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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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Student Success Tips

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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Adult Education

7 Signs It’s Time to Pursue Your Graduate Degree

Are you sick of your daily grind? Wish you could move to a better neighborhood with better schools for your kids? Had you hoped to garner more respect in your career? You don’t have to slog through an exhausting work day or feel you’re not living up to your potential forever. The right graduate program can reinvigorate your career, help you earn more money, and turn work into a place you’re excited to go. Whether you’re hoping to change fields entirely or excited to climb the corporate ladder, here are some signs that it’s time to pursue your graduate degree. 
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Student Success Tips

7 Ways to Make College More Affordable

The average college student graduates with $30,000 in student debt. If you pursue grad school or take longer than usual to graduate, your debt load could be even higher. It’s enough to make any student think twice before investing in a degree program. Despite this price tag, a college degree remains one of the best investments you can make, with an extraordinary return on your initial costs. 
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Adult Education

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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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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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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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

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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