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Get ready for your next step with advice from Elmhurst University.

Thinking about going back to school to complete your bachelor’s or earn a graduate degree? You’ve come to the right place! Our blog offers helpful tips on preparing for graduate school, how to make the most of your education and much more. Check back often to see what’s new.

Recent Posts

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education

April 23, 2024 | 9 Minute Read

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AI, Ethics and a New Division of Labor

April 9, 2024 | 5 Minute Read

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Why Study Abroad – A Trip to Bulgaria

March 19, 2024 | 8 Minute Read

The Current State of AI

November 7, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

Engaging Families

Engaging Families in Schools Today

October 24, 2023 | 7 Minute Read

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A Path to Data Literacy

October 10, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

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The Science of Reading

September 26, 2023 | 10 Minute Read

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Can You Get Financial Aid for Grad School?

September 12, 2023 | 6 Minute Read

Innovation Culture

Five Steps to Managing Innovation

August 29, 2023 | 6 Minute Read

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What is Instructional Coaching?

August 15, 2023 | 6 Minute Read

ChatGPT: Ask the Right Questions

July 18, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

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How to be a Public Health Leader

June 27, 2023 | 4 Minute Read

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Should I Finish my Business Degree?

June 13, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

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Is a Double Major Worth It?

May 23, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

How to Become a Supply Chain Manager

May 2, 2023 | 5 Minute Read

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I Have an Associate Degree. Now What?

April 18, 2023 | 4 Minute Read

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How Do I Become a Speech-Language Pathologist?

February 14, 2023 | 4 Minute Read

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Can You Be a Nurse Without a Degree in Nursing?

January 17, 2023 | 3 Minute Read

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What is an MPH Degree?

November 29, 2022 | 5 Minute Read

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How to Measure Innovation

November 10, 2022 | 6 Minute Read

An illustration depicts the process of how to generate ideas.

How to Generate Ideas

April 19, 2022 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration shows a Black female student making the transition to nursing.

How to Make the Transition to Nursing Practice

March 15, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

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How to Get Involved with Environmental Advocacy

February 16, 2022 | 3 Minute Read

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What is a Good Master’s in Data Science Salary?

January 10, 2022 | 7 Minute Read

An illustration shows three students thinking about the differences between physics and engineering degrees.

Physics and Engineering: How are They Related?

December 15, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of school items lined up to spell out the word "Thanks" for the theme of how to thank a teacher.

How to Thank a Teacher

November 23, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

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Is a Dual MBA/MSN Worth It?

November 16, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

An abstract illustration shows a teacher mentor with a protege, highlighted with the words "Listen," "Intervene" and "Connect."

What Makes a Great Teacher Mentor?

November 2, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

A nurse MBA is shown with the left half of her in a business setting and the right half in a hospital setting.

What Can a Nurse Do with an MBA?

October 27, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

An illustration of a brain showing the mindset needed to become an intrapreneur.

To Become an Intrapreneur, Get Into This Mindset

September 16, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration of someone looking up "What is the PMP exam?" on an oversize laptop.

What is the PMP Exam?

September 7, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of three students making up for lost time as schools go back to normal.

Schools Can’t Just ‘Go Back to Normal’

August 30, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

An illustration of the question "What is intrapreneurship?" showing an entrepreneur coming from within a large organization.

What is Intrapreneurship?

July 27, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of a hand holding up a lightbulb to signify how to learn entrepreneurship.

How Do I Learn Entrepreneurship?

July 6, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration with "GPA" in large block letters. Graduate school GPA, or grade point average, does matter for your future.

Does Graduate School GPA Matter?

May 4, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

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3 Keys for Career Success

April 6, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

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What Is Population Health?

March 30, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

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How Do I Get an ESL Endorsement in Illinois?

March 16, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

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5 Tips to Master College from Home

March 9, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

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Celebrating Our 100th Post

March 3, 2021 | QUICK READ

An illustration of students in their graduation caps and gowns with the words "4 Reasons to Get a Master's Degree" in the background.

