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.
Meet Christy Hutchison, J.D., Peru State College Online business professor. With more than 16 years of teaching experience at the collegiate level, Hutchison shares her perspectives on career opportunities in this field and offers tips on how students can get the most out of their online learning experience.
Careers in public administration catch the interest of many who want to make a difference in their communities and country. According to the Brookings Institution, as of 2020 about 18 million people in the U.S. worked in public service (excluding the military and postal service) at the federal, state and local levels. And although it’s a field that revolves around public policy, public administration covers not only government civil service but a number of other sectors of the economy.
Corporate tuition assistance – whether through an upfront employer contribution or employee reimbursement – is a long-established education benefit. In fact, did you know that 92% of U.S. employers offer some sort of educational benefit1, but nearly half of consumers don’t ask their employer to help pay for learning costs2?
Particularly in times like these, career paths in public administration catch the interest of many who want to make a strong impact in their communities and country. It’s a field that revolves around public policy and covers not only government civil service, but a number of other promising industries.