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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

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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Thank your loved ones at Commencement

Hey Class of 2017! Are you looking forward to your big day on June 11, 2017? The journey to graduation is unique for Granite State College students. We're a college that embraces busy, working students. Throughout the process of completing a college degree, you often rely on your friends and family for support. These people have been with you every step of the way and we're sure they'll be there at graduation, too. Don't they deserve some love? We think so! We've developed a really cool way for...
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Ease "Back to School" Anxiety and Finish Your Degree

There’s a lot of understandable stress that comes with the idea of finishing a degree program. How will you find the time? Can you handle the coursework? How long will it take? Will you be making the right decisions and spending time where it counts? What about your family and job obligations? So many questions and such uncertainty… It's no wonder that many adult students are wary of making the leap into finishing a degree program. It's a big step that can lead to an amazing accomplishment, but...
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Catching up with Chief Dean: Master's of Leadership Alum

When you’re considering finishing your degree, you need support. Sometimes you don’t know where to look or who to ask. We’re lucky to have a network of alumni who raise their hand to share their stories and offer advice. We caught up Paul Dean, a dual alum who earned his bachelor’s in 2004 and returned for his master’s degree in 2014.  Starting as an undergrad. Returning for his master’s. Ten years after finishing his bachelor’s degree from Granite State, Paul wanted to grow his career and he...
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Find out how to become a teacher in NH at an Info Session this Spring!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." This Nelson Mandela quote is widely shared by teachers, often as a poster in their classroom or a quote they share personally on Facebook. When you think about this passage and the impact that you can have by choosing a career as an educator, it's inspiring. It's no wonder that we see so many GSC students drawn to this profession and it's consistently one of our top areas of study! There are many students who have...
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Finish college quicker with our 6-week courses

It's a classic struggle... Do I take one course next term so I don't get too overwhelmed?   or Do I take multiple courses so I can finish my degree ASAP? Taking courses one at a time helps a lot of busy, working students find great work/life balance. When you're investing a lot in your education, you want to do well. Why overextend yourself and risk falling short? There is a downside to this approach, and it's an important one. When you take one course per term, finishing college can take a...
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Masters in Project Management earns GAC accreditation

It’s clear that we offer a stand-out masters in Project Management program by the impassioned and professional projects that our students put together. Now we have even more proof! It is with great pride that the Office of Graduate Studies announces that our Master of Science in Project Management has been awarded the GAC accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI). What is GAC accreditation? First, it’s important to understand that as an institution is regionally accredited by...
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Granite State Alum Appointed to University System's Board of Trustees

It’s a great day for our student and alumni community—Granite State College has its first ever Alumni Trustee on the University System of New Hampshire’s Board of Trustees. Why is this so important? On paper, this may seem like an ordinary leadership position, but it holds incredible promise for our community. The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) represents the State’s four public colleges: UNH, Plymouth State, Keene State, and Granite State. About 25% of the Board positions are...
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