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5 Professions that Deserve Our Thanks

by South University, Online Programs
November 25, 2014

You’re probably looking forward to Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy your annual traditions and share your appreciation for your friends and family. While it’s important to be thankful for those we care for and love dearly, remember to thank those in our broader community as well—professionals who make our world a better place to live and who care for the well-being of us all.

Giving thanksAlthough there are many professionals that deserve our appreciation, today, we express our thanks for those working in these fields:

1. Nursing & healthcare: Healthcare service providers, administrators, educators and managers do so much to keep our communities healthy. Whether they’re providing bedside care or keeping clinics running smoothly by ensuring supplies arrive in time and making sure regulations are followed, we have a lot for which to thank these individuals.

2. Public health: Public health professionals implement educational programs, conduct and analyze research to solve widespread health issues and introduce techniques for preventing illnesses and epidemics.

3. Psychology: While we may not know what our loved ones are going through when they profess fears we haven’t experienced ourselves, psychologists are there to lend an ear and offer treatment if necessary.

4. Criminal justice: Whether serving within law enforcement or correctional, government, or legal institutions, criminal justice professionals are concerned not only with helping individuals but also ensuring with our communities are safe places that operate smoothly.

5. Public Administration: This broad field includes those in governmental institutions as well as non-profit organizations who are concerned with giving a voice to the underserved and meeting the needs of the community. Many of these people work in administration, management, research, and teaching positions, advancing causes they are passionate about in the hopes of making a difference.

Thank you! These professionals surely deserve our thanks, for their roles in our society are critical to its functioning. We must support them too—which is why South University offers degree programs in these fields for people interested in enhancing their careers. If you’re considering pursuing one of these career paths, know that your contribution is valuable and necessary. If you’re already working towards fulfilling one of these roles, well, we have to say, thank you!

by South University, Online Programs
November 25, 2014
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Five Tips to Survive the Holidays as an Online Student

by South University
November 23, 2011

Is your to-do list a mile long? Not sure how you're going to squeeze your studies in over the already packed holiday season? At South University Online Programs, we understand those challenges, and have put together a list of tips that help you make progress on your path toward graduation - even as your prepare for the hectic and happy holidays with your loved ones!

  • While standing in long lines at the checkout, use your smart phone to browse over to m.southuniversity.edu and see what's happening in the online classroom!
  • You're an online student, so you know the flexibility and convenience the web allows - use that knowledge to use web sites such as retailmenot.com, fatwallet.com, etc. and find out the best deals. Use the time you save by shopping online to get ahead on your readings and assignments - something unexpected always comes up during the holidays, and you don't want to get behind!
  • Take some time today to print out a few of your readings and tuck them in your purse or your bag with a highlighter or pen!
  • Add your assignment due dates to your personal calendar. Whether you use a paper planner, the calendar on your mobile phone or a product like Outlook or gMail, it will help you manage your deadlines during this busy season.
  • Make sure to get enough rest during this busy time. It may seem unconventional, but making sure you are well rested will help you to think clearer when you are taking time out for your studies, as well as improve your mood and enjoyment of your celebrations with your family and friends. Here are some tips from WebMD on maintaining healthy sleep habits.

On behalf on South University Online Programs, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

by South University
November 23, 2011
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