4 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree

February 23, 2021 | 6 Minute Read

An illustration of charts and other graphics shows the skills people need to put on a project manager resume.

How to Craft a Project Manager Resume

February 9, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of a woman wearing red glasses and presenting a series of business forecasts and graphics displayed on a floating board.

3 Ways to Create Better Business Forecasts

February 2, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

Illustration of a video camera monitor viewing a speeding car scene. Film studies programs can help you learn the moviemaking process.

Film Studies … Outside of Film School

January 26, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

In this illustration representing the field of healthcare administration, different aspects of health care are lined up like dominos, with a hand reaching down to pick one of them up.

What Is Health Care Administration?

January 19, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

In this illustration, a college student in a baseball cap looks down a dollar sign-shaped road and wonders, "How do student loans work?"

How Do Student Loans Work?

January 12, 2021 | 4 Minute Read

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The 10 Most-Viewed Blog Posts of 2020

December 15, 2020 | QUICK READ

This colorful illustration considers the definition of college vs, university. It features a white pencil, a pair of glasses and a student pondering the question.

College vs. University: What is the Difference?

December 8, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

In this colorful illustration, a nurse administrator is shown in profile, surrounded by an ID badge, a medication container and other health care-related imagery.

What Is a Nurse Administrator?

November 23, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

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How to Apply to Test Optional Colleges

October 26, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

This illustration of a woman at her desk shows how the Agile Project Management method can help you keep projects organized and on-time.

5 Key Concepts to Agile Project Management

September 8, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

GIS mapping tools hold the key to digitizing maps and plotting out complex sets of data.

GIS Mapping Tools and How They Work

April 28, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

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AI is Giving Enterprise Risk Management a Boost

April 21, 2020 | 6 Minute Read

The difference between cybersecurity vs information security begins with the digital and the physical. This post lays out the nuances.

Cybersecurity vs. Information Security

March 17, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

What is community health? This colorful illustration points to "health spots" on a map, illustrating that community health is focused on protecting the health of a geographic population.

What is Community Health?

March 10, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

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What Skills Does a GIS Analyst Require?

March 3, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

What is a health educator? An advocate for a healthy lifestyle. Here are some facts about the profession.

What Is a Health Educator?

February 11, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

Put some thought into when to apply to grad school. Here's a suggested time line to help you make this most important of decisions the right way.

When to Apply for Grad School and Where to Start

February 4, 2020 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration shows two project managers determining the critical path in project management by laying out all the tasks in their job from start to finish.

What Is the Critical Path in Project Management?

January 7, 2020 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration shows a computer monitor with the headline "Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019."

The 10 Most-Viewed Blog Posts of 2019

December 20, 2019 | QUICK READ

An illustration that shows supply chain delivery is a complex process involving location, product, timing and data.

How to Manage Supply Chain Delivery

December 10, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

What is service learning? An educational system combining theory in the classroom with real-world community service.

What Is Service Learning?

November 25, 2019 | 3 Minute Read

Manufacturing a product is more than just making—you are part of a supply chain, managing raw materials, pricing and more.

Manufacturing a Product in a Supply Chain

November 18, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Software developer vs. software engineer: an illustration shows computer code and other aspects of these two professions.

Software Developer vs. Software Engineer

November 5, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Can machines think? The answer might surprise you, given the great strides that have been made in machine learning.

Can Machines Really Think?

November 5, 2019 | 5 Minute Read

Master the basics of supply chain sourcing and buying.

Supply Chain Sourcing and Buying 101

October 15, 2019 | 5 Minute Read

What can you do with a public health degree? It opens the door to careers in research, medicine, teaching, policy-making and more.

What Can You Do with a Public Health Degree?

September 25, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

18th century statistician and philosopher Thomas Bayes is still having an amazing impact on the field of data science.

