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Partnership Teaches Life Skills

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Union Institute & University is a partner with “the coolest thing,” according to Ohio Governor John Kasich. That “cool thing” is the Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey High School Corporate Work Study program.

The national Cristo Rey Network is an urban education model with students of diverse races, religions and socioeconomic status that combines college-prep academics and a Corporate Work Study program.

“Every week two high school students work at Union in different departments learning real world skills,” said Kimbrea J. Browning, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “The students learn what it’s like to be in a work place with expectations.”

What have both students learned from the real world work environment?

Chavesse, 15, says she can’t miss work. “If I miss a class, I will make that up later. Not so at Union. They are counting on me to complete projects and move on to the next assignment.”

Jeriah, 15, thinks she has learned to voice her opinion more. “I am an introvert. Working forces me to speak up and ask questions.”

Both agree the work environment is different than the school environment.

“The school schedule is structured. At work, I am given an assignment and I work on it till completion and then get another assignment,” said Chavesse who is planning on majoring in psychology in college and hopes to play in a Women’s Professional Basketball League someday. “I have met many people that I wouldn’t have met before. It has been a great opportunity. I think I have matured because of the different situations I have been put in at Union.”

Jeriah, who plans to major in pre-law in college, finds the work place offers challenges and solutions. “I like school. But school is noisy with bells ringing and classmates talking. Work is more focused. It forces me to concentrate and not get distracted.”

One thing they both agree on is that the life skills they have learned throughout this experience will be very valuable for their futures. Jeriah noted, “I think I have gained more self-confidence.” Chavesse then added, “I have met many people that I wouldn’t have met before. It has been a great opportunity. I think I have matured because of the different situations I have been put in at Union.”

To learn more about the Cincinnati DePaul Cristo Rey High School Corporate Work Study program, visit this link. If you would like to learn more about Union’s mission and values, visit https://myunion.edu/.

Union To Appear on Lifetime TV

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Lifetime's Balancing Act

The ABC’s of adult online higher education premieres June 14 and 21

Don’t miss the ABC’s of adult online higher education with Union Institute & University on The Balancing Act® June 14 and 21 at 7:30 a.m. The Balancing Act® is America’s premier morning show on Lifetime TV that brings today’s busy on-the-go modern women positive solutions and cutting-edge ideas to help balance and enrich their lives every day.

VP of Academic Affairs, Dr. Nelson Soto, and VP of Enrollment Management, Kimbrea Browning, join the show’s co-Host, Olga Villaverde, to discuss the topic of online education and its flexibility offering to busy adults who want to go back and earn their degree while keeping life’s commitments in order.

Since 1964, Union has specialized in adult education – all busy, highly motivated adults juggling multiple commitments including family and career – and by offering them the one-on-one attention that’s often so hard to come by in their time-strapped lives. We like to say we are hi-tech and hi-touch. 

As a non-profit, accredited university with a national reach and vibrant 52-year history, Union Institute & University places students at the center of their own education. So whether adults are completing a degree they started years ago or seeking an advanced degree for professional development, Union‘s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs are tailored to help students find the best pathway for their education needs and goals. 

Union’s over 15,500 alumni completed their degrees while juggling the balancing act of family and career. For example, read how alumna Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister, completed her degree while holding office or how Paula Royster, a two-time Fulbright winner is trying to right the wrongs of African diaspora. 

Learn more about Union’s flexible degree programs