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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Using Online Courses to Fast Track Career Goals

Preparation and Opportunity Meet for Mackenzie In high school, Mackenzie had the grades and determination to get into her top-choice four-year college. She looked forward to having a dorm room, campus life, and engaging classes that would prepare her for a career as a special education teacher. But like many students, the high price of tuition at a traditional college campus just wasn’t in Mackenzie’s budget and she had to shift her focus. With hard work and motivation, what initially seemed...
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Aspiring Social Worker & Human Services Major's Inspiration to Make an Impact in Manchester

Alicia MacDonald’s optimism and strong desire to help others instantly shines through. Chatting with her, you would never know that she struggled during her first two years of high school, after she fell in with the wrong crowd. Alicia’s attention to schoolwork and her grades plummeted as she watched a close friend battle addiction. Instead of losing hope, she found meaning in a new vision for her future. With new motivation, the help of a social worker, and a supportive family, Alicia excelled...
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Can Your Employer Help You Finish Your Degree? Finding Inspiration and Support in the Workplace

When Bank of New Hampshire underwent a massive computer upgrade in 2013, their leadership knew there would be an impact across the organization. Their employees would need guidance and support; however, there was no formal training division at the time. Senior management pulled together a team of Bank Service Representatives to help make a game plan. Jenn Schaffner, a long-time employee, was appointed to this group. Through this project, she uncovered skills and talents that helped guide her...
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From Community College to GSC: A transfer student's journey...

When we announced our partnership with Nashua Community College (NCC), the news quickly caught the attention of Bruno. After graduating from NCC with my associate degree, a staff member approached me and asked if I would be interested in going to Granite State College. I knew that this was the opportunity for me. Everything just came together. Good timing is only a small part of this transfer student's story. From the earliest stages, Bruno had a vision for what it was going to take to not only...
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