Your Goals Are Our Goals

Although much of what we do on a daily basis is powered by digital solutions, there’s something about online learning that can be overwhelming. That’s why Maryville created a student support team dedicated to helping you finish your online degree. To give you a better idea of what our student support coaches do and what you can expect from them, Jasmine Harper, Libby Reed, and Agnes Milanowski explain their roles and the relationships they build with students. What’s the role of a graduate-level student support coach? The primary role of our student support team is to get you from enrollment […]

How to Stay Informed When You Have a Busy Schedule

Working full time, raising a family, and taking college courses can make staying on top of current events challenging at best. What’s more, while the internet is home to plenty of reliable, reputable, factual news sources, it has just as many that publish fabricated or misleading information. If you’d like to be more informed but don’t have hours to scour the internet for news recaps you can trust, you’re in luck. There are several ways to keep up with national and global happenings via email, news aggregate services, and podcasts. Benefits of Staying Informed of Current Events Staying abreast of […]

Top 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your First Month in 2023

Many adults start the new year by making resolutions to eat better, exercise more, or advance in their careers. However, despite these good intentions, USA Today reports that by as early as Jan. 17, most resolution-makers begin to lose momentum and fall back into their old habits. Whether you want to run your first marathon or change professions, below are a few tips to get on the right track for 2023. 1. Perform a Self-Review January is a great time to reflect on where you were, professionally and personally, at the beginning and end of last year. This could involve making a list of […]

4 Adventurous Careers for Travelers

With the rise in remote work placements and the end of most pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, there has never been a better time to explore the world. Numerous opportunities are now available for those who are interested in pursuing an adventurous career. Conventional careers are a great fit for many people, but they are not for everyone. Many passionate professionals thrive on the challenges of careers oriented around travel. The best careers for travelers provide opportunities to experience new cultures, languages, and environments, and allow individuals to build a future based on their own interests and strengths. Being successful in […]

Top 5 Positive Social Media Accounts to Follow in 2023: Avoiding Toxic Social Media

In 2005, just 5% of American adults used social media, according to Pew Research’s annual study. Their 2021 report found that 72% of American adults used at least one social media platform, and the majority of those polled said they used social media every day. The advent of social media brought a variety of benefits, making it easier to keep up with friends and family, find online tutorials like foreign language learning videos and DIY hacks, and connect with people who share your interests. But social media can also fuel depression and anxiety and negatively impact users’ self-esteem. Below are […]

How to Find Legit Work-from-Home Jobs

Table of Contents Explore Top Industries for Remote Employees Review Remote Job Boards Detect Phishing Scams Harness AI Protection Analyze Job Postings and Interview Effectively Protect Your Privacy as a Remote Worker   Recent statistics show the rise and popularity of remote work in recent years — and the need to protect against false job advertisements to find legitimate work-from-home jobs. Seventy-seven percent of employees valued remote work in some form at their companies, and 21% reported it was absolutely essential when determining whether to take a new job, according to CareerBuilder. The high demand for remote jobs is partially […]

Dr. Mark Lombardi discusses Maryville’s approach to learning design on the Enrollment Growth University podcast

Maryville University’s president spoke on a range of topics affecting today’s learners, including career-focused education, “stackable” learning options, and collaboratively developed curricula. Dr. Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, has always been a fierce advocate for innovative, outcomes-driven, and student-focused learning — and this vision serves as the foundation of the Maryville approach to higher education. On a recent episode of the Enrollment Growth University podcast, Dr. Lombardi joined host Eric Olsen to discuss this approach and other topics, including modular credentials and co-creating programs based on employer need and input. You can listen to the podcast through the following platforms: AppleSpotifyStitcher […]

Experience success as an online undergraduate student

At Maryville, the most important thing to us is making sure our students feel supported — at every level, in every way. That’s why we have an entire team of academic experts dedicated to answering your questions about career outcomes, school-work-life balance, program logistics, and more. This team can also connect you with others in our support network, such as tutors and technicians. For many of our undergraduate students, this is their first degree. Not only that, it’s their first online degree. If you fall into that category, we want to make sure you know what to expect before, during, and after […]

Solving Sustainability Issues: Keeping a Greener Future

Human beings as a species can make individual and collective changes to improve the sustainability of our world. Activist Jane Goodall shares the hope that sustainability issues can be addressed with human intervention. In The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, Goodall finds reasons to be optimistic in “the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power of young people, and the indomitable human spirit.” The goal of sustainability is to conserve and preserve our natural world — clean air and water, diverse plants and animals, and entire ecosystems of which humans are only one part. […]

Certifications to Improve Skills for Remote Jobs

Even before the onset of COVID-19, there was a demand for remote work, especially in information technology. With more companies encouraging remote work, IT professionals who have certificates and certifications for remote jobs may stand out in the crowd. Tech workers interested in working remotely should explore specific skills and certifications, such as professional industry certifications and university certificates. Advantages and Disadvantages of Remote Jobs As with any professional structure, remote work has advantages and disadvantages. Employers and employees who are prepared for the pitfalls can take steps to avoid them. Advantages of Remote Work Many people — not just professionals […]