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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Tips for New Teachers

As a first-year teacher, you finally get to put your passion and practice into place. You’ll experience the incredible joys of teaching, but undoubtedly, you’ll put a lot of pressure on yourself to make that first year great. Teaching is a hard job. In addition to teaching your classes there are new policies to learn, meetings to attend, and professional development to consider. The first year as a certified teacher can be intimidating, but there are some steps you can take to make it less...
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Your Career Counselor: Do Credentials Matter?

When you decide to meet with a career counselor, you’re hoping they’ll listen closely to your career story and offer concrete advice on how to overcome obstacles and find a career that's right for you. This may include learning more about your career direction, learning which college major is best for your career goals or updating your resume to make a career change. No matter which topic you hope to cover, you’ll want the career counselor you meet with to be knowledgeable and offer insight...
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Spring Courses You Can't Miss

Each term, Granite State College offers special topics courses that concentrate on the issues of the day. For spring 2018, we will offer three classes covering areas of particular interest in today’s society. Emlee C. Kohler, director of the Granite State College Undergraduate Behavioral Sciences & Human Services Programs has been part of the team bringing these special topics courses to students this term.  What makes these courses especially interesting to me is that they are based on...
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Introducing Our Military Referral Program

There’s a level of trust between servicemembers and veterans that goes unmatched. After serving alongside each other, you’ve got each other’s back. So, when you need encouragement to take that next step – whether it’s a new direction in your life, or something simple like a recommendation for a trustworthy mechanic – suggestions from fellow servicemembers go far. We see this at Granite State College, where 1 in 7 students is military-affiliated. There’s power in student-to-student...
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Tips for Acing Your Next Interview

Interviewing has become a large part of our lives as we’re changing jobs more frequently than ever before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average person will have 12 jobs from age 18 to 48. That’s a lot of interviews! While many of us have interviewed in the past, we may still feel intimidated when walking into a room full of strangers. The tips ahead can help you prepare, practice, and feel more confident when approaching your next interview. Prepare and Practice Interview...
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Miss the Graduate Studies Info Session? Read Our Recap!

If you missed our recent Graduate Studies Info Session, we had a great time and covered a lot of ground! Representatives from Career Services, Admissions, and the Office of Graduate Studies, discussed our three business-focused, online graduate programs: the M.S. in Leadership, Management, and Project Management. While more dates will be scheduled in the coming weeks, here's a re-cap of the event. Is Graduate School for Me? The presentation started with a simple thought that should be the...
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Teacher Certification: An Affordable Solution

If you’re on a pathway to become a teacher, you know that certification requires that you accumulate student teaching and clinical hours. You work in a classroom for a full year, typically through an unpaid internship. This can be a hardship, especially for adult students who are returning to school to fulfill their dream of teaching, but must juggle family and financial responsibilities. For some people, this situation is the most difficult wall to climb in getting certification. Our Program—A...
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Career Good Karma

Have you ever heard the idea that if you put positive energy into the universe, good things will happen for you? There’s a theory, developed by career theorist John Krumboltz, that’s similar to karma and it's been proven to actually work. The theory is "Planned Happenstance" or the idea that you can take advantage of or even actively look for circumstances that can change your career for the better. Sometimes it's those moments that many of us would call luck that change our lives. The chance...
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Faculty Profile: Steve Couture

Steve Couture joined Granite State College three years ago after a fellow faculty member recommended that he explore an opportunity to teach at the undergraduate level. Steve works full-time, volunteers in his community, and has served our country. Balancing these roles gives Steve insight into the day-to-day lives of Granite State College students, which helps Steve find common ground with everyone in his classroom. What course do you teach? MGMT 500, Principles of Management. What do you do...
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Top 6 Commitments to Serving Military Students

“Military Friendly” is not just a catch phrase. We are committed to helping our military and veteran students be successful inside and outside of the classroom. 1. We Maximize Your Tuition Benefits All of our degree programs are approved for VA education benefit programs including the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. In addition, we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and among our military benefits, we now offers an Active Duty Tuition Discount, regardless of residency status. 2. We Honor Your Credit...
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