University of Phoenix campuses across the country will host a series of Entrepreneur Workshop events during the week of February 11, 2013 to help aspiring students, alumni and the community at large explore the idea of going into business for themselves.
The workshops are designed to offer valuable insight from University of Phoenix’s experienced business faculty and successful alumni entrepreneurs who will serve as keynote speakers at the events.
Additional highlights include panel discussions with local alumni entrepreneurs, faculty members and representatives from local or state business and economic development; and a networking forum whereby attendees have the opportunity to gather valuable, one-on-one advice and information from workshop experts.
Interactive entrepreneur presentations will focus on topics such as: Funding your startup, Developing a business plan, and Strategies for small business success.
Visit phoenix.edu/startup to find out if there is a University of Phoenix Entrepreneur Workshop scheduled in your area.
The application window for 40 University of Phoenix Alumni Scholarships of $3,000 each is January 8, 2013 through February 12, 2013.
Eligible alumni students are those who are either currently enrolled or have completed at least one degree in UOPX’s bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs.
The UOPX Alumni Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications during the period of February 21 through March 19, 2013, and scholarships will be announced and awarded on March 28, 2013.
For more information on University of Phoenix scholarships, visit phoenix.edu/scholarships
University of Phoenix’s Phoenix Career Services portal helps students and alumni connect their education to careers. Starting next summer, the site will offer resources designed specifically to help members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their military-to-civilian career transition.
“We are absolutely committed to helping members of the military navigate the sometimes very difficult road to finding a career,” says Mike Mayor, senior vice president of the University’s Education to Careers initiative. “We believe that we have a best-in-class infrastructure to connect their background to their career of choice.”
The Phoenix Career Services portal will include a special military section with a military-to-civilian job skills translator, as well as military-specific career articles to help those leaving the Armed Forces meet their civilian career goals. It also will feature job listings from University of Phoenix partners who are seeking to hire members of the military, as well as access to specialized career coaching services.
While these new military-targeted tools won’t be available until next summer, students and alumni can enjoy the broad range of career resources that currently are available via Phoenix Career Services. Find them on eCampus at phoenix.edu/career-services.html
A college education is within your financial reach. You may be eligible for a scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition and expenses, and University of Phoenix’s Center for Scholarship Excellence (CSC) is the place to get all of the information you need.
UOPX offers a number of scholarships and can also help you explore external scholarships funded by third party organizations based on varying factors, such as ancestry, activism, hobbies/interests, field of study or your military affiliation.
The CSC also provides a downloadable Scholarships Information Kit that can answer frequently asked questions, detail which UOPX scholarships and external scholarships are available, provide helpful tips on applying for scholarships, how to avoid scholarship scams and much more.
For details, visit phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/scholarships.html
University of Phoenix offers a number of scholarships for its current students who are active duty military members, veterans and retired military, and military members’ spouses and dependent children.
Applications and eligibility requirements may be accessed online via phoenix.edu/i-scholarships at the beginning of the month for each scholarship’s respective open application period.
UOPX MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS:
Active Duty Military
02/26/2013 – 04/29/2013
Award date: 06/17/2013
Twenty $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.
Military Veteran & Retiree Scholarship
02/12/2013 – 04/22/2013
Award date: 06/03/2013
Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Military Spouse/Dependent Child Scholarship
01/08/2013 – 03/14/2013
Award date: 04/18/2013
Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.