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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Malekia Ford

  Posted on September 23, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Have you always dreamed of working in the healthcare industry? Maybe you’ve only just begun to form an interest in healthcare career paths and you’re wondering which route you should take. Malekia Ford, a graduate of OBC’s medical assisting diploma program, realized that becoming a medical assistant was her next step in advancing her medical … Continued


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What’s Your Future in Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Posted on September 12, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Are you currently in a dead-end job? Are you feeling uninspired and longing for a new career path? Did you know, according to Inc.com, that we spend an estimated 80,000 hours of our lives working? This is an enormous amount of time to not be pursuing a fulfilling career path. Have you thought about transforming … Continued


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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Dawn Ulle

  Posted on September 7, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

The healthcare industry is seeing tremendous growth, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down any time soon. For Dawn Ulle, a graduate of OBC’s medical administrative assistant program, becoming a medical administrative assistant was her way of entering this in-demand field to make a powerful, lasting impact. Read about Dawn’s time at OBC, and … Continued


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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Lindsey Becker

  Posted on August 26, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Would you like to jumpstart your career in the legal field? Do you want to become a paralegal in Ohio, or maybe go to law school someday? Ohio Business College’s associate degree in legal assisting will help you achieve your career goals. Lindsey Becker, a graduate of OBC’s legal assisting program, is well on her … Continued


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Choosing a Healthcare Career Path: Medical Assisting (MA) vs. State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA)

  Posted on August 24, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Are you interested in the healthcare field, but unsure which path is right for you? Most aspiring healthcare professionals look to jumpstart their career by entering the field as a medical assistant (MA) or a state tested nursing aide (STNA). While these two professions hold similarities, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. … Continued


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Why Studying Business Administration Will Enhance Your Career

  Posted on August 19, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

You’ve heard it time and time again: The business world is fast-paced and highly competitive. And, because of this, businesses and organizations in every industry depend on professionals who possess a solid foundation in business principals and boast innovative and savvy business skills. Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your career, change your career path, or … Continued


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3 Big Advantages to Earning an Associate Degree

  Posted on August 12, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Are you ready to invest in your future and advance your career? We understand that pursuing advanced education is no easy decision. One of the biggest uncertainties that prospective students contend with is deciding between a two-year associate degree or a four-year bachelor’s degree. There is a strong opinion in the higher education realm that … Continued


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Get the Most Out of Your OBC Tutoring Sessions

  Posted on August 8, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Do you need additional academic assistance with a certain class? Would you benefit from extra time focused on a particular concept or preparing for a test? Or are you looking to improve study habits and find increased confidence with your studies? Working with a tutor can help you find success in these areas. At Ohio … Continued


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5 Qualities Every Medical Assistant Needs

  Posted on August 3, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

What qualities make a successful medical assistant? Labeled as the “backbone of medical facilities across the country” from OnlineMedicalAssistantPrograms.net, medical assistants must exemplify a wide-range of qualities. While an earnest passion for the healthcare industry may attract many to the profession, here are five essential qualities that lay the foundation for an effective, influential medical … Continued


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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Christina Norman

  Posted on July 29, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Rooting your education in business academics can open doors and opportunities for you and the career you’re establishing. At Ohio Business College, we believe that a solid foundation in business administration will develop a well-rounded professional who’s prepared to tackle important and in-demand fields, such as finance, management, marketing, law, communications, and much more. Christina … Continued


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How Career Training Schools Can Boost Your Employability [Guide]

  Posted on July 25, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

College graduates have one goal in mind upon graduation: Land a rewarding, in-demand job in their field of expertise. Did you know that approximately 952,000 associate degrees and 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees were awarded to graduating college students in the 2015-2016 academic year?1   And these numbers are only expected to grow. There’s no denying … Continued


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10 Test-taking Strategies for OBC Students

  Posted on July 19, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Quizzes, tests, and exams – they may not be your favorite things about school, but they’re certainly unavoidable. At Ohio Business College, we understand that tests can be nerve-racking. To help you boost your test success and feel confident in your test-taking abilities, we’ve outlined ten test-taking strategies you can utilize: Before the test: Attend … Continued


