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  • Technology
    How to Learn AI

    If you’re interested in a career in artificial intelligence, discover how to learn AI, industry-related job growth and the steps you might take to enter the field.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Become a Computer and Information Systems Manager

    Explore the role Computer and Information Systems Managers play in today’s data-driven organizations and what skills are needed to pursue this occupation.

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  • Professional Development
    How Online Education Works

    Learn how online classes at DeVry can work for your schedule. Get personalized student support and flexible online education resources when you enroll.

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  • Professional Development
    How Many Credits Is a Master's Degree?

    How many credits is a master’s degree? Find out, plus discover which master's degree programs may require fewer credits than others.

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  • Master's Degrees
    How Long Does It Take to Get a Master's Degree?

    How long does it take to earn a master’s degree? Factors affecting your timeline can include credit hour requirements and whether you study full or part-time.

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  • Healthcare
    CCS® vs CPC®: Which Certification is Right for You?

    As you prepare to pursue a career in medical billing and coding, explore the differences between the CCS vs CPC certifications and which one might be right for you.

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  • Healthcare
    How to Develop an Effective Medical Coder Resume

    Whether you’re just starting out in medical billing and coding or advancing your career, a well-built medical coder resume can help you stand out to future employers.

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  • Professional Development
    Your Guide to Project Management Courses at DeVry

    Learn about the organization-wide benefits of effective project management training with this guide to project management courses at DeVry University.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Become a Software Engineer

    Explore what software engineers do and how to become a software engineer by examining the education, skills and qualifications required for this IT role.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Earn SHRM Certification

    Learn about SHRM, how SHRM Certification can boost the careers of human resource management professionals and how you can pursue this important credential.

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  • Professional Development
    12 HR Certifications You Should Consider

    Human resource management professionals can work to advance their careers through these 12 HR certification programs from SHRM, HRCI and others.

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  • Business
    What is the GMAT? And How to Prepare

    What is the GMAT? Learn about this standardized test, the role it plays in graduate school admissions and the steps involved in GMAT test preparation.

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  • Professional Development
    Ethical Issues in Healthcare

    Some of the most prevalent ethical issues in healthcare involve the privacy and security of protected health information and compliance with HIPAA rules.

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  • Industry Insights
    Accounting Career: Outlook and Overview

    Learn about accounting careers. Find out what the accounting career outlook is for this field and the projected job growth within it.

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  • Business
    What Can You Do with a Business Administration Degree?

    Explore entry-level and senior roles in a wide variety of fields and occupations that a business administration degree can help prepare you to pursue.

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  • Professional Development
    Leadership Styles You Can Learn with an MBA

    Learn about 10 different leadership styles, and how you can leverage what you learn in a business administration degree program to create your own.

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  • Industry Insights
    Why a HIPAA Compliance Checklist is Important

    Find out how a HIPAA compliance checklist can help healthcare organizations maintain compliance with HIPAA’s privacy, security and breach notification rules.

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  • Professional Development
    10 Leadership Traits to Pursue and Develop

    What makes a good leader? These 10 leadership traits can help agile learners and career seekers reach individual, team and organizational goals in any industry.

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  • Professional Development
    Top 10 Tips for Networking at Your Next Conference

    Looking for tips on how to network at a conference? Check out our top 10 list to help you make the most of in-person events and cultivate new connections.

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  • Professional Development
    Public vs Private Accounting: Finding Your Fit

    Between a career in public vs. private accounting, which is the best fit for you? Explore the differences, work environment, education and more.

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  • Professional Development
    Pursuing a CISA Certification: What to Consider

    CISA certification validates the skills of experienced cyber security professionals who safeguard an organization’s information technology and business systems.

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  • Professional Development
    Choosing the Perfect Resume Format for You

    What resume format will help you stand out among other applicants? Check out our overview of 3 established formats that are tried and true.

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  • Industry Insights
    How to Become a Cyber Security Auditor

    Explore the path to becoming a skilled cyber security auditor. Learn how to prepare to pursue this career and its relevance in closing the cyber security talent gap.

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  • Industry Insights
    What Is a Cyber Security Audit?

    What is a cyber security audit? This examination of an organization’s IT infrastructure determines whether its measures to protect sensitive data are working.

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  • Technology
    Computer Information Systems vs. Computer Science

    If you’re looking into careers in computer technology, you may come across both computer information systems and computer science. But what is the difference?

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  • Technology
    Cyber Security Certification Path

    Explore how a cyber security certification path can help prepare you for success by building and verifying your information security skills.

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  • Technology
    What Is the Difference Between Computer Forensics and Cyber Security?

