A Video Testimonial: The Conclusion to a Cliffhanger

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 15, 2014 3:15:00 PM

online-degree-program-testimonialChief Master Sergeant, Clarke Guy, United States Air Force, was a member of Grantham’s graduating class of 2012. After earning his associate degree at a traditional brick-and-mortar institution, life took him in a different direction. He had a young family, the ambition to be a career Airman and a desire to be the best. Then, he found Grantham.

Check out his 2012 video chat with us as he recalls his journey and what, at the time, he planned to do next.

(While you're there, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!)

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Topics: military

Online Certificates Trump the Top 4 Excuses for not Going Back to School

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 15, 2014 9:44:18 AM

diploma1It’s the middle of April. How many of you are still tracking with your New Year’s resolutions? If you answered yes, studies show that you are an anomaly. If you fell off the wagon when January turned into February, let us give you a hand back up. Often, I hear from students and alumni many of the reasons why they either didn’t or almost didn’t enroll in online college courses.

If you’re at a crossroads in your career or aren’t quite ready to pursue an online bachelors degree, you might consider an online certificate program.

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Topics: online degree programs

3 Reasons You Should be Active on Google Plus

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 14, 2014 9:44:00 AM

MetroUI-Google-plus-iconIf you are one of the 17,000 students worldwide taking online college courses at Grantham University, you already have a Google + account. But like many people, you may have questioned the value of this platform when there are so many other social media avenues to choose from.

Here's what you need to realize. Next to Facebook, Google + is the second biggest social networking site.  But unlike Facebook, according to Carolyn Capern, "Google+ is not about the friends you already have. It’s about the new friends that you never imagined you’d meet."

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Topics: Career Tips, social media

Can you make lightning without clouds and rain? Ben Franklin thinks so!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 11, 2014 9:29:00 AM

online-degree-quotes"Either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing." 

The remarkable life of Benjamin Franklin, the author of these words, is a testament to their accuracy. A self-made man who entered the workforce while still a teenager, Franklin owned a successful printing shop and was the editor and publisher of the Philadelphia Gazette by the time he was 24. 

Poor Richard's Almanac, which appeared shortly afterward, became

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Topics: online degree programs, quotable quotes

The odds of you enjoying this blog is better than 1 in 9.2 quintillion

Posted by Charles Stiles

Apr 10, 2014 3:54:55 PM

p031814ps-0349This just in: The odds of my winning the billion-dollar NCAA bracket challenge right now are only slightly worse than if I’d actually entered a bracket. (You’d think my odds would be slightly better now that I know the outcome of the games, but numbers don’t lie… more on that later.)

Congratulations to the University of Connecticut for winning both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball championships – something akin to being struck by lightning… twice.

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Topics: online degree programs

Lo and Behold: A History Lesson and a Warning

Posted by Charles Stiles

Apr 10, 2014 9:14:00 AM

information-security-systems-degreeIt’s Wednesday, October 29, 1969, and an unsuspecting America is gearing up for tricks and treats two days later. Depending on your point of view, this night could qualify as the biggest trick or biggest treat, or both, ever. October 29 spawned something new -- the birth of the Internet. (Could the birth of online degree programs be far behind?)

With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA, later DARPA), ARPANET briefly sparked to life at 10:30 pm. Just long enough

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Reading this blog might add years to your life!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 9, 2014 3:13:00 PM

optimismDo you get as annoyed as I do when someone asks you if you’re a “glass half-empty or half-full kind of person?” I think that most of my annoyance is rooted in the person thinking that life situations can be compared to a glass of liquid. For the record, I am one of the most optimistic people I know and I still see the glass half-empty.

While I think the object of the metaphor is silly, I appreciate the deep-rooted case it attempts to establish for the importance of personal perspective. Whether you’re transitioning out of the military,

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Topics: online degree programs

Have you committed these interview sins without even realizing it?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 9, 2014 8:50:24 AM

bad_interview1You’ve finished your online degree program and have diligently sent out applications for positions. As you start getting callbacks and scheduling interviews, you realize that you need to prepare your interview strategy. Take a page out of our playbook and check out some ways to beat the competition before you arrive with tips from this blog.

Unfortunately, there are still some things you can do to kill interview chances.

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Topics: Career Tips

Be competitive with an online medical coding and billing degree

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 8, 2014 3:30:00 PM

medical-coding-and-billingIt seems like not a day goes by that the national healthcare debate doesn’t get covered by top new outlets and major websites. Regardless of your political views, it’s apparent that the industry is undergoing sweeping changes.

With an aging population, new regulations and a higher volume of insured patients expected in the coming years, a medical billing and coding degree from Grantham will help position you as an ideal candidate for the many jobs created to meet these demands.

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Topics: online degree programs

Want more money? Stop fishing for change in the cushions and try this!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Apr 8, 2014 10:18:25 AM

affordable-online-college-coursesCreating a college-friendly budget isn't as hard as it may sound; sticking to it is the hard part. It can be done, however, with diligence and hard work. Whether you’re currently pursuing your accredited online degree or if you have only just begun your search for a military friendly college, developing a realistic budget should be high on the priority list. Don’t think of a budget like a spending diet, think of it as a paradigm shift that will help you live a more financially healthy life!

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