Constitution and Citizenship Day 2021 is officially observed on September 17th, 2021

Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens

AU will be hosting a Constitution celebration on Wednesday, September 15th, starting at 7pm in the AU Sunnybrook and Biscayne Campus locations. All AU students, faculty and staff are invited.

In addition to the above, during the week, in each class the faculty will be providing short presentation on the United States Constitution.

Why We Celebrate Constitution Day

As the fundamental or the Supreme law of the land, The Constitution is our most important guide to the obligations and the limitations of government in America. Constitution Day, September 17, is both an opportunity for celebrating our country’s unique achievement in crafting a written body of fundamental laws for the people’s government and it is also an important reminder of the knowledge necessary for good citizenship. As we know from the Declaration of Independence, the just powers of government are entirely derived from our consent. Constitution Day reminds us of those laws to which we give our consent as members of the body politic.

The Constitution of the United States of America

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

For more information on the US Constitution go to: United States Constitution


Additional Resources:

Constitution Day    https://constitutionday.com/

Constitution Facts       https://www.constitutionfacts.com/

National Constitution Center      https://constitutioncenter.org/learn/civic-calendar/constitution-day-civic-holiday

Find a Copy of the U.S. Constitution Here; https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

Can influencers teach us something about digital strategy?

Can influencers teach us something
about digital strategy?

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Following influencer accounts is an exercise that, in addition to entertainment, provides key elements on digital strategy, beneficial for any organization or personal brand.

Influencers, new experts in digital strategy, have shaped an industry that does not stop growing. According to data from the firm Fluvip, this market is expected to reach 10 million dollars a year in Colombia and 15 million dollars in Mexico during the same period.

Challenges, jokes, dramatizations, or lip-syncs are some of the contents that appear once you log in to any social network. Behind each photo or video there is a person speaking to millions of followers who are waiting for their next piece of content.

Faced with increasingly exorbitant figures, questions arise about the reasons for influencers’ incessant success. The same questions that led the company 1SEC (Japan) and digital artists Trevor McFedries and Sara DeCou (United States) to create virtual influencers, whose “movements” and publications are controlled from an office in their respective countries.

Beyond names and categories, there are realms of the influencer world that can be taken as lessons to understand why this industry has increased its boom in recent years.

Be Different

The way of communicating with their respective audience, the audiovisual language, and the way of producing diverse content are elements that make up a unique identity in apparently homogeneous markets.  This is what drives influencers’ high engagement and close community of followers. The site marketingdirecto.com sums it up in one sentence: don’t try to be better than others, be different.

Added Value

An essential starting point is the knowledge of the target audience. Influencers have understood this premise very well and, based on constant feedback from their own community, they manage to create content that meets the expectations of their followers. It is a basic listening process that materializes in decisions with a low margin of failure.

It’s not about me, it’s about us

The audience will only feel really involved and part of a community as long as it is recognized as a participatory actor. Interactivity and constant dialogue are what allow that feeling of closeness that not everyone manages to achieve.

 Trial and error

A common quality among influencers is their reckless attitude when testing new trends. Those who wait to see results in others are left behind when it comes to tools or ideas that can provide unique opportunities to remain relevant in an industry that is hungry for original content.

Behind each account in a social network, even virtual influencers, there are people working daily on a digital strategy aimed at standing out in the middle of a universe of information. If we stop for a moment and observe carefully, we will realize that there is passion, knowledge, qualities, and, above all, lessons that many times we ignore when, on the contrary, something could be learned from them.

Why Atlantis University?

Why Atlantis University?

Have you ever felt that the traditional college experience just isn’t for you? You’re more of a creative type, an individual… a non-conformist.

 Atlantis University was made for people just like you. The movers and the shakers of the world, the people who are excited to live life and take advantage of all that the world has to offer, the people who are fueled by passion! It’s time for you to take your life and career into your own hands and do things on your terms.

Advance Your Life and Career

Atlantis University offers some of the most valuable and highly sought-after degree and certificate programs. We are a forward-thinking university that puts technology at the heart of everything we do. No matter which school you attend -Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, or Healthcare – you will learn how to use technology to advance your career and, ultimately, your life.

We believe that time is one of the most valuable resources we have. After all, it’s the only one that we can’t get back. That’s why we help so many of our students fast-track their education. On average, Atlantis university students finish their degrees in half the time as students at other universities. All our degree and certificate programs are flexible, customizable, and created with YOU in mind.

