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The Benefits of Small Group Instruction in Primary Grades

This blog post was written by guest contributor Halee Sikorski. I’ve taught a variety of grades throughout my educational experience: fifth grade, third grade, and now first grade. One thing that has remained consistent is utilizing small group instruction in both my literacy and math blocks. There are many benefits…

Education / article

5 Strategies for Creating a Good Study Environment

Here are some tips from Concordia University, St. Paul to promote positive study habits and create a good study environment while earning a degree.

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Differences Between a B.A. in Business and an MBA

Compare the levels of study, career opportunities and salary potential of an online BA in Business and MBA from Concordia University, St. Paul.

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Marketing vs. Advertising: What’s the Difference?

Marketing and advertising have many things in common, but there are some differences. Learn more here!

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Bailiff

A career guide to becoming a bailiff, including education and training requirements, daily duties, what's expected on the job, and salary information.

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A History of Mental Illness Treatment: Obsolete Practices

The history of mental illness treatment is filled with strange practices, from blood-letting to lobotomies. Learn about these obscure treatments here.

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Compliance Officer

Information on how to become a compliance officer, including a compliance officer job description, education and experience requirements, and salary.

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Corporate Accountant

Looking for accounting jobs? Learn about the education and experience requirements you will need to jumpstart your career as a corporate accountant.

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All About Advergames

Advergames are used by marketers to promote a particular product or service by seamlessly integrating ads into digital gaming. Learn more here.

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Corrections Counselor

Learn how to become a corrections counselor. Find out what specific skills, and education requirements are involved to become a corrections counselor.

Communication / article

Communication Strategies for Great Leadership

Good communication skills are crucial when it comes to success in the business world. Discover four strategies for communication success here.

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Credit Analyst

Learn about becoming a credit analyst, including education requirements, job duties, salary and job outlook to find out if this is the career for you.

Communication / article

What Can You Do With a Communication Degree?

Students who earn a communication degree have many career options, including public relations, advertising, journalism, sales and event planning.

Social Science / article

The Psychology of Fear: Exploring the Science Behind Horror Entertainment

The psychology of fear is used by the entertainment industry to create widely successful horror movies and television shows. Learn more here.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

The Obesity Solution: How Exercise Science Approaches Wellness

More than one-third of adult Americans are obese. Learn about obesity in America and the various ways society is combating the epidemic.

Information Technology / article

The Need for Women in Technology

A lack of women in tech can lead to a decrease in performance and profits, creating missed opportunity for businesses. Learn more about women in tech.

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CPA vs. CMA: Which Career is Right for You?

Discover the difference between a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) vs a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Includes career and education info.

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The Evolution of American Family Structure

American family structure is constantly evolving. Learn about how changes in family dynamics have transformed the appearance of the traditional unit.

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Breaking Down CSP’s Marketing Programs

Continue your education with our BA and MBA programs to build a solid foundation in marketing principles and the framework for future innovation.

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4 Programming Languages for Beginners

Learning to code can immediately catapult you into that lucrative, in-demand industry. Discover the most popular programming languages for beginners.

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5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

These 5 project management skills are essential for success as a business professional. Learn how to master them with CSP's online MBA program.

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5 Best Brand Ambassador Programs

Brand ambassador programs are a powerful advertising tool using word-of-mouth marketing strategies. Learn about the top 5 brand ambassador programs.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

The Science of Exercise: Benefits of Physical Activity

By applying some fun, social activities into your daily life, you can apply the science of exercise to reap the rewards of a healthier lifestyle.

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5 Tips to Get Exercise Science Jobs After Graduation

Earning a degree in Exercise Science can lead to many opportunities. Read the five tips on how you can leverage your education through CUSP.

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6 Psychology Jobs

People with a psychology background can explore plenty of psychology jobs within the field. Here are some entry-level and advanced opportunities.

Education / article

7 Tips for Bilingualism in the ECE Classroom

Studies show that children raised in a bilingual environment receive cognitive benefits. Explore these 7 tips for bilingualism in the ECE classroom.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Post-Workout Nutrition

Post-workout nutrition tends to be overlooked. Learn about the do's and don'ts of post-workout nutrition and giving your body what it needs.

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8 Simple Steps to Balancing Work and College

Discover eight simple tips and tricks to make balancing work and college easier than ever in our quick guide to educational success.

