9 things to think through to ensure your second career is a hit 

9 things to think through to ensure your second career is a hit 

If you are returning to work after a break, know that the professional world has moved on. By Devashish Chakravarty You want to reset the career button because you are either fed up with your current role or your industry as gone into a tailspin. Perhaps you want to reboot your personal and professional life because you have just retired or have moved into a new country or a new family where your needs and demands have changed. Maybe you are returning to work after a long break and want to restart…

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Follow these 9 steps to make your second career a success

Follow these 9 steps to make your second career a success

eset. Reboot. Restart There could be many reasons why you may want to hit the reset button on your current career. Maybe the industry you are in has gone into a tailspin. Maybe you are returning to work after a long break and want to restart your career. Or maybe you are just plain fed up with the daily humdrum. If you are someone who is considering changing their career, here are nine steps to ensure that it is a success. Plan for the long term Think about the goals…

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UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

It was 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20 when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. Pedro Vega Agosto stayed in his home in Caguas, Puerto Rico as hurricane winds shook the entire house and rain beat on the roof. “It was a real experience — a terrifying experience,” said the 20-year-old accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Agosto was heartbroken by the damage he encountered outside after the worst of it had passed. “It was like waking up to a whole new Puerto Rico,” he said. While…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry will soon be teaching online basketball classes. The Golden State Warriors superstar will partner with MasterClass to teach basketball fundamentals through a series of videos, ESPN reported. Masterclass is an online education platform that features an array of professionals from various fields offering their expertise through video classes. Curry joins an already impressive list of celebrity instructors including Gordon Ramsay, Samuel. L. Jackson and Christina Aguilera and, as the only basketball pro, he will bring a fresh set of skills to the panel. If I think about where I was when…

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Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Part-time job reduces the excess burden on parents. (Thinkstock image) While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and…

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RBI To Recruit For Office Attendant Post; 526 Vacancies

RBI To Recruit For Office Attendant Post; 526 Vacancies

RBI Recruitment 2017 For Office Attendant Post NEW DELHI:  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited application for recruitment to Office Attendant post. A total of 526 vacancies are available in various offices of the Bank. Applicants should have completed the qualifying degree from the concerned State/ UT coming under the Regional Jurisdiction of the Recruiting Office to which he/ she is applying. Candidates will be selected on the basis of competitive exam which will be online based. The exam will comprise of online objective questions and language proficiency test. Graduates…

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UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to…

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