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The Dissertation Process Explained in 6 Simple Steps

Completing your doctoral program is no easy feat, yet the payoff makes it all worthwhile. You’ll challenge yourself with academic rigor and defend your thesis as you showcase your knowledge to a panel of experts.
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Adult Education

Here to Help: Student Services at SNU

Southern Nazarene University offers flexible degree programs with busy adults in mind. With courses taking place one night a week or entirely online, we make it easy for students to earn their degree all while working full-time, raising a family and engaging in their communities. Our programs follow a cohort model approach in which you progress through classes with the same group of students. This unique experience promotes a sense of belonging and support within your program.
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Adult Education

6 Tips for a Successful Job Interview After College

Long days and late nights of studying pay off as you cross the stage on commencement day. With a diploma in hand, you’ll finally be able to reap the benefits of all of your hard work. Landing a job post-graduation can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be, even if you’re pursuing one of these competitive fields. 
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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 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

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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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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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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[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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