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February 3, 2020

What Can You Do With a Homeland Security Degree?

Whether you are interested in working in the field, on the front lines of securing our borders and transportation infrastructure, putting your communication and leadership skills to work in policy development, or using your technological expertise to secure our country’s information systems, there is a homeland security job for you. By learning the principles and theories that guide our nation’s security strategies, you’ll be better prepared to take your career to the next level while providing a vital service to our nation.

November 19, 2019

Online Student Success Stories: Part 3

For more than 25 years, thousands of students have made the decision to invest their time and money by pursuing an education with Columbia Southern University. Here in Part 3 of this series of online degree success stories, we provide links to some of the most unique stories about CSU Knights.

November 6, 2019

Beyond the Firehouse: Career Options With a Fire Science Degree

Although the idea of a career in fire science equals becoming a firefighter for many of us, the field of fire science extends well beyond the local firehouse. Earning a degree in fire science prepares you for a wide variety of opportunities in multiple industries, whether you have experience fighting fires or not. If you are wondering how versatile your fire science degree will be, and how it translates to different careers, check out some of these options.

October 10, 2019

Online Student Success Stories: Part 2

For more than 25 years, thousands of students have made the decision to invest their time and money by pursuing an education with Columbia Southern University. Here in Part 2 of this series of online degree success stories, we provide links to some of our favorite examples of safety professionals and business leaders who decided to attend CSU.

September 30, 2019

6 Reasons Why Online Degrees Are Worth It

Online education provides opportunities where they previously didn’t exist. Pursuing a degree at a traditional brick-and-mortar school has its advantages, but for many modern students, especially working adults, online learning is an attractive alternative. Are online degrees worth it? In this article, we explore six reasons why online education is a good investment.

September 25, 2019

Online Student Success Stories: Part 1

For more than 25 years, thousands of students have made the decision to invest their time and money by pursuing an education with Columbia Southern University. Here in Part 1 of this series of online degree success stories, we provide links to some of our favorite examples of fire professionals and other public servants who decided to attend CSU.

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 16, 2019

6 Major Reasons Why Adults Go Back to School [Infographic]

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to school, 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 are six reasons why adults go back to school.

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 17, 2019

Why Business Degrees Are Worth the Investment

Starting a degree program is a big commitment. Working adults have limited time, especially when raising families, so it’s smart to do your research. Business degrees are appealing because they are some of the most flexible academic programs available, offering education in areas that are relevant for many different organizations. But they also require a significant investment in time and effort. Is a business degree worth it?

May 15, 2019

5 Reasons Why Business Degrees Are a Good Fit for Veterans

Many veterans find that they have exactly what employers are looking for, from communication skills to time management and more. One area in which veterans can excel after their military careers is business. Why are service members so well-suited to business careers? What makes them the ideal candidates for business degrees like MBAs? Here are just a few of the attributes that create the perfect fit.

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 10, 2019

BCSP Recognizes CSU Master’s in Occupational Safety and Health as a Qualified Academic Program

Columbia Southern University’s Master of Science in occupational safety and health degree program, and its environmental management concentration, was recently named as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® Qualified Academic Program by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

April 1, 2019

How Working Adults Find a Way to Finish a College Application

Time management can be difficult for working adults, and it can be especially tricky for those of us who have decided to go back to school. We know that a degree can lead to many different career paths. Finishing that college application is the first major step in that direction. What are some strategies to help working adults take that first step and apply?
 

January 23, 2018

Air Force Instructor to Complete Sixth College Degree at Age 60

When Hugh Poe retired from the Air Force in 2006, the last thing he saw himself doing was going back to school. Hugh earned his first degree in 1978, an associate in business, followed by two additional associate degrees in 2005—one in fire science and the other in technology. When he retired from the Air Force, Hugh was 46 years old, married with children and continuing a great career as a firefighter instructor for the U.S. Air Force.

January 18, 2018

4 Reasons Why Earning a DBA Is Worth It

For many, returning to college is such an important decision, especially if you have already earned your graduate or undergraduate degree. 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. In this article, we will define a DBA and explore four reasons why earning a DBA is worth it.

January 4, 2018

CSP Certification: How Your Safety Degree Can Get You One Step Closer [Webinar]

For safety professionals, the Certified Safety Professional® designation is perhaps the most respected certification in the field with the most potential to boost your career. In this webinar, Dr. Dan Corcoran, academic program director for occupational safety and health at CSU, discusses how the B.S. in occupational safety and health could get you one step closer to your CSP. 

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 Careers to Explore With Your MBA

According to Fortune Magazine, MBAs are the most popular graduate programs in the United States. Earning a Master of Business Administration can qualify you for new positions, help you become more employable and potentially help you earn a higher salary. What are some of the best post-MBA career paths?

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. Public administration is the understanding and implementation of public or governmental policy. In other words, public administration exists to turn policies into service. Here are six options for public administration careers.

August 17, 2017

Continuing Education: Why It’s Worth It

Continuing education is a broad term that describes any learning acquired after a student has earned their undergraduate degree. As the term implies, students already have a college education, and they are continuing it. It applies to all types of education, including degree and non-degree courses, certificate programs, work training, personal enrichment, and self-directed learning.
 

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.

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

12 Jobs for the Master of Public Health Graduate

A Master of Public Health degree can open the door to the health care industry, and it gives graduates a wider range of knowledge about the field. After completing your MPH, you can use your expanded knowledge of the industry and health policy to create better outcomes for those around you. The job outlook is bright for graduates with a master’s in public health. In this article, we’ve listed 12 of the many kinds of jobs you can get with an MPH degree.

July 25, 2017

Alumni Stories: Brent Jennings

For Brent Jennings, choosing to earn his Master of Public Administration was not an immediate decision. After high school, he entered the construction industry, graduating from a top-notch plumbing and pipe fitting apprenticeship. Using the work ethic he learned while working in construction, Brent put forth the effort to earning his masters while working a full-time job and using his spare time to complete coursework.

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

How to Find the Right Online School for You

Finding an online school that fits all your needs can be tough. With hundreds of institutions offering online courses around the country — and around the world — it can be hard to find your perfect fit. Use the following guides to help you decide on the college that works for you.