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8 Strategies for Balancing a Career, Family and Graduate School

Balancing your career and home life is hard, adding graduate school may seem impossible — but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Social Work Job Specialties and Their Salaries

If your goal is to get a job as a social worker, these specialties are your best options. However, the average pay can fluctuate between those positions.

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What Do Medical Social Workers Do?

Medical social workers provide frontline services to patients and their families. Explore the role of the medical social worker and learn what it takes to become one.

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What Does a Hospital Manager Do?

See how military social work provides many opportunities for those looking to pursue a rewarding career in the field of social work.

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What Does a Social Worker Do for Children and Families?

A comprehensive resource for anyone interested in this important field. Download A Social Worker's Guide to Working with Children today.

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Military Social Work: On the Front Lines of Social Justice

Military social work provides many opportunities for those looking to pursue a rewarding career in the field of social work.

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Team Building for the Modern Workplace

Team building increases productivity. One way to create an engaged staff is to implement exercises to foster greater teamwork, here are four modern team building activities for the work place!

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What Does an MBA Teach You?

This free guide focuses on the tools MBA students take into the workplace after graduation and how business professionals use those tools every day.

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What’s Your Management Style?

By taking the time to evaluate strengths, weaknesses and overall tendencies, managers can adapt their style to fit company and employee needs.

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Healthcare Management Salary and Career Guide

Download this complete guide to healthcare management and learn how to advance in this growing field.

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MBA Salary Increase: What do MBA Graduates Earn? [Infographic]

Interested in advancing your career? Learn how obtaining an MBA online can open the door to many career opportunities and higher earning potential.

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By the Numbers: Reasons to Work in Healthcare [Infographic]

Accessing a broader range of higher-paying jobs in healthcare management is dependent on three factors, starting with comfort with new technology.

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Core Leadership Competencies in Business [Infographic]

Do you have what it takes to be a business leader? Find out where you rank among the competition with this infographic on core leadership competencies.

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Why Be A Social Worker

Why be a Social Worker? Here is an infographic of the career and salary opportunities that await you as a social worker.

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Inside the Mind of a Social Worker [Infographic]

Qualities needed for successful social work careers include a double handful of social values and skills. View the infographic.

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What to Look for in an Online Counseling Program

This infographic will provide you with the key things to look for when choosing an online counseling program, such as degree quality and licensure prep.

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Career Development Plan Template

To help you define your career path, and outline the individual steps you should take to get there, OLLU provides this Career Development Plan.

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Key Milestones in Childhood Development [Infographic]

Knowing childhood development stages gives social workers clear signals about the expected growth and behaviors for babies and toddlers.

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What Type of Social Worker Should You Be?

Thinking about getting into social work? Discover the different types of social workers to decide what type of social worker you want to be.

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Cultural Concerns from a Leadership Perspective

Look through the lens of leadership to discover common cultural concerns and how to approach them effectively.

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How the Hispanic Population Has Changed Social Work

The fast-growing Hispanic population is affecting the social work field as a whole.

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Do You Need an MBA to Become an Executive?

People with all sorts of educational backgrounds have risen to the C-Suite, but the MBA is far and away the most represented degree among executives.

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How to Help Foster Parents with Cultural Sensitivity Training

Being well-versed in different cultures brings cultural competency and a strong degree of cultural awareness to foster parents.

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Comparing the Roles of Different Types of School Counselors

Take a look at the roles and responsibilities of different types of school counselors.

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The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Compassion Fatigue

Some social workers may experience compassion fatigue as they spend a good deal of their time making sure others' needs are met.

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What’s the Difference Between a School Counselor and a School Psychologist?

There are many differences in responsibilities and education requirements for a school counselor and a school psychologist.

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How to Climb the Healthcare Career Ladder – Take Big Step

Practical experience and healthcare management courses are two important, big steps to climbing the healthcare career ladder. Read on for other steps.

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How to Become a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager

Becoming a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager is a distinction that equals job and salary benefits and that yields meaningful client interaction.

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The Value of Collaboration: Finding a Study Buddy

Kelly Pool, OLLU online MBA student, shares why finding a study buddy is important.

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Helping Families Build Relationships from Foster Care to Adoption

Adopting a child is taxing on both sides. Building a healthy relationship from start to finish is the best way for everyone to gain trust and comfort.

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The Social Worker and Child Advocacy

The demand for social workers within the child advocacy realm is at an all-time high — see how you may help fill this critical need.

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The Best MBA Jobs in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Using your MBA to start a career in the pharmaceutical industry is becoming more common.

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7 Top Cities for Aspiring Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare is a fast growing industry in these seven cities, and those with an MBA in healthcare have an advantage in the marketplace.

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How to Chart Your Social Work Career Path

The field of social work is very diverse. With research, planning, and patience, you can turn your dream career into a reality.

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The Top 5 Networking Associations for School Counselors

Network through professional associations to meet other school counselors and open doors to school counseling job opportunities.

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How Guidance Counselors Help Students Decide on a Career Path

Discover how guidance counselors work with students to plan their career paths. Read more at Our Lady of the Lake University and start your future today.

