Hate those “Tell me about a time …” interview questions? Try this!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 29, 2014 9:15:00 AM

510abcc5d9127e45090082f5._w.540_h.359_s.fit_Transitioning into a new phase of your life takes discipline. You need to develop work habits that let you pursue an accredited online degree while you are working full time or caring for your family.

You may even find yourself on a path toward an accredited online degree or preparing to interview for a new job. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to keep all the details about that season of your life together?

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Topics: Career Tips

Have you downloaded the new LinkedIn Job Search App?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 28, 2014 9:15:00 AM

job search apps, job hunting tips, online degree programYou may be nearing the end of your online degree program, perhaps you’re even finalizing your travel plan for this year’s commencement, and you’re worried about networking in your profession.

So you read how to “sex up” your LinkedIn profile, and if you are a military service member you’ve probably read how to transition and thrive on LinkedIn.However, you’re still worried about networking with the right people. 

Don’t worry. There’s a new app for that.

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Topics: Career Tips

News on the third airline disaster in a week and other top stories.

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 25, 2014 9:30:00 AM

world news, what happened this week, military friendly college  In this installation of our latest Friday series, we take a look at some stories that are sure to have you talking. Take a break from your online college classes and read about the news that's trending now.

Developing Story:
The has still been no definitive cause relating to the Air Algerie jet that crashed in Mali, Africa Thursday carrying 116 people, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

"We think the plane went down due to

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

Your Business-Industry Competition is Actively Doing This … Are You?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 24, 2014 4:15:00 PM

online degree program, networking tips, business managementOne of the things that I love about our online degree programs our terms are flexible and continuous. Where most students at traditional brick-and-mortar schools are bound by rigid calendars and traditional breaks, you can choose to earn your online degree in as little or as much time as you need.

If you opt for continuous enrollment, as most of our students do, there’s no need to choose between working and taking online college courses — you can do both! 

One thing that can uniquely set you apart from your competition is taking proactive steps to network within your industry while working toward your accredited online degree. This month, we’ve been focusing on bachelor of science in business management and our online master’s in business intelligence.

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Topics: Career Tips

Breaking New Ground in the Sky: What can you learn from Amelia Earhart?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 24, 2014 8:30:00 AM

online degree program, online college courses, famous 20th century women Famous aviator and American hero, Amelia Earhart, defied stereotypes and overcame tremendous odds to reach her goals. She reveled in adventure. After every notable achievement, she set new goals for herself. 

She can be an inspiration to you as you set new educational goals for yourself by enrolling in an online degree program. Like Earhart, you can overcome obstacles, distance and barriers that may be keeping you from your dreams with 100% online college courses.

Earhart’s early years
When you woke up today, you probably didn’t have plans to make a cake for Earhart. She was born on July 24, 1887, in Atchison, Kansas. That’s just about sixty miles north of Lenexa, the headquarters of Grantham University

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Topics: online degree programs

Federally Employed Women Scholarship Winner: Lisamarie Rykowski

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 23, 2014 4:50:00 PM

lisamarieIf Lisamarie Rykowski were a superhero, one of her powers would be invisibility because, in everyday life, you can’t see the cape that flaps on her back.

She is a full-time employee with the IRS, a foster mother to a one-year-old and a three-year-old, is pursuing an online business management degree, and is active in the Federally Employed Women (FEW) organization at the national level. I don’t know about you, but I’m just exhausted typing that, let alone contemplating how she juggles it all.

We caught up with her during lunch one day (even superheroes have to eat) to chat about her experiences with FEW, what her journey at Grantham has been like and how she’s managed to maintain a 4.0 grade point average.

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Topics: online degree programs

A look at the man who authored the "best deal ever made by Uncle Sam."

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 23, 2014 9:15:26 AM

award for freedom, 100% online degree, veteran education benefitsIf you've heard of Harry Colmery, then you're probably familiar with his contributions to America. You may even be a recipient of his work. Or perhaps you're thinking, "Harry Who?"

About 80 years ago, Harry Colmery was a household name, credited for creating veteran education benefits better known as the G.I. Bill. As a military friendly college, part of how we celebrate the future is by honoring the past. A little history on this important American figure will help you gain some insight into one of the monumental pieces of 20th century legislation.

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Topics: military

Is stress nature's motivator and what happens if it becomes chronic?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 22, 2014 3:45:00 PM

100% online degree, managing stress, stress relief"I'm just so stressed!"

It’s a common complaint you hear from students, parents, and work colleagues just about everyone has to fit too many obligations and responsibilities into a limited time frame.

Whether you have started taking 100% online college courses or are making the transition from active military service into the civilian workforce, a significant life-changing event can make you feel perpetually overwhelmed about all that you have to do.

As arbitrary as it sounds, just relax. Everything is going to be fine . . . if you keep reading.

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Topics: Academic Advice

7 Tips to Stretch Your Dollar at the Grocery Store

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 22, 2014 9:45:00 AM

saving money, meal planning, budgeting, smart shoppingIf you’re taking online college courses this summer, you are definitely motivated. You probably downloaded the four apps that will help you take off the heat during your summer studies and thought about how to balance your school work and family time. But have you thought about what are you going to eat during the summer?

It’s easy to let the busyness of summer overshadow proper meal planning. Nights are longer, days are hotter and you're going 100 different ways. Combine that with talk of the commissary and PX closings on military posts, and it’s an understandable challenge.

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Topics: online degree programs

5 Suspicious Signs Your Job Interview Went Poorly: Part II

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Jul 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

signs interview went bad, online degree program, interviewing tips, bombed interview After a job interview, you most likely engage in a mental rerun of what happened. You try to predict the odds of being offered the job. You think about the attitude and demeanor of the interviewer and go over the questions you were asked and the answers you gave.

Everyone goes through the post-interview analysis, including graduates from an accredited online degree program

Today, we add to our previous blog, 5 Suspicious Signs Your Job Interview Went Poorly.

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Topics: Career Tips

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