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September 5, 2019

Career Tips for Emergency Medical Services Administrators

Although many EMS directors and administrators achieve their positions by working their way up the ladder, most find that they need to develop additional skills to handle of all of the facets of their new jobs. If you hold a leadership position in emergency medical services, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of succeeding in the role. Here are some of our favorite tips from those who have been in the industry and have experience in what it takes to be a great EMS administrator.

August 19, 2019

Emergency Management: Career Outlook and Job Opportunities

Emergencies are unavoidable. Government entities, nonprofit organizations and private companies can all work to prevent emergencies in their respective industries, but a certain percentage will happen no matter what preventative measures are taken. Emergency management directors perform a critical function, protecting their employers and their communities before, during and after natural disasters and other dangerous and unexpected events. In this article, we explore emergency management careers and discuss how to enter the field.

July 22, 2019

Life After Law Enforcement: Career Options for Former Police Officers

Although many law enforcement officers spend their entire careers working in the field, just as many move on to different careers. The wide range of skills developed while working in law enforcement, including leadership, interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, lend themselves to many different fields. If you are thinking about life after law enforcement and what you might want to do, it’s worth considering the following career options.

July 10, 2019

Human Resources Careers: What to Expect

Successful HR professionals possess a high level of integrity, confidentiality and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as an understanding of business management, finance and marketing. In this article, we will explore the history of human resources, career options in HR, and an industry outlook.

June 24, 2019

Health Care Administration Careers: A Complete Guide

The health care field is a broad industry, and it’s growing larger by the day. In addition to medical professionals, health care organizations require skilled employees in many other areas. Here is a sample of some of the career options available in health care administration.

May 10, 2019

10 Career Choices for Your Criminal Justice Degree

Seasoned criminal justice professionals understand that their job opportunities reach beyond a career as a police officer. They can create positive change for their communities by using their degree and experience to serve and excel in many different positions. Whether you are currently employed in the field or are considering a career change, here are some options for careers with a criminal justice degree, as well as their educational requirements.

April 23, 2019

7 Professional Development Ideas to Boost Your Career

There are many reasons why you may be looking for professional development ideas. Whatever your reason for wanting more out of your career, there are a variety of ways to invest in yourself. What are some examples of professional development?

February 11, 2019

Job Searching? Boost Your LinkedIn Profile With These 6 Quick Tips

LinkedIn is an excellent avenue to help you position yourself as a professional in your workplace and industry. Here are six quick tips to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile to go from rookie to professional.

August 23, 2018

Increasing Your Interview Impact [Webinar]

Interviewing can be one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of the job search process. What do you wear? How should you act? What is the most important thing to say? What should you not say? Join Columbia Southern University for a webinar discussion and Q&A session on “Increasing Your Interview Impact.” Elizabeth Mimms, CSU career services coordinator, reviews the four P’s to help you present your best self in your next job interview.

August 21, 2018

6 Steps for a Successful Career Transition After the Military [Webinar]

For many military families, transitioning into a civilian career can be overwhelming and exhausting. The webinar and Q&A session, “6 Steps for a Successful Career Transition After the Military” by Elizabeth Mimms, CSU career services coordinator, reviews six steps for seeking civilian employment. 

August 14, 2018

How to Make a Sizzlin’ LinkedIn Profile [Webinar]

If you’re like the millions of working professionals who use social media, you are acutely aware of the vast amount of content that’s shared, liked, posted and commented on every day. Creating a social media profile that stands out from the crowd is especially important for those who are using social media as a tool to facilitate their next career move. Join Columbia Southern University for “How to Make a Sizzlin’ LinkedIn Profile,” an in-depth webinar discussion and Q&A session.

August 7, 2018

What Does Your Cover Letter Say About You?

If your resume is the conversation, then your cover letter is your handshake. A lot can be communicated by a handshake, right? The same is true of your cover letter. When applying for a job, the thing people most often fret over is the resume. Yes, it should be perfect and tailored to the job to which you are applying, but it is only a piece of your application puzzle. In order to really give a sense of who you are and the value you will add to the department or company you wish to work for, your cover letter needs to be thorough and specific.

July 3, 2018

What's the Difference Between Business Casual and Business Professional? [Infographic]

Like it or not, most employers say it takes less than a second for a candidate to make a first impression. Use this guide to ensure you’re making the best first impression possible, setting the course for a stellar interview. Before your interview, ask the hiring manager whether you should dress business casual or business professional. If they are unsure or you don’t have time to ask, err on the side of caution and choose business professional. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed, and the interviewers will most likely appreciate you taking the time to look extra polished. 
 

