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Professional Organizations: An Untapped Resource for the Young Professional

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

Memberships for professional organizations are often thought to be reserved for seasoned individuals already working in their field. But in fact, most professional organizations are open and encouraging to students and recent graduates who are looking to get a foot in the door and can act as an avenue for networking and employment opportunities. Here are a few advantages to joining a professional organization as a student or recent graduate.

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Is it Time for a Fair Tax?

By Dr. William Whitley
Faculty Member, Accounting and Finance at American Public University

News stories point out all kinds of problems with the IRS and our tax law and how it is enforced. Corporate America is relocating headquarters to offshore addresses while individuals are either not reporting all of their income or not paying the taxes they owe. The tax system we have is very cumbersome, hard to manage, and it is avoided or evaded by many taxpayers.

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Healthiest Nation 2030: Healthy Communities

By Dr. Robert Carter
Professor, Public Health Program at American Public University

The theme for National Public Health Week this year is “Healthiest Nation 2030”.  This week is an opportunity for us to acknowledge the contributions of public health, discuss issues that are vital to improving communities and become the healthiest nation in one generation.

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Networking, NASA, and the Impact on STEM

Interview with Dr. Angela Gibson and Rachel A. Adler

This is not your typical networking event. In this podcast we interview two STEM enthusiasts, Dr. Angela Gibson and Rachel Adler. At these socials attendees are also given direct access to scientists, engineers, and researchers at NASA.

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Take Advantage of All O*NET Has to Offer

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

As a career coach, I use numerous career-related resources on a daily basis; unfortunately, I rarely have the opportunity to take a deep dive into all the features and benefits of any one in particular. I often find myself in a pattern of using the same feature each time I visit sites like O*NET OnLine, a resource I visit daily and direct a majority of my clients to, but there’s so much more to it!

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Future of Work: Using Gamification For Human Resources

By Jeanne Meister
Forbes

2015 will be the year gamification inside the workplace migrates from a few isolated pilots to a new way to engage and recognize high performing employees. Gaming concepts have begun working their way into key HR processes in two ways: as a serious game such as the example below from PwC in recruiting new job candidates to cloud based gamification engines offered by Badgeville, BunchBall and Axonify.

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4 Ways to Overcome a Lack of 'Relevant' Work Experience

By Ashley Stahl
Forbes

If an opportunity speaks to you, don’t buy into the belief that you’re not “enough,” especially when the requirements are meaningless indicators of your potential. Overcoming that noise and negativity requires substantial mental fortitude, and your ability to meet those challenges head-on is indicative of the success you’ll find if you refuse to let the naysayers chase you away.

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Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don't worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian career. You just have to learn how to speak civilian.

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