Why Should I Pursue a Bachelor's in Computer Science Online?

Posted by Charles Stiles

Feb 8, 2016 12:30:00 PM

A_World_of_People.jpgBefore I tackle the question in the headline, let me ask you something:

How long would it take you to accurately count the population of the world?

I said count, not estimate. 

When my kids were younger and we played games like Hide-and-Seek, they taught me the proper way to count when I was “it." “1 … 2 … skip a few … 99 … 100 – ready or not, here I come.”

So when I say count, I mean not that.

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Topics: online degree programs, computer science online degree, computer science courses online

7 'Soft' Benefits of a College Degree

Posted by Eden Lord

Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the tangible benefits of having a college degree – benefits like higher pay, greater job stability and more career opportunities, to name a few. These are the kind of "hard" – tangible, real-world and often financial – benefits you can expect from earning a college degree.

But what I didn't talk about at the time were the just-as-important "soft" benefits to earning your degree.

Of course, the thought of a better job or higher pay is often enough incentive to encourage students to enroll in an accredited online degree program. But the softer benefits derived from that accomplishment and how they bleed into other areas of their lives, both professionally and personally, also deserve some consideration.

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Topics: online degree programs, college education, benefits of college

5 Real-World Careers for Your Online Business Management Degree

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Business_Management_Degree_Career.jpgDid you know the median salary for someone with a bachelor's degree is almost twice as much as someone with only a high school education? And unemployment is only 3.5 percent compared to 6 percent?

In other words, a college degree equals more pay and better employability.

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Topics: online degree programs, business management degree, Online business management classes

5 Keys to a Healthy Mentoring Relationship

Posted by Eden Lord

Jan 25, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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You’ve earned your accredited online degree. Your career is on track. You’ve also built an amazing network of peers. And, somewhere along the way, you have likely had at least one mentor who helped you achieve professional success.

You might even reflect on those times with fondness as you remember who your mentor was and how that person impacted your life.

Now, how about it? Are you up for a reversal of roles? Will you “pay it forward?” Are you going to pass that impact along to a new generation?

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Topics: online degree programs, Mentoring, Work life.

National Mentoring Month: A How-To

Posted by Eden Lord

Jan 21, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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It’s January, which means National Mentoring Month is officially upon us.

If you’ve been in a mentoring relationship before, you already know how valuable it can be. Maybe as you considered what your future would hold – family, responsibilities, online degree programs, career opportunities – you had someone who helped guide you. That kind of help is as vital as it is difficult to find.

The good news is, though demand for mentors is higher than ever, technology makes it easy to build new relationships. This month, consider the benefits of a mentorship, either as a mentor to a recent graduate or as a professional looking for a mentor of your own … or, in the nomenclature, a mentee. Yep, “mentee” sounds strange, but it’s a word.

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Topics: online degree programs, Mentoring, National Mentoring Month

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 15, 2016 9:30:00 AM

martin luther king jrOn July 4, 1776, church bells rang out with a clarion call for freedom as the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted.

On January 1, 1863, in the third year of our nation's civil war, Abraham Lincoln issued his final Emancipation Proclamation.

And on January 18, 2016, we will recognize another legacy to freedom on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man that stood up for what was right during a time when it was wildly unpopular to do so.

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Topics: online degree programs, Academic Advice, current students, martin luther king

5 Tangible Benefits of a College Education

Posted by Eden Lord

Jan 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Learn_More_Earn_More.jpgInterested in a college education? Good news. Obtaining your degree from an accredited university is easier today than ever before.

With the flexibility of taking classes online and the ability to receive transfer credit for prior learning experiences, anyone can rack up hours, earn a degree and reap the benefits of a college education.

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Topics: online degree programs, college education, benefits of college

Get Up-To-Date on the News in Just a Few Minutes!

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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More people are watching the news than ever – but fewer people really know much about the world. That’s according to the Pew Research Center

But despite 24-hour cable news, daily newscasts that more and more people are tuning into and the wealth of information online, fewer average Americans know about the political system (who's the vice president, again?), world geography and other key topics.

(By the way, as of this post, Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Jr. is our 47th and current VPOTUS.)

Let’s face it, staying on top of the news isn't always easy. Especially when you're raising a family … serving in the military … working toward an online degree program … got a full-time job … coaching or mentoring kids … well, you get the idea. Basically, living life.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News, media

Hot Jobs For 2016

Posted by Ryan Kane

Jan 7, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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The New Year is always a great time to re-evaluate where you are and where you want to be. This is especially true when you consider your career.

If one of your resolutions is to change jobs or walk a different career path, you'll be happy to know there are a number of opportunities for the prepared. With the right training ... including an education (and degree) from your favorite 100% online university, there are a number of in-demand jobs to think about – especially when you know the facts. 

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Topics: online degree programs, career path, 2016

Grantham Awarded IACBE Programmatic Accreditation

Posted by Charles Stiles

Jan 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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On January 2, Grantham turned 65 – that’s 65 years of helping adult learners improve their lives through education.

And for the past 55 of those years, Grantham has been continuously accredited.

Since 1961, Grantham has been inspected, evaluated and vetted by an external agency with one goal and one goal only: Ensure overall educational quality … just like an on-campus college.

And just like the very best of our campus colleagues, our 100% online university meets all applicable standards.

At Grantham, we’re proud of our legacy of institutional accreditation. But we are not content to rest on our 65-year-old laurels. Recently, we gained another accrediting-related reason to be proud.

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Topics: online degree programs, accreditation, school of business

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