15 Must Have Back-to-School Supplies for Adult Students

Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Kids don’t have to be the only ones enjoying the perks of school-shopping season. Whether you took the summer off, began a new degree program or just want to share in the back-to-school mood for another term, grab these college basics sure to improve your focus and make the grade.  


1. Textbooks


It’s going to be pretty difficult to study without them. Get yours early so you don’t miss out on any key readings and course discussions. 


2. Planner/

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation

5 Smart Strategies to Overcome the Fear of Going Back to School

Posted Tuesday, September 09, 2014

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

If several years have passed since your first try at college, it’s natural to feel anxious about going back to school as an adult with more responsibilities and obligations. Or you may remember all too well the pressures and demands you experienced while trying the first time. Whatever your motives for leaving, or hesitation to return, if these

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation

Latest Gallup Poll Reveals What Employers Look for When Hiring Employees

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Image courtesy of Gallup, Inc.
Image courtesy of Gallup, Inc.

Qualifications. Employers favor them. Candidates want to develop them. But what does this factor even mean? And how can candidates and employers share the same definition of qualifications?

For the past three years, Gallup, Inc. and the Lumina Foundation have released an annual survey (What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign) gauging the American public’s perception of higher education, including workforce readiness. This year, in addition to this poll, a second survey was

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Tags: Business and Management , Career , Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs , Motivation , Taking Courses

9 Things You Can Learn From Your Kids About Going Back to School

Posted Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Your dinner table is covered in textbooks and papers… pencils are hiding under folders… and you can just make out a calculator or two buried under some barely legible scribbled notes. But none of it belongs to your children.

Homework time isn’t just for kids anymore.

Where you once quizzed your son in preparation for his spelling test, he’s now quizzing you for your World Geography final exam. Just as you used to listen to your daughter read aloud in the other room

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Tags: Going Back to College , Motivation , Taking Courses , Time Management , Work-Life Balance

The Gold is Not Enough: Famous Olympic Athletes That Went Back to College

Posted Friday, February 07, 2014

Tonight’s opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will officially kick start 17 days of competitions among 85 nations, with an estimated 3 billion people around the world projected to watch the Sochi Games. The U.S Olympic Team is bringing 230 athletes, consisting of 106 returning Olympians and including 13 Olympic champions. There will be winners and missed chances, dreams achieved and dreams crushed. But regardless of the rank, score or place of these athletes, they will dazzle

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Tags: Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs , Motivation