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What Is a Sales Lead?

Small businesses bore the brunt of the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in the last week of May 2021, 26.2% of U.S. small business owners report that the pandemic had a large negative effect on their company, and an additional 42.7% state that the pandemic had a moderate negative effect on their business.

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Time Management for Online Students: Tips and Resources

Almost half of full-time college undergraduates work, according to a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of them, especially those enrolled in online programs, juggle family responsibilities as well. It’s a challenge. However, college students can develop productive strategies to balance school, work and family obligations.

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Scholarships and Grants for Online Students

Each year, more and more students are pursuing an education online. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), of the nearly 20 million students enrolled in higher education in the fall of 2019, more than 7.3 million (37.2%) were enrolled in some distance education courses and nearly 3.5 million (17.6%) were exclusively online learners. Those numbers nearly doubled in 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing.

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Teaching in Nebraska and the Midwest: License Requirements

Teachers are among the most important members of the workforce. They impart vital knowledge and prepare students to be good citizens and workers. Teachers are often the first role models young people encounter outside of their families, and many students cite teachers as having a significant, lasting positive impact on their lives. According to a 2018 survey by the Varkey Foundation, teachers are considered one of the top 10 most respected professions in the world.

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Guide to Starting a Business in Nebraska

Small businesses bore the brunt of the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in the last week of May 2021, 26.2% of U.S. small business owners report that the pandemic had a large negative effect on their company, and an additional 42.7% state that the pandemic had a moderate negative effect on their business.

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Educational Consultant Job Description and Salary

With a growing emphasis on academic achievement, test scores and preparation for postgraduate study, it is an exciting time for a career in educational consulting. Professionals in this field not only play an important role in assisting students with their educational planning, but in some instances they work directly with schools and universities to train faculty and improve their curricula and educational practices.

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Insights on Criminal Justice Careers

Meet Danny Hayes, MFS, a criminal justice instructor at Peru State College. With extensive experience in corrections, Hayes discusses his educational background and career path and offers valuable insight regarding where a degree in criminal justice can lead.

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Opportunities With an Organizational Management Degree: Salaries and Job Descriptions

Business leaders must possess a level of professionalism and business acumen to help their organizations grow, as well as inspire those who work for them. Poor leadership can have a negative financial impact on an organization, decreasing its yearly revenue by up to 8%, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 study “Reinventing and Democratizing Leadership Development.” Effective leadership, on the other hand, can help prevent employee turnover by 32%, the study reports.

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Criminal Justice Degree Jobs

Criminal justice degree jobs span areas such as law enforcement, the court system and corrections, all of which are vital to ensuring public safety. Although the field of criminal justice reaches across numerous occupations, as of May 2019, nearly 3.5 million people worked in protective service roles alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). After you earn a criminal justice degree, jobs that offer the opportunity to contribute to society are available both in the private sector and in the public sector at the federal, state and local levels.

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Exploring a Career Path in Education Through Online Learning

Meet Dr. Gina Bittner, associate professor in the School of Education at Peru State College. A seasoned educator with nine years in public education, 15 years in higher education at Peru State and the author of children’s books, Dr. Bittner has a valuable perspective on pursuing a career path in education through online learning.