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Why the Pandemic Has Made Careers in Instructional Design More Relevant Than Ever Before

At the end of 2019, no one could have anticipated spending most of the year wearing masks or face shields, fighting to get toilet paper, hoarding hand sanitizer, and avoiding contact with others as much as possible. 2020 fundamentally shifted so much of what we take for granted. 
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Student Success Tips

How to Consolidate Your Student Debt After Graduation

The typical college graduate pays $393 per month in loans after graduation. Students who attend expensive colleges, who take longer to graduate, or who get multiple loans over many years may end up paying much more. But that’s not to say it isn’t worth it—a college degree is almost always a path to higher earnings. Graduates can expect a median weekly income increase of $415 compared to people who attend but do not graduate college and $502 compared to those with just a high school diploma. 
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Student Success Tips

[Infographic] How to Create the Perfect Resume

It’s no secret that your resume is critical to advancing your career. Employers look at hundreds (if not thousands!) of resumes when filling a position, and many use screener software to help them more quickly sift through them all.  So how do you make yours stand out amidst the crowd? These tips will help you craft the perfect resume so you can get interviews with organizations that you want.
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Adult Education

6 Jobs Worth Going Back to School for in 2021

First-time college students enroll in school for many reasons: to learn, to meet new people, to get away from their parents, to finally feel like adults. Their approach to picking a major can be just as haphazard. They may focus on interesting classes or the ability to have compelling debates rather than which jobs will make them the most employable at graduation. 
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Adult Education

Choosing the Right Special Education Degree to Advance Your Career

In the 2018-2019 school year, 14 percent of all public school students (7.1 million) received special education services. The right services can revolutionize the educational experience for these students, ensuring they get a quality education and are well-prepared for the future. Not only is special education a huge benefit to these students, but it is also a legal right under laws such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
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Online Degree Programs

What to Consider When Going Back to School for your MBA

Whether you spend all day in a job you don’t feel connected to or you’re just not making enough money to justify all the work you do, a career change could be life-changing. According to PayScale, MBA graduates have average salaries of $88,648, but the sky is truly the limit in terms of what you can earn, where you can go, and what you can do. 
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Student Success Tips

How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets Noticed

A cover letter is your chance to inject a bit of personality into the job application process, highlight additional information that’s not on your resume, and connect with your interviewer. But according to Alison Greene of Ask a Manager, many cover letters fall flat, relying on ineffective gimmicks and wasting a great opportunity. Here’s how to write a good cover letter. 
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Online Degree Programs

What Jobs Can You Hold with a Cybersecurity Degree

The COVID-19 crisis has moved more of our lives over to digital platforms than ever before—and the cybersecurity industry is booming as a result. Medical appointments, therapy, and even elementary school classes got a quick makeover. The convenience of learning, seeking medical treatment, and undertaking other basic activities at home will not wane when the coronavirus crisis does. This presents a powerful opportunity to criminals who would steal personal information and invade privacy. Cybersecurity experts are on the frontlines of the fight to protect our most personal information. 
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Adult Education

The Rise of Online Learning and What It Means for Adults Going Back to School

For over a decade, distance learning has been steadily changing the way students pursue degrees. In the fall of 2018, 35.3 percent of all college students took at least one distance learning class. More than 16 percent did all of their learning remotely. 
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Adult Education

Why a Recession Is a Perfect Time to Restart Your Career

A little over a decade ago, the Great Recession left the economy in ruins and destroyed many financial futures. And although that recession passed, the shock waves it initiated continue to reverberate in individual lives. One in three Americans still have not recovered from the recession. The hardest hit Americans continue to be those with the least education. 
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