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July 2014

July 18th, 2014Obtaining Your Master's in Nursing: What Are My Options?
Keiser University Graduate School offers online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)* programs: The General MSN and the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university are eligible for the Masters’ programs.
July 12th, 2014The Importance of Audience
You may remember your Composition teacher saying something about audience when you took your writing courses. Some students wonder if they’re supposed to be writing a movie script or a play when they hear it described this way, but composition teachers use the term audience to mean whoever will be reading your writing.
July 8th, 2014Why Writing?
At the beginning of February 2014, a blogger for NBC News published a post called “Why Johnny Can’t Write, and Why Employers Are Mad.” The post was widely shared, and it expressed a frustration shared by the corporate world and educational institutions alike.
July 6th, 2014Budgeting – Breaking down the Basics of Money Management
The first building block to any successful financial plan is a budget. Regardless if you are earning a six-figure salary or if you are living paycheck to paycheck, staying in control of your finances means knowing where your money is going on a regular basis
July 3rd, 2014Savings – The Importance of “Paying Yourself” First!
Saving money is one of those items that is not difficult to say, but is usually harder to actually do. It usually involves more than just spending less money. How much do you want to save? How much do you need to save? Where should you put it?
July 1st, 2014For Speakers of Other Languages
I am often asked by people who use English as a second or third language how much their accent or even inaccuracies in their spoken language will hold them back in their career. That’s a hard question to answer, and my response is colored by living and working in one of the most multi-cultural areas in the country.

May 2014

May 13th, 2014Quick Tips on Social Media for Job Seekers
Social media is not just a place to keep up with your social circles; it can come in very handy when looking for a job. At the same time, it can be the reason you haven’t gotten your dream job. In today’s technologically savvy world, we tend to forget how public social media can be.
May 8th, 2014Arthur Keiser Reflects on President Obama's College Scorecard
Recently, President Obama visited a Miami-Dade high school and discussed his higher education initiatives. In many ways, his speech echoed his State of the Union address in which he promised to curb the rising costs of a college education, as well as provide students with greater access to information.
May 5th, 2014Top Five Ways University Students Can Maximize their Career Development During Their Studies
University students not only want to gain a sense of academic accomplishment from completing their degrees, but they also want to know that their academic degrees will increase their opportunities of landing a fulfilling career that is related to their field of study. With a multitude of social and academic activities confronting them during college, a student may ask “how do I prioritize?"
May 1st, 2014Cover Letters? Necessary Or a Waste Of Time?
A cover letter is an essential piece of your online or in person resume. Think of your cover letter as a way to explain “why you believe you are a good fit for the position”; whereas, the resume demonstrates “why you are qualified for the position through your skills and experience.”

April 2014

April 27th, 2014Why Are There Writing Requirements for Particular Classes?
The only way to get better at something is to practice, and writing is not learned by osmosis. It is not a skill that lives in a vacuum, reserved only for English professors and authors. Any time you see words, they have been written by someone. But don’t take my word for it.
April 24th, 2014Since I Live Out of State, Can I Get Financial Aid or Other Help With Tuition?
How can I pay for college? This is the top question in the minds of soon-to-be college students. For those who choose to attend college out of state, this question can actually cause anxiety. That is why it is important to know that many private colleges do not charge out of state tuition, because they are not subsidized by the state.
April 21st, 2014Dual Enrollment Gives High School Students a Jump Start on College
In today’s fast paced world more high school students are attempting to get ahead in their college decision making process by taking college courses while in high school. Students that opt to take this path demonstrate a high level of dedication and foresight to their future academic and career plans.
April 17th, 2014How Do I Know for Certain I Have Chosen the Best Business School to Attend?
An educational choice is one of the bigger decisions we will make in life. It is an investment in so many ways – cost, time, and quality of life to name a few.
April 14th, 2014Strategic Alignment of Degree Offerings Best Serves Students and Employers
Keiser University offers over 90 degrees in a variety of career fields at its Florida and international campuses. On occasion, prospective students will ask why certain degrees are offered at certain campuses and not at others.
April 11th, 2014Time Management Success in an Online Education Environment
Dean Donald DeSormoux discusses effective time management success strategies for students learning in an online educational environment.
April 10th, 2014Growing Needs in the Allied Healthcare Workforce
Dr. Robert Cleary of Keiser University discusses the ever growing needs in the allied healthcare workforce
April 9th, 2014Will My College Credits Transfer to Your University?
College of Golf and Sport Management’s Director of Admissions, Ron Lewis discusses transfer credits at Keiser University.
April 7th, 2014Are You Underemployed and Seeking a Career Change?
Vicki Maurer, director of admissions of Keiser University offers advice to people who are underemployed and interested in returning to college.
April 4th, 2014Studying Abroad
Keiser University Associate Vice Chancellor Rhonda Fuller provides some helpful advice to prospective students who continually are fascinated, but may be slightly intimidated, to enroll in college in a foreign country rather than stay at Universities in Florida.
April 3rd, 2014Choosing a College Major
Keiser University Associate Vice Chancellor Ellen Bernhardt recently tackled this question which is one of the most frequently asked questions by prospective college students.
April 1st, 2014Exploring Biotechnology
Biotechnology conjures a futuristic, science-fiction image of laboratory workers in white coats, but biotechnology encompasses a much broader spectrum.

March 2014

March 28th, 2014Libraries and Children's Literacy Articles
The Pew Research Center reported that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year: not opening a paperback, firing up an E-Reader, or even push the play button for an audiobook while in the car. Are books and libraries becoming obsolete?
March 25th, 2014Higher Education Closes Opportunity Gap
A number of weeks ago, while at Miami Dade College, Florida Senator Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of America’s higher education system in order to close what he calls the “opportunity gap” that exists in our country today, saying, “Those with the right advanced education are making more money than ever.

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The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate