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  • How Point Park University Enrollment Counselors Simplify Enrollment
    is a better fit So beyond getting admission materials submitted the enrollment process is about helping potential students think more critically about the programs Students can come in from many different directions They may call email or even submit their application right away Typically the way it works is Someone requests information on a program An enrollment counselor reaches out and sends them an introductory email with the information to review Then the enrollment counselor and potential student discuss the program and talk about their work history education history goals for the future and how they would fit into a Point Park program as well as how it would affect their life going forward If after that conversation they are still interested and excited about the program they fill out an application If potential students have attended college before they must provide transcripts or high school transcripts if this is their first time attending college In addition some programs require a statement of goals or a resume depending on the degree One of the key ways enrollment counselors help is by removing roadblocks A lot of times people can get in their own way For example if they have to complete a statement of goals they may subconsciously put that off The enrollment counselor can be a cheerleader to them as they work to complete the task or help them make sure they have all their paperwork in order Keep in active contact with your enrollment counselor First address the items you feel will take the longest Then make sure to touch base with people who you re seeking letters of recommendations from It s important to stay organized and take care of the lengthier application steps early on so the process is quicker and easier There are a number

    Original URL path: http://online.pointpark.edu/enrollment/point-park-university-enrollment-counselors-simplify-enrollment/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Five Strategies to Afford Your Online Degree
    possible Although many potential students procrastinate on this task for fear of not receiving any aid or because the form is intimidating doing so only hurts you You may be eligible for more aid than you thought and there are experts available to help you fill out the form 2 Grants Grants are a terrific option for students because they do not need to be paid back and they do not accrue interest After your FAFSA is completed you will be notified if you received any grants from the government or your university If you have you will be given a full breakdown of your awards There may be further action for you to take and a financial aid advisor is available to speak with you Be sure to understand exactly how the funds will be distributed as it may vary from year to year 3 Scholarships After you understand the full extent of your free student aid you can begin your search for scholarships that help bridge the gap There are several websites available to your scholarship search Some easy to use sites are Cappex FastWeb and Zinch These sites allow you to find scholarships that relate to your degree demographic or just are available to students For example there are several scholarships available to returning students for specific fields of study Make sure you know the scholarship requirements before applying and inform your school s staff if you earn any outside scholarships 4 Federal Loans If scholarships and grants aren t enough to pay for your tuition it may be time to look for a loan solution Federal loans should be the first option you seek because they have a much lower interest rate than any private loan These loans are also automatically deferred until six months after

    Original URL path: http://online.pointpark.edu/blog/news/five-strategies-afford-your-online-degree/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Point Park Success Coach: Guiding Students to Graduation
    will have access to these coaches and all the resources they provide We caught up with one of our most experienced success coaches who has helped many students in their journey to earning a degree He explained the role of a success coach and how students can best take advantage of this service What is a Student Success Coach The goal of the student success team is to help students through the online learning experience from the first class to graduation We act as a mentor If they encounter any problems in their classes or reaching out to anyone we help them in any way we can he said The support doesn t just involve strategies for succeeding in class If they are having problems outside of school as well we offer them support in a number of ways he said Whether it s finding time to study or asking for support from loved ones the success team can draw from all of their past experiences with other students and suggest possible strategies that may work for a student If more information is needed the success coach can suggest helpful resources such as academic tutors or websites with assistance We can direct them to the right resources just by talking with us he said Once students are aware of what student success coaches can do for them they can find significant benefits from the relationship The Benefits of Online Education Our success team has seen the many benefits of online learning firsthand through experience It allows for flexibility you don t have to sit in a classroom on a specific day he said You can have a full time job a family and still work toward earning your degree He also lauded the school faculty members and their work to help students succeed All of us are working to see these programs succeed and all of the students take off Forming Good Habits The success team often sees students who need extra guidance getting back in the flow of completing assignments We encounter a lot of study habit problems that students have from being out of school for so long he said We can help them get their life balanced They can suggest strategies such as setting aside dedicated time to study or forming a study area at home to help students form good study habits They also continue to check in and offer support as necessary as students get adjusted to their online program Advice for Students Interested in Online Degrees Do not be afraid to ask questions he instructed This should especially be the case for students who are falling behind in courses If you fall too far behind it will be hard to get back up he added We have plenty of resources for students to stay on track or catch up quickly but that can t work unless you reach out He also warned that coming to the staff at the end of the semester won