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10 High-Paying Jobs for the Criminal Justice Major

CSP degrees qualify you for careers involving public policy, criminal profiling, criminal justice education, criminology and administration.

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10 Interesting Courses for Marketing Students

CSP Online's business programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a best program. Here are 10 interesting courses for marketers.

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10 Things CSP Students Should Know

As an online student at CSP, you have several tools available to you. Here's what you should know before you start your first day of classes.

Social Science / article

10 Rare Mental Health Conditions

Some mental health illnesses are so rare that most psychiatrists will never encounter them. Read about 10 rare mental health conditions here.

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4 Top Healthcare Trends

Healthcare management professionals must remain informed on current healthcare trends. Learn about the top healthcare trends of through CSP Online.

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12 Sales Strategies for Success

Learn twelve proven sales strategies to meet goals and find success in sales. Learn more about selling skills from Concordia St. Paul Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

A Closer Look at Concordia’s Online Exercise Science Program

We want to make sure you feel prepared when you begin our Exercise Science program. We spoke with Professor Katie Fischer to give you an inside look.

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The Internet of Things: How Interconnectivity Is Changing Our World

Since the birth of the Internet, interconnectivity of our world has grown. It's not just people who are connected, but our devices as well.

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Selling the Season: A Marketer’s Guide to Black Friday

How do retailers draw in shoppers to boost their holiday sales? Learn about the marketing strategies behind the world's biggest shopping holidays.

Social Science / article

Understanding Common Phobias and How to Treat Them

A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation that poses little or no actual danger. Learn more about phobias and how to treat them.

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What is Applied Psychology

Applied psychology uses psychological methods and findings to solve problems of the human experience. Learn the basics of applied psychology here.

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What Is Experimental Psychology?

Experimental psychology seeks to explore and better understand behavior through empirical research methods. Learn more from Concordia St. Paul Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

Why a Master’s in Sports Management Is a Great Investment

One of the best ways to make yourself more marketable is to get a master's degree in Sports Management from Concordia St. Paul Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

What is Exercise Science?

A degree in exercise science prepares students for a broad range of occupations that promote health and physical fitness. Learn more here!

Information Technology / article

Associate Degree versus Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

In the battle of associate versus bachelor's degrees, the four-year degree comes out on top. Click to learn more about an IT degree from CSP today.

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Applied vs Experimental Psychology: What’s the Difference?

Explore the differences between experimental psychology and applied psychology, learn the basics of each field, and discover career options in each.

Education / article

Working as a Special Education Aide/Assistant

Do you have a passion for helping others? Learn about becoming a special education aide, including education, median salary, and other special skills.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

Professional Organizations for Exercise Science Graduates

These exercise science organizations offer the opportunity to stay abreast of new developments and provide networking opportunities. Learn more here!

Social Science / article

Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist

Learn about the similarities and differences between psychologists and psychiatrists at Concordia University, St. Paul Online.

Business / article

Employee Burnout: Tackling One of the Biggest HR Issues

There may not be a simple solution to one of the most pervasive HR issues, but many factors fueling employee burnout are in HR's control.

Social Science / article

Emerging Trends in Psychology: Tech Dependency

There is a darker side to the rise of the machine. What can we do to mitigate the risks of technology dependency during a time of tech advancement?

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Economics vs Business Major: Choosing a Degree

Can't decide between a Business or Economics degree? Learn about the main differences, including curriculum, program length, and career opportunities.

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From Ink to Inbound: A History of Marketing

How has marketing changed over the years? CSP's history of marketing infographic will help you discover where we're from and where we're going.

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The Science of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of one's health. What is the science of sleep? Why can't I sleep well? Learn about this and more through CSP Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / infographic

The (Exercise) Science of Injury Recovery

In professional and recreational sports, injuries are common. That's where exercise science comes in. Learn about this and more through CSP Online.

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How Deep is Your Love?

How deep is your love? What happens when we experience romantic love? Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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E-Commerce for Small Business: Starting Out

Small businesses need a strong e-commerce strategy to keep up with the rapidly growing world of online sales. Learn more here.

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It’s a Woman’s Business

What's being done to ensure more women can earn their MBA and take a seat at the table. Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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The Podcast Explosion

Whatever your curiosity, there's a podcast for it. Explore the podcasting boom with our infographic through Concordia St. Paul Online.

Business / article

Does Your Company Need an HR Department?