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4 Leadership Skills Employers Want You to Have

  Posted on July 15, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Whether you’re a recent Ohio Business College graduate, a current OBC student, or you’re getting ready to enroll in classes at OBC, you’ve probably heard from several sources that the job market is competitive, making it hard to land a job. There is good news, however. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder of 2,175 … Continued


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3 Outdoor Study Techniques

  Posted on July 11, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

Warm weather is here and your thoughts are fixated on spending time outside. The summer months always pose a bit of a challenge to dedicated, determined students like you. You know that you must strike a balance between fun and studying to remain on top of your classes. Have you thought about taking your studies … Continued


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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Ashten Howard

  Posted on July 7, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

What goals do you have for your future? What is standing in your way of achieving your dreams? The path to bettering your life and making your dreams a reality all starts with hard work, dedication, and pursuing higher education. Despite setback and challenges, Ashten Howard, a graduate of OBC’s medical assisting and medical administrative … Continued


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Why a Hands-On Education Matters

  Posted on June 16, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

  How many times have you felt more competent after you completed a task by yourself? How many times have you learned a skill faster when you learned by doing? When you learn through movement and with your hands, you greatly impact your understanding of a concept or skill, according to Surprise Ride. The importance … Continued


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Discover the Benefits of OBC’s Academic Support

  Posted on June 6, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

A college education is a launch pad to the rest of your life, and at Ohio Business College, we understand how essential it is for you to receive the right support and guidance. It is our mission to know your goals and help bring them to life. Dedicated faculty and staff will: Encourage your personal … Continued


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OBC Alumni Spotlight: Jacqueline Davieau

  Posted on May 31, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

As the medical assisting profession continues to grow in high-demand, Ohio Business College works to distinguish the medical assisting diploma program as a top-rated pathway to prominent success in leading healthcare settings. It has been our absolute honor to welcome students into the program who are passionate about healthcare, for it is our students who … Continued


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3 Reasons Why In-Person Networking Matters

  Posted on May 25, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

We live in a competitive digital age that’s growing in complexity. How we connect with people today is exceptionally different than how we connected and communicated just 10 years ago. With social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and a plethora of news outlets, we can connect with a staggering number of people and … Continued


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Finish Your Program On Time [GUIDE]

  Posted on April 26, 2016

 Published by Francesca Luppino

No student means to fall behind; it tends to happen gradually, quietly. A few missed classes one semester and a low final exam score are enough to set a student off course. It’s an unfortunate fact that 69.4% of first-time students who enrolled in a 2-year degree program in 2003-04 hadn’t earned a degree even … Continued


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Transform How You Study by Connecting With Classmates

  Posted on April 18, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

We understand that studying is not the most fun thing about college. However, one thing’s for certain: Studying is one of the most important components to your success in college. So how can you make the most of it? How can you maximize your study efforts? Have you tried connecting with your classmates? As the … Continued


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How to Become a Medical Assistant [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Posted on April 13, 2016

 Published by Francesca Luppino

You may be waiting until you make enough money to go back to school. Or you’ve been feeling unmotivated at your current job. We know that hint of anxiety you feel as you wonder about your future. You’re ready for a change, but you’re not sure where to turn. Ohio Business College has helped thousands of … Continued


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7 Tips to Boost Your Professional Network on LinkedIn

  Posted on April 5, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

You’re a savvy, well connected student, but are you connecting with professionals who will enhance the job you’re studying so hard for? You’ve undoubtedly heard of the online professional networking site called LinkedIn. It’s different than other social media sites, as its sole focus is on your career and professional development. That’s why building a LinkedIn … Continued


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4 Ways to Stay Motivated to Achieve Your Education Goals

  Posted on March 30, 2016

 Published by Morgan O'Rourke

When it comes to accomplishing a goal, staying motivated to reach the finish line is always the key to success. We understand that can be tough with the multitude of responsibilities and obligations you’ve got going on in your life. Balancing school, work, and your personal life can present days of dwindling energy, focus, and … Continued


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