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 […]

Bootcamp vs Certificate: Which Is Best for You?

In the fast-paced world of STEM careers, software developers, data scientists, and other professionals know they need to update their skills constantly. The solution: micro-credentialing with bootcamps or certificates. There are benefits to both. For individuals considering bootcamps vs. certificates, exploring certificate programs can be a key step in determining which is the right choice for them. College certificates cover a wide range of topics, including the following: Cybersecurity: Demand for cybersecurity expertise has grown along with the threat of cyberattacks. Cybersecurity certificates cover a wide range of subjects including cyber law, ethical hacking, and incident response.Data science: Data science […]

Great Resignation, Great Regret, or Great Reshuffle: Statistics and Insights

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed commerce and business worldwide and changed the way we approach work. The economic ramifications still linger years later. One major change that began later that year, as businesses reopened, was a mass migration of employees — either out of the workforce or toward new or better opportunities. This phenomenon has been referred to by many names, including the “big quit,” describing the number of people leaving their jobs, and the “great reshuffle,” calling to mind the notion of people repositioning themselves and refocusing their careers. But perhaps the most-used moniker is the “great […]

Meal-Prep Tips and Recipe Ideas for Busy College Students

Are you an adult learner who struggles with meal planning? Do you strive to prepare nutritious, flavor-packed dishes, but you don’t have an hour or more to dedicate to cooking each night? The good news is that prepping delicious grab-and-go meals has become easier than ever. It’s also where meal prep comes in. Simply stated, meal prep is a concept that involves preparing dishes ahead of time. In some instances, this might mean prepping dishes to eat over the course of several days. In others, it might mean starting a crock-pot meal in the morning that will be ready to […]

Shorter Workweek: Pros and Cons for Employee Productivity

Tables of Contents History of the WorkweekWhat Is a Shorter Workweek?What Is a Four-Day Workweek?How Does Work Impact Employee Mental Health?Pros and Cons of a Shorter WorkweekEmployer Data on Shorter WorkweeksCompanies with a Four-Day Workweek Ask managers and employees how much time they spend actually working at work, and their responses may be the same: not as much as they should be. There’s even a name for it: Parkinson’s Law, which states that work fills the time allotted to it. One of the biggest culprits in lost productivity is cyberloafing, which can account for hours during the workday. Employers have […]

How to Apply to an Online Certificate Program: Enrollment Advisor Tips

Online certificate programs offer flexible options for earning credentials in specific areas of tech, such as blockchain, cybersecurity, and machine learning, as well as advanced practice nursing specialties, such as adult-gerontology acute care. Today, many people are taking advantage of the benefits of online education. In fall 2020, for example, 2.2 million students enrolled in at least one postsecondary online course, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Want to learn how to apply to an online certificate program? Explore the process with expert advice from Maryville University enrollment advisors Cynthia Nordberg and Daniel Hoag. Benefits of an Online […]

History of Accounting: How It’s Evolved Over Time

Tables of Contents History of AccountingHistory of Financial AccountingHistory of Forensic AccountingModern Accounting MethodsHistory of Accounting TimelineAccounting: From Clay Tablets to Computers Accounting has come a long way from its infancy, both in its practices and in the ways that it’s helped shape society. Accounting’s earliest days may have come 12,000 years ago, when people likely traded resources while primarily surviving by hunting animals and gathering fruit. By comparison, accounting today involves various electronic processes and is responsible for billions of dollars in sales. The Business Research Company reports that the market size of the global accounting services industry was nearly $588 billion in […]

What Is Technical Debt and How Do Companies Manage It?

Every day, new software hits the market, and companies work tirelessly to keep up with evolving trends and technologies. Innovation is challenging, and the margin of error when developing a product can be slim, making efficiency in software development and planning crucial for success. Using metrics that measure the performance of software can be vital to developing a product cost-effectively, prioritizing quality and allowing companies to get a product to market efficiently. When companies rush the development process, resulting in a suboptimal product that may be costly to operate or that may require updating, this is what is known as […]