Earning an HR degree will save time and money in the processes of your business while providing an excellent career opportunity for a staff member.

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Working for the App

How can you start working for the app? The gig economy we live in makes it possible. Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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Creating Viral Content

Explore how and why things go viral with our infographic detailing essential elements to effective and shareable content through CSP Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / infographic

The Science of Weight Loss

There are three main aspects to weight loss: nutrition, sleep and exercise. Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

Social Science / infographic

The Psychology of Motivation

What motivates people? Explore the psychology of motivation with our infographic. Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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CSP Online Graduates: Analyzing the Numbers

Want to learn about the numbers behind Concordia St. Paul's Online's graduates? Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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Climbing the HR Career Ladder

See how some typical HR roles stack up and how your education, experience and skills help you stand out as a candidate through CSP Online.

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Generation Next: What It Means for HR Departments

Millennials make up 35% of the workforce. Find out what Generation Next means for Human Resource Departments. Learn at CSP Online.

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Generation Z in the Workforce

Generation Z brings characteristics you might not anticipate to the office. Learn about this and more through Concordia St. Paul Online.

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Grant Writer

Interested in a rewarding career? Grant Writers can help causes that are important to them. Learn about the career, salary and education requirements.

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Grants and Scholarships for Students Studying Human Resources

Join as a student and earn valuable member benefits such as discounted membership, program fees and the opportunity for a scholarship of $50,000.

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How to Hire Each Generation

Explore what's special about each generation and how to keep them all working together. Learn about this and more from Concordia St. Paul Online.

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Homeland Security Agent

Find out if you're suited for a career in homeland security. Learn what homeland security agents do and the education and qualifications involved.

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Import or Export Agent

Interested in becoming an import/export agent? Learn about what they do, required education, important skills, average salary, and career advancement.

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Day in the Life of a Tech Professional

The average work day for tech professionals is hardly predictable, but there are some common themes. Learn about this and more at CSP Online.

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The Anatomy of an E-Commerce Landing Page

What is the anatomy of an e-commerce landing page? Learn about landing pages and more with an online degree from Concordia St. Paul Online.

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8 Signs of Conflict in the Workplace

What are common signs of conflict in the workplace? Being proactive is the best way to prevent conflict. Learn about this and more from CSP Online.

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Marketing to Children: Tips, Tactics, and Taboos

Marketing to children has skyrocketed due to the widespread adoption of television and cable TV. Learn more about marketing to kids here.

Criminal Justice / article

Working as a State Trooper

Learn how to become a state trooper, including information on state trooper requirements, training, salary potential, and what to expect from the job.

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Win or Lose: Memorable Presidential Slogans

A witty catchphrase can change the outcome of an election. Here are some of history’s most memorable presidential slogans that still resonate today.

Education / article

What Can You Do With a Child Development Degree?

A child development degree combines psychology and social sciences to prepare students for a variety of careers in education, social work, and more.

Information Technology / article

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Is Patient Data Actually Secure?

Breaches in healthcare cybersecurity continues to instill panic in businesses and increase spending in IT. Learn more about healthcare cybersecurity.

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Nomophobia: Technology and Mental Health

Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone, leading to anxiety and stress. Learn more about nomophobia and related symptoms here.

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Navigating the Unknown: Conditions for Further Study From the DSM-V

What happens to the conditions that don't make it into the DSM as official disorders? Explore 8 conditions for further study from the DSM-V here.

Criminal Justice / article

INS Agent

Challenge your mind and use your skills and talents as an INS Agent. Learn about the education, and training requirements involved at CSP Online.

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Criminologist

Learn how to become a criminologist, including criminologist job description, education and work experience requirements and salary potential.

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How to Turn Black Friday Into Big Profits for Your Business

Tips and tricks on understanding what marketing strategies go into Black Friday, not only for big retailers, but small businesses as well.

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Customs Inspector

Learn how to become a customs inspector. Get an overview of the field, job description, education requirements and other qualifications. prepare.

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Deputy Sheriff

Interested in becoming a deputy sheriff? Learn what to expect from the job, education and training requirements and salary potential information.

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Your Guide to the MBA and Beyond

Pursuing an advanced business degree can help professionals meet their career goals and expand their knowledge. Learn more about MBA careers.

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Discover Real Value Using Social Media for Business

Discover the real benefits of social media for business. Learn to deploy targeted advertising, engage with your audience, and tell your brand story.

