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Happy New Years

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s is just around the corner! Have you planned out your goals for next year yet? Have you made all those resolutions yet? If you are still unsure of which resolutions you want to make and keep, then here are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions for 2014.

Spend More Time with Family and Friends

Family and friends are arguably the most important parts of your life, which is why most people voted this resolution as their number one priority. Many people feel incomplete without these important people. Often times we get so bogged down with work and other life occurrences that we unintentionally neglect the ones we care about most. So next year, plan different outings, get-togethers, parties, hang out sessions, and enjoy the precious time with family and friends. The best times of our lives are spent with those we love the most, so for 2014 make sure you make them a priority!

Stay Fit and Healthy

The consumption of fatty food products has continued to increase which stands in direct correlation with the rise in obesity. In this reality, many people feel that they need to go back to natural and healthy living. For these reasons, people want to focus on healthy eating habits and follow a dietary and workout plan. Incorporating a healthy, well-balanced diet along with a regular work out regiment will put you in the best chance to live a long and healthy life.

Quit Smoking

Coming in as the third most popular New Year’s resolution, quitting smoking, spurs people toward a healthier lifestyle. Your lungs are vital organs to the operation of the human body, so it only makes sense that you should take good care of them! There are many methods to quitting smoking: cold turkey, nicotine gum/patches, support group, etc. One of the best ways to fight the urge is to not buy cigarettes – it’s hard to smoke when you don’t have anything to smoke with. Whichever method you choose can be successful it just takes determination and will to accomplish your goal!

Acquire Higher Education

Every person is looking for a way to make the most out of his or her career. What matters most is getting the relevant knowledge to help you get there and have a budding passion for what you do. Many people go through their lives miserable in their career, but why should you be miserable? Going to college these days does not have to be a full four year plus commitment – today there are online colleges and career colleges that offer career-focused education that fits in with your busy schedule. It does not matter what field you have previously chosen for your career. With the right education and a passion for what you do, you can be in a career you and your family can be proud of!

 Live Life to the Fullest

Rounding out the top 5 resolutions for 2014, living life to the fullest is a top resolution for many people. Enjoying life has become one of the most popular resolutions in recent time. The world is full of opportunities so grab them and be happy with what comes your way. It’s important to stay happy and not sweat the small stuff. A positive attitude and outlook on life could be the change you need to be happy. Now is not the time to be stuck in a miserable career or caught up in the rat race for you never know what’s around the corner. So with this resolution, enjoy where your life leads you, take advantage of your opportunities, and keep a smile on your face.

On behalf of all employees at Anthem Education, we wish you a Happy New Year and wish you the best of luck in 2014. Please be responsible and never drink and drive!

U.S. Constitution

Anthem Education Celebrates Constitution Day.

The purpose of the observance of Constitution Day is to promote study and education about our country’s constitution, which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787 and is now celebrated every year on September 17. On Constitution Day, it is important to remember how fortunate we are to live in a country where we have inalienable rights and freedom. Let’s celebrate the Constitution’s 226th birthday by learning key facts.

  • The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is a brief statement explaining the Constitution’s fundamental purposes and guiding principles.
  • The Articles in the U.S. Constitution describe the functions of each branch of government and instructions on how to change the Constitution.
      • There are 7 articles in the U.S. Constitution.
        Article 1: Legislative Powers
        Article:2 Executive Branch
        Article 3: Judicial Branch
        Article 4: Relations with States
        Article 5: Amending the Constitution
        Article 6: Supreme law of the Country
        Article 7: Ratification by the States
  • There are 27 Amendments to U.S. Constitution. The first ten amendments are called The Bill of Rights. You can click  on our Constitution Infographic to learn more about the Bill of Rights.
Bill of Rights Infographic
Bill of Rights Infographic

Anthem Education Group Shares Flossing Tips

The sweetness of Valentine’s Day often overshadows the importance of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S. and it can lead to developmental issues affecting eating, speaking, socializing, learning and more. The good news is tooth decay can easily be prevented with proper dental care.

“It is never too early to teach children proper flossing technique,” said Kathie Marsh, Dental Assistant program curriculum coordinator for Anthem Education Group. “In fact, parents can start gently flossing their baby’s teeth as soon as two teeth appear.”

