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Top 10 Gifts for Adult Students

College enrollment among adults is rapidly increasing. Chances are you know someone who’s going back to school—maybe even your spouse or child. Showing appreciation to that adult student in your life for working hard to better their life and professional opportunities can go a long way. Whether it’s for the holiday season, a special birthday, or just because you care, the right gift tells your loved one you’re thinking about their needs and investing in their happiness. Rather than sending a gift basket or shopping the sale aisle at the last minute, try taking some time to weigh which gifts might improve your loved one’s quality of life. 
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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

Master of Leadership vs. MBA: How to Make the Right Choice

If you’re considering a return to school in pursuit of a leadership position, you might not be sure whether a master of leadership or master of business administration (MBA) is right for you. Both degrees offer a strong background in leadership and management, but the two programs are not interchangeable. So which one is right for you? Here’s what you need to know to make the decision. 
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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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Adult Education

How the Online Christian College Experience Is Different

About a third of students take at least one college class online. The COVID-19 pandemic showed how online education can support continued learning in trying circumstances, and may increase interest in online classes.
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Student Success Tips

The Greatest Obstacles to Graduation (And How to Overcome Them)

Returning to college as an adult learner turns the page to the next chapter of your life. Graduation can mean access to more and better jobs, higher earnings, and more financial security—particularly during recessions and other economic disasters. That doesn’t mean the path to completing your degree is always easy or free of twists and turns. Here are the greatest barriers to graduation and what you can do to surmount them. 
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Student Success Tips

7 Tips for Setting Realistic Long-Term Career Goals

Setting goals may be the secret ingredient in the recipe for long-term success. In fact, one Harvard Business study found that the 3 percent of MBA graduates who wrote down their goals ended up earning ten times as much as the other 97 percent combined, ten years after graduation. 
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Adult Education

Essential Study Skills for Adults Returning to School

Adults returning to school are taking the first step toward a life that offers a better job and higher earnings. It’s natural to feel mixed emotions during such a major transition. You might be eager to learn, anxious about the future, and worried about whether you'll be able to juggle your many roles as you pursue your education. Strong study skills are a key ingredient in the recipe for student success. Master these techniques so you can excel at school, work, and life—even when you’re balancing all three at the same time. 
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Adult Education

What Can You Do with an MBA in the New Decade?

The dawn of a new decade presents the ideal opportunity to take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going. You spend much of your life at work, so your job is a good place to begin your assessment. If you’re seeking an opportunity to increase your salary, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a sound investment. A Wall Street Journal survey found that 75 percent of MBA graduates switch careers, and that doing so can double their salary. An MBA sets you apart from an increasingly crowded and competitive applicant pool. There’s no real limit on what you can do with an MBA, because this specialized training can open doors in just about every field. 
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Adult Education

8 Leadership Roles in Health Care

As healthcare spending increases and more baby boomers age into retirement, there are a wealth of healthcare positions available. Professionals with a desire to serve others, make a difference in the world, and put their skills to use in the healthcare field have virtually unlimited opportunities to grow their careers and work into leadership roles.
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