Virginia Cabinet Members Visit Student Veterans at ECPI University

Virginia Cabinet Members Visit Student Vets | ECPI UniversityVirginia Secretary of Veteran Affairs and Homeland Security John Harvey and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson came to the ECPI University, Virginia Beach campus this week, seeking to learn “what’s working” for veterans who are making the transition to civilian life. After touring the campus, they met with members of the University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter.

Looking to find ways to boost graduation rates and employment among Virginia’s veterans, Secretary Harvey, a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, wanted to know why students chose ECPI University. “I work fast,” said Criminal Justice student Athena Williams. “That’s how we worked in the Navy. ECPI University’s five-week terms and year-round schedule work very well for me.” [Read more...]

Top 10 Effective Study Habits for College Students

Top 10 effective Study Habots for College Students | ECPI UniversityIt can be difficult to settle into the routine of higher education for the first time or even if you are returning to school, especially when you choose an accelerated curriculum or balance classes with a full-time job. Luckily, old habits and new distractions don’t have to stand in the way of your college degree. Incorporate these top ten effective study habits for college students into your daily routine, and watch yourself blossom into a capable, disciplined college student.

They are easy to follow and implement and require only a commitment on your part to follow through.

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Some Careers in Criminal Justice You May Not Have Thought About

Some Careers in Criminal Justice You May Not Have Thought About | ECPI UniversityDespite some common misconceptions, Criminal justice is a versatile field with a number of career options to choose from. People who major in criminal justice can work in various security fields such as federal law enforcement, fish and game, corrections, and more. Students attending ECPI University can finish a bachelor’s degree in as little as two and a half year and begin pursuing any number of exciting careers, including: [Read more...]

How One Graduate Fulfilled a Long-Deferred Dream and Set an Example for her Son

Student Success Story Keisha Swinson | ECPI UniversityIf you’ve ever wondered if persistence pays, look no further than Keisha Swinson. Her journey began on August 19, 1997. That’s when her son, Jaray, was born. It was also the day she was to begin college. “I was grateful to have my blessing from God but I really thought it was over for my dream of being a college graduate,” says Keisha.

A couple years later, Keisha decided she would try juggling school with motherhood and a fulltime job. She wanted to be a nurse. It was manageable, but once she realized nursing was not her true calling, she left school. She tried studying business, but after job changes sent her from Greensboro to Fayetteville to Durham, the starts and stops at community colleges became burdensome and frustrating. [Read more...]

Why Should I Become a Software Developer?

Why Should I become a Software Developer? | ECPI UniversityWhen it comes to predicting job growth, there is no crystal ball. However, we can identify trends. There are certain career fields that continue to grow and will likely be important in the future, including healthcare, financial services, and web development. Then there are careers that touch nearly every industry on earth. Such is the case with software development. [Read more...]