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Social Workers Can Play a Key Role in Teen Suicide Prevention

Social workers should know what to look for and how to take action when dealing with a suicidal teen.

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How Social Workers Help Women Living in Poverty

Nearly 1/7 of the world’s population, mostly women, lives on a dollar a day; social workers are instrumental in reducing the feminization of poverty.

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The Top 5 Free Online Resources for School Counselors

Technology makes it easier than ever for school counseling professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and share insights and ideas with fellow counselors.

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Not-So-Obvious Uses for an MBA

An MBA can lead students down a wide variety of career paths because the skill set tends to be commutable to different sectors and responsibilities.

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Are High School Career Aptitude Tests a Good Predictor of Work Happiness?

School counselors are required to have a bevy of resources to help students determine their ideal career path including career aptitude tests.

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Psychopathology’s Role in Social Work

The field of psychopathology involves studying mental illness to find the best ways to diagnose and treat it.

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Internship vs. Capstone

OLLU online MSW Student Joseph De Luca describes some of the differences between a capstone course and an internship.

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The Importance of Time Management

MSW Student Monica Romero explains the importance of time management while earning your Master's degree.

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Home Sweet Home: Social Workers Find Fulfillment Helping Homeless

In 2014, the number of homeless people across the U.S. totaled 600,000. Read how social workers are finding fulfillment ending homelessness.

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The Best MBA Jobs in the Medical Equipment Industry

Getting your MBA isn’t just setting you up for a career in business. It can be used in a number of different fields, including the medical industry.

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Why Doctors Are Getting MBAs

An interesting trend in graduate school admissions is that more doctors than ever are pursuing MBAs.

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Overview of Social Worker Qualifications

What does it take to answer your professional calling and become a social worker?

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Do You Need an MBA to Start a Business?

If you want to start your own business, shouldn’t you first learn about how to run it? Here's why MBA's are important for entrepreneurs.

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Three Ways Elementary School Counselors Make a Huge Impact on Early Learning

This article presents an overview of the role elementary school counselors play in the early learning environment.

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Strategies for Starting a New Business

This article offers strategies and approaches for first-time entrepreneurs as they begin the process of starting a business.

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What Does a Licensed Professional Counselor Do?

LPCs are trained and licensed to treat mental, behavioral and emotional problems. Learn more about what LPCs do and how to become an LPC.

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Ensuring Our Social Work System Can Meet The Needs Of Hispanics

Around 90% of social work academics in the U.S. agree that preparing students to work with the Hispanic population is important.

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Correctional Social Work: A Look on the Inside

Interested in a career in correctional social work? Check out this article to read about the roles, responsibilities, & challenges of this field.

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Managing Teams in the Workplace

Workplace teams are productive if they utilize talents and ideas. We discuss how managers can employ 4 simple principles when managing teams.

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The Importance of Self Care in Social Work

OLLU MSW student explains how implementing self-care practices in your day-to-day work as a social worker is imperative to a healthy mind, body and soul.

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6 Types of Management Styles

Learn the pros and cons of different management styles, when to use them, and how they can help you become an effective business leader in the future.

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How to Manage Work, Family and an MBA at the Same Time

Raising a family while working is a challenge, and also attending graduate school may seem crazy. But it may be easier than you think.

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Why Some People Pursue Their MBA Later in Life

Deciding when in life is best to pursue an MBA is different for everyone. Many often find it more convenient to return to business school later in life.

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The Role of Social Work Administrators in Child Welfare

Social work agencies are complex organizations and require strong leaders. Here's how administrators manage to provide the best care in child services.

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An MBA in Healthcare Management Can Boost Your Career Change

Earning an MBA in healthcare management can help you to switch into the growing healthcare industry.

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How Social Workers Use Technology

Technology enables social workers to ethically streamline many professional operations such as recording and storing data while serving more clients.

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Learning Styles of Introverts and Extroverts

The learning styles of extroverts and introverts vary greatly, reaching them both can prove to be challenging.

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MHA vs MBA: Which is Best for Your Healthcare Management Career?

It’s hard to figure out differences in health management courses for degree programs. A MHA focuses squarely on administration. But there’s more to it.

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Applying Social Justice Principles in Social Work with Children

The principles of social justice are applied in their work with everyone from the disabled, poor, elderly and children.

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What Does It Take to Be a Healthcare Project Manager?

It takes more than a few healthcare management courses to become a project manager in the field. It takes intense organization and a hyper-like focus on the details.

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The 4 Steps of Strategic Planning Process

Develop strategic plans and know how to implement them into different fields.

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A Look at Ethical Issues in School Counseling

This article presents an overview of the major ethical issues school counselors might face.

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Social Work and Community Development

Social workers are at the front lines of development for community improvement programs and projects as they help communities overcome barriers to change.

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Top Skills Needed to be a Social Worker

Do you want to know the skills needed to be a successful social worker? Learn 11 strengths to develop or nurture for your social work career.

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5 Entry Level Healthcare Management Jobs That Start Careers

Top 5 entry level healthcare administration jobs. Choose your healthcare position based on the skills needed to guide you where you'd like to be.