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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Your transition from military to college made easy

Are you thinking about a new career? Or advancing your post-military career? In today's tight job market, experience alone is not enough. While there is nothing in the world like military experience, it can be hard for civilian employers to understand. A college degree shows that you’ve mastered the knowledge in your chosen field, and can help you stand out from the crowd. Added to your military discipline, training, and know-how, it can be a powerful tool to help you move forward. So, what’s...
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Time Management for Students Going Back to College

Going back to college doesn’t have to become your life, but it does need to find a way to fit into your life. Without proper time management, it can be easy to say to yourself at mid-term, “Is it the right time to go back to college? I have too much going on”.  Read this list so that you don’t get too overwhelmed with managing your time. Make it part of your life but not your entire life It’s important to introduce schoolwork into your routine. Try dedicating a space in your house or apartment...
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Staying motivated during the Summer term

  Imagine it's the middle of July and it seems like everyone around you is having the best vacation ever. Your friends are uploading great photos to Facebook. Meanwhile, you're uploading your assignments to Moodle. Striking the perfect work/life balance is always tough, but it gets especially challenging during the summer. Every student taking summer courses will feel this way to some extent, but it hits home for any adult student who is balancing work or family life. At work, you hear about...
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Spring term kickoff and advice for new students

It’s the first week of classes for the Spring 2015 term at Granite State College! Getting tips and advice can help you stay organized and on track throughout the term will be valuable whether you're taking your first, fourth, or fourteenth class. To help set the pace for a successful semester, especially for those just starting or returning to college, we asked our faculty and staff to offer their best advice for new students. Communicate, communicate, communicate If you have questions or just...
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