ECPI University Awards Over $5 MIllion in Scholarships Last Year Alone!

ECPI University Awards Over $5 MIllion in Scholarships Last Year Alone! | ECPI UniversityNovember marks the beginning of the college scholarship application season, so it’s only appropriate that this month should commemorate a process that has changed the lives of so many people. Sponsored by the National Scholarship Providers Association, National Scholarship Month represents a concerted effort to make quality education accessible to deserving students.

This month is all about educating prospective college students about education funding. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. That alone gives students much greater flexibility when selecting a college. They can pick a school that fits them the best instead of the one that they can simply afford. [Read more...]

Public Speaking Tips for Business Students and Professionals

Public Speaking Tips for Business Students and Professionals | ECPI UniversityPublic speaking can be daunting for many people, especially if they don’t have a natural gift for it. Oral Communication 101 is a typical college general education requirement, but even this class can leave many feeling inadequately prepared for the spotlight. However, any one can be an excellent speaker with practice and a few tips and tricks.

This can be a quite undesirable task, especially when you’re not looking forward to the presentation. However, the act of writing out your speech will leave you more confident in what you have to say and how to say it. [Read more...]

Network Security Graduate Becomes the Teacher

Blog Student Becomes TeacherBefore Frank Pitera enrolled at ECPI University, he already had a lifetime of experience. Having worked 25 years as an information project manager for a number of Wall Street banks, he was confident and comfortable doing what he had always done…maybe too comfortable. “I was becoming increasingly interested in the security side of information systems and I wanted to get outside of my comfort zone and try something else,” says Frank. He already had two college degrees, but needed to expand his expertise.

 So, Frank moved to Richmond, Virginia, enrolled at ECPI University, and soon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Network Security. “I enjoyed every moment I spent at ECPI,” he says. “Even while I was attending classes, I knew I wanted to come back and share my experiences at some point.” Since graduating in 2011, he has earned a Master’s of Science in Information Systems Security and has spent the past three years working for the Virginia Department of Accounts. [Read more...]

Top STEM Careers For Students To Check Out

Top STEM Careers For Students To Check Out | ECPI UniversityIndividuals with a knack for numbers, inventions, and science might be able to look forward to some promising careers. STEM fields, those fields within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, provide some of the fastest-growing jobs in the country. In 2008, these fields had a projected job growth of 17% by 2018, compared to 10% for all other fields.

To fully take advantage of the growing STEM job market, however, it is necessary to figure out which jobs in particular are the most promising. At the moment, the best fields to enter are accounting, computer systems analysis, mechatronics, and industrial engineering: [Read more...]

Columbia SC, ECPI University Student Receives First IT-oLogy Scholarship

IT oLogy ECPI University has a number of different degrees available, all with hands-on coursework. One of these degrees, Database Programming, has not only hands-on work but the courses are geared towards learning proficiency in programming languages, knowledge of application software and operating systems and even database design and scripting!

One student, Errol Washington, a Database Programming student at the Columbia campus, has received the first of twelve $6,000 scholarships being awarded by IT-oLogy, a nonprofit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions, and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development, and advancing the IT profession.

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