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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Reaching her fullest potential: Susan earns her teacher certification

Susan reached a point where she looked around at her life and realized something had to change. She began to examine her life with a more critcal lense.   How satisfied am I? What am I doing to contribute to my growth as a person, my community, and my family? This self-reflection was fueled by Susan's career aspirations. A marketing professional turned stay at home mom, once her kids were grown and comfortable, Susan was eager to find a new sense of purpose. I didn't want to go back into work...
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#TBT Why Our Students Love Granite State College

In 2012, Granite State College celebrated its 40th anniversary on campus and online by asking students to take a moment to share what GSC means to them—to reflect on the people, courses, and experiences that provided inspiration to achieve their goals and build a bright future. It was a compelling (and fun!) way for students to participate. The results were incredible, inspirational, and straight from the heart.  In their own words, read what our students love about GSC:   I was 36 years old...
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What do you do when the job you love slips away?

Professionally, Lauren was in a great place. She had a fulfilling job and she was committed to the organization. When a major contract was lost at work, so was Lauren’s job. With little preparation, Lauren had to design a new career trajectory. When you’re in a situation where you’re not sure what to do next, you ask yourself what’s most important to you and that’s where I started. Lauren’s professional background is comprised of experience in three primary areas: health care, military, and...
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