Many people will change or alter their career in a significant manner throughout their adult working life. According to bizcommunity.com, people change their careers five to seven times in their lifetime. This is a significant difference from previous generations where it was quite common for a person to work for the same company his/her entire career.
Why do working adults shift careers so often? There are two major reasons for adults switching careers. The first is the common issue of budgetary changes. For example, companies change directions, downsize, force retirement, merge or are acquired by other companies; these or any of the myriad of situations that arise because of financial reasons can force working adults to shift careers. The other major reason people change careers is that they are no longer satisfied with their current challenges and working environments. This could be a change in management that affects the workers’ conditions and general happiness, but often is because the adult worker is no longer challenged in his or her current job. Most adults changing careers are ready for different challenges or ready to learn new things. While money is certainly a driving force for many people in career choice and change, it is often not the main motivating factor. Being adequately challenged is crucial.
Are you ready for a career change? If you have been contemplating this, the best advice is to research, research, and research your options. Many career shifters will best be served by looking at higher education opportunities – many of which may offer slightly different degrees than were possible even ten years ago. With the changing economy and changing world, new and different degree programs are constantly being developed or modified to meet society’s demands and needs. It could be that your past experiences, education and skills could be enhanced by higher education.
Angela L.E. Walmsley, Ph.D., Associate Dean – Academic
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On-line learning is a great option for working adults who want a high-quality program with flexibility. If your schedule makes it difficult to attend courses regularly or in a traditional format, on-line courses could be for you. Students who are new to on-line learning often believe that taking an on-line class is less time consuming than a traditional on-ground course. However, most of my students would tell you the opposite is true. But still, many students prefer on-line learning because of the flexibility in time and coursework they experience.
In order to take advantage of the flexibility of an on-line course, you as a student must be good at your own time management. You will experience both collaborative and individualized learning activities designed to promote learning so you must also be self-disciplined to work many hours outside of the class times that might be set for the course. We have many demands on our time and life, but if you are dedicated and committed to furthering your education, and can make time for learning outside your normal working and ‘life’ hours, then a graduate program at Northeastern University -Seattle is for you. Depending on the program of study, our campus offers both on-line and hybrid courses. Please check out the academic degrees offered at the Seattle Graduate Campus or contact Dr. Walmsley at email@example.com for further information.
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Join us for the Seattle Campus Admissions Day and learn how to earn a free Kindle Fire!
It’s not too late to apply for January term. During Admissions Day, meet with admission advisors who will be available to review application documents. Those with a complete application may be eligible for admissions-on-the-spot*.
*Note: Admissions-on-the-spot is not eligible for D’Amore-McKim School of Business or doctorate degrees.
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We will have pizza and prizes. Come to Admissions Day wearing red & black, ready to cheer on Northeastern!
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Learn how to earn a free Kindle Fire:
The first 100 newly enrolled Seattle students to enroll in Fall 2013, Winter 2014, or Spring 2014 and successfully complete a course in one of 28 programs offered through our Seattle Graduate Campus will be provided a Kindle Fire to assist with their new program! Good news: there are still more available for new students who enroll in January 2014.
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*Please note that each person can earn one Kindle Fire.
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Graduate students now have their very own newsletter that will come out every other Monday. The first newsletter came out October 21st, and the next will be coming out soon. You can check out the last newsletter here.
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Don’t miss out on valuable news and announcement from Northeastern, specifically relevant to Graduate students.
Collin Tong, Crosscut News
In a state that lags far behind the rest of the nation in the production of science and engineering graduates, Northeastern University’s entry into Washington’s higher education marketplace should be welcome news. However, some in the field worry that the Boston-based school’s arrival might give Washingtonians a false sense of security about the future of higher education.
The private research university opened its Seattle satellite campus last January in South Lake Union. The campus occupies a sleek warren of offices nestled in a building it shares with the Institute for Systems Biology. (ISB’s President is former University of Washington Professor of Molecular Biotechnology Leroy Hood.)
Throughout the years I have worked with thousands of clients and students on developing careers that are meaningful, rewarding, and unique. One of the constants I have seen over and over in those that are most successful in their career development is the ability to set SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that helps test a goal to make it more concrete and actionable.
M – Measurable. Goals need to be quantifiable so that you can see when you hit your target and celebrate your success!
A – Achievable. Ask yourself if the goal you are considering is within reach based on your current situation. Sometimes you will need to set goals that are small enough to get you to bigger goals you have for your future.
R – Realistic. Do you have the time, talent, and commitment it takes to reach your goal?
T – Time Framed. Is your goal something you can note on your calendar? If not, you may find a lack of motivation to get started achieving it.
By creating goals you can have a tremendous impact on where your career can take you. Whether you define career success as a corner office or the flexibility to spend time with your kids, goals help you figure out what you need to do to get there. Assess your goals regularly to make sure they are aligned with your longer-term objectives. And test them against this SMART formula to start taking steps towards your career success today!
~Jennifer Youngblood, Faculty Co-op Coordinator
The expression “flipped classroom” is becoming a popular topic around education circles. A flipped classroom in a traditional school is one where students listen to lectures and learn content outside of the classroom (at home via technology) and then use actual class time for involvement with the teacher, working on problems, interacting in discussion with each other, or completing labs. Essentially what happens in a flipped classroom is that traditional teaching methods are moved to delivering instruction online and “homework” or activities are moved into the classroom when students and teachers come together. This is a “flipped” or inverted model to what traditional education has been which is lecture based during class time.
The hybrid concept at Northeastern – Seattle is a graduate level model of the “flipped classroom.” Students learn much of the content of a course on-line that was traditionally lecture driven in a classroom. Students and the instructor meet on-ground in the hybrid model a few times a semester to work through problems, be involved in experiential exercises, and have group discussion that may be better face to face than on-line.
A benefit of the flipped classroom which includes on-line learning in a hybrid context is that students are able to watch content multiple times before meeting together on-ground. This makes their time face to face more meaningful because the time can be used to maximize their learning.
Angela L.E. Walmsley, Ph.D., Associate Dean – Academic
Did you miss the beginning of Northeastern’s State of the University address? The Seattle Campus was featured. Check out the video below!
Conversation will be led by Daniel Feinberg, Director of Northeastern University’s Health Informatics Graduate Program. The MS in Health informatics degree draws on the expertise of both the College of Computer and Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Help celebrate the launch of our new MS Biotechnology degree. Remarks will be by Northeastern’s Dr. Jim Leung, Academic Director of Biotechnology programs, and by the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA).
☐ Tue, Nov 11, 5:30 pm | MS Bioinformatics Information Session
Conversation will be led by Dr. Steve Vollmer, Director of Northeastern University’s Bionformatics Graduate Program. The MS in Bioinformatics degree is non-thesis professional degree with an interdisciplinary curriculum combining bioinformatics computational methods, programming and statistics with graduate electives for graduate to obtain a broader knowledge in both life sciences and computer science.
☐ Week of Nov 11, 5:30 pm | MS Regulatory Affairs Information Session
Conversation will be led by Dr. Eric Kupferberg, Director of Northeastern University’s Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices Program. This unique graduate degree is designed to deepen your understanding of current regulations and their practical application in the development and commercialization of drugs, biologics, and medical device products.