When Will I Use That?

By Jennifer Cramer,Program Director, Sociology, Anthropology and Women’s Studies at American Public UniversityStudents often wonder if and when they will be able to apply what they learn in class to their lives.  We often look for application opportunities in our careers but sometimes we can also find creative ways apply what we learn in college to our personal lives....more

Is Living and Working Overseas for You?

By Dr. Ronald C. Johnson School of Business at American Public UniversityLiving and working in a foreign land will be one of the most challenging, rewarding, and, at times, exasperating experiences of your career....more

Are We Promoting the Right Ambitions?

By Angela Dehart, Ambassador and Alumna at American Public UniversityStarting in kindergarten we begin asking kids what they want to be when they grow up. Notice I said “be” not “do,” inferring that the job defines identity. We give higher praise to the kids who say doctor, lawyer, or president....more

Your Ideal Career Path

By Linda Allen, Faculty Member, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public University...more

Give Yourself Credit for Educational Accomplishments and Woo Potential Employers

By Marcia Powers, Career Coach at American Public UniversityEarning a college degree is a major accomplishment. After many semesters of hard work and dedication, you are finally able to reference your conferral when applying for new job opportunities....more

A How-To Guide on Selling Yourself as the Best Person for the Job

By Francesca Catalano, Faculty Director, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public UniversityYou’ve graduated and it’s time to find the job of your dreams.  Or perhaps you’re looking for new challenges and have come across a job description for which you are perfect. How can you write your cover letter and resume to stand out?...more

Social Media Is not Your Friend

By Dr. Alissa Johnson, Faculty Member, School of STEM at American Military UniversityI consider myself a light-weight Facebook user. Most of my friends L-O-V-E Facebook. They are all in! Of all of those that surround me, let me tell you why I am a light-weight user. Let’s peel back the smelly onion of social media....more

From the FrontLines: Life as an Archaeologist

By Dr. Francesca Calatano, Faculty Director, STEM at American Public University...more

Understanding and Navigating Public School Choice Options

By Dr. Susan Foster Faculty Member, School of Education at American Public UniversityBy law, all children are entitled to a free and appropriate public school education (IDEA, 1997). How and where this education is delivered has evolved into several choices. ...more

Manage Your Own First Impression

By Donald Ray West, PhD, PE, MBA Faculty Member, School of Business at American Public University...more