Mental Health Matters

Just like any good community, we take care of each other here at Atlantis University. We know that class, tight schedules, tests, and planning for your future can be extremely stressful, and we want to make sure our students feel supported in all aspects of their education. Our team of comprehensive mental health professionals are here for you whenever you need them.

Blended Learning Experiences

It’s impossible to learn everything you need to know by sitting in a classroom. We offer hands-on, immersive, collaborative learning experiences that are led by industry experts. The educators at Atlantis University do so much more than teach their students; they inspire.

A Strong Community

Our beautiful Miami campus has a diverse student body with students that come from all over the world. We strive to make sure everyone feels welcome while they are here and even after they graduate. Graduates of Atlantis University are welcome to lifelong access to career coaching and services as well as our library and information services. We also offer lifelong auditing services so you can come back and sit in on a class at any time, if you want to refresh your skills.

We can’t wait to see YOU in the fall!

The Importance of Networking as a Professional

The Importance of Networking as a Professional

Have you ever heard the saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? The connections that you make in university can help you throughout the rest of your career – and even your personal life. The professional world is all about having a strong network of people that you can turn to for advice, opportunity, mentorship, and testimony.

We want you to have all the tools you need to succeed, even before your first day of classes.

Why is Networking so Important?

  • Student & Alumni Connections – Students that graduate from Atlantis University go on to do great things. You may find your future business partner while you are here or meet an alum that is looking to hire someone at their start-up.
  • Diverse Connections – Thousands of students from all over the world come to attend Atlantis University every year. This gives you the opportunity to meet people that can teach you about different cultures and grow an international network.
  • Real-World Experiences – Meeting people who have been in the working world for many years (or decades) will teach you things that you can’t learn in the classroom. You will be able to see the nuances and inner workings of the professional world first-hand.
  • Lifelong Relationships – Networking isn’t just about finding someone that can do you a favor. It’s about creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. The connections that you make while in university will lay the foundation for your career.

Atlantis University will provide you with everything you need to develop strong connections with other students, alumni, professors, and business leaders. In addition to networking events, Atlantis University offers applied research programs, workshops, and group projects that are designed to give you the chance to work with industry leaders.

It’s never too early to start planning for your future. Start building your professional network this fall at Atlantis University.

Atlantis University hosts networking events often so you can start to build your professional network as soon as possible. Follow us on social media to be the first to know about our next event.

Hybrid Professionals and How To Survive In The Field

Hybrid Professionals and How To Survive In The Field

The reality of the workforce today is that it demands hybrid professionals, defined by experts as those who have specialized training and transversal knowledge, often acquired through short courses on specific topics.

Hybrid professionals are characterized by their versatility and a continuous desire to learn as their situation demands it. They see changes as opportunities for progress, not as obstacles.

The job market is a living organism. Along with the dizzying changes in technology, companies have found it necessary to transform and accept new digital trends so as not to be left behind in an increasingly competitive world.

This means that gone are the days of professionals being scheduled to do a single specific task in the same exact way every day. There is so much demand now that in order for a company to thrive, all of its employees need to be current with the times and willing to adapt.

Cambridge Institute highlights the skills and attitudes that will make competitive professionals stand out, these are the qualities that prove they are capable of providing added value, not only to the organization, but to their own profile:

  • Flexible and adaptable: Companies need flexible, versatile professionals who carry out their work in constantly changing situations and who have the ability to learn.
  • Organized people: The pandemic posed an unthinkable scenario for all economic sectors. Teleworking became the modality that avoided a total interruption of work activities. Therefore, it forced professionals to have a better organization and optimization of time, so that productivity was not impaired.
  • Technological and digital competence: Currently, knowledge in artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity will be a differentiating factor in any organization.
  • Creative and innovative people: No matter how technical or robotic some tasks have become, creativity and innovation will continue to be exclusively human values. It is in the hands of each professional to turn these qualities into their best allies.
  • Discipline and responsibility: In addition to flexibility, leadership and adaptability, new professionals must be characterized by being disciplined and responsible, always seeking new knowledge through constant academic training.
  • Knowledge of languages: The use of other languages ​​will always be a powerful tool for differentiation and versatility, because in an increasingly connected world, mastering a foreign language will allow the most experienced professionals to make borders invisible.

Hybrid professionals will create their own opportunities in a job market that is undergoing permanent transformation. Short courses increasingly contribute to the strengthening of digital skills and the deepening of humanistic knowledge.

