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Choosing Paralegal Studies as an Online Major

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Careers with Online Legal StudiesUpon the completion of Paralegal Studies Degree, you will obtain the necessary knowledge that will prepare you for your major.  Application of the knowledge and critical judgment is the core of the course of our Legal Studies program.  Paralegal studies offer you in integrating business and law compared to other paralegal specialization.  Under this major, you will be trained on how to identify and establish organizational issue based on the legal standpoint.  This will also serve as your framework in developing a business solution.  After the completion of the Paralegal studies, you will be able to contribute to the increasing demand of professionals who want to ensure that their standards, regulatory and procedures are legally met if not exceeded.

An Overview of the Paralegal Studies Online Program 

When enrolling for a Paralegal Major, make sure that the instructors are experts internationally in the field; however, they should know more than the theory.  They should have a thorough experience in the field of business and law.  Acquiring the study from someone who has an experience will give you a closer insight about the career opportunities in your field of study.  Knowledge regarding business law is important when you deal with different aspects of business including but not limited to transaction of property, development of policy, risk management, human resources and negotiations of contract.

By acquiring a Legal Studies major, you can be sure that you will be in a great position of the company both private and public and in various specialties such as environment, social responsibility, government relation, corporate policy, regulatory affairs and compliance.

Typically, Paralegal Studies Degree students are required to complete at least 39 credits.  They need to complete short courses such as general studies, elective courses, and others.  Law and Business Major are also available as part-time program.  Part-time is provided to individuals who wish to take the specialties at their own pace.  This is because of family or daytime responsibilities.  

By taking Paralegal Studies courses, you are opening your door through numerous career opportunities.

PARALEGAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

(Public Sector)

  1. District Attorney’s Office
  2. County Attorney’s Office
  3. Public Defender’s Office
  4. Police Departments
  5. Tax Assessor’s Office
  6. Chancery Clerk’s office
  7. Circuit Clerk’s office
  8. Attorney General’s office
  9. Department of Environmental Quality
  10. Any other state agencies like these who would require the use of a paralegal to perform legal research and draft legal documents.

(Private Sector)

  1. Law firms (numerous different types of law firms/specialized areas of the law, i.e there is a niche for everyone)
  2. Insurance companies
  3. Corporations (in house counsel for almost all large corporations that need paralegals)
  4. Banks (trust departments)
  5. Manufacturing companies
  6. Private Investigations
  7. Risk & Loss Departments
  8. Human Resource Departments 

These are just a few different areas that Paralegals can find jobs, but are not all inclusive. 

As a Paralegal expert, you can even specialize in different type of legalities after you completed your major in Paralegal Studies Degree.  You can choose Corporate Paralegal, estate Planning Paralegal, Immigration Paralegal, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Real Estate Paralegal.  The sector of paralegal is projected to increase up to 8% from years 2014-2024 which makes it a very desirable career path.*

 

*According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for Paralegal and Legal Assistants http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Legal/Paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm

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What Can You Do with an Information Technology Degree?

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Earn an Associates Degree in ITInformation Technology (IT) is a field that offers the best of both worlds business and technology. The field of IT offers a variety of job roles, which makes it attractive to those looking for a rewarding career. Before deciding on which role to follow, it’s important to discover the path you can take through an IT career.

Computer Programming: this career path includes software development, and other computer programming careers. Choosing this career path typically requires a Bachelor’s degree.

Computer Support Specialist: A computer support specialist offers support in a variety of settings. This career field only requires an associate’s degree.

Computer Support Specialist Field

Computer specialists work in a variety of IT settings which include working closely with analysts, end-users and more.  

Duties of Computer Support Specialists

  • ·      Conducts maintenance checks
  • ·      Troubleshooting systems
  • ·      Installation of software
  • ·      Assist users with software issues
  • ·      Record and evaluate issues customers are experiencing

IT Specialist

An IT specialist is another career path that can be followed with an Information Technology degree. Computer programmers work diligently to write code for software programs to turn a design into reality.  

Computer System Analysts

A computer system analyst works to evaluate a company’s system and review these processes in detail. They provide recommendations on how the company can make their networks more efficient. An Information Technology degree will allow you to follow the career path of a computer system analyst.

IT Manager

IT Managers provide direction to terms and manage computer project needs within a company. Additionally, they work to identify any goals within the IT system and implement any changes necessary in order to get these goals accomplished.

Database Administrator

Database Administrators focus on providing applications and various services that provide the ability to organize and store data such as shipping addresses and medical records. They also help to make sure that security is of the utmost priority for their users.

Web Developer

Web Developers help to move businesses closer to their goals by providing them with a network and organizational feel to their websites and services.

Qualities for a Successful Career in IT

For a successful career in technology, the following qualities offer an advantage to those looking to follow a career in Information Technology.

Good communication, organizational, problem-solving, leadership, and ability to work independently for longer-periods of time. If you find that you possess one or more of these amazing skill sets, then the career path in IT may be for you.

Conclusion

Information Technology can provide you with a rewarding career path for many years to come. With the potential to travel a path of many different careers with an IT degree, you have the ability to choose a path that allows you to follow your passion.  

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The Pros and Cons of Gaining an Online Business Management Degree

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Online Business Management Degree Program

With the technology today gaining us the power to earn degrees online is amazing. There are countless colleges offering online degree programs, and the platforms continue to get better with time. There are of course pros and cons to everything, and earning a business management degree online is no exception.

Earn a Degree From Home

You have to added advantage not to have to leave your house or even get dressed if you don’t want to. As long as you meet project and assignment deadlines, you can do it at any time of the day or night. This becomes ideal if you are a parent or if you just graduated from high school and still sleep all day but want to earn a business management degree online.