    Learn the differences of computer forensics vs cyber security, which functions they perform and how their practice keeps data and technology safe.

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  • Technology
    What is Computer Networking?

    Learn about the different types of computer networks, connected devices, and how these communicate with each other to drive the technology we use today.

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  • Technology
    What is Cloud Computing? An Overview

    Have you ever wondered what cloud computing really means and how it impacts your life? Understand the cloud with DeVry University.

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  • Business
    How to Earn an MBA Degree

    Aside from taking your classes online, earning an MBA degree online isn’t really that much different from earning one in person at a university.

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  • Technology
    What Does a Network Administrator Do?

    Learn what a network administrator does and find out how they differ from system administrators. Get a glimpse into their day-to-day job duties and required skills.

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  • Technology
    What is Cloud Computing? An Overview

    Have you ever wondered what cloud computing really means and how it impacts your life? Understand the cloud with DeVry University.

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  • Industry Insights
    What is Medical Coding?

    Explore the healthcare field of medical coding at DeVry. Find out more about medical coding jobs, certifications and educational requirements today.

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  • Technology
    What is the Internet of Things?

    Find out what the Internet of Things is and learn its definition. Discover both home and industrial usage examples of IoT.

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  • Technology
    What is Software Engineering?

    What is software engineering? What kinds of careers are available and how can you learn software engineering? DeVry university answers these questions & more.

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  • Industry Insights
    Is Medical Coding a Good Career?

    Is medical coding a good career? Find out what medical coders do, where they fit inside the U.S. healthcare system and how you can prepare to pursue this path.

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  • Professional Development
    Are Resume Writers Worth It?

    Are resume writers worth it? Read here to discover how professional resume writers help job seekers get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.

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  • Healthcare
    13 Key Traits for Leadership in Healthcare

    Explore 13 essential traits for those preparing to pursue leadership in healthcare, including how to inspire and create positive organizational change.

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  • Professional Development
    25 LinkedIn Profile Tips to Help You Stand Out

    For jobseekers and professionals looking to build strong networks, a robust LinkedIn profile is essential. Here are 25 LinkedIn profile tips to help you.

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  • Technology
    9 Reasons Why You Should Learn Python

    Learning the computer programming language Python can help both experienced and aspiring IT professionals and web developers pursue new career opportunities.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Create an Online Portfolio

    If you’re in a creative industry, a great way to showcase your work is to make a digital portfolio. Follow our guide on how to create an online portfolio.

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  • Industry Insights
    Why You Should Consider a Certified Coding Specialist Certification

    Learn why you should consider a certified coding specialist certification and explore the coding skills and tools used by coding specialists.

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  • Healthcare
    Soft Skills for Medical Coding and Billing

    Learn about some critical soft skills for medical coding and billing that can help you effectively handle the different facets of this healthcare career.

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  • Professional Development
    Advice for Graduates: Tips for Navigating Life After College | DeVry

    Find your path after graduating college. We’ve rounded up 4 pieces of advice for graduates at DeVry University as they move forward toward their future.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Make a Career Change

    Considering a career change? Explore these six insightful tips to help you prepare for your next adventure.

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  • Professional Development
    Leadership Skills to Help Grow Iconic Companies

    Watch what venture capitalist Carl Eschenbach says about leadership and how it can make a company iconic in this Digital Dialogue with DeVry CEO Tom Monahan.

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  • Professional Development
    8 Effective Job Search Tips

    Looking for a new job is never easy. Our goal is to help take some of the stress out of the process. Learn some of our job search tips using job boards here.

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  • Technology
    MBA for Technology Professionals

    Learn about the value of an MBA for technology professionals. Discover MBA programs that teach tech skills and see the use of an MBA for tech jobs.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Set Professional Boundaries

    Setting professional boundaries is crucial for a positive work life. Learn why boundaries are important and how to set them in a way that fits your work style.

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  • Business
    What is the Best MBA Concentration for You?

    Ready to discover the best MBA concentration for you? Learn more about the MBA programs offered at DeVry University and explore the possibilities.

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  • Professional Development
    Do I Need a Cover Letter?

    The question “do I need a cover letter?” can be tough to answer. If you need help, explore these insightful perspectives and best practices for job applicants.

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  • Business
    Why Earn an MBA Degree

    Why earn an MBA degree? Discover reasons to pursue an MBA, what it takes to earn one, how an MBA can help you in your field of interest, and more.

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  • Business
    Why Get an MBA Degree

    Why get an MBA degree? Discover reasons to pursue an MBA, what it takes to earn one and how it can help you in your field of interest.

