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UMassOnline Meets Job Seekers In An Uncommon Way

This past Friday, UMassOnline had the pleasure of exhibiting at the 3rd Annual UnCommon Job Fair in Worcester, MA. The ‘UnCommon’ aspect is what made the event so unique. The job fair took the stuffiness out of job seeking by taking place outside on the Worcester Common. The change in atmosphere successfully improved engagement since it was a more casual and relaxed environment for attendees and employers alike to connect.

All About MOOCs

When people think of online classes, they usually think of the traditional type: a class where you pay the university to take a class in an online format. Did you know that you can actually take certain online classes for free? You can!

What is a MOOC?

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Master’s in Applied Linguistics

The Program. The master’s program in applied linguistics through UMassOnline is created to enable students to understand difficulties within the study of a language to better prepare them to teach a language.  The program focuses on both theory and practice including psycholinguistics, ESL/EFL methodologies, and cross cultural studies.

Top Reasons To Get A Masters Degree

In today’s workforce, it’s common for employers to support candidates with advanced degrees. In order to receive competitive, high-paying jobs, you need to distinguish yourself and bring something extra to the table. A master’s degree is a great way to do that.

Why is the extra degree so important? We’ve listed some of the main advantages below:

How To Advance Your Career

Everyone wants to be successful, but working your way up the corporate ladder is not always easy. It’s extremely common for people to feel plateaued at their job. Here’s some advice on how to manage and advance your career!

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

The Program. The UMassOnline Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree expertly prepares students for a career in hotel, restaurant, or resort management. At the conclusion of the program, each student will have the skills and expertise needed for a management, marketing or operations positions in the hospitality industry. BestColleges.com has ranked the program #2 in the Top 10 Online Hospitality Management Programs.

5 Tips On How to Communicate With Professors Online

Earlier today I was speaking with a woman who was interested in finishing her degree online with UMass. However, she had one reservation. She thought since she would be taking her classes online that there would never be an opportunity to connect with her professors when she had questions. I continued to assure her that is far from true. Professors that teach online make themselves readily available for their students to contact them in many ways. Some prefer Skype and others a phone call. Majority of professors prefer email communication as the best way to get a hold of them.

Congratulations to UMassOnline Founder Jack Wilson!

We are pleased to share with you that Jack Wilson, UMassOnline founder/former CEO and former UMass President is being recognized for his dedication and hard work in the education field. Jack was named to the Online Learning Consortiums (OLC) 2015 class of fellows. The OLC is a member-sustained organization that works to advance online learning by offering resources like original research, instruction, publications and conferences.

UMass Online Course Spotlight: Accounting Information Systems

ACT 355 Accounting Information Systems which is an online course I will be teaching in the Fall 2015 semester.  I’d like to give prospective students an idea of what the course is like and my perspective as its professor.

4 Tips On Having A Successful Digital Interview

It is always exciting news when you hear that a prospective employer wants to see you for a job interview. Interviews are a great opportunity for the company to get to know you and for you to learn about the organization and the opportunity. But what if the company asks to do a remote or digital interview?

With the prevalence of software and apps such as Skype and FaceTime, digital/online interviews are becoming more common. While you don’t have to worry about traveling to an office for a face-to-face meeting, there are many things you need to do to ace a digital interview:

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