4 Questions You Should Ask Before Applying For An Online MBA Program

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23 Jul

An online MBA degree is definitely one of the best ways of advancing your career and increasing job prospects. It’s one of the most popular postgraduate degrees and has immense potential in terms of career growth and salary package. However, not all MBA distance learning courses and online schools have the same potential as renowned, campus-based ones. Therefore, it’s imperative that you ask some critical questions before signing up for an online MBA program.

  1. Is The Online School Accredited?

Accreditations are very important when it comes to establishing the credibility of a distance learning school. You should never sign up for an online degree without checking national and international accreditations of the school. In India, colleges and universities that have been accredited by either AICTE, NAAC, or CRISIL are deemed fit for providing online education. If your potential university has further international accreditations, then it’s even better.

  1. How Is The Student Services Department?

As a distance learning student, you’ll need a lot of online services at your disposal because you’ll not be able to attend school in person. You should make sure that you’re given the same level of education as your campus-based peers. Also, find out if you’ll be able to attend lectures through video conferencing and discuss doubts with professors online. You should also make sure that you’re kept informed about potential employers hiring both on and off-campus students.

  1. Will My Degree Be Different From Full-Time Students?

Whether you’re pursuing an online MBA or a campus-based one, the degrees awarded for both should be the same. An online degree is designed to help students who juggle work and studies, but that doesn’t mean that distance learning students put in less effort. You should ask a potential university if they make any distinction between online and full-time students and if they do, you shouldn’t sign up for a course there.

  1. What Are The Job Prospects Of My Course?

Your online MBA course shouldn’t just increase your knowledge about the business world but it should also help you get a job. When you’re considering a university for an online MBA program, you should find out about the placement rate of past distance-education students. You should also get in touch with ex-students and find out how their career shaped up after they graduated.

An online MBA program will spell success only if you choose the correct one. Ask the above questions to ensure you sign up for a credible MBA course.

How to Encourage Your Students To Be More Accepting Of Others

21 Jul

We live in a very interesting time. While there are many people who are loving and accepting of the differences between people, there is also a handful of people who would rather silence differences rather than celebrate them. However, in an educational environment, an atmosphere of understanding and comfort must be created in order for the best learning to take place. And in order to make this happen, it’s important for educators to do everything in their power to encourage their students to be accepting of those who are different from them. To help you accomplish this goal in subtle yet effective ways, here are three things you can do in your classroom to encourage feelings of acceptance for others.

Model Good Behavior

First and foremost, you’re going to want to model good behavior toward others for your students. If you feel like something you say or do, even in a joking way, could be skewed to seem discriminatory, it’s best to just avoid the entire situation. KidsHealth.org states that while children are developing their own set of values toward the world, they often first mirror the values they see demonstrated by those they love and respect. So not only should you try to teach acceptance of others in your own classroom, but you should also strive to get the rest of your school to make this type of behavior a priority as well to give your students the best chance of overcoming any prejudice.

Turn Around Negative Messaging

Despite all your efforts to be a good example of love and acceptance to your students, you can’t be there with them around the clock to show them how they should treat others. Because of this, it’s vital that you correct inappropriate behavior as soon as you see it taking place by turning those negative messages into positive teaching moments. Elizabeth Erwin and Leslie Soodak, a contributors to PBS.org, recommend that when you see your student bombarded with both positive and negative behaviors or examples, focus more so on the ones that are positive and how those interactions make others feel rather than the ones the harbor negative feelings. Children often respond better to the positive reinforcement than the negative, so the lesson may stick better with this tactic.

Expose Them To Other Cultures

As an educator, you have the great opportunity and responsibility to teach your students not only the knowledge they will need to succeed in life, but also certain values that will make them more well rounded individuals. Knowing this, NYMetroParents.com suggests taking every possible opportunity to expose your students to other cultures. Try foreign exchange programs or planning calendar events that bring in different cultural experiences. The more your students come to see that those who look and dress differently aren’t actually that different from them, the more accepting they will end up being.

This world is truly a melting pot of cultures and ideas. In order to have the happiest and most successful lives, it’s important for the youth of our nations to at least have a respect for those whom they deem to be “different” from themselves. To achieve this easier, use the tips mentioned above to help your students learn about and accept those unlike themselves.

