posted April 30th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
Kentucky, along with many other states in the nation, is facing a silent epidemic. The non-medical use and abuse of prescription drugs is a severe problem in many areas of the state, but the general population remains largely unaware of the issue. The truth is that, according to the Attorney General, Kentucky has the sixth highest overdose rate in the country. Since 2000, the number of unintentional deaths due to drug overdose has jumped from 205 to over 1,000 in 2012. For context, that means more people died in Kentucky last year because of prescription drug overdose than in traffic accidents. (more…)
posted April 16th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
You wouldn’t want a doctor who hadn’t been through medical school or a lawyer who hadn’t passed the bar. So why should companies and organizations be allowed to place candidates without a social work degree in a social work position? Many believe that they shouldn’t. (more…)
posted April 12th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
Bullies aren’t just a problem in schoolyards and online. In the past decade, the workplace bully has come under scrutiny. Though laws are in place to protect workers from sexual harassment and discrimination, company managers are still struggling to deal with adult bullies in the workplace. (more…)
posted March 19th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
A liberal arts education offers students a wide range of real-world applicable skills and also serves as a great tool for graduate school admission.
Given today’s economic situation, some analysts and experts express skepticism and doubt about the value of a college education, particularly a liberal arts education. Many argue that blue-collar jobs and associate-level degrees are more practical than incurring student loan debt in a cluttered job market. On the contrary, a liberal arts college education can actually be more valuable now than ever.
posted March 13th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
Misconceptions persist about the breadth and depth of services offered by social workers. This article examines the role of social workers and how they help the public at large.
There’s a lot more to social work than most people realize. Misconceptions and stigmas about the profession may prevent people from taking advantage of the help social workers can provide or deter students’ interest in pursuing a social work degree and serving the public. The main goal of a social worker is to answer questions, provide support and develop a plan to help their clients succeed in life. Don’t buy into the myths. Read on to learn the truth about what social workers really do and how they can help people in all walks of life. (more…)
posted March 5th, 2013 by Brescia University Online News
While pursuing a social work degree, you may encounter children who need assistance building trust and teamwork skills. We’ve outlined eight cooperative games that both challenge and entertain children while teaching them vital social skills and how to interact with peers.
Today’s children face new and different challenges than those before them. Technology can overwhelm their lives, and with more pressure on parents due to financial and social obligations, children often miss out on essential opportunities to learn social skills. Social workers may interact with children who are more regressed than their peers when it comes to social interaction and social trust. Cooperative games are a great way to help children learn crucial teambuilding skills. We’ve outlined eight great games for children that help build critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills. (more…)
posted May 24th, 2012 by Brescia University Online News
Managers looking for well-rounded employees
Typical college degrees can sometimes pigeonhole graduates into one industry or even into one specific career. With today’s rollercoaster economy, a degree that has a narrow focus could limit your job prospects. Many employers seek well-rounded professionals to fill new or vacant positions. (more…)
posted May 15th, 2012 by Brescia University Online News
Finding the right format for you to earn an Associate Degree in Business
Nontraditional students have a variety of options when choosing an Associate Degree in Business program. But perhaps the biggest decision nontraditional students should consider is whether to pursue their degree online or on-campus. (more…)
posted April 10th, 2012 by Brescia University Online News
Online two-year degree puts you on a new career trajectory
Professionals caught juggling a busy lifestyle often feel overwhelmed at the prospect of earning a college degree. With a full-time job and commitments to family, church, friends and community, you may think your plate is full. Online education makes earning a college degree easier amidst your busy lifestyle. You can do it all with online Associate Degree in Business programs. (more…)
posted March 29th, 2012 by Brescia University Online News
Popular degree positions graduates for career, continued education
Today’s job market is seeing a swift shift toward a knowledge-based economy in cities across the country. As technology becomes an integral part of the operational success of both small and large businesses, employers and hiring managers are seeking college-educated and qualified candidates to fill new and vacant positions. Build a foundation for yourself and your career with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. (more…)