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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Meet Our Program Director for the Master of Science in Leadership

It's been three months since Kathy DesRoches stepped into the role of Program Director for our Master of Science in Leadership. We had a chance to sit with Kathy and learn more about her experience, special interests, and what excites her most about representing Granite State College. Tell us about your professional background. Prior to joining the Granite State, I worked at Manchester Community College (MCC) as the Director of Workforce Development where I connected numerous companies with New...
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In Her Own Words: Sandra Uses Career Services to Chart her Next Move

Creativity through writing and art has always been very important to me. From a young age through high school I could be found expressing myself through drawing, painting, journaling, and telling stories. But when it came time to choose a degree program after high school, I wasn’t sure how to combine a career and my passions. So I obtained the only degree that made sense, English. But as graduation neared I began to wonder, what kind of job would I get with my degree? At the time, I didn’t...
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10 Career Tips for #MarCom Marketing Majors

The Marketing and Communications is a field that's always evolving and there's always something new to learn. Getting your marketing degree is an excellent way to launch your career and here are a handful of tips to help you engage at a deeper level with your career path.  1. Never Stop Learning Are you the type of person who would remain a student forever if they could? Well, in the field of marketing, you can kind of get away with this. Throughout your career, you'll always have to find ways...
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Unforgettable Memories from the 2016 #granitegrad Ceremony

As always, our 2016 Commencement ceremony was one to remember. Here are a few of our top moments from a wonderful day! 1.  Hosting Governor Hassan Governor Hassan is one of the New Hampshire's leading advocates for affordable, high-quality public higher education. That support was evident in her remarks. She recognized that our population of working adult students is uniquely prepared to serve as leaders. She encouraged the Class of 2016 to continue to support their New Hampshire communities.  ...
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Alum earns National Recognition after Finishing a Degree in Psychology

Shelia Sirois, a 2015 Granite State College graduate with a degree in Psychology, currently works as General Manager at a restaurant near her hometown of Littleton, New Hampshire. She completed her degree while working a hectic, full-time job. Since graduating, she has celebrated impressive career success and credits her Granite State College experience. What's special about Shelia is that she's not only an exceptional manager, but also a leader who inspires her staff, friends, and loved ones...
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Alumni Offer Advice to the #granitegrad Community

As we approach another Granite State College graduation ceremony, we wanted to share well wishes from our alumni community! Here are their life lessons and career advice for each and every #granitegrad in the Class of 2016.   Paul D. - B.S. in Criminal Justice Management, Class of 2004. M.S. in Leadership, Class of 2014 Learning doesn't end with your degree. In fact it's just the beginning. Engage your employer with the knowledge you have obtained. Tell them you're willing to step up and help...
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Adventure, Sun, and Island Fun: Take Summer Classes by the Sea!

If you love the connection of face-to-face classes, but have trouble fitting them into your schedule, consider taking one of our summer classes at the Isles of Shoals. These courses follow an intensive format, with the bulk of your work taking place during a  four-day, three-night stay on New Hampshire's beautiful Star Island in the Isles of Shoals. Prior to the intensive, your class will meet face-to-face at the Rochester campus. Following, most classes will have a final project that you'll...
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5 Great Reasons to Pursue a Nursing Degree

In the nursing profession, you can see the immediate effects of your work and know you are making a difference. Your days can be extremely rewarding. Here is a collection of reasons why pursing a nursing degree is so fulfilling. Even in your first class, you make a difference in people’s lives. You start your career gaining experience in helping people that require your presence and skills to survive. There are few careers where this happens. When you take your first nursing class, either in a...
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5 Meaningful Ways to Thank a Teacher

When you look back over your life, you can probably think of several teachers who shaped your experience and helped you grow into the person you are today. From the teacher who helped you understand a difficult concept, to the teacher who made learning fun, to the teacher that went out of their way to help you, there are so many reasons to thank a teacher this Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanking a teacher doesn't have to involve an expensive gift. Sometimes, it's the little things that make...
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6 Ways Life Improves When You Finish Your Degree

Imagine you're standing on stage receiving your degree. What an exciting moment! You put in the work, achieved your goal, and now you can reap the rewards. So…what exactly changes now that you've earned that degree? 1. Your Resume Sings We all know that receiving a diploma is a shining moment in the life of any graduate, but there are other impressive moments to come! Just imagine the first time you sit at your computer and update your resume and LinkedIn with your new degree, pertinent...
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