When educating your children about flossing, keep these five flossing tips from the Anthem Education Group Dental Assistant program in mind:

1. Use a threader to assist in flossing. Threaders are especially helpful if you have braces or other dental appliances.

2. Floss before you brush so fluoride in toothpaste can reach between your teeth.

3. Guide floss between teeth using a back-and-forth motion.

4. Slide floss against the tooth surface and underneath the gum line. Pay attention to teeth next to toothless gaps.

5. Practice good flossing techniques at least once a day.

The Anthem Education Group Dental Assistant program is offered at Anthem College campuses in Atlanta; Beaverton, Ore.; Fenton, Mo.; Irving, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Orlando, Fla.; and Sacramento, Calif., as well as the Bryman School of Arizona in Phoenix; Anthem Career College in Nashville, Tenn.; and Anthem Institute in Las Vegas. Students learn chair-side skills, instrument and tray set-up and sterilization, dental radiography, dental procedural coding and dental office skills, as well as proper brushing and flossing techniques and more.

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Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption at Local Career College

Contact: Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 954-776-1999   
Jane Grant, ext. 224
Rachel Shapiro, ext. 230 

Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption at Local Career College

Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College in Kansas City, Mo.

has animals ready for adoption

 

Anthem College News Brief

Anthem College in Kansas City has cats and dogs available for adoption.  All pets are vaccinated, microchipped and have undergone extensive preventative treatment for disease. Pets available for adoption can be viewed online at Petfinder.com.  The pet adoption fee is $25, which is then donated back to local shelters.  Pets are available for adoption Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please call 816-926-4761 or email samartin@anthem.edu.   Anthem College in Kansas City is located at 9001 State Line Road.  For more information on the school, please call 1-855-464-2684 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

Kansas City, Mo. (July 30, 2012) – Students in the Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College in Kansas City are learning the skills needed to be veterinary technicians, a growing field in which employment opportunities are predicted to continue increasing through 2020.  While learning to assist veterinarians with a variety of procedures, students help prepare animals for adoption.  Currently there are cats and dogs available for adoption.  All are current on vaccinations and have been microchipped.  In addition, they receive monthly flea protection and dental work, if necessary.  Other preventative measures taken include heartworm testing with monthly heartworm preventative for dogs, and FIV/Felv testing for cats. Animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

“The purpose of our program is to educate and train students in the field of veterinary technology.  The animals taken in by the program come from local area shelters and typically require veterinary care prior to adoption, thus benefiting the students and the animals,” said Sarah Martin, Veterinary Technology Instructor at Anthem College in Kansas City. “Our goal is to find good, loving, forever homes for our program animals.  When one animal is adopted, we acquire another one from the shelter in its place.  Therefore, the Veterinary Technology program here at Anthem College Kansas City, will continuously have animals available for adoption.”

The animals available for adoption can be viewed online at Petfinder.com.  The adoption fee is $25, which is then donated back to the shelters.  Animals are available for adoption Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 819-926-4761 or email samartin@anthem.edu.

Students in the Veterinary Technology program at Anthem College earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.  Clinical courses primarily focus on small animal medicine; however, large animals, lab, avian and exotic animals also are included.  Some of the courses include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, disease management, nursing, laboratory skills, anesthetic monitoring and parasitology.

Anthem College in Kansas City is located at 9001 State Line Road.  For more information, please call 1-855-464-2684 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

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About Anthem Education Group

Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of schools and colleges provides career-focused training and education programs for the healthcare, veterinary, technology, criminal justice, business and paralegal industries.  AEG is comprised of 22 institutions in 15 states accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), as well as an online college. The AEG family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and Anthem College – Bryman School.  Specific campuses offer diplomas, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science or Master of Business Administration degrees.  For more information, call 866-381-6397 or visit http://www.anthem.edu.

 

Anthem's School of I.T. and Design

The Digital World Continuous to Evolve and Expand

Computers, information networks, and new media are three components of our digital world that continue to evolve and expand. As the market for new technology grows, the number of jobs available grows too.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its redesigned Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2012-2013. One of the updates they made was adding more profiles for computer-related occupations, including: computer network architect, web developer, network and computer systems administrators, and database administrators. The BLS also reports that employment for computer and math- related occupations is projected to grow by 22 percent from 2010-2020.

If you are looking for a long-term career path, studying computers or new media may be perfect for you. Here are a few of the qualities that are necessary for a career as a Computer Network Engineer, New Media Programmer, Computer Animator, or Web Designer.

Interest in Technology

Do you like learning new skills and concepts? Are you a technological trendsetter? An individual interested in computer-related occupations, must be a creative problem solver. If you are hoping to pursue a career in Network Engineering, Programming, Design or Animation, you should have an interest in gathering data, learning new skills, and working in a team environment.