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  • Useful Tips for Online Students
    one way to ensure you are spending enough time studying Set aside dedicated time in your day to study and try to avoid excuses to do something else If you can devote time to your coursework every day you ll retain the knowledge longer and feel less overwhelmed by the workload Try using a calendar app like CalenGoo or Pocket Informant to help you keep your schedules organized They both work with other calendar clients for easy viewing on your phone Stay Focused During your actual study time it s imperative that you keep focused on the task at hand Especially as an online student distraction is just a click away Check out tools like Study Rails and RescueTime that can show you how you re spending study times or completely block distractions offered by the Internet If you have children at home try to have someone else watch them while you re working Keep the television off and turn off your phone Keep Materials Organized Organization is a crucial foundation for efficient and successful studying It s very important that you have some kind of method to keep course materials together With the advent of helpful online tools there are plenty of options available for students wanting to be organized Here are a few popular apps that may work for you Evernote is the most popular note taking app available and among the biggest in any category This cloud based tool allows you to access notes from any device including your computer and phone You are able to take notes in a word processor type function as well as take photos and audio recordings You can even create files to keep your notes organized A good student specific tool is myHomework The app gives students the chance to schedule all due dates of assignments It can also remind you of when you need to complete a test or submit a paper For a simple to do list check out Any do This app will buzz at 9 am and remind you to plan your day The hope is that this daily ritual helps you keep up with tasks you may forget or must complete quickly There is also a web version available for use on your laptop Find a Set of Strong Resources A good set of easy to use resources for reference can make your work much easier Try finding a trusted online encyclopedia to use You will learn quickly that Wikipedia isn t very trustworthy so try World Book or another well known source It you re having trouble try contacting the Point Park University library which can recommend reputable sources Don t Forget the Basics Online courses may be different than the traditional college experience but the study skills you already have can be put to good use Try recalling the practical tips you learned in previous educational experiences and apply them for your online courses Here are a few easy ones to remember Remember what

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  • Global Disturbances: Locating Today's Terrorist Groups - Point Park University Online
    current estimate More Information Hamas Year Founded 1987 Added to U S Terror List 1997 Religious Affiliation Sunni Estimated Members 10 000 military operatives More Information Hezbollah Year Founded 1985 Added to U S Terror List 1997 Religious Affiliation Shia Estimated Members 6 000 10 000 armed operatives More Information Close Al Qaida Al Qaida in Afghanistan Pakistan The origins of al Qaida can be traced to the Soviet War in Afghanistan which lasted from 1979 89 In 1987 a young Afghan Marxist named Osama Bin Laden began setting up training camps in Afghanistan The U S government initially supported young militant groups like al Qaida because they could potentially overtake the Soviet regime After the fall of the USSR al Qaida expanded and began its journey to being the most infamous terrorist organization on Earth Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula AQAP AQAP was formed in 2009 when the Yemeni and Saudi branches of al Qaida merged The Saudi government had suppressed the group and now almost all operations are based in Yemen This group was responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole in October of 2000 that killed 17 U S sailors AQAP also claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris AQAP is considered to be among the most active groups in foreign operations Al Qaida in Islamic Maghreb The North African branch of al Qaida is mostly located in Algeria but has shown activity in neighboring Mali It is currently committed to overthrowing the Algerian government and instituting an Islamic state It has declared intentions to attack European targets and is among the wealthiest terrorist groups thanks to the ransoms paid by Western governments Al Qaida in Syria Among the newest branches of al Qaida this Syrian branch has split from the larger Islamic State formerly al Qaida in Iraq It is also often called al Nusra Front Instead of executing foreign attacks and operations this branch is committed to fighting the Syrian government It has allied with the Free Syrian Army in the fight against the Syrian government It s important to note that this faction is also an opponent of ISIL and may in the near future split from al Qaida Islamic State Its Allies Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL also called ISIS has made news recently with several public beheadings and other killings It has become a major terrorist force in just a few years Although it evolved out of the Iraqi and Syrian branches of al Qaida ISIL differs from other terrorist groups in that it is mostly focused on controlling territory for the creation of its Islamic State thus the name ISIL has been accused of countless human rights abuses and war crimes It currently controls much of northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria ISIL in Libya ISIL s presence in Libya was announced in 2014 when veterans of the Syrian Civil War returned to their native Libya and swore themselves to ISIL Since its recent founding

