Announcements

Saint Augustine Receives a $2,600,000 Grant

We at Saint Augustine College are proud to announce a new $2,600,000 grant to further our efforts in building a long-lasting and durable community in the Chicago area, called the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.  The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is a collaborative effort to bridge the digital…
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What Jobs Can You Get with a Social Work Degree

If you’ve ever asked yourself what you can do with a social work degree, we are here to help you. Getting a bachelor’s in social work doesn’t only prove to employers that you are qualified to work in social work. A bachelor’s in social work can be a stepping stone…
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ECE and the Four Planes of Childhood Development

For both parents and teachers, knowing the developmental areas of a toddler is the first step to creating the educational steps a toddler needs. Child development is significant in the first six years of life. This is when life’s early milestones happen during this period, such as learning to crawl,…
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Pros and Cons of a Respiratory Therapy Career

If you’re asking the question, is respiratory therapy a good career for you? We are here to answer. Being a registered respiratory therapist is a challenging but ultimately rewarding career. Of course, this hard work requires a certain amount of skill and dedication to the profession. Do you want to…
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Day in The Life of a Respiratory Therapist

Expect the Unexpected Here’s the truth: the day in the life of a respiratory therapist is never an ordinary day. Every day you need to expect the unexpected, working in healthcare–for the most part–is about working on your toes and making sure you can be as flexible as possible.  Respiratory…
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The Importance of a GED

Do you want to boost your resume, find out how to get a better job, or advance your career or academic future? Getting your GED degree is the best way to make an immediate impact on your life. GED preparation is a long-term investment that will help you at every…
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Types of Business Management Styles 

As a business leader, managing your team is crucial to creating the results you want in both the short term and the long term. Managing a team with gentle leadership can come in a variety of management styles. You may prefer one over the other, but they all prioritize your…
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Soft Skills Needed for Social Work

What are Soft Skills? Soft skills are personal traits that demonstrate you can interact effectively with those around you. These skills are not just important for a career in social work and to put on your social work resume, they are essential to almost any job that involves interacting and…
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Passing the NBRC RTT Exam

At the moment, the NBRC registered respiratory therapist exam is known as one of the hardest exams of all allied health fields. On average, about 61% of all candidates pass the exam. But there are plenty of tips and resources to help you pass the respiratory therapist exam, and start…
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Meet the Program Director of Psychology, Professor Greg Benson-Florez

Hobbies outside of WorkSpending time with my family especially my spouse and our 3.5-year-old son. We enjoy traveling to visit family in Latin America as well as international travel in general and outdoor activities. I enjoy visiting cultural museums and learning more about diverse cultural groups. In addition, practicing…
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The Five Main Areas of Child Development

As a child grows and develops, it’s important to understand how they learn and experience the world around them. Knowing these five characteristics of development are important for early childhood educators, child developers, or just parents. These types of developmental skills will be developed at their own pace, but it’s…