More Cost Effective

Most online degree programs cost about the same as their conventional counterparts but doing some research into different college programs and their costs you can make an educated choice on what meets your budget. Gaining your degree online is more cost-effective simply because you save money on transportation costs, room and board costs and meal plan costs associated with traditional college.

On the Fast Track 

By earning an online business management degree, it will provide a fast track to graduation. Online degree programs are more focused on specific skills and knowledge needs and are cutting out all the extraneous material. There is no need to focus mundane classes, only the ones you need to gain the degree.

No Hands on Experiences

Some subjects don’t fit into the mold of online degree programs, such as those that require hands-on training. The likes of nursing major would not be a good fit for an online degree program. A more traditional setting would be much more prudent.

Personal Responsibility

Working towards an online degree requires you to be extremely organized and personally responsible for yourself, your work and meeting deadlines. If you are not skilled at organization or need motivators to keep you focused, obtaining an online business management degree would not be a good fit for you.

Lack of Networking

With the lack of face to face contact you have with peers and professors while getting your degree online lends itself to not being an easy network building situation. With the program platforms improving with network video chat rooms and video conferencing, it has only gotten better for face to face connections. If you need to make strong connections with peers and your professors, a traditional campus life may be a better option for you.

Earning an online business management degree gains you freedom and flexibility but does not offer close friendship or hands-on experiences. The need to be focused and responsible may be too much for some while for others that is who they are. If you are going online for a degree do your homework and make good choices, after all, this is your life we are talking about.

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5 Tips for Being a Better Online Student as You Earn Your Information Technology Degree

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By earning an associate’s degree in information technology, you open up a door to a whole new world of career opportunities. It may seem far away, but getting this degree is more attainable than you realize. Through Antonelli College you can earn your information technology degree online for the utmost convenience. Study and learn around your job and family commitments. Learning online isn’t any easier than learning in a classroom; it’s just more flexible. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your online education:

 

1.     Interact with instructors and students. Being an online student feels a little isolating. In a classroom you benefit from the back-and-forth with your instructor and your fellow students. You can ask questions in real time and learn from each other. When learning online, it can be easy to sink back and never interact. Make a point to get involved through forums, emails, and any other interactive features offered.

2.     Practice your new tech skills. As a student of information technology, it may seem that learning online is ideal. On the other hand, when you’re in a real-time computer lab, you have an instructor pushing you to try assignments and practice. In your online course, you’re more on your own. Make sure you take the time to practice the new skills you’re learning so you will be successful in your new IT career.

3.     Practice good time management. Online learning is a great way to get an education when you have other responsibilities that take up your time. With this flexibility, though, comes even more responsibility. To make sure you can get it all done and to be successful in your coursework, you need to be able to manage your time well. Keep a detailed calendar and plan out your days and weeks to ensure you have time for everything.

4.     Find a good study environment. Without a classroom you have to find just the right place to learn and study. This is crucial to being able to focus and learn. Find a quiet spot that allows you to shut out distractions during your dedicated study time. If you don’t have a separate room to shut the door on distractions, consider getting noise-cancelling headphones to help you focus.

5.     Strike a balance. You are getting an online education most likely because you have family or work obligations, or both, that prevent you from participating in a traditional classroom. To succeed you need to find a balance between all your responsibilities. Staying organized and using good time management helps. Make sure your family knows that you have certain times when you have to be studying and ask them to respect that.

 

Once you earn your Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology degree from Antonelli, you won’t regret the effort you had to put into it. An online program like this gives you flexibility and opens up new opportunities, but it isn’t always easy. With these tips and your family’s encouragement, you can earn your degree and find yourself with a great new career.

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3 Common Myths about Working in Hospitality

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Careers in hospitality are hot right now, and you can be a part of it with the right education. An Associate of Applied Business in Hospitality Management from Antonelli College is all you need to get your foot in the door. The types of careers available to you with this degree are varied and lucrative. Get out of the spinning wheel that is your current dead-end job and find a real career in this people-oriented field. If you have never considered hospitality before, maybe you believed some of the common myths about the industry. Here are three of the big ones and the reasons they shouldn’t prevent you from joining the hospitality work force:

 

1.     Hospitality workers are maids. Many people have this thought and similar ones when thinking about the field of hospitality. Sure, there are plenty of maids, bellhops, servers, and other workers in the industry that have no formal training, but there are many more great opportunities for people with the right qualifications. With a degree in hospitality management you can bypass those low-paying hospitality jobs and start your career off as a hotel or restaurant manager, conference center event planner, wine steward, bar manager or caterer. These positions are much more interesting and pay better than what you might expect for the typical hospitality jobs.

2.     Hospitality jobs require long hours. If you’re looking for a new career, chances are you want something that will let you spend more time with your family. Careers in hospitality have a lot of variety when it comes to working hours, and in fact, many of the positions can be part time. If you want to work less and still earn a decent income, these kinds of part time jobs can be a great choice. And because this is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week industry, you can also choose a career in hospitality that works around your schedule. Night shifts, day shifts, and weekends are all possible.

3.     Only women work hospitality. Don’t let the fact that you think this is a career for women hold you back from a great job in hospitality. It’s true that many people consider this a caring type of industry, best suited for women, but there are plenty of men working in hospitality and enjoying it. Along with the skills you learn by earning a hospitality degree, you need to enjoy working with people, whether you are a man or a woman. All kinds of people find success in this career.

 

Now that you know a little bit more about this industry, it’s time to seriously consider your future career. If you enjoy helping people, you want to be able to choose your working hours and you want a new challenge, hospitality could be for you. Start working toward your degree from Antonelli College and you can have your new career in no time.

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