Commonwealth Commitment: The “Best Deal in Massachusetts” for Higher Education

For students who do not think they have a chance of going to college due to high tuition costs, things are looking up! “Commonwealth Commitment” is an innovative new program that makes the dream of a college education a reality for thousands of would-be students.

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UMass Announces it Will Sell Off its Fossil Fuel Investments

After a 2 month debate, the University of Massachusetts system confirmed last week that it will eliminate direct investments in fossil fuels from its endowment. A decision that has been making headlines, as UMass is the first public university in the country to do so…

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How to Become the Super Boss

Enjoying the work you do is rewarding but having a great manager can help catapult your career to the next level. Even more important, if you are the boss, how effectively you manage the people that report in to you is essential to their success and the success of the team.

Are Computers Hazardous to Your Health?

While earning an online degree is convenient, spending too much time hunched over your laptop and ignoring your body’s need for moving, stretching, and good nutrition can have negative health consequences. With health experts listing sitting and a sedentary lifestyle among cigarettes and fast food as poor lifestyle choices, too much computer time without a break can lead to everything from poor posture to carpal tunnel to severe back pain.

 Here are a few things you can do to stay healthy while working at your computer:

30 Interview Questions to Start Practicing

We’ve given you some general tips on how to prepare for an interview that will help get you through at least the first round…

Now, USA Today recently shared 30 behavioral questions that are likely to come up in an interview. These questions go beyond the simple “what is your biggest weakness?”--style queries and require deeper, thoughtful answers. The questions cover topics such as teamwork, client-facing skills, time management, ability to adapt, motivation, and communication.

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Common Question: Will My Diploma Say That I Took My Degree Online?

We receive many different questions from prospective students when it comes to higher education. How do I know what program is right for me? How do I best manage online coursework with my personal and professional life?  What’s the best way for me to interact with my professors in an online format? We will be tackling some of the most frequently asked questions in our ongoing blog series.

This week, Is my diploma going to say that I took my degree online?

2016 UMass Graduates

As commencement season is upon us, recent graduates will soon anxiously be entering the workforce. UMass prides itself on graduating students that are ready to take on the job market confidently and successfully, prepared to enter job interviews with the skills learned at UMass. Along with some interview tips that helped UMass students land a job, here are some stats about the graduating class of 2016.

Stats about the 2016 graduating class:

UMass Lowell Now Offers Behavioral Management in Autism Graduate Online Certificate

This April, the Autism Society has gone beyond simply promoting autism awareness, but worked to encourage individuals to become partners and advocates in the movement toward acceptance and appreciation of the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. On April 2, individuals everywhere wore blue in participation of the “Light it up Blue” campaign. With tremendous amounts of support, this day has turned into a global effort to honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

LinkedIn Launches New App for Students

LinkedIn is the world’s largest social media platform for professional networking. Through LinkedIn users can build a professional profile, connect with others professionals, and highlight your expertise and experience; it is essentially an online resume and networking event rolled into one.

Making a Digital Difference

To improve academic results, policymakers use research and data to make changes in what—and how—students are taught. Data gives insight into student’s lives, as well as what works and doesn’t work in today’s education. Most importantly, data identifies patterns that provides insights into educational outcomes.