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  • Business
    Tips to Get Recognition in the Workplace

    Recognition in the workplace can help you feel more satisfied and fulfilled. Learn about types of workplace recognition and how to pursue recognition at work.

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  • Professional Development
    Stretch Assignments – Benefits & Examples

    Learn how stretch assignments can help you discover new skills and abilities. Find examples and benefits of stretch assignments to help broaden your knowledge.

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  • Business
    Presentation Skills for Virtual Meetings

    The transition to virtual meetings requires new presentation skills to engage your audience. Find 6 tips to keep attendees engaged while video conferencing.

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  • Business
    How to Pitch Your Small Business Ideas

    Interested in pitching your small business ideas? Learn how to create a pitch deck to share your business concept with potential investors.

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  • Business
    9 Managerial Skills That Can Make an Impact

    Looking for managerial skills that can help you become more impactful? Discover 9 soft skills that can be just as important as technical managerial skills.

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  • Business
    College Degree Levels

    Explore the different college degree levels in order, and discover the different types of degree programs available at DeVry University.

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  • Business
    How Long Does It Take to Earn a Business Degree

    Learn how long it takes to earn a business degree from DeVry. Find degree completion times for associate, bachelor's and master's business degrees.

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  • Professional Development
    Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree

    See the differences between a Bachelor’s vs. Master’s degree. Discover whether a bachelor's, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program is the right choice for you.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Earn a Bachelor's Degree

    Find out how to earn a Bachelor's degree online through DeVry. Discover all the reasons that earning a Bachelor's degree can be the right choice for you.

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  • Professional Development
    Turn Classroom Experience Into Workplace Skills

    Prepare for the workforce by turning classroom learning into soft skills at work. Explore ways you can gain experience and improve your work readiness skills.

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  • Professional Development
    Diversity in the Workplace: Insights and Strategies for 2021 and Beyond

    Read this article to discover the benefits of diversity in the workplace and learn how to redefine and foster workplace diversity and inclusion.

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  • Professional Development
    7 Core Skills Most Professionals Need

    Developing your core skills can help improve your performance as you grow in your career. Explore these necessary skills and how to apply them at work.

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  • Business
    How to Develop Essential Business Skills

    A strong foundation of essential business skills can serve you well. Learn about the most important business skills, their benefits and how to develop them.

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  • Business
    5 Top Business Skills All Graduates Should Have

    A business degree can help you gain insights relevant to many roles. Learn the 5 top business skills graduates should have as they prepare for their future.

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  • Student and Alumni Stories
    4 Professional and Personal Growth Tips for Students

    College provides an opportunity to focus on developing yourself. Find 4 professional and personal growth tips for students from DeVry students and alumni.

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  • Professional Development
    Job Search Tips: What You Need to Know

    Looking for job search tips? Learn to put your skills to work during the job hunt with these tips for résumés, interviews, salary negotiation and more.

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  • Student and Alumni Stories
    Earn Your Graduate Degree: 7 Tips for College from an MBA Student

    Read here to get on the path to success in your studies with these seven tips for college students from Keller MBA student, James Clark.

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  • Professional Development
    Establish Your Personal Brand

    Wondering how to establish your personal brand? Develop a personal branding strategy that you can use throughout your professional career with tips from DeVry.

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  • Business
    Improve Your Mindset for Success

    Looking for advice to improve your mindset for success? Learn how a DeVry alum uses the 3-P Formula focused on purpose, passion and pace to achieve his goals.

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  • Business
    Student Support While Earning an MBA

    Student support can make a big difference when pursuing a degree. Alum James Clark shares some of the ways he felt supported while earning an MBA.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Engage Virtual Teams

    Looking for ways to keep your virtual teams engaged? Continue reading for effective tips and tricks of the trade for positive team engagement.

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  • Professional Development
    Understanding the World of Telehealth Services for Medical Billing and Coding Students

    See how DeVry's Hispanic Scholars Program can help students find community during their education journey. Learn about the program, faculty and getting started.

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  • Professional Development
    6 Veteran Sensitivity Training Tips

    With DeVry's veteran sensitivity training tips you can learn how to support the veterans in your workplace and foster a collaborative environment.

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  • Professional Development
    "Tips for Changing Careers at 30, 40 or 50| DeVry University"

    Changing careers at 30, 40 or 50 can be exciting and empowering. Learn why people have made career pivots and find tips for planning for a career change.

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  • Professional Development
    What is Lifelong Learning? 4 Key Benefits

    Lifelong learners build new skills often, but what is lifelong learning? Discover lifelong learning benefits and see how you can get into a learning mindset.

