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Count to eight.

That’s about how much time you have to make a favorable impression with your resume. A recent study found recruiters spend just 7.4 seconds scanning your information on an initial pass.1

It can be daunting trying to pack your academic background, professional accomplishments, te...

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Count to eight.

That’s about how much time you have to make a favorable impression with your resume. A recent study found recruiters spend just 7.4 seconds scanning your information on an initial pass.1

It can be daunting trying to pack your academic background, professional accomplishments, te...

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Anatomy of a Great Recommendation Letter: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

When you’re applying for a new job, at some point in the process you’ll have to provide your potential new employer with a list of references they can contact to determine if you are as proficient as your work exper...

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Regardless of your academic background, writing a strong personal essay that communicates your desired learning goals and envisioned career outcomes is something that students often struggle with.

Without an established writing process, students can feel overwhelmed or lost when they have to wri...

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A Closer Look at the Online Learning Experience

In the last decade, online learning has made tremendous strides. The number of students taking online education courses has grown steadily since 2002, even despite a decrease in higher education enrollment overall.1 Technology has given millions th...

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If you’re considering graduate school, chances are you have dollar signs rolling around in your mind. While cost isn’t the only consideration in choosing where—or if—you can enroll in graduate school, it’s often a driving factor for prospective students.

Tuition reimbursement from your employer is...

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A master's in legal studies (MLS) gives you in-depth knowledge into the legal system in the U.S. and how it affects the field in which you work.1 A degree, like the Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Corporate Compliance offered by the Santa Clara University School of Law, can prepare you t...

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The regulatory landscape is constantly shifting, as are corporate risk management best practices. Smart organizations remain agile and ready to adapt to new challenges. If you've been working in corporate compliance for a while, you know just how essential it is to stay on top of these changes, wh...

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While a Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the most common of the various types of law degrees, it’s just one of many options available for those seeking a graduate-level law credential. In fact, 14 percent of law-school enrollees are pursuing non-J.D. programs, compared to just 8 percent five years ago.1

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Is a Master of Legal Studies Worth It?

If you work in any aspect of corporate compliance, you already know how important it is that your company follows government and industry regulations. You also know that this task grows more difficult each year. Entities pass new, ever more complex regulatory changes, making the process of achievi...

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