5 Tips for Successful Study Sessions

5 Tips for Successful Study Sessions

Studying doesn’t have to be a stressful aspect of your education that leaves you feeling exhausted. With the right studying skills, you can get more out of each session and likely spend less time reading and re-reading your notes.

These 5 tips will help you get the most out of your classes and set you up to excel in your career.

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute

Last-minute studying will cause you to rush through your material and not give you enough time to process the information you’re consuming. Instead of “cramming” the day before an exam, look over your notes once a day and give yourself time to think about the material. Each time you revisit your notes, you may notice something new or consider an angle you hadn’t thought of before.

  1. Have a study buddy

It can be helpful to gain another classmate’s perspective and have conversations about the material rather than reading and re-reading your notes to yourself. A study buddy can also help you prepare for exams by creating questions for you to answer, and vice versa.

  1. Use images

Visual representations help create mental images that stick in our memories. If you are having trouble with a particular concept, try creating a diagram or model that represents all the information. This will be particularly helpful for students who are visual or hands-on learners.

  1. Stick to a routine

Try to get into the habit of studying a little bit of material every day. Once studying becomes a part of your routine it will become less stressful for you and help make sure you aren’t “cramming” the night before a big test.

  1. Take a break

If you find that you’re having trouble with a particular concept or topic, move on to another one or take a break. Come back to the material with fresh eyes so you can see things that you might have been missing the first time.

If you need help with understanding your lessons, you are always welcome to set up a time to speak one-on-one with your professor. It’s important that you feel supported in and out of class and have everything you need to be successful while here at Atlantis University.

We go the extra mile for the mental wellness of our students

Education and mental health have been linked to academic performance, quality of social relationships, and physical health.


We go the extra mile for the mental wellness of our students

Education and mental health are some of the latest trends, and we could not agree more. Poor mental health has been linked to academic performance and success and impacts social relationships and physical health.

Atlantis University is aware of the importance of Mental Wellness and we have developed specific tools and support teams to help our students, not just for their academic success but also for their overall well-being.

As stated by Natali Alvarez, AU Faculty Director “Academic support is the extended arm of our university, they play an important role in supporting student success and within this responsibility is the ability to assess and direct students from academic tutoring to counseling. The role of this multidisciplinary group of professionals is truly to support our students in various areas for their overall wellness and success.”

We train Comprehensive Professionals

The overall well-being of our students is our focus. We want to ensure our students feel supported in every way. Success is more likely achievable when students find themselves in a safe and supported environment.

The benefits of mental health for students

Mental health is a growing issue in the U.S., increasing more than 9.7% during the year of the pandemic according to Mental health America (https://mhanational.org/issues/state-mental-health-america). “As an institution, we have brainstormed on best practices to ensure that we put our students at the heart of everything we do. For this, we have tasked our student support group to be the force that guides our students to attain appropriate assistance.”, Alvarez said.

Regarding some of the best practices, Alvarez exposed that “Some good practices for student wellness is to have an integrated counseling/support team readily available to offer support and guidance.”


Automation and the future of Education

New ways of doing things have replaced old practices, people are adapting to these new ways and therefore, evolving.


Automation and the future of Education

The new normal has been everything but easy. New ways of doing things have replaced the old practices, and people could do nothing but be responsible for their adaptation, and therefore, evolution.

Although automation existed before the pandemic, Covid forced those resisting the change to surrender. Automation has many pros and only a few cons (the less developed the country, the more cons). Among the benefits that automated processes offer for students is the possibility of adapting academic offerings and processes to meet student needs and provide customized instruction that allows students with different skills to work together in the same classroom.

Specially designed for you

As technology advances, we are moving into a self-service model where individuals have more control to attain the information they need, when they need it, no matter where they are. “At Atlantis University, we are working on perfecting our student portal. This will allow students to have real-time access to their academic records, financial information, class schedules, and much more. The project started in late 2020, and the first Beta version was launched in the Winter term of 2021. This is a work in progress, and we keep making updates to improve its functionality.” Nataly Alvarez, Faculty Director.

Our Students in the Centre of Everything

It is no surprise that IT is the primary driver of the project along with our operations team. Both teams align on additional features and the overall accessibility of the platform. “As always, putting our students at the heart of everything we do, is our main goal. We expect them to have more control of the information they need to access.”

The most significant benefit for AU students accessing information via a self-service portal is time. You do not need to wait for someone to give you the information as you can access it yourself; you are in control of getting what you need.

The automation project is ongoing as we continue making updates to the current portal. We are always looking to make improvements to enhance our student experience.