All Articles by Brian Pivik

Brian Pivik is the Content Manager at Peterson's, and has been working in the content creation industry for 13 years. He's a published author with an MA in Literary Criticism, and has edited and written academic, business, journalistic, and online content for such companies as Microsoft and Photobucket. He has a deep passion for education and higher learning, and spends his spare time reading, backpacking through the wilderness, and studying obscure texts.

Going to an Online For-Profit College: Tips to Keep in Mind

Online for-profit schools have their own challenges, but you can overcome them with the proper information.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 19, 2017

Want to Succeed in an Online Class? Consider These 7 Tips

Learn what you can expect when taking an online class in this article.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 13, 2017

Time management tips for succeeding in an online course

How to best manage your time when taking an online class? This article can show you how.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 15, 2017

Are You Prepared for an Online Class? What to Expect

Learn what you can expect when taking an online class in this article.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 15, 2017

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Getting Your IT Degree Online

There are three essential points you need to keep in mind before applying for an online information technology degree.

By Brian Pivik updated on April 19, 2017

4 Questions to ask Yourself before Getting Your Business Degree Online

There are four essential points you need to keep in mind before applying for an online business degree.

By Brian Pivik updated on April 19, 2017

5 Bad Habits to Avoid When Taking Online Classes

Learn five common mistakes you can make when studying online, and learn how to avoid them.

By Brian Pivik updated on February 13, 2017

Online Petroleum Engineering Degrees

Find out what you need to know about obtaining an online petroleum engineering degree, whether for a graduate or undergraduate certificate, bachelor's, or even a master's.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Online Nursing Degrees

Nursing can be a rewarding experience, especially if you have the education to take you to the next level. See what an online BA, RN, or BSN degree can do for you.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Online degrees in criminal justice

Follow the information in this article to find out about online criminal justice degrees.  

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Online Psychology Degrees

Find out what you need to know about obtaining an online psychology degree, whether for a graduate or undergraduate certificate, bachelor's, or even a master's.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Sell Yourself: Online Marketing Degrees

Marketing degrees online afford you the ability to find what area of marketing best fits you, and you can work and study at your own pace and when you'd like.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

A Guide to Online Degrees

Obtaining an online degree is a great way to pursue your career at your own pace. This guide shows all the articles on petersons.com that focus on online degrees.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Online Liberal Arts Degrees

An online degree in liberal arts can mean open doors when you graduate, no matter what your major is. Find out how to put your online degree to work for you.

By Brian Pivik updated on May 26, 2016

Becoming a Physician's Assistant: A Rewarding and Profitable Career

Becoming a physician's assistant is a very rewarding and high paying job. Find out how to get a PA degree online here.

By Brian Pivik updated on November 18, 2015

Obtain an Online Degree in Law to Help Jump-Start a Versatile Career

Many online programs are offered at the associate and bachelor level, and some colleges also have a master's degree in specialty law degrees as well. Whether you are looking to work in a law firm, law enforcement, the government, or a corporation, obtaining a degree in law is a great place to start.

By Brian Pivik updated on October 15, 2015

Design Your Future with an Online CAD Degree

CAD degrees online are becoming more popular as the ability to study and graduate with degrees in CAD become easier. Study and learn when you want with an online degree in computer-aided design.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 27, 2015

Accounting Online: a Degree that Counts

Accounting degrees online are becoming more popular as the ability to study and graduate with degrees in accounting become easier.

By Brian Pivik updated on July 07, 2015

Sports Management - an Exciting and Versatile Choice

Sports management degrees essentially cover any career in sports that that does not involve being a player or a coach. If you live and breathe sports and want to make your love and hobby a career, then likely you will be pursuing a degree in sports management. Find out how you can obtain an online degree in this article.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Special Education Online Degree - A Road to a Challenging and Rewarding Career

A special education teacher works with children who have varying levels of disability. These disabilities can be physical, cognitive, or emotional in nature. Find out how you can obtain an online special education degree in this article.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Hybrid Programs in Chemical Engineering

Some degree programs, such as Chemical Engineering, degree programs that are completely online are just not practical. Many classes in these subjects require lab time and hands on experience that you just can't get over the internet. For this reason, an online bachelor and master degree program is often really a hybrid program, consisting of some online classes and some lab classes taken on campus.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Art History and Online Learning - A Perfect Match

Art history majors can become teachers or professors of art history. Often these positions are at the college level and require at least a master level degree. Appraisers specialize in examining art pieces to determine their monetary value. Art historians become experts in the art field, determining the origins of art and the time period in which they were produced. Archivists are similar to historians, except that they are typically experts in one type of art and determine which art pieces are important enough to be placed in official archives.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Online Option for Animal Science Degrees

A degree in animal science, particularly at the bachelor level or higher, can lead to a lot of opportunities for working with animals. Very often, those choosing this degree do so to start the path to becoming veterinarians. Animal science is a very good undergraduate program to take prior to getting a veterinary medicine degree.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Online Software Engineering Degree Will Give You a Lucrative Career Path

If you have an interest in learning how to code as well as leading projects for small and large businesses, then obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree in software engineering will allow you the flexibility to take classes at your own pace and work in a growing and well-paid career.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 22, 2015

Biology Degrees Online

Biology degrees online are becoming more popular as the ability to study and graduate with degrees in biology become easier. Study and learn when you want with an online degree in biology.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015

Aim for the Sky: Earn an Online Degree in Aviation Science

Aviation science degree programs are great for students who want to learn about the theory and technology of modern aircraft. Accredited online aviation programs give you flexibility so that you can work and obtain your bachelor’s or master’s degree at your own pace.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015

An Online Degree in Web Design Helps Advance a Career in Technology

If you are interested in finding a career where you create, maintain, and improve all aspects of a website, then a degree in web design might be right for you. Getting a degree in web design online will encompass many different disciplines and each degree program can differ depending on the area of specialty you want to pursue.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015

Answering the Call – Online Degrees in Theology

There are some who wish to make a living doing something that transcends the typical idea of a career. Something that makes a difference in the lives of people in their community. Something that allows them to express their religious convictions and live a life immersed in their faith. If you feel that you have a special gift to give because of your faith, and would like to make a career helping others through your religious practice, then you are likely seeking to study theology.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015

Online Teaching Degree: Gain the Power to Influence Students

Becoming a teacher is a very rewarding career, and now you can become a licensed teacher in any location in the nation by doing so at an accredited college that offers online classes. Aside from having to complete professional classroom experience, you can do the vast majority of your degree from the comfort of your own home while you continue to work.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015

Gain a Versatile Skill-Set With an Online Degree in Statistics

An online degree in statistics is great for those who want to learn about data collection and interpreting data on both a large and small scale. Obtaining your degree online will allow you the flexibility to take classes at your own pace while you work full-time.

By Brian Pivik updated on June 17, 2015
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