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Becoming an Adaptable Learner

In the wake of coronavirus, the landscape of our economy is changing. While some industries are declining, others are springing up to meet the needs of a shifting global environment. As a working professional, you may be delaying your professional or postgraduate education due to the unprecedented disruption. However, now is as good a time as ever to continue your professional education, and with a range of both financial and time commitment options, there is no need to wait.

Professional Master's Graduates Make History with First-Ever Virtual Commencement

On July 31, 2020, Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) hosted its first-ever virtual commencement ceremony for its Professional Master’s graduates, recognizing 63 graduates from three professional master’s programs: applied systems engineering, manufacturing leadership, and occupational safety and health.

Streamed live through a video conferencing platform, the celebration began with ceremonial music and photo footage of all the graduates alongside their family and friends.

Working and Learning Online During a Pandemic

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, universities across the country have quickly pivoted to remote delivery and other technologies as a means to mimic the in-person setting. This transition was intended to prioritize safety while providing continuity of instruction, but it was not without challenges.

Construction Site Safety Manager's Journey from the NFL to OSHA

Ryan Mack has always had a knack for protecting people – whether it was his family, co-workers, or quarterback – but construction was a new direction for him.

Mack was an athlete in college and then went on to play professional football for a of couple years. His college studies led him to a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Liberal Studies from University of Memphis, which he is a few credits away from completing. This might not be the normal path for a safety career in the construction industry, but for Mack it is.

Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Workers

One benefit of remote work is the flexibility of work stations. You may choose to work at the kitchen table, on the couch, or anywhere else that seems agreeable. Without a commute, you may also have some extra time to work on other projects around the house. While these extra options are certainly a welcome change, they can quickly become a source of pain and stress if your body is left unsupported. Whether you’re moving around the house or in a single work station, ergonomics is key to reducing strain on your body and preventing injuries. The five key ergonomics princples are:

Online Master of Science Programs Connect Virtually

At the end of the 2020 Spring semester, both the Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) and Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) programs connected virtually with classmates, colleagues, and leaders in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the participants as well as the incredible growth of these degree programs since their launches. OMS Analytics began in 2017 with 260 students; this fall, it will admit its largest class to date with nearly 4,000 students.

How International Students Can Transfer to a U.S. University

Education is a global endeavor. For many students, their educational goals may take them outside their home country. The process of transferring to a U.S. university from outside the country can be complex and often confusing. There are many different ways to make the transition, so it is important to be aware of all the options before beginning the process.

Transitioning to a Cybersecurity-Focused Career Path

Back in 2015, I was a victim of identity theft. Somebody stole my social security number, my name, my address and my phone number. They opened up bank accounts and credit card accounts. At that time, I got scared, because I didn’t know what I was supposed to do, and I didn’t know if I would get any of that back.

Fostering Team Communication While Remote

As humans, we are wired to seek social connections. While some individuals maintain their social support system through family, friends, or hobbies, for many, an in-person office setting provides a sense of belonging and community.

Safeguard Your Career with Professional Education

Civil engineering is a sought-after profession with excellent job prospects. Data provided in the report Civil Engineers in the United States* indicates that employment for civil engineers is projected to grow by 12 percent between 2018 and 2028. However, global uncertainty and an unprecedented level of upheaval because of the COVID-19 pandemic could impact this promising trajectory.

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