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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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Student Success Tips

13 Ways Your Phone Can Be a Valuable On-the-Go Study Tool

The lifestyle of an adult student can feel a bit like that of a squirrel—endlessly bouncing from one thing to another, tending quickly to one task only to anxiously run to the other, hoping not to have forgotten anything vital. It’s no wonder, then, that a squirrel-like attention span also seems to come with the territory, especially when you get down-time. You might feel tempted to waste your time in a doctor’s waiting room scanning social media or endlessly refreshing your email. The truth is, though, that your smartphone is a potent study tool. 
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Adult Education

8 Ways Adult Students Can Stay Motivated in the Face of Adversity

The choice to return to school as an adult student is life-affirming and potentially life-changing. It’s a vote for your future, for yourself, and for your power to shape your circumstances. Yet, adversity affects us all sooner or later.
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Adult Education

8 Lessons Adult Students Learned While Studying from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly turned the things many of us take for granted—going to the doctor, attending a birthday party, sending the kids to daycare—into high-risk activities that could make others sick. And seemingly overnight, our worlds were turned upside down. 
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Adult Education

16 Essential Apps Every Adult Student Needs to Download

Returning to school offers a great bargain: spend a few years invested in learning new material, and emerge a more competitive member of the job marketplace. 
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Adult Education

Do You Have the Time to Go Back to College?

A college degree remains one of the most valuable investments, boasting an incredibly high return on investment. Bachelor’s degree holders in 2019 had median weekly earnings of $1,248 compared to $746 for those with just a high school diploma and $833 for those with some college experience. In just a few years, and sometimes a lot less if you choose the right school and the right degree, your total earnings will greatly exceed the average cost of a degree. 
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Adult Education

Infographic: Time Management Tips for Adult Students

Today, college is no longer just for people fresh out of high school. In fact, more than a third of today’s college students are over the age of 25. One in five college students is a parent. Fifty-nine percent of nontraditional students hold down full-time jobs while going to school.  Adult learners juggle many responsibilities, leading to limited time for school. Perhaps that’s why just 48.9 percent of older students graduate within six years at four-year colleges.
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Adult Education

8 Essential College Survival Tips for Adult Students

Returning to school after a long break from higher education is not for the faint of heart. You’ll need to balance the usual school challenges—communicating with professors, understanding course demands, meeting deadlines, and getting to know other students—with the many obstacles an already busy adult life presents. You may have less time with your kids or spouse, spend more time at the computer or away from home, or get less sleep. You’ll likely have less free time. 
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Adult Education

5 Ways to Make the Most of Fall Back

As the days get shorter, leaves change, and the temperature cools, the time for “fall back” gets closer. Now with phones and computers set to automatically update, we don’t think about the time change as much, but perhaps we should spend more time preparing for the time change.
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Student Success Tips

20 Ideas for Recharging This Weekend

Overwhelm is real. It makes you feel like everything you have to do is piling up on you and makes it hard for you to believe time to yourself is important. But it is! 
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