What's Happening in the News This Week

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 19, 2014 10:00:00 AM

12162014_pakistan-48201_c0-88-2888-1771_s561x327There's less than two weeks left before the New Year — time to start thinking about next year's resolutions.

Maybe it's time to earn that accredited online degree to help kick your career into high gear.

How about taking some online college classes to improve your business or accounting skills?

While you think about how to plan the rest of your life, here are some of the news stories people are following this week.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season with these quick tips!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 18, 2014 4:30:00 PM

holiday weight gain, online college classes, military friendly college As the holidays approach, you're likely making plans, scheduling parties and creating lists.

The hectic nature of the season can leave you stressed-out and generally worn down.

It can be tricky to balance staying focused on your online degree program while maintaining a healthy state of mind and body.

Before you make up your mind to cross fitness off your long to-do list, remember just how important it is.

All the stress and fatigue you put upon yourself during the holidays can result in negative effects in your body, causing a whole host of problems.

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Topics: online degree programs

A reflection on how acts of giving can lead to endless inspiration.

Posted by Ryan Kane

Dec 18, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Toys_for_Tots_1In the seven months since I joined Grantham University, the school has been involved in more charitable donations and volunteer efforts than I have seen in all my previous jobs combined.

Sure it’s admirable, but it’s also amazing given how Grantham has been able to keep up with exponential growth, all while not only holding true to our mission, vision and values . . . but striving to raise the bar.

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Topics: online degree programs

Famous Veterans Part II. #2 even served in two branches!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 17, 2014 5:15:00 PM

famous vets_military-friendly college_online degree programIf you're currently serving in the military, it can sometimes be difficult to imagine finding anything else as a viable career option when you transition.

However, by earning a 100% accredited online degree while you're serving or going to college after the military, you can expand your horizons and get the education you need to pursue other careers that interest you.

You might be surprised to learn about a few famous folks who used to serve in the military.

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Topics: military

You’ll never believe what this Army veteran did for his wife!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM

tank_chair_online-degree-program-military-friendly-collegeChuck Norris said in an interview a few years back, "I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish."

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Topics: military

Is Social Media Setting You Up For Failure?

Posted by Charles Stiles

Dec 16, 2014 4:30:00 PM

digital_footIt’s high time to deal with a harsh reality . . . an ugly truth . . . an uncomfortable reminder. . . it’s your Social Media footprint.

Did you know your future potential employers will look at your LinkedIn profile, Facebook account, Twitter handle and Pinterest board?

It’s no longer a matter of “if,” but “when” they will check your online presence.

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Topics: Academic Advice

Best Cities for New Grads Part II

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 16, 2014 12:00:00 PM

tachoma_skylineEnrolling in an online degree program certainly gives you the freedom to complete your studies from just about anywhere; as long as you have a reliable Internet connection.

Perhaps one of your goals in the coming New Year is landing a new job in a new city.

If that that’s on your list or someone’s you know, you might find yourself wondering which U.S. cities are best for new college grads.

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Topics: Career Tips

Famous Challenges that Still Weren’t Big Enough to Stop Success

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Dec 15, 2014 4:15:00 PM

overcoming_failureHas the fear of failure ever prevented you from reaching your full potential?

Perhaps you've been hesitant to enroll in a 100% online degree program because of "failures" you've experienced in the past.

Maybe you tried a brick-and-mortar college in the past, only to have discovered it was difficult to juggle school with work and/or raising a family.

Regardless of the failures you experienced in the past, there's nothing stopping you from a successful future.

There are some extraordinary people in the world who didn’t

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Topics: Academic Advice

Happy Birthday National Guard: What being a Weekend Warrior taught me about life!

Posted by Archuleta Chisolm

Dec 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

NG_2Editor’s note: You met Archuleta earlier this week in her guest blog and learned that this full-time business school faculty is also a published author.

In this piece, we see a different side of her as she reflects on her time as a proud “Weekend Warrior.”

Today, I celebrate a different kind of birthday!

Growing up, I always had aspirations of going to college.  I knew that furthering my education after high school was my ticket to a good-paying career, as well as better opportunities in life.  As a military brat, I personally never considered serving in the military.

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Topics: military

Are you looking for a mentor? Better read this before you start.

Posted by Doug Dimler

Dec 11, 2014 4:15:00 PM

mentoring, online college classes, military friendly college According to the American Heritage Dictionary's etymology, the root word “mentor” is of Greek descent meaning someone who imparts wisdom and shares knowledge and guidance.  

Couldn't we all use more of that in our lives?

I have to admit the very idea of finding a mentor used to make me cringe! 

Finding a mentor seemed like hunting for a needle in a hay stack.

I was overwhelmed by thoughts like: How do I find one? Where do I start?

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Topics: Career Tips

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