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A Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer

If you’re considering going back to school, you need to ensure you’ve chosen a degree and career path that will serve you well for the rest of your life. An instructional design degree offers the perfect path to higher earnings if you’re interested in how people learn and how to make it better. Rest assured, your career options are not limited to education. Corporations, nonprofits, governments, and consulting firms are major employers of instructional designers.
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Adult Education

How Much Math Is Required for a Business Administration Degree?

If you want to get a degree in business administration, you probably already know that it can help you ascend the career ladder and gain credibility at work. However, like many Americans, you may be anxious about the math requirements. As many as 93% of the population experiences some level of math anxiety. For some, it’s enough to deter them from enrolling in the degree program of their dreams.  Don’t let the fact that a bad math teacher convinced you you can’t learn deter you from the right career path. A degree in business administration requires less math than you think.
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Adult Education

Can you Earn a Doctorate Degree Online?

College programs for adults often offer online-only learning, even at the doctorate level. You might be wondering if an online degree can meet these standards, and the answer is a resounding yes — especially if you choose an accredited school with brick-and-mortar learning options, like SNU. Most employers now happily accept online degrees, and when you attend a traditional school online, your employer may not even know you earned your degree remotely. 
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Student Success Tips

COVID-19’s Impact on Your Long-Term Career Goals

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many of us once took for granted. Some people were (or still are) struggling to find a job amidst furloughs and layoffs. Others who were lucky enough to keep their jobs had to adjust to a remote work environment while juggling family responsibilities. On top of all of this hardship remains the underlying uncertainty regarding the health and well-being of one’s self, family and loved ones.
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Adult Education

The Ins and Outs of Earning Your Doctoral Degree

A doctoral degree signals a high degree of mastery in your chosen field. It also means you’ve contributed novel scholarship via your dissertation. If you’re hoping to ascend a career ladder or break through an earnings ceiling, a doctorate could be the perfect way to do so — particularly in fields that value high levels of education or that have entry-level educational requirements.  If you’re contemplating a return to higher education, you need a deep understanding of all that a doctoral degree requires. While this advanced training can greatly improve your career prospects, a doctorate is appealing to employers precisely because it’s so challenging.
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Adult Education

The Support and Flexibility You Need to Earn a Degree

We know what you’re thinking. How could I possibly add a degree program to everything else I have going on? You’re busy — and “busy” might be an understatement.. Demanding jobs. A young kid or two. Trying to maintain friendships and community. Caretaking for loved ones. Those unfinished projects around the house. Health challenges. A global pandemic. All of these things are probably what come to mind when you think about completing a degree.
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Adult Education

How College Programs for Adults Differ from Traditional Programs

A generation ago, college was an immediate post-high school step reserved for young people hoping to get a great start in the world. Now, more and more adults recognize the value of starting or completing a college degree. 
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Adult Education

How to Make a Smooth Military Transition to Civilian Life

Transitioning to civilian life is no easy feat, even if you’ve been wildly successful as a military service member. In fact, a Pew Research Center survey found that about a quarter of veterans say it was very or somewhat difficult for them to transition to civilian life.  This doesn’t mean you can’t thrive when you leave the military, though. If you’ve been struggling to find a groove in your new normal, here are some of our favorite places you can turn for support.
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Adult Education

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

College students are more diverse than ever before, bringing hundreds of nationalities and ethnicities, numerous races, and myriad religious beliefs and socioeconomic backgrounds to college campuses across the nation. Diversity and inclusion in higher education is critical to a good college experience that prepares students for jobs, for life, and for success.  Here’s what you need to know about the critical roles that diversity and inclusion plays in higher education. 
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Adult Education

Learning in Community: SNU’s Cohort Model

Registrar. Regalia. Provost. Higher education could use its own glossary if you ask us. But here’s a strange word for one of the most important parts of an adult degree program: cohort.
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