Why Enrolling For Online MBA Program Was a Good Idea

07 Jul

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Working as financial analyst for more than a year had helped understand how things actually happen in an organization. As I completed a year of offering service to a reputed corporate firm, I realized it was high time for me to upgrade my skills. As a result, I thought of enrolling for Online MBA Programs in the finance stream. I was well aware that quitting the job for me is not an option since things will be messed up at some point as I run out of finances to fund higher studies and my daily needs.

Thus, I made a concrete decision that I shall continue working at the same corporate firm that I have been serving and simultaneously enroll for the course and pursue higher education. I was having a rough time making decisions since I had too many opinions and options that was getting me perplexed.

 Some of friends had strictly advised me to never sign up for courses via a School Directory as it would do me no good in the long run. A friend went on advising saying that companies often seek out and provide first preference for candidates who have completed their courses fulltime.

The next thing that bothered me was a question of self-doubt. At times, the work pressure at my office leaves me no space for personal activities. Spending time with my family has become more or less of a once in a blue moon thing as the work pressure during the end of financial year often tends to be high.

Thus, wondering how I would prepare for the course while managing workload got me skeptical. At times, I even thought of enrolling for the course but I also had a thought that if I did not enroll then there are chances that my worth a financial analyst shall never improve.

Finally, I made a decision that come hell or high water, I was going to enroll for online MBA program. I quickly browsed through the internet in order to find sources that could link me up with institutions that offer online MBA programs.

There were plenty of directory web portals available over the internet and I finally settled with one. The directory that I had chosen had a massive catalogue of different online portals and amongst all the institutions, I found a reputed online MBA university. I took down the details of the course and I had requested for the brochure online.

I received the details over the email and the price charged for the course fell right under my budget range. Without wasting anytime, I enrolled for the course and got the formalities done. The course stretched over a span of two years and the curriculum of the course was offered to me as I settled the fee and other admission procedure.

The first three months was quite difficult to balance to the workload and studies however overtime I got used to the lifestyle of juggling both work and studies. I would allot one hour for studies on alternate days and this helped me maintain a goof flow. I was glad that I enrolled for an online MBA program.

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How To Better Manage Your Time

02 Jul

Time management isn’t just an important thing when it comes to dealing with college and real life, or even for getting through the work day. In fact, time management is an important day-to-day skill to have that can help with life in general. If you know how to properly manage your time you’ll have more time to do all of the things you love.

You need to manage your time when it comes to work, especially if you work under deadlines or getting the work done in a certain amount of time will bring you or your company more money. Managing your schooling time will help you get assignments in on time, and still have time to hang out with friends. But how do you make time to do all the things you want to do?

Make A List Of Goals

Your time management plan should always start with a plan, which in the case of getting your work or schoolwork done can be summed up as a list of goals. Put your goals in order of what is due soonest, as well as what can be done quickest. By getting your easiest things out of the way first you’ll feel like you are accomplishing more.

Make it so that you can cross goals off as you get them done. This way you have a clear idea of what you have left to do, instead of feeling overwhelmed halfway through the day when you still see a full list.

Focus On Your Deadlines

Not only is it important to have deadlines in mind when you are writing your goals, but you should also be meeting your deadlines consistently. Whether you’re the boss or not, deadlines keep your customers happy. If you are consistently turning work in late it could lose you your job.

Even if your work doesn’t need to be in at a specific time, you may want to set deadlines for yourself. This can help you make sure that you have time to get all of your work completed. Separate things into what is more important, and then determine your deadlines from there.

Avoid Distractions

The biggest issue with time management is distractions, and there are tons of them. If you work from home you may be districted by children, significant others, pets, roommates, the television, or even the clutter in your home. You need to find a work area, where you can stay focused and get the job done.

In the office you can get distracted too. Sometime co-workers can get chatty, but if you politely let them know you have work to do they might not bother you as much. Breaks can sometimes be distracting, if you’re always waiting for them to come. Hunger can be distracting as well, so make sure to eat a good breakfast and lunch to get through the day with.

Who Has the Power to Give Pardons?

26 Jun

A pardon is a form of clemency given by a governing body or an executive official of the government to mitigate or postpone the punishment for a crime and restore the offender’s civil rights. A pardon is usually given to those individuals who have served their sentence and had demonstrated exemplary behavior during the time of service. It may be partial or complete. It can also be absolute or conditional. In some countries, acceptance of pardon is seen as an admission of guilt and sometimes, those who are wrongfully accused may refuse pardon and instead make an appeal to the court.

The governing body or official who has been given the power to grant pardon to offenders may differ per country. Usually, the power to grant or deny pardon is vested on the head of the country or state. Here are some of the countries that differ in some ways in granting or denying pardons.