Knowledge of Hardware and Software

It is essential to know that behind every program, design, network, or animation there’s a set of software and hardware that must be mastered first. To succeed in computer-related fields, you must be able to understand the physical components of a network, knowledge of programming languages, as well as be able to program or use software to design and built products. For example, Computer network engineers are responsible for the network security and data storage of local-area and wide-area networks.

Ability to Solve Problems

Being able to work in a team environment with fellow designers, engineers, programmers, and project managers to solve problems or to implement a new product is one of the most important skills for a computer-related career. For example, a computer network engineer will have to determine the best methods for setting up clients’ networks that are efficient and effective. A web designer will have to determine the best user-centered design and technique for developing websites or mobile apps.

It’s important to remember that behind every network, application, website or mobile app there is an end-user relying on your product to communicate their business goal and objective. The ability to solve problems and analyze potential flaws before the product gets to the hands of the end-user is the key to a successful career in any computer-related field. 

Are you interested in pursuing a career working with computers, but don’t know where to start? Consider getting your career-focused training at Anthem Education!

Our computer-related programs include:

Computer Science and Information Systems degree programs at Morrison University in Reno, Nevada

Computer Networking and Security degree and diploma programs at different campuses across the United States.

Graphic Design & Animation and Web & New Media Design programs at Anthem Institute campuses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Want to combine your interests in technology and healthcare? Consider training in Medical Billing and Coding or Health Information Management instead!

Visit the Anthem Education website today or call us at 1.866.381.6397 for more information about our programs and services!

 

 

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Student Success Guide

What is Student Success?

I’m sure you all have your own ideas and opinions on this subject. Many may believe it’s the student that never misses class, studies every day, and graduates with a high GPA. But it can be as simple as grasping difficult concepts, being involved in student organizations or applying what you have learned in the real world. A successful student is one that realizes their journey is not over, they are continually impacting those around them. Here are some tips to help you achieve student success.

1.      Master Your Schedule.

There are 168 hours in a week. Make sure you know how you are spending your time. Prepare a weekly schedule, and keep up with it daily. If you find planners or agendas useless, use you smartphone. There are many time management apps you can download.

Great Time Management Apps:

  • Astrid Task/Todo list for Android Phones. With the Astrid Task App you will never miss a deadline, plus you will be able to automatic sync your tasks across your phone or Astrid.com.  Download for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.timsu.astrid
  • My Class Schedule is another Android App Phone. Great App for keeping you up to date with your school work. The app is free with ads or you can purchase it for $1.31.
  • Inclass is an Iphone/Ipad App. With this app you are able to organize your schedule, share your notes, plus much more. To download click here http://www.inclassapp.com/

 2.      Go to Class

Showing up to class is the easiest task you can do. By attending class diligently you show your instructors you care. If you make the effort to show up and pay attention to the key topics being discussed, you definitely improve your chances for getting a good grade.  School is a pretty expensive commitment to not commit all the way.  If you are allowed to use your smartphone in class, use a note taking app or a note recording app.

Note Apps:

  • Evernote It’s a free app available to Android or Iphone smartphone users in conjunction with a desktop program. If you take a note using your phone (text, voice recording or snapshot) it will sync to both your online Evernote account and your PC.
  • Easy Voice Recorder is an Android App that lets you record your class lecture.

 3.      Improve your Study Strategy

Come up with a strategy that complements your schedule and learning style. There are many techniques you can employ to make studying less demanding and more effective. For example, you can use Mnemonics to help you memorize difficult material or flash cards to actively retain what you have memorized.

  • Mnemonics-” target=”_blank” We all remember from elementary school or junior high the order of planets by repeating these mnemonics, “My Very Eager Mother Just Served us Nine Pickles”, or “My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets.”
  • Example of an Anatomy Mnemonic- “A Peaceful Thoughtful Man” for Aortic, Pulmonary, Tricuspid, and Mitral.
  • Flash Cards-Are great for kinetic learners, the energy required to make them, plus the active engagement of reading them out load will help you retain the information at a faster pace. However, in order for flash cards to work they must be read out loud daily, at least seven days before your exam.
  • Flashcard Apps for Android-StudyDroid  is an easy to use flashcard application. You can make your own flashcards on your computer or you can browse the public flashcards at Studydroid. 

 4.      Join or Form a Study Group. 

Studying with other students will motivate you to keep up with your studying, plus,  it’s a great way to meet new people.  If you are going to form a study group make sure to limit the group to four to five students. Also select students that share your same dedication to studying and getting good grades.  Remember, “Two heads are better than one”.