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Bioethical Issues in Health Care Management

As medical technology advances, ethical dilemmas arise. These are the major bioethical issues faced by health care professionals.

Information Technology / article

Computer Science vs Information Technology: What Technology Degree Should You Choose?

Learn the difference between computer science and information technology, what these subject areas involve and how you can choose your path.

Information Technology / article

Information Systems vs. Information Technology

Both Information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) are burgeoning fields. Learn about information systems vs. information technology here.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

Careers in Your Reach With a Sports Management Degree

Do you have a passion for sports? See what careers you can have with a degree in Sports Management from Concordia University, St. Paul Online

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Entry Level to Executive: An HR Career Path Guide

From finding talent and training new hires to solving organizational issues, HR professionals meet a fundamental need. Read our HR Career Path Guide.

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Choosing a B.A. vs. B.S. in Business

The chief difference between a B.A. and a B.S. in business is the focus of the coursework required to graduate. Learn more at CSP Online.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

Kinesiology vs Exercise Science: How Are They Different?

Exercise science and kinesiology are similar, but the two fields of study have major distinctions. Learn the differences here.

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Writing for Social Media: Tips, Best Practices, and More

Writing for social media is a vital part of a successful marketing strategy. Learn top strategies for writing for social media at CSP Online

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Dispelling the Myths About Millennials in the Workplace

The work ethic of millennials is frequently criticized. We explored the myths about millennials in the workplace that influence popular opinion.

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Work Stress: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

Did you know that 60 percent of people in the United States consider their job a major source of stress? Discover the source, symptoms, and solutions.

Information Technology / article

What Can You Do With an IT Management Degree?

An online IT degree will take you far in any job market, powered by businesses looking for professionals to lead and get ahead of global competitors.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / blog

The Best Vitamins for Athletes

It’s no surprise that choosing the best vitamins for athletes leads to optimal performance, sustainable activity, and injury prevention.

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5 Tips for Creating a Plant Based Diet for Athletes

The consumption of plant foods has significant health benefits. Due to this, we are investigating the best plant based diet for athletes.

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Eating Disorders in Athletes: Why They’re More Common Than You Think

Eating disorders in athletes are serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

A Sports Nutrition Playbook for Trainers

As a trainer, you need to be aware of factors that influence your clients’ performance and overall health. Sports nutrition is very important.

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Intermittent Fasting for Athletes: Can It Improve Performance?

Intermittent fasting for athletes has exploded as a weight-loss trend. It’s been adopted by celebrities, everyday dieters, and the academic world.

Human Services / article

Common Workplace Conflicts and How to Overcome Them

Managers need to know how to handle common workplace conflicts. 85% of employees deal with conflict, and it costs U.S. companies $359 billion annually.

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Navigating the Phases of Organizational Conflict

Knowing how to respond to organizational conflict as a manager is an overlooked skill. Start with learning the phases of organizational conflict.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

How to Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick

We want to be healthy, and we know that what we put into our bodies has health impact. Here are some tips on how to make healthy eating habits stick.

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Peace and Profits: A Manager’s Guide to Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is a familiar phenomenon in business. Still, workplace conflict and its resolution doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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A Beginner’s Guide to E-commerce

This e-commerce guide teaches you online storefronts, opportunities to market to prospective customers online, and grow your general business knowledge.

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Confronting Carol: How to Handle Confrontation at Work

Here are some steps on how to handle confrontation at work. Hopefully, they’ll come in handy if you're confronting or being confronted.

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The Importance of Online Reviews for E-commerce Businesses

When you think about buying something online, how do you decide if you follow through with your purchase? You may turn to online reviews for guidance.

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Diving Into the E-commerce Sales Funnel

Selling a product or service is the ultimate goal for marketers and small business owners, one must understand the e-commerce sales funnel first.

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Overcoming the Top 7 Reasons for Shopping Cart Abandonment

Shopping cart abandonment is common. For every ten shopping carts created, only about three will result in completed transactions. Why does this happen?

Exercise Science & Allied Health / article

Exercise Science Careers Guide

Professionals are needed to stand on the other side of the treadmill and lead people toward a healthier lifestyle. Learn about exercise science careers.

Education / article

5 Reasons You Should Become a Preschool Teacher

Preschool teachers are responsible for educating and caring for children 5 and younger who are not yet in kindergarten.

