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UMass Amherst: Concurrent Dietetic Internship/Online Master of Public Health in Nutrition Program (DI/MPH-N)

Global efforts to improve healthcare coverage and increase health awareness has led to a recent spike in jobs in the public health industry. While there are a number of different career paths one may take, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that across the industry as a whole, jobs are expected to increase by 21% from 2012-2022, much higher than the national average of 11%.

Summer '15 Online Course Registration

Summer 2015 registration has begun! As we approach the half way mark for the spring 2015 semester, it is hard to believe that enrollment is now open for summer. We are excited to announce a variety of many new courses available this semester.

UMass Lowell: Master of Science in Accounting - Online MSA

Job growth in the accounting field is driven largely by the health of the US economy. As the economy continues to grow, the demand for accounting jobs is projected to increase as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2022, the US will see a 13% increase in accounting jobs (the average growth rate of jobs as a whole is predicted to be around 11%). Across the industry as a whole, accountants and auditors had a median salary of $63,550 in 2012, significantly higher than the national average.

5 Interview Tips That You Should Know

There are many other things besides being familiar with your resume that will help you land your next job. Employers have mentioned personality and good rapport as top attributes that can make job candidates shine brighter than others. It is your responsibility for you to convince your possible next employer that you are the one for the job. Do you remember how people always say how important first impressions are?

Becoming a Registered Dietitian

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians is expected to grow by 20 percent between the years of 2010 and 2020. This is a much faster rate than the average of all other occupations due to the increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing aging population and public interest in nutrition.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women - 10th Anniversary

How do you expect to feel when you are surrounded by 10,000 professional women leaders and entrepreneurs? In one word – inspired! UMassOnline had the opportunity last week to exhibit at The Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston. What a great feeling it was to see so many empowering women under one roof. As the conference celebrated its 10th anniversary that day, we were all honored with the presence of phenomenal speakers such as Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and fashion designer/CEO Tory Burch.

Embarking on a New Journey - Class of 2014

The University of Massachusetts proudly sent off another successful class of graduates earlier this year. Commencement is always such a special time when families and friends gather to celebrate the academic achievements of their loved ones. Many members of the staff at UMassOnline had the chance to attend the on-campus commencement ceremonies this year and connect with the graduates on their big day. It gave them a chance to share their success stories and encourage others who might be considering obtaining their degree online.

Death or Public Speaking… What Would You Choose?

Did you know that public speaking is the #1 fear in the world? It beats the fear of actually dying. That seems like a pretty farfetched fact, but it is the truth. Maybe that would explain why I had to take my Speech class twice. I was so frightened to actually have to get up in front of my class that I actually contemplated not even finishing my degree because of it. Hey, I know I am not alone who felt that way! Public speaking is not easy for a lot us.

4 Reasons to Major in Global Affairs

Note Taking: Writing vs. Typing

Let's just say note taking when you are in online class can be a little different than when you are taking an on-campus class. Most of the information tends to be on a computer screen as opposed to listening to a professor lecture. We know note taking is important. It is said to help you retain information a lot longer than if you just listen or read. I came across this infographic that actually shares some great tips for best practices in note taking.

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