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  • Professional Development
    Using Social & Emotional Intelligence to Adapt

    Learn why social and emotional intelligence matter, how productive relationships help create adaptive teams and the benefits of continuous learning.

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  • Business
    US Olympian on Balancing Long-Term Goals

    Looking to reach that long-term goal? US Olympian, Elana Meyers Taylor, discusses overcoming self-doubt, preparing for the Olympics and going back to school.

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  • Healthcare
    Machine Learning & AI in Healthcare Careers

    AI is changing healthcare. Drs. Bob Arnot and Shantanu Bose discuss the use of these tools and getting started on the data side of healthcare..

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  • Professional Development
    Skills for Technology Careers of the Future

    Learn about technology careers of the future Get an overview of foundational skills, industry certifications and tips keep your technology skills up to date.

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  • Technology
    Leveraging Technology for Tomorrow’s Workforce

    Leveraging technology can be critical to a company’s success. Learn how agile development practices can aid your company and how to build skills in this area.

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  • Professional Development
    Developing A Career Path Framework

    Developing your career path framework can be a step toward achieving your goal. Learn how to assess your career lifecycle, identify your core values, and more.

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  • Professional Development
    Building a Career Plan for Success

    Learn how building a career plan can help you create a plan for success. This workshop will help you think through career navigation in the short and long term.

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  • Professional Development
    4 Ways to Optimize Your Unemployment Job Search

    Help boost your unemployment job search by exploring several online resources including skill-building courses, career development and more.

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  • Professional Development
    Growth Mindset Activities to Thrive

    Read here to learn to focus on self-improvement and develop your talents with growth mindset activities and examples that you can put into action today.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Improve Your Communication Skills in 5 Steps

    Discover the importance of communication skills in both work and life. Learn how to improve your communication skills with these five tips.

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  • Professional Development
    Developing a Growth Mindset To Thrive in Challenging Situations

    Learn how developing a growth mindset can help you move forward and create resiliency, which allows you to be your best self in any situation.

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  • Professional Development
    Taking Care of Yourself When Working Remotely

    In times of chaos it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. This workshop focuses on practical self-care tips to remember while working remotely.

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  • Professional Development
    6 Dos and Don'ts for Networking on LinkedIn

    Learn how to build meaningful professional relationships and support your professional growth with these tips for networking on LinkedIn.

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  • Professional Development
    5 Tips to Create a Professional LinkedIn Profile Picture

    Continue reading to learn how to put your best foot forward with these five tips to help you create a professional LinkedIn profile picture.

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  • Professional Development
    "Plan Your Future With DeVry's Career Platform, HireDeVry 2.0"

    Learn about HireDeVry 2.0, a career platform available to DeVry students. Plan your future with a tool that helps plan career goals, find job leads, and more.

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  • Professional Development
    8 LinkedIn Profile Tips to Help You Get Noticed

    Read here to discover these 8 LinkedIn profile tips to optimize your profile, build your personal brand and help capture the attention of recruiters.

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  • Professional Development
    6 Things You Didn't Know About Cyber Security Jobs

    Want to find a medical billing and coding internship? Read this article for some tips that can help you get started in order to gain valuable experience.

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  • Professional Development
    5 Ways You Can Leverage a Career Advisor to Boost Your Job Search

    Job searches can be frustrating, especially when balancing multiple commitments. Learn how to leverage a career advisor to help you with your next career move.

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  • Professional Development
    15 Job Interview Tips and Tricks

    Preparing for an upcoming interview? Put your best foot forward with these 15 job interview tips and tricks for before, during and after the interview.

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  • Professional Development
    Tips: Applying for an Entry-Level Job as a Recent College Grad

    Tired of finding “entry level” jobs requiring 1-3 years of experience? These tips on leveraging your skills, education, internships and volunteer work can help.

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  • Professional Development
    How to Answer the Question 'Tell Me About Yourself'

    Struggling with the interview process? Give yourself an edge in your next interview with these tips on how to answer the question,'Tell me about yourself.'

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  • Technology
    5 Career Tips for Women in Technology

    Interested in the tech field but not sure where to start? DeVry alum Blanca Leon-Carter shares five career tips for women in technology.

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  • Industry Insights
    10 MBA Career Paths You Could Pursue

    Thinking about how an MBA degree could help you pursue your career advancement goals? Consider these 10 MBA career paths and corresponding MBA specializations.

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  • Professional Development
    What is International Finance?

    Explore the importance of international finance, along with its institutions, impact and how a Keller MBA with a Specialization in Finance can help you prepare to pursue a career in this field.

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