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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

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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Veteran Makes the Most of His NH National Guard Tuition Benefit

Derek Reiss (B.S. Communication Studies, 2018), will soon join hundreds of other veterans or active duty military personnel and become a graduate of Granite State College—and he did it tuition-free. The thrice-deployed Marine saw action in Iraq three times between 2003 and 2005, including the first battle of Fallujah in 2004. Since then, Derek has served in the National Guard and now works in Human Resources in the Guard’s Recruit Training Company in Center Strafford, New Hampshire. His...
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12 Steps to Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

Creating a professional LinkedIn profile is a great way to attract potential employers and make connections to people who can help your career. Your profile is essentially an online resume that highlights your skills, accomplishments, employment history and education. According to Career Builder, 70% of employers today are reviewing candidates’ online presence and many are recruiting online, so having a professional profile is an excellent a way to stand out from the crowd. Before you take that...
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Career Choices for the Community-Minded

It’s easy to consider working for a large corporation. Pay and benefits are often above average and sometimes there’s cachet in having a certain company’s name on your resume. But maybe you want a job for which you feel an emotional bond, with a mission that you can support. You want to make a difference on day one, not only in the job, but also in the community. Consider nonprofits. Simply speaking, nonprofit organizations take surplus revenues and plow them back into the “business,” instead...
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Future Focused: Resume Writing for Career Changers

Changing careers can be a difficult proposition. Not only are many career changers at a loss for how to gain the experience they need to move smoothly to a new position, they’re also not sure how to best represent their new professional self on their resume and cover letter. The good news is that there’s a specific formula for creating a new presentation of your skills, abilities and experiences. Read on for our tips. A Degree is Great, but Experience Matters Too Many Career Changers know they...
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Seeking Job Satisfaction? Find Your Work Values

Have you ever had a job that you really enjoyed or one that you didn’t? Most of us can say that we’ve experienced positions or employers that were great and made us happy while others made us miserable. But, why? Have you ever analyzed why you loved one job but didn’t love another? Finding a job that’s right for you is a mix of several things, including your interests and skills. But one consideration that's vastly important when trying to find a satisfying position are work values. Finding...
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4 Career Boosting Activities to Complete While Earning Your Degree

  Most adult students are finishing a college degree degree to make a career change or to aid in their professional development. Whether the desired change is a move to a totally different career field or to start out or advance in a particular field, earning your degree is a great first step to landing in a career path that works for you. What many students may not consider while earning their degree is what else may be required by employers once they’ve graduated. This blind spot can cause...
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