannot tell what the future has in store for you and often times that future leads us to a different part of the United States. Luckily, as teachers and educators, we are blessed with living in a nation that allows us to move across state lines, while maintaining our careers, with relative ease. Should you need to transfer teaching licenses to another state your journey in doing so will be just another step in the right direction…. more >

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