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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

How to Develop New Leadership Skills and Practices

If you want to get ahead in your career, strong leadership skills are essential, but how do you build and nurture these qualities? With something as broad and far reaching as “leadership,” it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where to start. For more hands-on skills, like learning a new software or public speaking, there are free online tutorials and local meet-up groups to help you brush up or practice. But leadership is multifaceted. In the workplace, leadership exists in any field and at any level....
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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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Meet Our Program Director for the Master of Science in Leadership

We had a chance to sit with Kathy DesRoches, Program Director for our Master of Science in Leadership, and learn more about her experience, special interests, and what excites her most about representing Granite State College. Tell us about your professional background. Prior to joining the Granite State, I worked at Manchester Community College (MCC) as the Director of Workforce Development where I connected numerous companies with New Hampshire Job Training Grants, which provided training for...
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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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Alumni Update: Lisa shows qualities of a school leader

When Lisa Wedge, a Title One Reading Aide at Josiah Bartlett School, needed extra resources to support a new reader’s workshop, one of the first calls she made was to her alma mater Granite State College. Over the summer, the teachers got together and started to brainstorm what we can do to make sure our students could easily organize their reader’s orkshop materials. We thought about backpacks, but that’s not realistic with school budgets. Because I have been involved with Granite State...
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Inside our Master of Science in Leadership: Faculty and Winter classes

Remember when it was normal to work in the same job for 20+ years? That just isn’t our reality today. When you don’t plant roots at an organization for the long-term, sometimes it can be challenging to emerge as the leader that you want to be. This is just one reason why a master of science in leadership is valuable. By learning about organizational relationships, leadership models, project management, and change management, you’ll be able to serve as a leader wherever you land. What Mark...
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Documentary Spotlights Master of Science in Leadership Student

Surrounded by his family, friends, and co-workers, Peter Nhiany watched “Going Back Home”, the documentary film about his journey from Sudan to New Hampshire. The film highlighted the man everyone in attendance describe as always having a smile, willing to help, and being an inspiration. Peter grew up in South Sudan during a time of war, and is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The Lost Boys are a group of children that were displaced as a result of the Second Sudanese Civil War from 1983-2005....
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Granite Grad Uses Master's of Science in Leadership Degree to Inspire

  Siddartha's inspiration comes from helping others. For more than ten years, he worked for the New Hampshire National Guard: My whole career in the military has been about serving people in one way or another. When thinking about his personal and professional goals, he knew that a master's degree was a necessity. When choosing a graduate program, I originally considered social work, but I couldn't pay for it using my military benefits. The programs I was finding just seemed too "heavy" with...
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A Closer Look at the Origins of our On Campus and Online Master's Degrees

Shelia's employer strongly encouraged her to further her education to strengthen as a manager. Rob Fishwick, a respiratory therapist at a local hospital, wants to be part of the solution to the complex, evolving issues surrounding health care. Elizabeth Lathrop was excited to expand her professional portfolio and she found it invigorating to be back in the classroom. It’s the classic Granite State College student story: “I need a degree to get ahead.” What makes Shelia, Rob, and Elizabeth...
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Meet Elizabeth | Milford, NH

Enhancing your leadership qualities can permeate all the other aspects of your life. Elizabeth from Milford, NH, is the perfect example. Along her journey, Elizabeth developed effective leadership practices that not only advanced her own goals, she applied what she learned to build and support leadership within her community. In the end, this gave her a rich experience that offered academic, personal, and professional fulfillment. Academic Fulfillment Elizabeth was interested in a graduate...
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