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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Students Gain Real World Business Experience in the Classroom

There’s no substitute for real world experience and our Career Services team routinely encourages students to gain experience while earning their degree. Our business students have a unique opportunity to do just that during their capstone courses. Students must complete a culminating assignment where they’ll apply their learned knowledge, skills, and abilities to a real world problem. Their task? Together they must manage and run a business using an online business strategy simulation called...
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Your Graduate Capstone: An Opportunity to Make an Impact

Congratulations on starting your graduate degree program. You'll be immersed in what matters to you and your career, advancing your capabilities and knowledge in the field. Because master's-level coursework is so focused, you’ll be asked consider and start working on your graduate capstone at the very beginning of your program. Starting early will give you the opportunity to accumulate knowledge in each course and begin applying it to your final project as you go. Your ePortfolio During your...
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Graduate Capstone Highlights: Strengthening the Manchester, NH, Fire Department

Making a difference in our community When finishing a master’s degree, most programs include a capstone, which is a research paper or project that represents the culmination of concepts and knowledge learned throughout the entire program of study. At Granite State, often students develop a project that focuses on his or her workplace, which presents an opportunity to integrate and apply what you’ve learned in a real-world scenario. Earlier this spring, more than 25 graduate students presented...
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Chief Allen Credits Granite State College for Career Success

Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Michael Allen joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. His service led him to New Hampshire. When Michael's active duty service ended, he retired from the military and transitioned to a career with the Rochester Police Department, where he's built an impressive career in law enforcement. A decade into his career with the Rochester PD, Michael crossed paths with a former police officer from a neighboring community, who happened to work...
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Masters in Project Management student creates Resource Guide for Veterans

In front of an audience filled with Graduate Studies faculty, alumni, loved ones, and Granite State College staff, six graduate students presented their M.S. Capstone presentations. The students represented diverse industries, including education, marketing, nonprofit, public service, and entrepreneurial startups. Among these students was Grisel, who is pursuing her masters in Project Management. Grisel's capstone chronicled her experience creating a guide with community resources to help...
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A look at the impact of our master degree programs in NH and beyond!

They’re protecting the natural resources in your neighborhood. They’re finding the right leadership prescription for today’s every-changing healthcare industry. They’re community champions who help connect young people to leadership opportunities. These are the students in our graduate programs and this is how they are making an impact in New Hampshire and beyond! Last week, the College community got to experience this impact when more than a dozen graduate students shared their Project...
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