NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Designed to support professionals in a post-COVID-19 world, Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is offering six free 45-minute webinar sessions as part of the Norwich University Online Virtual Education Fair from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Participants may sign up for more than one of the six webinars, and the webinar series boasts panelists with years of experience in a range of fields. Topics of the Norwich University Online Virtual Education Fair include:

  • The Post-COVID-19 Economy - What Master's Degrees Will be in High Demand
  • Moving Out of the Recession - High Demand Jobs Requiring a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certificates Employers Demand - How Certificates Can Advance Your Career
  • Best Ways to Finance Your Degree - Options for Adult Learners
  • Insights into Credit Transfer - How You Can Accelerate Your Degree Goals
  • Norwich Alumni Community - How to Help Us Grow During Uncertain Times

Visit online.norwich.edu/virtualedfair to register for one or more of the webinars featured in the Norwich University Online Virtual Education Fair.

“While this time presents unprecedented challenges, Norwich is committed to providing opportunities for professionals to advance their careers virtually,” Vice President and CGCS Dean Bill Clements said. “With Norwich’s over 20-year history of online teaching, I look forward to utilizing Norwich’s strengths in virtual and rigorous education through this webinar series so that adult learners can foster personal and professional growth during these uncertain times.”

As the pandemic impacts the job market with the possibility of 47 million unemployed Americans, the Post-COVID-19 Economy webinar explores how healthcare, data analytics, cybersecurity and technology careers will be in demand and how to enter into these coveted fields with a master’s degree.

“ “While this time presents unprecedented challenges, Norwich is committed to providing opportunities for professionals to advance their careers virtually.”Bill Clements, dean, Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Highlighted panelists of the Post COVID-19 Economy webinar (1:30 to 2:15 p.m.) are Thomas Hyslip, Sc.D, Kari Day, Ph.D., and Ahmed A. Hamed, Ph.D. The webinar moderator is Associate Dean James Ehrman, Ph.D.

Similarly, a high-demand information systems or computer science bachelor’s degree can help those who are unemployed enter a growing industry. The Moving Out of the Recession webinar (also 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.) explores popular bachelor’s programs and the critical skills needed after COVID-19.

Key panelists include Dan Alcorn, MPA, MBA, and Henry Collier, MSMIIT. The webinar moderator is Associate Dean Mark Parker, Ph.D.

As businesses slowly open back up, the need for stand out candidates will be high. In the Certificates Employers Demand webinar (2:30 to 3:15 p.m.), field experts from Norwich and MVA Training examine how furloughed employees can earn a certificate to gain a competitive advantage.

MVA Group Services LLC owner and President Michael Bester and Chief Commercial Officer Daniel Daoust examine the most-needed skills and how Norwich Pro’s® certificates can help professionals acquire those skills. MVA Group Services LLC is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business consulting and training services company in El Paso, Texas. The webinar moderator is Norwich Pro® Project Manager Ashley Lopez, MS, MBA.

Norwich offers a variety of resources to help adult learners, both military and civilian, understand financial aid opportunities. The Best Ways to Finance Your Degree webinar (2:30 to 3:15 p.m.) will teach students how to find resources for scholarships, how to best use federal loans, how tuition assistance (TA), GI Bill®, and Veteran benefits provide financial support and how to finance a degree with a private loan.

The Best Ways to Finance Your Degree webinar will be led by panelists with expertise in financial aid and military benefits, Sarah Harris, financial aid adviser and Tara Salt, admissions adviser. The moderator is CGCS Director of Enrollment Management Bethany Scalzo.

Credit transfer tips

Now more than ever, it is important to earn a degree cost-effectively. The Insights into Credit Transfer webinar (3:30 to 4:15 p.m.) explores how students can maximize credit transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years or fewer. Transfer credit experts will discuss how low grades, nonaccredited schools and older credits impact transfer credit potential.

Panelists Andrew Countis and Mark Parker, Ph.D. use their years of experience to shed light on the credit transfer process at CGCS. Scalzo will also be the moderator for the Insights into Credit Transfer webinar.

Norwich values its alumni community and is proud of their professional achievements. The Norwich Alumni Community webinar (4:15 to 5 p.m.) features successful alumni who will discuss how alumni can help implement referral programs, create internship opportunities for current students and participate in new business development efforts.

Alumni and panelists Rick Mullen, Andrew Hird and Kevin Beal will focus on how alumni can use their professional talents to assist CGCS. The webinar moderator is Fort Hill Cos. LLC founder and President Bill Lyons.

Visit the online.norwich.edu/virtualedfair page for more details on the webinar series.

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About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

About the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

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