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Why College Certificate Programs Are Increasing in Popularity

Certificate programs provide nationally recognized credentials that can replace or supplement a traditional degree program. They are offered in a wide variety of subjects, from IT security and web design to business finance and human resources compliance. Certificate programs are increasing in popularity for several reasons. These reasons include their ability to be completed in a reasonable time frame and their flexibility in regards to existing work and life schedules.

Certifications will enhance your resume potential and may often boost an employee’s earning potential. A certification program can serve as the bridge between an old career pathway and a new one. In some cases, companies require specific certifications preceding an employee’s advancement and/or wage increase.

Here are some of the many reasons you may want to pursue one of the many certificate programs offered at Bryant & Stratton College. Read More…

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Is a Medical Coding Certificate Good for my Career Choice?

Prospective students interested in health care certifications often begin their educational journey asking, “is medical billing and coding a good career choice?” For many, returning to school consumes valuable time, energy, and monetary resources. Researching prospective career opportunities beforehand is key to a successful educational experience. Medical billing and coding careers offer the chance to work in multiple medical settings, making it a wise choice for those who want to enter the health care field.

Medical billing and coding professionals enjoy tremendous job flexibility, often creating their own hours and schedules or even starting their own medical billing company. Read More…

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Make Sure Your Professional Brand Stays With You

By now most of us have gotten the message that we’re all self-employed, regardless of whom we work for. We’re in charge of our careers and job opportunities, and that means being ready to land on our feet should a pink slip happen to land on our desk. And a big part of that “being ready” is making sure that you’ve built up professional visibility – your brand – outside your employer.

Although losing a job is tough, finding a new one will be much easier if you’ve taken steps to become professionally visible outside the universe of your company and co-workers. What are some of the ways you can do this? Read More…

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How to Get a Job as a Paralegal

Successful paralegals are people who have a passion for the legal field – criminal, divorce, family, estate, or contract law – but prefer not to give legal advice. They love to perform research, complete forms, and keep records. They enjoy working in the back office and providing support. If that sounds good to you, read on to learn all about how to get a job as a paralegal. Read More…

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4 Reasons to Contact your Dream Company Today

The job market continues to be competitive and job seekers looking for career information may find this tidbit helpful: do not wait for your dream company to contact you. If you wait for a company to contact you or post a job opening, you may be losing key opportunities. Still not sure that proactively reaching out to a company is in your best interest? Below are four reasons why it could help your job search efforts. Read More…

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5 Tips to Help Women in Business with Career Management

Though there has been significant progress concerning gender equality in the workforce, women are still lagging behind men when it comes to executive positions in business. According to career information at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business, women are particularly underrepresented in the C-suite and on corporate boards. The center’s data finds that women currently hold just 4.2% of CEO positions in Fortune 1000 companies.

Sheryl Sandburg, chief operating officer at Facebook and a high profile woman in business, recently asked women to “lean in” to their careers. Her book of the same title has sparked conversations across the country on how to empower women to reach their full potential.

Follow these five career management tips to help you stand out and assert yourself as woman in business. Read More…

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Resume Writing 101: Resume Help for Today’s Job Search

The first step in any job search is writing a resume. While some of us have experience doing this, there are many people entering or returning to the workforce who might need resume help. Regardless of if you have written a resume in the past, it isn’t a bad idea to brush up on some basics. resume

At the Employability Summit, hosted by Bryant & Stratton College Online, a panel of HR and hiring experts touched on some fundamentals that can help you prepare your resume.

Types of Resumes

The three most common types of resumes are chronological, functional and hybrid. Chronological resumes present job history and education in reverse chronological order. Functional resumes don’t focus as much on job experience, but rather the relevant skills you possess. Those who have gaps in job history or may be changing careers most often use this type of resume. The final type of resume is a hybrid¾as the name suggests¾of both a chronological and functional resume. The hybrid resume allows you to be more creative in presenting your job experience and skills. Before you decide on a resume type, keep in mind the industry you are job searching in and how to best showcase your relevant skills and experience. Read More…

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International Influence Drives Bryant & Stratton College Soccer

The recipe for success in college athletics varies by team and sport. At the “junior college” level that recipe can be even more challenging when it comes to recruiting and retaining players. Nick Dimitrievski and Alex Grigorita seem to have found one way to stay ahead in the ever competitive United States Collegiate Athletic Association and that is through a strong presence in international recruiting.

Both head coaches recruit heavily in the greater Syracuse and New York regions but they also have a strong international presence on their teams. The Bobcats soccer teams have a combined 24 international players between the two rosters; including players from as far away as Gold Coast, Australia, nearly 10,000 miles from Bryant & Stratton College’s Syracuse campus.

“It’s all about networking and trying to find the best possible student athletes,” Dimitrievski said. “Now we’ve ventured into the international market. At the end of the day it’s about finding the best soccer player, wherever [they] come from.” Read More…

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Should I Stop Using Social Media?

We’ve all heard horror stories about individuals who have gotten fired from their job or weren’t considered for a job because of something they posted on Facebook or Twitter. These cautionary tales have us double and triple checking our privacy settings. Does this mean you should stop using social media if you are on the job hunt or as a safe way to approach career management?

According to panelists at the July “Job Ready or Not?” event, hosted by Bryant & Stratton College Online, if used appropriately, social media can be an asset during your job search. The event’s panel consisted of HR and hiring experts from CareerBuilder, Enterprise, Humana, Marriott International and Microsoft

Rather than offering anecdotes about why you should be careful about what photos you post, panelists focused on how to leverage social media to your advantage. Read More…

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Bryant & Stratton College Men’s & Women’s Soccer Poised for National Tournament

Not many teams can travel over 500 miles and still say they’re close to home. But the Bryant & Stratton College men’s and women’s soccer teams will be doing just that when they travel to Virginia Beach, VA for the 2016 USCAA National Championships.galleries-83580e85222a19335e75aeb3317c8177-10779128663

While the Bobcats will be three states away from the Syracuse campus, they’ll be just six miles from the Virginia Beach campus location, offering a little bit of a home field feel to this year’s championships.

Both teams enter the tournament with high expectations as each finished in the top-five of their respective polls. The women finished the year 9-4-1 and aside from a non-conference loss to ASA College, only fell to teams who finished above them in the polls. The same goes for the men’s side as the only blemish on their 10-1 season came at the hands of the tournament’s #1 seed, University of Maine-Fort Kent.

Both teams share the challenge of topping UMFK as neither the BSC men or women could topple their foes from the northeast. Yet, strong play kept both Bobcats squads near the top of the USCAA polls all season long and each side was rewarded as the top seed in their respective pools for the National Tournament. Read More…

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