Mastering Your Master’s: Which Online Technology Degree is Right for You?

Posted by Kendra Eason

Aug 21, 2014 3:45:00 PM

Computer.Network.TechnologyAre you interested in a career in the exciting and ever-changing “tech” world, but unsure as to how or where you might fit?  If so, you should take a look at Grantham’s three online master’s programs in Information Technology (IT) and Information Management.

An accredited online degrees involve technology and equip you with professionally relevant skills employers are looking for in the next wave of new hires.

However, each master of science degree offers a different focus, depending on your unique interests and the type of position you might like. And remember, they are 100% online, so you can also pursue your degree according to your schedule.

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Are you responsible for trashing the Earth with your electronics?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

environmentally friendly technology options for  online college classesYou know how to recycle your textbooks from your online college classes. Ask your fellow classmates if they want to buy your textbooks or sell them online. What about your old electronics?

Many people decide to throw the electronics in the trash, but don’t realize they are adding chemicals and heavy metals into the environment. Both are dangerous to the environment.

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Think you can't earn a degree while being on active duty? Think again!

Posted by Charles Stiles

Aug 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM

veteran education benefits, G.I. Bill, online college coursesAbout a year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Arnold, Master Gunnery Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps. He was preparing for Grantham University’s commencement program later that day when he would receive recognition for earning his Master of Science in Performance Improvement degree.

He said something I’ll probably never forget. “I tell everyone,” he said, “do one of two things, join the military or go to college.”

Then he paused and added, “And if you’re lucky, you can do them both.”

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Tips to Navigating LinkedIn as a Military Member

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 20, 2014 10:30:00 AM

635533Sometimes transitioning into the regular world from military life seems like a covert mission in and of itself.

You’ve made a great investment in your future by choosing to partner with a military friendly college. You may have even read the six tips to help you transition from military to civilian life. You may have gone to TAPS or looked into working for one of these top five military friendly employers.

But how do you get there? Start by answering this question . . .

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3 Tips to Working in Multigenerational Teams

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 19, 2014 4:20:52 PM

nontraditional students in team projects, online degree programsFor the last decade or two, diversity has been a hot topic, usually focused on integrating people from various backgrounds into the workplace or into society as a more cohesive unitl. 

Even so, when most people think of the word diversity race, culture, or gender tend to come to the forefront of their mind rather than age bracket. 

Whether you're taking online college classes or working on a project in the workplace, working on a team filled with a variety of age groups gives you an incredible advantage: perspective and diverse experiences.

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How do you choose the right major in an online degree program?

Posted by Eden Lord

Aug 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

choosing right major, online college classes, military friendly collegeYou’ve finally done it. You made the decision to earn your 100% online degree at a military friendly college. But how do you choose the right degree program for you?

When considering how to best invest your college savings or veteran education benefits, it’s important not only to determine what your goals are, but how you can achieve them through the right combination of required and elective courses

Thankfully, this task can be accomplished in four simple steps.

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Are you qualified to be the President of Procrasti-Nation?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 18, 2014 9:15:00 AM

procrasti-nationNearly all students do it — put off an assignment until later. We tell ourselves that we can squeeze in that last requirement for an online certificate this weekend, or that we'll finish the paper tomorrow. 

We know we should be working, but we give in to the temptation to do something else instead.

For some students in online college classes, procrastination takes more of a toll. According to a Psychology Today article, nearly 20 percent of people are chronic procrastinators.

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Navy Evaluates Designs for New Fleet + Other Top Stories This Week

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 15, 2014 11:45:00 AM

USS-San-Antonio-490x326You're learning some important things while you study for your online degree program. But do you ever feel like you need to catch up on the news that is happening outside your online college classes? Here's a look at some of the top stories that are in the news this week.

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Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. – Naval Aviator, POW, Free American, Hero

Posted by Charles Stiles

Aug 14, 2014 4:35:00 PM

POW spotlight on Commander Alvarez, online education degreeAs we remember the Gulf of Tonkin incidents – and the ensuing Resolution – that occurred 50 years ago, Grantham University offers another anniversary, of sorts, to remember: the day the first American pilot was shot down and held as a POW in North Vietnam.

On August 5, 1964, Everett Alvarez, Jr., then a lieutenant junior grade in the United States Navy, was flying under the call sign “Four-Eleven” in the first U.S. bombing mission over North Vietnam when his Skyhawk fighter-bomber was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin.

Fished out of the water by fishermen doubling as militia, Alvarez, the grandson of Mexican immigrants, would spend the next eight-and-a-half years in captivity as the inaugural foreign “guest” of what would infamously be referred to as the “Hanoi Hilton,” the Hoa Lo prison.

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How is Grantham Different from Other Online Universities?

Posted by Ryan Kane

Aug 14, 2014 11:30:00 AM

online education degree, online college courses, veteran education benefitsEvery month has unofficial “holidays,” many of which seem strange, esoteric or downright ridiculous, such as Yellow Pig day in July, or September’s National Blueberry Popsicle Month.

But sometimes there’s one that feels universal, one in which everyone can find some meaning.

Consider Happiness Happens Month, which is, well . . . happening right now in August. Brief moments of happiness can come from small things, but what about long term?

For those willing to take the leap, an accredited online degree could be the answer.

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