Celebrating its 125th year as a beacon of education, National Louis University shines proudly as Chicago’s oldest and largest university for teacher preparation. Learn about learning with the Introduction to the Profession and the Craft of Teaching course, which covers such topics as the political and economic forces in American education, development of a personal approach to teaching, and ongoing debates within the teaching profession, such as how many gift apples it takes to skip a grade.
Seth Godin has revolutionized marketing with his innovative approach to communication and community. He is the founder of Squidoo, a former vice president of direct marketing for Yahoo!, and currently authors one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world. Godin's books—many of them best-sellers—have done more for marketing than Genghis Khan did for nomad marketing. The most recent of Godin's books, Linchpin, explores how employees can make themselves indispensable to their company by tackling tasks with the same sort of emotional commitment that an artist brings to his or her work.
Michelle's House Cleaning Service uses environmentally friendly products and customizes every cleaning to the client’s cleanliness needs. Upon entering, Michelle and her insured and bonded crew of affable cleaners immediately set to work obliterating dust-bunny habitats in the kitchen, bedrooms, living room, and bathrooms. During the three-hour home makeover, blinds shed their winter dust coats, mirrors reflect surroundings more sharply, and microwaves rid themselves of the remnants of experiments proving that heating a Chris Gaines CD won't make the music any hotter. Michelle's House Cleaning Service brings all its own cleaning supplies, so no homeowner need scour cabinets for scouring pads.
Through its network of over 12 million jobseekers and intuitive, easy-to-use job posting services, CareerBuilder.com sets up clients with gainful employment and helps growing businesses fill their ranks with a talented workforce. The company draws from a long history of streamlining and simplifying the job application process, tracing its roots as an online staffing center all the way back to 1995, when the Internet merely consisted of pneumatic mail tubes and Party of Five message boards. Today, CareerBuilder.com's networking wizards and social media gurus assist applicants with fine-tuning their resumes for their specific industry. They also help small businesses grow by placing highly qualified candidates in exactly the right places. Additionally, searchable databases of potential employees and job recommendation emails meet the needs of talent-hungry recruiters and applicants with a win-win business model.
NCSA Athletic Recruiting's staffers really know what it takes to be a college athlete. In fact, nearly all 330 of them were college athletes themselves, and some were head coaches at NCAA and NAIA schools. They draw on their expertise and network of contacts in the college sports world to help high-schoolers compete for scholarships.
In addition to offering student athletes one-on-one access to its scouts seven days a week, NCSA helps them build a custom profile complete with athletic and academic highlights, stats, and a skills video. An NCSA recruiting coach then identifies which schools are good matches.
QUAD Project Management LLC helps business professionals obtain their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with a 35-hour course designed for students who want to pass the PMP exam. Employers around the world recognize a PMP certification, which proves to them that an employee has the necessary education, experience, and competency to lead projects.
QUAD's course covers 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups, and 47 management process, as well as professional and social responsibility. It ensures students learn the material through interactive exercises and quizzes.