18 Leading Online Universities

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18 Leading Online Universities

So many options are available for distance learning that many universities have started to offer online degree programs. There are many degree granting schools offering programs at all levels including: associate, bachelor, master, and doctorate.

18 featured universities are listed below

  1. University of Phoenix
  2. Walden University
  3. Norwich University
  4. Penn State University
  5. Kaplan University
  6. University of Massachusetts
  7. American Military University
  8. Capella University
  9. Central Michigan University
  10. Arizona State
  11. Regent University
  12. Utica College
  13. University of Saint Mary
  14. Seton Hall University
  15. Columbia Southern University
  16. Drexel University
  17. University of Maryland University College
  18. Excelsior College

A few of these schools fall into the typical “brick and mortar” category, but they do such volume online they could be considered an online university. If you are looking to fulfill you dreams of earning your degree in Marketing, Finance, Business, or more, then check out one of these universities. I encourage you to do a very detailed review of any university before making a choice. Make your own decision and do not be persuaded by opinions of others.


Career in Tourism

career in tourism

career in tourism

If you want a little more excitement and adventure in your live, then consider a career in tourism. A career in tourism can be a fun break from the normal hum-drum routine of your typical career. Be aware that a career in this industry will probably not make you a lot of money – but what’s money compared to a job you love?

This article will give you some ideas for career opportunities and advice to be able to a land a job in the tourism industry. It is actually possible to live and work where others dream of just visiting.

Career options

The tourism industry is very diverse with many career options. Not all job options are easy to find or easy to get. So, do some searching and something will definitely surface for you. A wonderful Japanese saying to remember in your search: “The strongest temptation to quit comes right before success”.

To get things started, check out a list of 10 great jobs in travel and tourism from CNN.com:

  • Amusement and recreation attendant
  • Concierge
  • Cruise ship director
  • Curator
  • Gaming dealers
  • Lifeguard
  • Information clerk
  • Recreation worker
  • Taxi driver or chauffeur
  • Tour and travel guide


Many jobs do not require a degree, but if you are interested in obtaining your degree then check out Columbia Southern University’s online degrees in tourism. They offer bachelors and an MBA concentration in Hospitality and Tourism along with several certificate options. A degree can give you a leading advantage over other candidates. A specialized degree in Hospitality and Tourism can even give you more of an edge because of your targeted education to the industry. As always, before enrolling in any type of school, do your research and make sure that the school you select is the right one for you.

Additional Resources

So, if you want to skip all the small talk and get right into so ideas to change your career immediately, then check out some of the articles below from e-how.

So, go nuts! Stop hating your job. We only have such a limited time on this earth. Please do not waste it being unhappy with your career.

Employment Sites

There are tons of resources on the web to find a job in the tourism industry. Below are a few ideas.

Criminal Justice Careers

criminal justice careerThere are many career options in the field of Criminal Justice. Possibilities range from Dispatcher to CIA agent . There are government agencies, state departments, private sectors and much more to consider in the job search.

Getting Started

The following are 4 solid steps to start you moving into the Criminal Justice industry.

Research the industry and determine what you really want to do. Think about your passion. Do you like to help people? Do you like to make sure justice is served? Do you like the action of pursuing a criminal? With any career change, you are going to want to start with a little soul searching. For a good overview of the Criminal Justice system, check out the Criminal Justice page on Wikipedia


A degree in Criminal Justice can be very helpful. There are many schools that offer Criminal Justice Degrees with many different course delivery platforms. For example, Columbia Southern University offers several Criminal Justice Degrees Online. Do a search in Google and you will find hundreds.


The resume is how you are going to sell yourself in two pages. A potential employer may review hundreds of resumes and will eliminate any candidate based solely on the resume. So, it is very important to make sure your resume is squeaky clean with correct grammar and spelling.

With your resume, you will want to put a real emphasis on your strengths and experiences. The resume is where you really want to embellish your accomplishments and promote your skills. It is definitely, not the time to be modest.

There are many resources for resume writing tips on the internet.

Search and Network

Once you have your resume in tip-top shape, you will need to spend some time on networking and promotion.

One of the best places to search for jobs and promote your resume is online. Newspaper job ads are becoming a thing of the past. Online is truly where you will find the most jobs. On many of the job search websites you can even upload your resume, so that potential employers can find you.  A few of the best employment search websites are Indeed and Simply Hired.

Another method for movement towards a new career is just old fashion networking. Using Google or Yahoo, you can search for Criminal Justice organizations in your area. You will want to attend any events they have and meet as many people that you can. Many opportunities are discovered by who you know.


Below are a few additional resources that you might help with the search. Good luck with the new career.

Search for Criminal Justice Careers

Law Enforcement Podcasts

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