February 22, 2018

Do These 4 Things Before Submitting a Job Application

The most important part of submitting a job application is wowing your potential employer with previous experience, skills and how you are the perfect fit for the job. This is especially important for adults who are changing careers after years of work. Don’t let careless errors keep you from landing your dream job. Review this checklist before you submit.

February 15, 2018

What Does It Take to Become an Emergency Medical Services Administrator?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 15 percent increase in employment for EMTs and paramedics by 2026. As the need of EMTs grows, so does the need for emergency medical services administrators. If you’re a good problem solver, an effective communicator and someone who’s interested in the business side of emergency services, you may have what it takes to be an EMS administrator.

February 13, 2018

4 Tips for Crushing Your Career While Earning a Degree

If you’re like most adult learners, you’re busy balancing your priorities to accommodate your schoolwork. Family commitments, volunteer opportunities and an engaging social life are all important, but keeping up with your current job is also essential while earning your degree.
 

January 18, 2018

4 Reasons Why a DBA Could be the Best Professional Decision You Ever Make

For many, returning to college is such an important decision, especially if you are already well into your career path. For business leaders looking to expand their professional outlook, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is one of the highest levels of education that you can achieve for the industry. Here are four reasons how earning your DBA expands your career opportunities.
 

January 16, 2018

We Asked Top Fire Alums to Share Their Best Rookie Advice: Here’s What They Said

Starting a new job can be daunting for anyone. Learning rules, regulations, station procedures and policies can be quite a challenge for a newbie. To help rookie firefighters and officers, Columbia Southern University reached out to several fire officer graduates to get their tips for success. Here are a few of our favorites.
 
 

December 1, 2017

Want a Career in Psychology? Here Are 11 Psych Specializations to Consider [Infographic]

The word "psychology" is derived from the Greek words "psyche" (mind) and "logos" (knowledge or study). This infographic explores 11 areas of specialization in psychology including forensic psychology, sports psychology, child development and more. 

November 16, 2017

7 Career Paths to Explore With Your MBA

Earning a Master of Business Administration could help you earn a higher salary, become more employable and qualify you for higher level positions. It’s no wonder more individuals are continuing their education by earning an MBA. In fact, according to Fortune Magazine, MBAs are the most popular graduate degree in the United States. What are some of the best career paths for MBA graduates?

November 9, 2017

Ask These 5 Questions Before Transitioning into a Civilian Career

Making the change from military to civilian life can be tough, especially for those who aren’t sure what they want to do outside of their service. Assessing your strengths and utilizing them in the next chapter of your life will lead to a successful, fulfilled life as a civilian. Go through these questions to identify the possible next steps for your career.

September 6, 2017

Public Administration Careers: What Options Are Available?

Pursuing a public administration degree is a smart choice for business professionals who want their careers to span over multiple organizations or industries. However, there are so many career opportunities out there, many students have a hard time deciding exactly what to do after graduation. 
 
 

September 1, 2017

8 Benefits of Using Career Services to Land Your Dream Job

For many, landing their dream job might seem like a distant goal. CSU’s Career Service Department helps you identify your career goals and break them down into small, actionable steps. With a broad range of services available, Career Services is a valuable (and free) tool for students and alumni to use.

August 15, 2017

How to Change Careers: Your Step-By-Step Guide

Are you thinking about how to change careers? Whether you’ve been at your job for years or just want something new, a career change might be just what you need to revisit your true passions. Here are a few tips to help you snag the dream job you’ve always wanted.

August 10, 2017

7 Traits of a Good Manager

A good manager is a rare gift. If you are lucky enough to have worked for or with an excellent manager, make sure to observe their actions and pick up on the character traits that make them excel at their job.

July 25, 2017

Need a Change? How to Navigate a Career Change in Your 40s

According to a 2014 Gallup Poll, less than one-third of U.S. workers feel engaged in their jobs. Dissatisfaction like this in the workplace is what causes many individuals to change career paths later in life. If you are considering a dramatic career change, here are four tips to transition with ease.




 

July 25, 2017

20 Jobs for the Master of Public Health Graduate

A Master of Public Health degree can open the door to the health industry and give graduates a wider range of experience in the field. Use your knowledge of the health industry and health policy to create a better experience for those around you in the following jobs.
 

July 25, 2017

What Safety & Emergency Services Career Field Should You Pick? [Flowchart]

With so many career opportunities in the safety and emergency services industries, it may be hard to narrow down the options. This flow chart will help you decide the best career for you based on your wants and needs.