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Veteran Students

How to Make the Most of the Military's Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Every year, approximately 200,000 soldiers leave the military and reenter civilian life. It’s a transition that can be exciting or hard, scary or exhilarating — and often all of the above. According to 2019 data from the Pew Research Center, this transition can be a significant struggle, with 32% percent of post-9/11 veterans saying the transition back to civilian life was somewhat difficult, and 16% calling it very difficult.
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Faith

The Fear of Being Stuck in a Box Called Marriage

The Fear of Being Stuck in a Box Called Marriage By Chaplain Doug Samples   Many people in our American culture today    see marriage as a BOX! You have to pick your BOX carefully because    you’re stuck with it the rest of your life.       If you picked a good BOX, you’re lucky… so enjoy it.       If you picked a bad BOX, either…          1. Get out and look for a new one          2. Stay put and put up with it.
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Adult Education

The 8 Most Asked Questions About Dissertations

A Ph.D. represents the highest level of education in most fields. People who earn this degree earn the honorific of “doctor” and are considered experts in their field. A doctoral degree is often a prerequisite for teaching at the highest levels in academia or ascending career ladders in education, the government and the nonprofit space.
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Adult Education

What Are the Best Degrees for Parents Going Back to School?

Working parents have a powerful incentive to find the right career: the future of their families. A better job can mean a better neighborhood with better schools, more time off, less stress and a happier balance between work and family life. For many, though, the challenges of returning to school can be immense. Working parents who return to school must juggle academic life, work and, often, an immense mental load and household labor burden.
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Adult Education

The Best Study Spots for Adult Students

When you’re an adult student, it’s safe to say you’re living life on the go. Whether you’re finishing your bachelor’s or pursuing a graduate degree, it’s likely just one of the many facets of your busy life. And that’s the beauty of a degree from SNU — you can fit it in, on a schedule that works for you.
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Veteran Students

How to Build a Strong Professional Network After the Military

Every year, about 200,000 Americans make the transition from military to civilian life. The military is a great launching pad for a meaningful career. It teaches leadership, strength under pressure, commitment and a wide range of competencies. And yet, many veterans struggle with making the leap from highly structured military life to a comparatively loose life as a civilian.
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Faith

The Fear of Never Doing Enough

The Fear of Never Doing Enough By Chaplain Doug Samples   “How can I be working 10-12 hours a day including weekends and still feel like a failure?”   As Chaplain for our SNU School of Professional and Graduate Studies, one of my significant times of service is from 5-6pm each evening in the lobby of our Royce Brown building as I welcome our Bethany adult students as they come to class.
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Student Success Tips

The Top 11 Websites to Help You Find a Job After College

Finding a job is more than submitting applications and hoping for a good outcome. It can take 3-6 months to get a job that aligns with your career goals. Your odds are better when you target the right employers by using a tailored resume, writing a cover letter that speaks directly to the job and having the necessary education.
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Adult Education

Program Director Q&A with Paul Jones, Ph.D.

  What do you believe is the most valuable element of your program? The Graduate Programs in Counseling at SNU is designed to be a more than just a program that prepares students for a vocation in the field of counseling. Our belief at SNU is that character and personal development matter in terms of how counselors create space for change and healing in the lives of people who need a new path in life. As such, our program is designed around a curriculum that does much more than present techniques and information to be consumed by students. Instead, our curriculum is designed to be a process of personal growth that increases self-awareness, develops personal and social insight, and offers an overall transformational process that allows our students to become people who can truly listen to the stories of others, value others and their differences, and intentionally provide a clearing for those others to explore, play, and create new possibilities for the future.
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Career Advancement & Advice

Leader vs. Manager: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

The terms leader and manager are often used interchangeably. Both can help drive positive outcomes for an organization, but there are key distinctions between each role.
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