International Relations Online is the innovative master’s degree from American University’s top-ten ranked School of International Service (SIS). This program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the complex and ever-changing field of international affairs.
Students attend live, face-to-face online classes each week, and gain specialized expertise through concentrations in Sustainable International Development and Global Security and Conflict Resolution. Courses are designed and taught by world-class SIS faculty, in a highly interactive virtual learning environment. The selective admissions criteria are the same as our on-campus program. This online program provides you with the flexibility to earn your degree from a highly ranked Washington, D.C.-based school while maintaining commitments in your own community.
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All good leadership is top down leadership. Anyone who has worked for or led a successful organization will tell you that, regardless of whether the group at hand is a military detachment, a Fortune 500 level company, or an elementary school. Even the best, most competent, bright, and driven employees cannot run a successful, profitable business if they lack proper organizational leadership!
Traditionally, people tend to think there are only two routes to becoming a great leader. First, there are those who opt to take the time and make the investment to get an advanced level degree in order to gain a sound academic background that is needed to be ready for any challenges. The second route is to work your way up “from the trenches,” as they say, learning the ins and outs of leadership by rising through the ranks of an organization (or a number of different ones) until you arrive at a leadership position with firsthand experience. Read more »
Being a recruitment consultant covers a wide range of bases when it comes to day to day activities. Dealing with organizations looking to fill vacancies as well as jobseekers hoping to take the next step in their careers can be a demanding but extremely rewarding role.
As with any office-based job, there are a number of different things that a recruitment consultant will be involved in during a typical working day. Read more »
If you are the type of person that is dissatisfied with the way society currently operates and you want to dive into a degree program that will allow you to hone your existing skills while learning new skills that will help you make changes to the way the system works, policy majors could be a perfect match. You can get into health policy, environmental policy, or public policy, to name a few of the areas you can pursue. These fields will allow you to work with other like-minded professionals who want to help create laws and put systems in place that will help the greater good.
Doing your research into these fields ahead of time will definitely help you decide if one of these career paths is the right one for you. Read more »
If you make the right moves, even a menial job can become the springboard to achieving your dreams. No matter how ‘bad’ your job seems now, by making the most of it you can propel it to a more fulfilling job or position or even career. We all have to start from somewhere and with sheer persistence and determination our dream jobs are achievable. Think about it, even the most successful workers across the globe did not start out with their dream jobs, but they worked their way up with time.
It is upon you to bite the bullet and invest in efforts wisely. Make time your best friend and use it to your advantage. To get the most of your job you need to sharpen your skills, seek opportunities that will help you to shine and impress the right people. These things if implemented well will put you in a better position to a new and a better job or a promotion wherever you are working. Discussed below are some of the strategies to revitalize your job:
Focus on Your Goals
It is important to stay focused to your goals. Have SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) goals and stay focused to realizing them. Make it part and parcel of your life to staying focused to what you want to achieve at the end of the day. This will help you to realign your job well to achieving the set goals within the stipulated time frame. Read more »
The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the top-ranked School of Government at the University for North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to shape leaders in public service, a field that is expected to grow in visibility and importance over the next decade and beyond. The MPA@UNC program is designed with working professionals in mind, offering the accessibility and flexibility of online education with the best of UNC’s on-campus experience, including a virtual classroom setting, to effectively teach tomorrow’s public service leaders.
“There is a critical need for leadership in government and public service throughout our country,” said Todd Nicolet, associate dean for operations and director of MPA@UNC. “With an online format, we are able to reach students regardless of their geographic location–creating an even more diverse student body. As part of MPA@UNC, students gain a unique opportunity to interact with classmates in different parts of the country, offering new perspectives in addition to classroom learning, which they bring back to benefit the organizations and communities in which they work.”
To request more information, visit http://requestinfo.onlinempa.unc.edu.
Just published: The Political Ladder: Insider Tips On Getting A Job In Politics by Alexandra Acker-Lyons.
“Anyone who has worked in politics knows how tough it can be–both getting the job and figuring out what comes next. It’s a transient field with a lot of turnover. In an industry where it’s not just what you know but who you know, being a newbie can be tough and intimidating.”
The basics of interview etiquette are the same as in any type of social situation — one should be courteous, polite, friendly and listen well even as you try to make the best case for your candidacy for this job. Good manners aren’t a plus when interviewing, they are a necessity — a hiring manager likely won’t be able to get past any possible rudeness or odd mannerisms to determine whether your skills could be a good fit for the position.
So here are some reminders on the fine points of interview etiquette that should help you get to the next step of the hiring process: Read more »
Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, job hunters sabotage their own efforts. By acting on outdated information (perhaps based on the last time they searched, even if it was years ago) or misguided advice, they waste precious time and energy focusing on strategies that are unlikely to land them a job — at least any time soon. And sometimes what seems to be a good idea for a while turns out not to be worth more time, but it’s tough to change direction.
Here are some common job-hunting traps and how to avoid them: Read more »
Okay, not to sound like Dr. Phil or the folks on those call-in advice shows, but one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make during a job hunt is who you’re going to talk to about all of this — the ups and downs, the frustrations, the loss of pride, and also the excitement when you snare that interview and eventually land a job.
And that person is not necessarily the same person or people with whom you share other things — sometimes a spouse or partner or a best friend is a decidedly bad choice for support while you’re job hunting. That’s because they are too close to the situation. And that means they might be worried about your loss of income or afraid that you’ll become depressed if you don’t get a job right away — so they may steer you to positions that aren’t necessarily right for you. Alternately, they may be too big of a booster and sugar-coat advice about your resume or your chances for getting a particular job, for instance.
In any case, you’ll need various types of support and advice from different corners. Here are some people to seek out in terms of support during a job hunt: Read more »