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March 28, 2018

How Millennials Are Changing Approaches to Workplace Safety

Given that they make up about one-third of the American workforce, it should be of no surprise that millennials are having a profound effect on all aspects of work. In fact, millennials are becoming a driving force in making workplaces safer for everyone. If you are looking to further your career in occupational safety and health, understanding the millennial perspective and what they expect from their employers in terms of safety is vital, and can ensure that your efforts to support safer workplaces are effective.
 

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?

Job opportunities for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), advanced EMTs, and paramedics are on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 24 percent increase in the number of available EMT and paramedic jobs by 2024. Acts of violence, accidents, and natural disasters create continuous demand for emergency medical services.

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.
 

February 2, 2018

Professor Linda Martin Eager to Support Global Safety in New Role as BCSP Board of Directors President

In her new role as the president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals board of directors, Columbia Southern University professor Linda Martin is all about support. This year, she and the rest of the board plan to ensure that safety is a global core value in the world of occupational safety and health.

January 30, 2018

Safety Professionals, ISHM Certification Can Boost Employment Appeal

While a safety degree can chart your career in OSH, adding a few certifications will boost your resume and your appeal to employers. Not to mention, certifications give you the opportunity to add designations to your signature. One of the key certifications in occupational safety and health is offered by the Institute of Safety and Health Management (ISHM), a well-respected, accredited credentialing body that provides certifications for safety and health professionals.

January 25, 2018

Meeting the Challenges of Managing Community Health Centers

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), community health centers (CHC) have become a vital part of the healthcare delivery system. The act itself has called for the development of nearly 250 new such centers across the country, with the aim of increasing access to healthcare services, especially in rural or underserved areas. However, since 2010, more than 950 centers have opened, bringing the total number of CHCs in the U.S. to 9,800, serving more than 24 million patients.

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 polices can be a quiet 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 21, 2017

Alumni Stories: Mai Trang Thanh Appointed President of Honeywell Thailand

CSU graduates are making strides also across the globe. Mai Trang Thanh was recently appointed president of Honeywell Thailand. This new step in her career expands her previous role as president of Honeywell Indochina including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

December 13, 2017

4 Major Reasons Why Adults Go Back to College

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to college, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Maybe it’s a personal reason or maybe it’s due to job advancement. No matter the case, going back to school can change your life. Here’s a few reasons why you might consider going back to school.
 

December 8, 2017

Criminal Justice Degrees: Writing Skills Are Important

Usually, when we think about the skills required for a career in criminal justice, writing doesn’t always top the list. Rather, we consider knowledge of subjects like law and criminal behavior to be significantly more important. skills are a key aspect to being successful in criminal justice fields like law enforcement, in large part because most of the jobs in this field are within large bureaucracies that rely heavily on written documents as a form of communication.

 

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 20, 2017

Alumni Stories: David Combs Passes Along Passion for Safety

When you find your passion, it can be a beautiful thing. Take David Combs, a risk control specialist with a Pensacola, Florida, insurance company. He’s a man who is doing what he likes and helping to protect lives in the process—something he has done since his days as a firefighter.

November 16, 2017

7 Career Paths to Explore With Your MBA

Earning your 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.

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

What Can You do With a Degree in Public Administration?

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 Ways Career Services Can Help You 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 16, 2017

Student Stories: Neil Fetner

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that Americans remember as a time of tragedy and sorrow. It was also a time for unity, patriotism and brotherhood, when many Americans felt called to serve after the terrorist attacks. Neil Fetner is one of those Americans.
 

August 15, 2017

Your Step-By-Step Guide to a Career Change

Are you considering a career change? According to a 2014 Gallup Poll, less than one-third of U.S. workers feel engaged at their jobs. Whether you’ve been at your job for years or are 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

Traits of an Excellent Manager

A good manager is easy to find. An excellent 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.

August 9, 2017

4 Continuing Education Courses in Fire Science

Have you ever considered taking continuing education courses? If you’re a firefighter seeking to advance your career, these four continuing education courses will help you progress to the next level.
 

August 8, 2017

Which Healthcare Career Should You Pursue?

The healthcare field is a broad industry, and it’s growing larger by the day. The healthcare umbrella covers everything from patient care to medical billing and coding to C-level business management roles.
 

August 2, 2017

5 Career Choices for Your Criminal Justice Degree

Criminal justice professionals can still create positive change for their communities by using their degree and experience to serve and excel in other positions. Whether you are currently employed in an area of criminal justice or are considering a career in the field, here are some career options, as well as their educational requirements.
 

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 MPH 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

Alumni Stories: Stephen Dopp

Stephen Dopp earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from CSU in 2015. Once a financial services employee, Dopp found himself in a situation familiar to many adult learners: he was at a dead-end in his career.

July 25, 2017

What are CEUs and why should they matter to me?

Professional development, CE, continuing ed courses and CEUs are a few of the phrases used in reference to continuing education. For some, continuing education can be a tricky thing to understand, but they can be invaluable tools to help you advance in your career.