The Online Student’s Guide to Networking

One of the most important things you can get in college, in addition to your degree, is a solid network of peers, professors, and industry connections who can help you grow as a professional and connect you to new opportunities now and in the future. However, many students who study online think it may be challenging to build lasting connections, due to the lack of proximity and opportunity for conversation that typically presents itself before and after class, and in group work. While not on the list of course offerings, learning to network as an adult online student can help launch you to the next level in your career, and make your time in college even more valuable.

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Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts

College transcripts are the closest thing a student has to a permanent record. They detail your academic history, including your grades, the courses you have completed, and whether or not you graduated. They may also list additional information, such as a history of academic probation, honor code violations, or awards for your school performance. 

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How a Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Earning Potential

With the financial pressure of raising a family and enjoying life’s comforts in today’s world, some people have to take on extra jobs or “side hustles” to earn more money. (Thirteen million, according to the 2013 US Census.) Instead of spending more time hustling, why not make the hours you spend at work worth more? Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, and you want the eight (or more) you spend away from your family or hobbies to be as valuable as possible. 

One way you can increase your earning potential is by earning a college degree. College graduates often see a boost in salary after graduation, due to a variety of factors.

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What is an Accredited College and How Does it Affect Your Education?

A college degree can open new doors, increase your earning potential, and show employers that you’re deeply committed to learning and growing. The primary benefit of a college degree doesn’t come from the piece of paper, though; the value lies in what you learn in school. Accredited colleges meet certain basic standards that ensure you’ll get a quality education, increase the odds that your classes will transfer, and may command more respect from employers. This means that any program you enroll in will be reputable and teach you the skills you need to be successful both in and out of the workplace.

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Choose Your Path: Online vs. On-Campus Education

Weighing your options for the future can feel exhausting, especially when you’re bogged down by the concerns of the present: paying bills, managing parenthood, trying to sock away some money, identifying opportunities at work, and so much more. For many Americans, an online education is an ideal option that blends convenience and affordability with a quality education. Others still prefer the interpersonal interaction and on-campus experience that comes with traditional college programs. Neither is the right choice for everyone, but one might be the right choice for you. 

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VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer

Veterans have experienced a world many civilians never even think about, whether they’ve been deployed abroad or simply weathered the rigors of training camp. When it comes time to leave the military, these experiences continue to offer immense value. 

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Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back

Going back to school after serving your country doesn’t need to come with an exorbitant price tag. There are options available to you as a veteran and adult that making earning your college degree financially feasible without putting you or your family in a financial hardship. Continue reading to discover financial aid options that will make graduation more possible than ever before.

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Here’s Why Going Back to School Should Top Your 2020 Resolution List

The transition to a new year is an excellent time to contemplate how you’ve spent 2019 and consider what resolutions could make 2020 everything you want it to be. New Year’s Day marked a transition not just to a different date on the calendar, but an entirely new decade. So consider making a big change that can propel you into greater success and joy in the next 10 years. Going back to school is a powerful investment in your long-term happiness. Don’t do what 80 percent% of Americans do and make another resolution that you'll break within a few months. Now’s the time to commit to big change and to the rewards that change will bring. 

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8 of the Best Jobs You Can Get with an MBA That You Might Not Know About

In the popular consciousness, an MBA is synonymous with management. It’s a way to climb the corporate ladder, join the C-suite, and grow earnings beyond what they might otherwise be. The jobs you can get with an MBA are virtually limitless, and going to business school does not lock you into a management career. The skills you master are applicable in a wide range of roles, even if you have no interest in a buttoned-down executive position. Here are some surprising and lucrative options for MBA graduates. 

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7 Benefits of an MBA That Will Make You Want to Enroll Today

An MBA can catapult your earnings, possibly into six figures and beyond. A study of graduates who got their degrees between 2009 and 2018 found an average salary bump of $36,472 for mean earnings of $116,248.

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