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Actually Accomplish Your Career and Academic Goals this Year

We’re a couple weeks in to the new year now, so…how are those New Year’s resolutions coming? I’m sure you’ve been hitting the gym, clipping coupons, and steadfastly writing those daily journal entries. But if statistics are any indication (and they usually are), you’ll most likely only do this for a few weeks, and then …

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“Should I Go Back to School?” A Guide through the Decision-Making Process

“Should I go back to school?” You’re not alone in asking that question. And if you thought about it for more than a few minutes, you’re not the only one who has toiled over the answer. There’s a lot to consider. Time. Money. Energy. Family. Work. Just to name a few. Don’t you just wish someone …

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Level Up! Explore the Benefits of Higher Education

We’ve all been told that education improves lives; but how, specifically, does it do that? Can the value of education actually be quantified? The infographic below illustrates data we found about the impact advanced education makes across different areas of life—from career to lifestyle. Learn more about the many ways education can benefit your life …

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More Adult Learners and Technology Spell a New Era for Higher Education

Quickly: what comes to mind when you think of a college student? As a culture, we have a tendency to lump college students neatly into one category: right out of high school, living on campus, engaging in hijinks whilst wearing togas… (Okay, that last part is just the result of watching too many 80s movies). …

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Whiz Kid Receives 20 Graduate Degrees in Two Weeks

It was no surprise when 12-year-old Jimmy Knowsmore completed the last of his 20 graduate degrees, all within a voracious two-week span. Most of his still-young life had been spent as a preamble for just that accomplishment. “I could trace the algorithmic movements of the visual elements in Baby Einstein videos by the time I …

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How to Fit Education into Your Busy Schedule

Work, family, an active social calendar and the general chaos of day-to-day life can make it feel impossible to find time to squeeze school into the equation. Thanks to technology and a shifting approach to how courses are delivered, however, continuing your education in the midst of the rest of your life is becoming very possible. Read these tips …

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Career Planning: How a Global Perspective Can Influence Your Degree Choice, Part One

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in the Midst of Your Career?

Going back to school for a master’s after years of experience in the working world is a wildly different experience than going to grad school straight after finishing as an undergrad. Although many “traditional” grad students have jobs, their lives still usually revolve around school. For adults with established careers, families and a slew of …

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5 “Pump Up” Songs to Inspire You Throughout the Semester

Every semester unfolds in its own way, but there are some moments that recur with each cycle of classes (really, they happen every semester…it’s pretty much a law of nature) that are central to the student experience. Getting through them successfully requires considerable drive. And sometimes to tap into that deep well of determination, we …

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