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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Experiencing Work Burnout? 4 Ways to be Happier in your Career Choices

All of us have experienced positions that left us regularly feeling stressed, frazzled and drained at the end of the day. Unfortunately, continuously feeling this way can take a toll on our health and happiness and lead to burnout. Luckily, there are strategies you can employ to have more exciting and energized work days. By choosing your next job based on your interests, skills and work values, you’ll leave each day feeling engaged rather than exhausted. Your Interests To begin to determine...
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7 Standout Fall College Courses!

Fall often means back-to-school and restarting routines that may have been “on vacation” over the summer. This makes fall a great time to realign your priorities and set new goals. Whether you’re applying to college or just dusting off after taking a break over the summer, nothing will energize you more than a great course. With that in mind, we’ve gathered a variety of standout fall courses that feature a little something for everyone. Fall Course Highlights MATH 544 Special Topics: Statistics...
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Zeteophobia: Are you Afraid of Making Career Decisions?

For many adults, there’s a lot of anxiety around career decision making. From those who have yet to make a decision to those that have and aren’t sure they’ve made the right one, almost everyone is feeling some stress surrounding their career. The vision of a new career is often the impetus to take the plunge and go back to college and this choice can have many positive career implications. However, despite so many positives we’re still struggling with the feeling that we may make the wrong...
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How to Prepare for your Phone Interview

A phone interview is often the first step in the interview process. The recruiter or hiring manager’s goal is to take a long list of applicants who have great resumes and narrow them down to a manageable list of candidates that can be brought in for the next level: the interview. Remember, your ultimate goal is to pass their screening process and be brought in for a second interview. Knowing how to do so isn’t always easy, however there are a few concrete steps you can take to be better...
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How to Ask for a Professional Reference

For adult students, starting a job search can be like adding another job to your already busy life! But, taking the time to do it right is critical. One huge part of your job search process is ensuring you have people who can speak to your qualifications, skills and abilities. These people are your professional references. Who are My Professional References? Ensuring you have several quality references can be key in landing a job, so putting some time and effort into approaching your potential...
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12 Tips for Online Students

Taking an online course can offer many real benefits, but the experience can be new and different for many students. While you may not need to be in the classroom on a specific day each week, you’ll still need to manage your time well to complete assignments on time. Forum posts, assignments, quizzes, and reading will still be due at regular intervals. Use the Following Tips to Stay on Track: When you start your course, take time to completely explore Moodle, your online learning environment,...
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Time Management Tips for Busy Students

Finding your Work - Life - School balance is critical when tackling a new degree program. Whether online or in-person, getting organized and managing your time well is a skill you’ll need to be successful. Brush up on your skills with our tips below! Get Organized: Calendars and To-Do Lists For many adult learners their lives are their first priority and we wouldn’t want to see that change. However, as you do with other life commitments, it’s best to keep a schedule to understand and prioritize...
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Achieving Your Goals with the Support of your Academic Advisor

Like all adult students, you’ve got a lot going on in your life. You may be caring for family members, working long hours, volunteering in your community, and more. Being a college student is only one part of your life and it’s the reason that so many of your friends, family, and coworkers are amazed at your dedication and perseverance in pursuing your degree. You have goals and you’re focused on achieving them. Clarity about your purpose will help you stay motivated when your calendar gets...
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Three Ways to Launch and Grow a Nursing Career

Today’s “average” nursing unit consists of men and women with varying education backgrounds—associate or bachelor’s degrees, as well as nursing diplomas—all of which lead to a Registered Nurse (RN) credential. Although there are multiple ways to launch a dynamic career as a RN, nearly all options for expanded job opportunities in the nursing profession require a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Let's explore the routes that working nurses take to launch and grow their careers in health...
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Five Tips for Teachers to Maximize Summer Vacation

It’s no secret that the school year is jam-packed for teachers. Not only are they in the classroom all day; but many volunteer at sporting events and extra-curricular activities, and then there’s the endless stream of grading, assessment, and lesson planning. As the school year winds down once more, teachers may be looking forward to the break that summer provides. Many people outside of education view teachers as having nearly three months off the job. However, if you’re in the profession, you...
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