/ Gabe Duverge/ Business

Driving the Economy: A Breakdown of Regional Economics in the United States [Infographic]

Regional economics in the United States

The American economy produces the world’s second largest gross domestic product (GDP), an aggregate measure of economic production. From agriculture to health care, industries span the nation. Each region of the country, however, has unique claims to particular sectors. This infographic takes an in-depth look at regional economies, including what industries they specialize in.

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Global disturbances: Locating today’s terrorist groups

In our post-9/11 world, it can seem like there is a new terrorist threat reported every day. With so many groups, branches and cells, it can be complicated to know who and where these threats are coming from. With this map, you can see what terrorist groups are operating out of the Middle East and… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Defending Sensitive Information: Data Security Breaches and Cybersecurity

Data security breaches

At this point, news of big-name corporations being hacked or suffering data security breaches are no longer surprising. It seems that almost every day another story breaks, whether it’s a giant retailer, a health insurance company, a bank or more. But beyond the headlines lies a complicated war, one that is waged daily.  Retailers, software companies and… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Administration

Modern Public Administration in the Post-9/11 World

No one event has had more of an effect on modern American life than the attacks of 9/11. The aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. altered everything from attitudes about patriotism to how planes are boarded. But although the public’s attitudes changed, an even bigger shift happened within the government…. Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Your Blueprint to Uncovering the World of Intelligence Studies

It seems like every day there is news of a new global threat. ISIS, hacks from China or rumblings from North Korea are all commonplace. With these threats becoming more frequent, the importance of national and homeland security has increased tremendously. According to the National Counterterrorism Center, the United States receives between 8,000 and 10,000… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Administration

What Is an EMS Degree?

The work of first responders is a critical public service that can help save countless lives. Emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, in particular, are crucial in helping citizens who have suffered some kind of harm and in promoting general safety. Significant experience and training are required to advance beyond the traditional roles of emergency medical… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Intelligence

Intelligence Studies vs. Criminal Justice

To many people considering a career in public service, intelligence studies and criminal justice seem like equally good options. Although both degrees offer benefits, there are distinct differences. Criminal justice refers to the government institutions that deal with crime prevention and punishment. Intelligence studies focuses on the collection, analysis and distribution of intelligence that affects… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Enrollment

How Point Park University Enrollment Counselors Simplify Enrollment

The benefits to earning your degree online are well known: It’s flexible, convenient and affordable. At Point Park University, we are committed to helping you succeed. Our commitment to you starts during the application process when we match our applicants with a personal enrollment counselor. The enrollment counselor will work with you to answer questions,… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ News

Five Strategies to Afford Your Online Degree

Cost is a consideration for many students looking to earn their degrees.  Students who need financial assistance have many choices, and the options below share how to get more financial aid and detail the necessary steps to take. 1. Federal Aid The first step in your quest for financial aid is to complete the Federal… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ News

How Point Park University Success Coaches Guide Students

You may have taken classes in a traditional setting. For students used to sitting in a classroom and having face-to-face interaction with professors and classmates, online learning is a different experience. It is the job of a Point Park University success coach to guide students throughout the entire online education experience. This trained group of… Read more »