Last Installment of Feel Good Friday: You're not going to want to miss this one!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 27, 2015 1:30:00 PM

2015-03-11T22-57-36-533Z--1280x720We’ve had so much fun bringing you our weekly “Feel Good Friday” series over the last few months.

We never advocate that you ought to block current events and news out because it may be tough to encounter.

But, at the same time, don’t forget to seek out and celebrate the good that’s happening too!

From celebrities surprising guests to ordinary people doing extraordinary things, we’ve had no shortage of inspiration.

Today’s iteration of Feel Good Friday comes at some unexpected times in some unexpected ways.


Topics: online degree programs, Feel Good Friday

4 answers to "What are your salary expectations?"

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 26, 2015 5:00:00 PM

salary requirements, salary expectations, pay scaleWhether you earned a degree after high school or you went to college after you served in the military, you've likely already held more than one job during your lifetime, which means you should be a pro at filling out applications and acing interviews, right?


Topics: Career Tips

Why Your Cover Letter Cost You an Interview

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 25, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Cover letter, online degree programs, interview prepWe all know the age old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Too bad that's not the case for cover letters!

When you graduate with your accredited online college, one of the most fundamental questions you can ask is: How will I land a job that I love?

Funny enough, few people start the answer to that with a rip-roarin' cover letter! Think about it though . . . 

In terms of a cover letter, it should be full of energy and excitement and send the message that not interviewing you is a major mistake.


Topics: Career Tips

The Science of Creating the Perfect Workspace. Does yours meet the mark?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Online Degree Programs, Perfect Workspace, Design TheoryA few weeks ago, Sean McDowell from Kansas City’s Fox 4 News visited our Lenexa campus to do an interview about Grantham’s initiative to honor Harry Colmery (the Father of the G.I. Bill) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He looked around our office and said something to the effect of “Woah. Welcome to cube city!”

I won't lie. We have an open-office, three-walled cubicle-type environment for the most part.

There’s ambient white noise, bright florescent lights and hundreds of square feet of conservative bluish gray carpet. But as cookie-cutter our office sounds, that does not mean my individual workspace has to be bland!


Topics: Career Tips

Tips to Pulling of April Fool’s Pranks without Getting Canned

Posted by Charles Stiles

Mar 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

nic-cage-office-prankDid you hear there’s a resolution before congress to make April Fool’s Day an official government (paid) holiday?

Me neither.

Well, if they won’t give us April 1 off, it’s only right to make the most of it. This year it falls on a Wednesday.

Before you take the easy road with a corporate-wide “Hump Day” blast and a “Camels at the Zoo” chaser using an unsuspecting co-worker’s unguarded computer, think about doing something truly epic – a good, old-fashioned office prank.


Topics: online degree programs

Feel Good Friday: Overcoming Extraordinary Odds to Inspire Millions

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 20, 2015 3:00:00 PM

1425321117_noah-galloway-zoomCan you remember a time when someone told you that you couldn’t do something? If you’re anything like me, opposition from others is the fuel you need to prove them wrong.  

Whether it was a friend telling me that I’d never be as fast or a “hater” saying I should probably save my time and not run for student council elections, I learned that I could view doubt as a challenge or concede and let my dreams die.

That’s probably why when I see people overcoming extraordinary odds, I feel a sense of connection, even with total strangers.

This week, that happened not once, not twice, but three times.


Topics: military, Feel Good Friday

Check Out One of Grantham's Newest 100% Online Certificate Programs!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 19, 2015 3:30:00 PM

1234532_6137195_lz1Growing up in an entrepreneurial family gave me some interesting insight at a very young age.

I had the unique front row seat to see  what it is like to be your own boss.

Most small-business family units have just one entrepreneur in the family; I have two.

My dad and mom not only live together, they work together (and have been married for nearly 40 years!) They are recruiters and own an executive search firm based in Northwest Arkansas.

I was always in awe of the fact that my dad could call someone on Tuesday, who woke up very happy with his or her life, and convince that person something better was in store . . . 


Topics: online degree programs

Need to shake up your routine? Try these top study spots!

Posted by Charles Stiles

Mar 18, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Online Degree Programs, Study Spots, Online StudyWhen you’re a cyber student in a 100% online degree program, you can literally study wherever you want so long as you have a solid internet connection.

From junior’s soccer practice to the breakroom at work, knowledge is at your fingertips.

But sometimes, especially with a thorny problem or difficult subject, no outside distraction is possible if you’re going to make heads-or-tails of the subject matter.


Topics: Academic Advice

Grantham: A Community of First Chances, Second Chances and Difference Makers

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Mar 17, 2015 3:30:00 PM

2013Grantham176-1Before I interviewed for the social media manager position at Grantham, I did what any good candidate does to prepare for an interview — I Googled Grantham University.

A few hits under the homepage and the company LinkedIn page (which always comes in the first three results of any search), I found an “About Us” section of the website that displayed the University’s constitution.

One of the non-negotiables in my job search was to align with an organization in every facet, from their mission to the product/services they sold. As I read over the words, I remember feeling an instant sense of connection . . . like I had just watched 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 minutes.

Just consider the opening paragraph
Our University has an extraordinary purpose. Our University serves those who serve and those who want to make a difference."


Topics: military

4 Questions Transitioning Service Members Should Ask about Education

Posted by Eden Lord

Mar 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM

transition tips, college after military, online college classesTransitions can be tough. You might be a military spouse or you might be coming up on your end date and getting ready rejoin the civilian population.

It’s no secret; change can be very stressful.

You may wonder what you will do for a new career path, where will you live, and how will you adapt to civilian life.


Topics: military

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