United States

Under the Constitution of the United States, the power to grant or deny pardon for federal crimes, except for impeachment cases, is vested on the president. However, most of the governors of the fifty states have the power to grant or deny pardons for state criminal offense.

Germany

In the same respect with the United States, both the federal and the state level in Germany have the right to grant or deny pardon. The President of Germany has the right to grant federal pardon. However, he/she may choose to transfer the power to the chancellor or the minister of justice.

France

The President of France has the power to grant or deny pardons. It is the president’s prerogative to do so.

Canada

For Canada, the Parole Board of Canada (PBC), a federal agency is responsible for granting, denying and revoking pardons. Since the passing of the omnibus crime bill, Bill C-10, pardon and record suspension have the same effect. They are often used interchangeably in Canada. If, after you’ve gotten your pardon you want to get rid of your criminal record, then you can clear your criminal record through a Canadian non-profit organization.

The practice of granting pardon by officials or the governing body should not be taken lightly and should be rigidly reviewed. It should be given a great deal of thought, both for the sake of the community and the offenders.

There are cases wherein granting pardons has been made a political strategy, most especially if the election period is near. Politics play a very important role in this. Some politicians or governors would abuse their power to grant pardon in that multiple offenders are being pardoned without much consideration. As a result, the community is endangered and the offenders end up committing more crimes. The government should have a program that will aid pardoned individuals to start anew. On the other hand, if a thorough review is done, pardon couldbe granted to those people who have been wrongfully accused.

Granting pardons should not be seen as a power or a privilege to do whatone wishes nor should it be abused. Instead, it should be considered as a power to give a reprieve to those who truly deserve it.

The use of juvenile boot camp programs for troubled teens

25 Jun

Based on the principles of military basic training, juvenile boot camps are short-term programs that seek to rehabilitate teenagers with behavioral problems. According to Wood Creek Academy, it’s important for parents to fully understand how these boot camps work before they send their kids off for disciplinary training.

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Most of these boot camps are part of the juvenile correctional system; teenagers convicted of a first offense who would otherwise be sentenced to jail or probation are instead sentenced to the boot camp for three to six months. Other programs are privately-operated and allow parents to directly place their troubled teenagers in a boot camp environment.

These programs for troubled teens follow the same structure as military basic training, involving drills and physical labor. Drill instructors lead teenagers in squads, and a strict structure is imposed with little free time for teenage participants. Ceremonies for incoming and graduating teenagers bookend the typical program. In an attempt to rehabilitate juvenile offenders, most programs include a therapeutic element intended to reduce recidivism rates. Many programs follow up with former participants to continue the therapeutic programs. Additionally, these boot camps are required to provide academic instruction to participants.

The first juvenile boot camp was instituted in the mid-1980s in Louisiana. After rising in popularity in the mid-1990s, only 11 states used boot camps for offending youths as of 2009.

The idea of using a boot camp for teenagers is not without controversy. Not all states use boot camps for youthful offenders, some use wilderness therapy or boarding schools.

 

How To Be A Friendlier Caregiver

23 Jun

You went to school to be a nurse or some other helper, from nanny to Hospice caregiver, and now you work in your field of choice. You have a lot of stressful days, and it can wear you out. Working in the emergency room, or working for a brain surgeon, can add extra stress to your life and sometimes it’s hard to put a smile on your face.

The thing is, as a caregiver needs to be caring, even when it doesn’t seem like anyone cares about you. How do you do that? Well, the first step is to fake a smile until it becomes a real one.

After that, you need to make sure that you are caring for yourself too. When you aren’t at work make sure to give yourself some focus time. That could be something as simple as taking a bubble bath or meditating, or something better like a massage or taking a spa day on your day off.

Put Yourself Second

When you are at work, though, you need to put yourself second. Your home issues and your own health issues don’t matter to your patients. They need your undivided attention, and if you are busy focusing on yourself you can’t give that to them.

Give your patients the attention they want and need. Some will need more from you than others, and the amount they need may also somewhat depend on what kind of caregiver you are. But, not matter what your job is, your priority is caring for others.

Be Empathetic

Put yourself in the patient’s shows. This can really help you be more caring and understanding. You won’t always be able to understand exactly what someone else is going through, but you can always be sympathetic to it.

When you have a patient who has no family and needs that feeling of someone that truly cares, you can be there for them. When you have a patient that is in their last moments, you might be the last person they see and the last voice they hear, be a kind one.