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7 Must-Haves for Early Childhood Teachers

Many people have a calling to work in education, but it takes a very special kind of educator to be one of the early childhood teachers.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Early Childhood Education Lesson Plans

Teaching requires organizing the classroom and developing engaging content for students every day. Early childhood education lesson plans will help.

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Top HR Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

The HR position interview determines if you’ll become part of the department responsible for screening and hiring. Here are some HR interview questions.

Exercise Science & Allied Health / blog

7 Benefits of Yoga for the Student Athlete

Strength, flexibility, learning your anatomy, injury prevention, recovery, meditation and breathwork, and positive thinking/self care come from yoga.

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4 Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries happen often across many sports. Here are some helpful figures to provide a picture of how common sports injuries are.

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How to Sell Wholesale

Launching a wholesale business can be a profitable choice for an entrepreneur. Learn how to sell wholesale through Concordia University St. Paul.

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Doing Business As: Deconstructing the Meaning of DBA

DBA refers to a company’s operating name rather than its legal name. Learn about the DBA meaning and use through Concordia University, St. Paul.

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What Reputation Management Can Do for Your Business

Reputation management is very important for a company. Oftentimes a brand or company needs to focus on managing its reputation in modern media.

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The Best Jobs for Introverts

Did you know that 16 percent to 50 percent of the population consists of introverts? There are many excellent jobs that fit well for introverts.

Communication / article

Your Guide to Crafting a Creative Resume

While there are standard elements that should be included on any resume regardless of industry, those in creative fields need creative resumes.

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5 Biggest Mergers of All Time

Many business professionals will experience a merger during the course of their careers. Let's explore some of the biggest mergers of all time.

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Department Stores in Decline: Why Retail Sales Are Down

Due to years of building new retail spaces only to be eclipsed by online shopping, retail is in trouble. Find out what's keeping retail sales down.

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What Is Drop Shipping? A Beginner’s Guide

What is drop shipping? The owner only purchases product from a vendor when an order has been placed by a customer. No need to own or store inventory.

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Additive Manufacturing: The Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

As leading researchers become more familiar with the capabilities of 3D printing, they are finding ways to use 3D printing in medicine.

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Your Guide to Navigating the Workplace

While emphasis is put on hard skills, soft skills are also very important to be competent in. Learn the difference between hard skills vs soft skills.

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7 Steps of the Decision Making Process

The decision making process helps business professionals solve problems by examining alternatives choices and deciding on the best route to take.

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Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace

Interpersonal communication in the workplace is a soft skill that encompasses how well an individual communicates with others, but it's very important.

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Writing for the Web: A Beginner’s Guide

Strong web writing skills are a key component of successful digital marketing strategy and effective SEO. Learn more about writing for the web.

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Marketing to the Adblock Generation

63% of users ages 18 to 34 (adblock generation)are using ad-blocking software when viewing digital content, and 41% of internet users overall block ads.

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6 Key Qualities of an HR Manager

Part of your HR job responsibilities will be to identify candidates that have the characteristics that will make them successful in the role.

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3 Jobs You Can Get with a Human Resources Degree

The human resource field is growing into a notable profession in today’s business environment. Here are some different types of human resources jobs.

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The Benefits of Mentoring in Business

What do Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have in common? All three had excellent business mentors. Learn the benefits of mentoring in business.

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6 High-Paying Healthcare Management Careers

The health care management MBA concentration at Concordia University, St. Paul can help you get the skills you need to grow your health care career.

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The Differences Between Criminal Justice and Criminology: Which Degree Is Right for You?

At Concordia University, St. Paul, we know that understanding the difference between Criminal Justice and Criminology can be confusing.

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Public vs. Private Accounting: Everything You Need to Know

Public accountants provide auditing, tax, advisory and consulting services. Private accounting is inner workings of businesses, governments and agencies.

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9 Human Resource Courses You Want to Take in College

You can earn your HR degree online from Concordia University, St. Paul. Take a look at some of the HR core courses you will complete.

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Discover MBA Jobs With Diverse Degree

An online MBA is your path to higher-paying jobs The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has long been a valuable degree for professionals seeking career advancement and higher earning potential through an advanced skill set, expanded knowledge base and enhanced industry-related aptitudes. Employers sought out these highly qualified and in-demand…