Tamara Burns

What’s the Value of Continuing Education? It Depends on Your Priorities

Learn to Love Group Projects

Ahhh – group projects – either you love ’em or you hate ’em. Where do you stand? If you love them, great! If you hate them, you better learn to love them because many courses, even online ones, require a group project. Group projects are important, and can be very helpful in your learning. You may need to work in groups for different projects at work too, so here are some tips for having a successful group project.

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Midterm Shmidterm – Do I Really Need to Worry?

Wow – we’re only a few weeks away from midterm exams already? Yikes! You may feel like you are just getting into the swing of things, but if you aren’t careful, midterms will sneak up on you. I took my midterms recently (a bit sooner than most courses), and I wish I would have taken my own advice for how to prepare for these exams. So don’t be like me and procrastinate – follow these tips and ace your midterms!


Why Would I Worry About My Health While I’m In School?

Last week I made the dreaded trip to the dentist (insert shriek here) and the first thing they asked me was, “Are you stressed?” Since I’m working and going back to school full time to earn my master’s degree, my obvious reply was, “Yes I am!” Balancing work, school, family, friends, and pets can often times cause us more stress than we are used to, so I wanted to offer some words of advice on how to stay healthy while taking classes.

Getting Into The Swing Of Online Learning – How Do You Do It?

It’s the middle of the fourth week of class for many of us at Colorado State University. Now it’s time to buckle down and focus on the papers, projects, exams, and other larger assignments with fast-approaching deadlines. What’s the first thing you do when you know you have a project deadline drawing near? Is it that evil word that many of us have a troublesome relationship with, “Procrastination”?

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7 Tips to Help You Feel Less Nervous

My first day of class to earn my MBA from Colorado State University is on Monday, so like many of you, I’m mentally preparing myself to go back to school while maintaining a full time job and a personal life. It’s hard to know how to be prepared and what will be expected, so like the first day of any new experience, it is intimidating, stressful, and occasionally frightening! Here are seven tips on getting rid of those first day jitters.

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Keep the Connection After Networking

We’ve discussed how to prepare for networking, what to do once you get there, and how to engage in conversations, but the most important part of networking is the follow-up. Your entire face-to-face networking will be in vain if you don’t take the necessary steps to stay in touch with the people you have met.

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