Five Essential Practices for Evaluating Internet Information

By Kim Bessolo, faculty member at American Public University...more

Commit to College and Let the Roller-Coaster Ride Begin!

By Nichole Ahlstrom, COLL100 Faculty at American Public UniversityWhen you commit to attending college, the emotional roller-coaster ride begins--the safety belt has clicked, the wheels start turning, and an unknown number of twists and turns lie ahead. There will be exciting moments, along with stressful, anxious, nervous, frightening and victorious moments....more

Are You a Good Leader?

By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine, Faculty Director, School of Business at American Public UniversityBad leadership does not have to be the result of negative intentions; sometimes poor leadership is the result of a lack of forethought and understanding of the organization’s mission. Are you a thoughtful leader?...more
AmericanPublicU True words in that article. Understanding your orgs mission and assessing where ...more

Reach Your Goals with the Power of Simplicity and Focus

By Kim Bessolo, faculty member at American Public UniversityDo you have goals you want to meet?  Try focus and simplicity as constructs to help you achieve them.Achieving SimplicityIn the complicated, overbooked, fast tempo, multitasking world in which we live, learning to simplify is a skill that can prepare you to take on new endeavors....more

Starting a Business

By Suzanne Minarcine, faculty director at American Public UniversityGone are the days of our mothers and grandmothers, when women were expected to get married then stay home, keep house and raise children. Today’s woman has options that previous generations never dreamed were available. Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and difficult endeavors to pursue.Define Your Passion...more

Be a Better Student

It's a new year and a great time to work on being a better you, including your life as a college student. Angela Gibson, a faculty member at American Public University, shares some inspiration to help everyone who is an online college student....more

Broaden Your Education by Studying Abroad

By Francesca Catalano, faculty director in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public UniversityWhen I look back to my young adult years, the single choice I made that best helped define me into the person I am today was my decision to study abroad during college. It opened up a whole new world to me and allowed me to learn to depend on myself for the first time. The one thing I recommend to all the young adults in my life is to consider studying abroad....more
I totally agree! Study abroad had a major impact on my life as well.  For people who weren't ...more

Just Say NO to Traditional Networking

By Sheri Kendall-duPont, COLL100 Faculty at American Public UniversityDale Carnegie said it best, “greet everyone you meet and show an interest in them. Remember the things that are important to them.” This is great advice and a good way to approach networking, but you must go one step further: follow up.Networking reaches far beyond the mere exchange of business cards and polite smiles. With a well-defined strategy, a strong network can be built in four easy steps....more

Lessons from Ferguson from a Female Law Enforcement Officer

If you are in law enforcement or considering a career in law enforcement, there are many lessons to take away from the events in Ferguson, Mo. Here one officer shares her takeaways: ...more

The Online Learner’s Guide to Catastrophe

By Dr. Angela M. Gibson, Professor at American Public UniversityIf you are an online college student, you have joined the ranks of 7.1 million e-learners in the United States taking at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Approximately one in three of all those in higher education are enrolled in an online class....more