5.      Join Campus Clubs/Organizations. 

The skills you learn from a club or organization can help you succeed in your classes too, plus it looks great on your resume. Being part of a club or organization is a great way to network, promote awareness and to force you to stay focus on your schoolwork.

Anthem Education is dedicated to helping our students achieve success. We are here to help you find yourself, by learning a new skill. Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” If you are ready to read more, know more, and  learn more, visit http://www.anthem.edu.

We would love to help you find the program that’s right for you!

Anthem’s Community on Facebook

You like, you share, you comment and we love all of you for your cooperation!!

In an infographic posted by Mashable, it stated, “Facebook is the most used social media tool in higher education.” Social media sites provide students with a platform to promote activities receive feedback and start conversations. The goal of Anthem’s Facebook community is to interact with our students, staff and prospective students in real-time.

 

This past year, Anthem Education Group set out to engage its Facebook community by creating pages for all of our campuses. We thank our staff and students for engaging with our pages.  Moving forward, we feel the best way to connect with our staff, students, prospective students, and alumnus is by re-vamping our Facebook Page structure.  In order to facilitate this, we will be consolidating our pages to a total of three pages, Anthem Education Group, Anthem College Online and Morrison University.

 

Because of the high level of interaction during our contests, we’ve decided to launch an Anthem Facebook App that’s used by other large colleges and universities.  It’s a private Facebook community designed to help our alumni, current and future students meet other students, ask questions, find events and activities, and get more involved on campus. Please click the links below to find your new Facebook Community and check back often for information on the future roll-out of the Anthem College Facebook application

https://www.facebook.com/AnthemEducationGroup

https://www.facebook.com/MorrisonUniversity

 

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Allied Health Student Demonstrates Wisdom and Compassion

Nashville, TN,— An allied health student studying in the Medical Assistant program at Anthem Career College-Nashville demonstrated her courage and strength in an emergency situation.  The student Danielle-Allen Sawyers witnessed a car accident on April 18, 2012 where a vehicle ran a red light and struck a woman’s vehicle as she exited onto the road.

Danielle immediately pulled over and assisted the hurt woman by making sure she moved as little as possible, checked her vital signs and kept her calm until the ambulance arrived. While, waiting for the ambulance, Danielle attentively called the woman’s husband to relay his wife’s condition.

When the ambulance arrived to the scene of the accident, Danielle explained to the EMT’s the symptoms of a possible broken wrist and abdominal tenderness, which the woman had mentioned to Danielle.

Once the driver was in the good hands of the EMTs, Danielle went back to focusing on her day. That evening the driver’s husband called Danielle to express his gratitude for assisting his wife in such a dire situation.

Anthem College is always happy to read emails from our campuses, spotlighting Allied Health students who will one day become valuable assets to the medical world. Why not take Danielle’s example and join her in the world of real life superheroes.

If you want to be a part of a supportive community environment while earning a career focused diploma or degree, check out the Anthem Education family of schools and colleges. We offer a variety of programs across our 23 campuses, plus online options Anthem College online. Call us today at 1.866.381.6397 or visit our website http://www.anthem.edu/for more information regarding our Allied Health Programs.

Anthem Education offers career-focused healthcare programs

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New College Grads See Better Employment Prospects for Second Year in a Row

Last April, we wrote a blog about hiring predictions for new college graduates. At that time, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that hiring of 2011 graduates was expected to increase by a whopping 19.3 percent. It was a big step in the right direction after graduate employment prospects took a noticeable hit during the recession.

But what about this year?

Well, I am very happy to report that this positive trend is expected to continue!

Larry Gordon of the Los Angeles Times also cites findings from a recent report by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, which says, “Employers are now more optimistic about the college labor market than at any time since 2007.” Being a 2009 graduate, I remember what it felt like during my last year of college. It wasn’t easy trying to figure out what I was going to do after I graduated. Plus, all the negative talk about unemployment, college graduates struggling to find work and having to compete with older, more experienced job candidates certainly didn’t help.

So believe me when I say this is good news. Granted, overall unemployment rates for college graduates under the age of 24 is still too high (6.2 percent) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, their prospects continue to slowly improve, and are significantly better than people in the same age group with only a high school diploma (22.5 percent).

At Anthem Education schools and colleges, our work doesn’t stop with your education. If you are already enrolled in one of our career-focused programs, you know that we employ Career Services Advisors at each of our campuses who are dedicated to supporting you in your job search. And best of all, their services are available even after you graduate!

If you’ve been thinking about getting started in a new career field and want to learn more about our programs and the services, please visit the Anthem Education website or give us a call at 1.866.381.6397. We would love to help you find the program that’s right for you!