Be Giving

As a caregiver, you also need to be extremely giving, of yourself, your affection, and your time. You don’t want to give your patient everything, or you won’t have much left for your own family, so you also need to know when to draw the line in your giving. Compassion and companionship are a couple of the most important things to give to patients.

 

In return, they give you a sense of well being. They remind you of why you went to school to be a nurse or a hospice worker. They give you so much in return, like that wonderful feeling of knowing that you do something amazing for other people every single day.

Finding The Right Assignment Writing Service

22 Jun

For a student who has never ventured in to the world of online essay writing services before, the process can seem like a very daunting and risky thing to explore. Whereas ordering essays online was once seen as something completely negative, in the last few years the custom essay writing industry has experienced an explosion in popularity, with more students choosing to outsource their work than ever before. The trick to not being disappointed in your essay ordering experience is to find the perfect company for your specific needs. Follow these guidelines for finding the perfect assignment writing service.

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  1. Consult A Review Site

It is essential that, rather than going with the first service that you find on a web search, you instead head to a review site that gives you honest and truthful user reviews of individual essay writing services. One of our personal favourites is topaussiewriters.com, a site that has reviews of numerous services providing essay help and can point students in the right direction when it comes to deciding on a team to put your money and your trust in.

  1. Look For Plagiarism Guarantees

No matter which company you decide to go for, one of the most important things you have to look for on their website is the promise that every single sentence of work that you receive will be 100% original content, completely free of plagiarism and not at risk of causing a red flag for any anti-plagiarism software that your school or university might choose to run. Many of the lesser-reputed essay help services will do little research and simply copy and paste content from other sites on the web, this is definitely not what you want to happen.

  1. Beware Of Super Low Prices

We all love a good discount or deal, but when it comes to the world of online essay writing, the general rule applies that if something seems too good be true, then it most probably is. Beware of sites that offer dissertation length pieces of work for pennies: something about that does not add up when you consider that a professional writer is supposed to be writing your essay for you. You shouldn’t be paying through the roof, but you also shouldn’t be paying almost nothing. The price that you pay will ultimately reflect the quality of the work that you receive, so be wary of low prices.

  1. Look For Promises Of Constant Contact

To ensure that you have the most relaxed and stress free online essay writing possible, you should be looking for a company that offers constant communication between you and the writer who is completing your essay for you. Being able to get in touch with the writer when you want means that not only can you track its progress, but you can also add ideas and argument points to the essay to continue to make it as much a piece of your own work as possible. The more it sounds like your own voice, the better it will be.

Careers That Are Great For People Who Just Want to Help

21 Jun

The helpers in society are very special people. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are or what needs to be done, if there is a need, helpers will do anything in their power to see that they can make the strain on others less difficult to deal with. Not everyone is like this, so it’s important that those who have a heart to help and love on people and other living things are put in the right job positions.

You know what it’s like going into a business establishment and seeing that the person assigned to tending to your needs has no passion for what they do. In many fields, this can be a major detriment to the good that can be done. If you’re somebody who has a heart to help in any capacity, or you know somebody who does, here are careers that are great for such individuals:

Anything Animal Related

If you have a huge heart and love helping when there is a need, a career in any animal related field might be perfect for you. Animals are special because they love with no boundaries. Look into being a dog walker or a dog sitter, a groomer, a trainer, or even a veterinarian. The latter will present you with circumstances and decisions that may be hard for your sensitive heart, but when an animal comes in with a need and you’re able to save their life and make a difference, there is nothing that beats that.

Be An Artist

If you have a desire to help and want that to be a big part of your career, a profession as an artist might not exactly be the first thing you think of, but here’s why it’s a possibility: Artists feel the burdens, needs, emotions, passions, joys and experiences of the world and they commit it to something. They pour all of that into a medium that can then be enjoyed by other people. Catharsis happens through the arts.

You can be an actor and portray a situation in a way that brings somebody else freedom. You can sing a song and an individual can be moved to tears for the first time in years. There is power to help in being an artist, so think on it and don’t disregard it because it’s not conventionally what you would think of.

A Counselor

This category is pretty broad. You could counsel children in school, you could be a marriage counselor, a life counselor, you could be a substance abuse counselor and help people define their goals for treatment of whatever they’re facing. Counseling is a prime way to see change in people’s lives. It comes with it’s challenges, but the rewards are better than the rewards of any other career path.