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  • Intelligence Archives - Point Park University Online
    Supervisor Certification Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Teaching Leadership Master of Arts in Education Administration Master of Arts in Intelligence and Global Security Master of Business Administration Master of Education in Special Education Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management Admission Tuition and Financial Aid About Request Info Blog Posts Categorized Intelligence Global disturbances Locating today s terrorist groups Posted May 29th 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under Intelligence In our post 9 11 world it can seem like there is a new terrorist threat reported every day With so many groups branches and cells it can be complicated to know who and where these threats are coming from With this map you can see what terrorist groups are operating out of the Middle East and Read more Defending Sensitive Information Data Security Breaches and Cybersecurity Posted April 29th 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under Intelligence At this point news of big name corporations being hacked or suffering data security breaches are no longer surprising It seems that almost every day another story breaks whether it s a giant retailer a health insurance company a bank or more But beyond the headlines lies a complicated war one that is waged daily Retailers software companies and Read more Your Blueprint to Uncovering the World of Intelligence Studies Posted March 26th 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under Intelligence It seems like every day there is news of a new global threat ISIS hacks from China or rumblings from North Korea are all commonplace With these threats becoming more frequent the importance of national and homeland security has increased tremendously According to the National Counterterrorism Center the United States receives between 8 000 and 10 000 Read more Intelligence Studies vs Criminal Justice Posted March 12th 2015 by Gabe

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  • public administration Archives - Point Park University Online
    Bachelor of Science in Public Administration EMS Administration Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Fire Service Administration Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Supervisor Certification Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Teaching Leadership Master of Arts in Education Administration Master of Arts in Intelligence and Global Security Master of Business Administration Master of Education in Special Education Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management Admission Tuition and Financial Aid About Request Info Blog Posts Categorized public administration Modern Public Administration in the Post 9 11 World Posted March 31st 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under public administration No one event has had more of an effect on modern American life than the attacks of 9 11 The aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D C altered everything from attitudes about patriotism to how planes are boarded But although the public s attitudes changed an even bigger shift happened within the government Read more What Is an EMS Degree Posted March 18th 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under public administration The work of first responders is a critical public service that can help save countless lives Emergency medical services EMS professionals in

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  • Enrollment Archives - Point Park University Online
    Public Administration Bachelor of Science in Public Administration EMS Administration Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Fire Service Administration Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Supervisor Certification Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Teaching Leadership Master of Arts in Education Administration Master of Arts in Intelligence and Global Security Master of Business Administration Master of Education in Special Education Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management Admission Tuition and Financial Aid About Request Info Blog Posts Categorized Enrollment How Point Park University Enrollment Counselors Simplify Enrollment Posted February 9th 2015 by Gabe Duverge filed under Enrollment The benefits to earning your degree online are well known It s flexible convenient and affordable At Point Park University we are committed to helping you succeed Our commitment to you starts during the application process when we match our applicants with a personal enrollment counselor The enrollment counselor will work with you to answer questions Read more 7 Steps to Mastering the Online Enrollment Process Posted November 25th 2014 by Gabe Duverge filed under Enrollment When you make the decision to start an online program you want to get started quickly Knowing what steps are required to enroll

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