The Amazing Thomas Bayes

September 24, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Do you know about supply chain planning? Learn about supply and demand planning, production planning, and more.

Getting Started with Supply Chain Planning

September 20, 2019 | 3 Minute Read

Can a degree completion program help you reach your goals? Yes, it can!

How to Make a Degree Completion Plan

September 3, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Set teaching goals that are REAL, and you'll set yourself up for success in the new school year.

Make Your Teaching Goals REAL This Year

August 27, 2019 | 8 Minute Read

Which grad school test is right for you? Sort through the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT with this guide.

Which Grad School Test Should I Take?

August 13, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Consider three key factors as you weigh the question: "Should I go to grad school?"

Should I Go to Grad School?

August 6, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

Multimedia journalism is an evolving discipline in which journalists tell stories interactively.

What is Multimedia Journalism?

July 23, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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5 Jobs in Cyber Security to Consider

July 8, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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How to Become an Occupational Therapist

June 18, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration showing the path to a degree in veterinary medicine, from classroom to veterinarian office.

4 Steps to a Degree in Veterinary Medicine

June 11, 2019 | 5 Minute Read

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What Is a BSN?

June 3, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

What is the value of data? It is a hard question to answer, but there is undoubtedly some worth in your information.

What is the True Value of Data?

May 7, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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13 LinkedIn Profile Tips for College Students

April 18, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of laptops positioned around a central computer, representing the future of data science and artificial intelligence.

What Does the Future of Data Science Hold?

April 16, 2019 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration of an undecided major thinking about which course of study to choose.

The Benefits of Being an Undecided Major

April 9, 2019 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration showing data scientists applying the human side of data to their work.

The Human Side of Data

April 4, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of a woman surrounded by geographic information, visually answering the question, "What is GIS?"

What is GIS?

April 2, 2019 | 9 Minute Read

A world map is shown in this illustration for 5 tips for teaching AP Human Geography class.

5 Tips for Teaching AP Human Geography

March 20, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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What Is Teacher Leadership?

March 15, 2019 | 9 Minute Read

An illustration of a doctor answering "How long does it take to become a nurse?" to a group of students in a medical setting.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Nurse?

March 11, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

An illustration of an open academic textbook in front of the planet Earth.

Why an Environmental Studies Major?

March 7, 2019 | 3 Minute Read

An illustration of a practicing speech pathologist who has met the speech pathologist education requirements.

Speech Pathology Education Requirements

March 5, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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How to Find the Best Colleges Near Me

February 15, 2019 | 4 Minute Read

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4 Reasons to Love Teaching

February 14, 2019 | 7 Minute Read

What is an undergraduate degree? It may seem like a simple question, but undergraduate degrees are as varied as the people who earn them.

What is an Undergraduate Degree?

January 29, 2019 | 3 Minute Read

You might have your own reasons to teach, but here are five core justifications for becoming a teacher.

5 Reasons to Teach

January 16, 2019 | 7 Minute Read

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How to Pay for Grad School

January 11, 2019 | 6 Minute Read

An illustration of a light bulb that also displays icons related to project management.

What is Project Management? [Infographic]

December 21, 2018 | 3 Minute Read

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Should I Go Back to College?

December 5, 2018 | 4 Minute Read

Going back to school as an adult can be nerve-racking, but your professional experience is a huge asset.

4 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

November 21, 2018 | 3 Minute Read

This illustration shows some of what industrial/organizational psychologists do in their jobs.

What Do Industrial Organizational Psychologists Do?

November 20, 2018 | 4 Minute Read

What is supply chain management? In a nutshell, it's the business of getting materials around the globe.

What Is Supply Chain Management?

November 1, 2018 | 4 Minute Read

You'll need to take a few concrete steps as you're preparing for graduate school. Five of them, in fact. Here is our guide.

Preparing for Graduate School: A Five-Step Plan

August 28, 2018 | 3 Minute Read

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