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Posted on: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:44 by ECPI_University
Over the course of a somewhat brief career, Stephen Darlow has endured some setbacks. Yet, his spirit and determination remain undiminished. Right after high school, he enlisted in the Navy. His career was advancing along nicely then suddenly the Navy announced a Reduction in Force. “With five years left on my contract and an impeccable record, the Navy laid me off,” says Stephen. “It was devastating. The Navy was everything to me and out of nowhere my naval career came to an end.”
Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:34 by ECPI_University
A recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse reveals some troubling information reflected in the number of women in STEM-related careers. It found the share of STEM degrees awarded to women has actually gone down over the past 10 years. The most significant decline was in computer science, where women earned just 23 percent of the bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2004, but only 18 percent in 2014.
Posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 09:14 by ECPI_University
ECPI University recently conducted numerous focus groups with industry advisors. Unanimously, employers from every group said they wanted to hire problem solvers capable of tackling complex issues using critical thinking skills. According to the career search site Indeed.com, the term “critical thinking” in job postings has doubled since 2009. Tens of thousands of employers are hunting to find employees that are problem solvers.
Posted on: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 09:03 by ECPI_University
It’s happened again. This time, the target was Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. More precisely, it was the insurer’s more than 80 million customers nationwide that have been violated by hackers. This marks the latest in a long line of data breaches that have companies large and small scrambling to secure their own data and their customers private information. When events like this occur, reporters turn to experts to help sort through the facts and search for answers.
Posted on: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:13 by ECPI_University
Call them the fabulous five. They are members of the ECPI University team that will compete in this winter’s hackathon at Dominion Resources’ national headquarters. Billed as HackU 3, it pits students from 11 colleges and universities throughout Virginia in a competition to determine who can design the best app.