Workforce Trends of Today and Tomorrow: A Changing Landscape

For those entering the workforce, or thinking about a career change, there’s a hum of excitement at the beginning of the year. After all, it’s when companies tend to do much of their hiring. More than that, the new year brings with it the sense of possibility and the chance to make major life changes. As we enter 2020, it’s hard not to be dazzled by the changes happening in the professional landscape. The healthcare sector, for example, continues to incorporate cutting-edge technology to help meet the needs of aging Americans – a growing demographic that will require more nursing […]

Guide to Keeping Your Kids Secure Online

When it comes to protecting children from danger, parents want to do whatever they can to reduce their chances of falling victim to online predators. According to Kids Live Safe, the number of reports of online sexual predators has more than doubled, with more than 82% of online sex crimes originating from social networking sites. To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Maryville University. Children’s Access to the Internet Age range of children who access the internet at home The age at which children have at-home internet access practically redefines the concept of “early adapters.” The fact that 94% of those between 3 and 18 years old have internet access at home isn’t troubling on its own. However, unmonitored access can be a cause […]

Learn Key Programming Languages for Software Development

Every computer program, web application, and smartphone app has a creative mind behind it. Students who want to learn about new technologies, create solutions to users’ problems, and work on a wide range of projects may be drawn to software development. From coding websites and optimizing the user experience to developing smartphone games, there are a variety of jobs available in this field. The demand for software developers likely will continue to rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the proliferation of new smartphone and tablet apps will lead to a greater need for qualified developers, with […]

Attending a University in the Midwest

Postsecondary education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It’s an experience: sunny afternoons reading literature on the campus lawn, brisk evenings cheering along with fellow sports fanatics, and weekends spent with new friends exploring the local scenery. Or perhaps it’s diving into a challenging, engaging, and spirited debate with your classmates and your professor, developing the communications skills and knowledge you’ll need as a working professional — all done from your local coffee shop or living room, thanks to innovative online education opportunities. The right mix of cultural and social experiences alongside nationally recognized, specialized programs may be found in […]

What Is Copywriting in Marketing?

When many people think of the athletic brand Nike, two things come to mind: the brand’s “swoosh” symbol, designed to evoke the wings of the Greek goddess the company is named for, and “Just Do It.” Those three short words are impossible to say without conjuring the company that’s existed for just 56 years. The slogan, coined in 1988 by advertising executive Dan Wieden, immediately became synonymous with the company that began as a running shoe business and now dominates the athletics industry. With stars from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to Roger Federer and Bo Jackson all appearing in […]

Exploring Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business

Launching a business takes time and effort, but self-motivated entrepreneurs are capable of transforming a small idea into a lucrative operation. Facebook serves as an excellent example. In early 2004, Mark Zuckerberg began to work on a dorm room project, aimed at providing Harvard students with a way to share photographs and personal information. The website Zuckerberg launched as a hobby is now the largest social media network in the world. Who Are Entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs are people who find opportunities to create demand and make money off a concept or idea that enriches life or fulfills a need. For example, […]

From Blogs to Books: Exploring the Versatile Careers in Writing

Some people claim that technology is destroying the role of the writer in modern society. However, as technology evolves and online writing becomes more prominent, many versatile careers in writing continue to surface. The role of writing is no longer confined to pen and paper; careers in writing now range from authoring books to creating blogs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were over 123,000 jobs for U.S. writers and authors in 2018. Writers can work for a variety of industries and present their written words through a variety of mediums. They can take their careers in […]

Check out our new online degree programs coming this fall

Being brave just got even easier. Starting in the fall of 2020, Maryville University will be offering several new, fully online undergraduate degree programs, giving students even more opportunities to have a positive impact on their world and achieve their career goals. We developed these programs to help meet the need for qualified professionals in exciting, rapidly growing fields. Graduates will be able to pursue a wide range of career paths, so whether you’re aspiring to help create a more sustainable future, innovate in computers and tech, or help people lead healthier lives, your Maryville degree can help turn your […]

Women of Color in STEM

Throughout history, hidden figures — women of color who contributed to and sustained different fields of study — have gone without recognition. NASA scientist Mary Jackson at work. Many important women of color made groundbreaking discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These women were experts in their fields and contributed to the success of their organizations and institutions. They were educated professionals who defied constraints, rose to the top of their organizations, and accomplished great things. In recent years, their stories have been uncovered, and many women of color are now being acknowledged for their contributions to STEM to […]

How Many Seniors Live in Poverty?

Running out of money in retirement is a major financial worry among America’s senior population. AARP reports that 49% of seniors fear they won’t have enough to tide them over. As a result, more and more older Americans who are technically “retired” are returning to the workforce to supplement their incomes with part-time work — for instance, by participating in the gig economy and working as drivers for ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. According to Forbes, the U.S. is one of only two “rich” nations (by OECD standards) with an elder labor force participation rate of more than […]