Russians, Rebels and Other Recent News

Posted by Charles Stiles

Aug 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM


Ukraine Unrest. In the News. Military Friendly College.With many students enrolling in online college classes and choosing their online degree program now, Labor Day weekend may be your last chance to kick back and reflect on some of the stories trending this week, such as what's going on in the Ukraine, without any assignment deadlines.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

What opportunities do you have with STEM careers?

Posted by Kendra Eason

Aug 28, 2014 4:00:00 PM

science and technology career options with an online education degreeThinking about a career change? In a U.S. Department of Commerce report on STEM job growth, experts agree that STEM careers (those centered around science, technology, engineering and math) pay 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.

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Topics: online degree programs

5 Tips for Veterans Before Applying for Federal Jobs

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

At Grantham, our dedication to Serving Those Who Serve® extends beyond the classroom. We want to equip students to use their accredited online degree to serves as the catalyst for finding a great career.

If your dream is to continue in public service through a federal job, there are a few things that you should know, as a military member, to help set expectations, get things done correctly the first time and give you a boost in the system that others may not have.

I spent some time chatting with our career services manager, Shanna Lambing Fowler, about a few areas federal job seekers should consider before applying for a position.

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Topics: Career Tips, military

Meet Grantham's College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean

Posted by Ryan Kane

Aug 27, 2014 3:30:00 PM

Nancy_MillerIn describing the Universe as constantly changing, it was Greek Philosopher Heraclitus who said, “You could not step twice into the same river.” It’s a quote that today could just as easily apply to the world of technology — always evolving, swiftly advancing.

That’s nothing new to Dr. Nancy Miller, dean of Grantham’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. For students graduating in technology fields, she stresses the importance of continued learning and constant networking.

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Topics: online degree programs

Need a Hump Day boost? Try these energy pumping ideas!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

fighting fatigue while attending your military friendly collegeIt seems that there is always too much to do and not enough time to do it. You get bogged down with your job, deadlines for school and family responsibilities.

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5 Famous Military Brats. Did you know about #3?

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 26, 2014 4:00:00 PM

military friendly college, military dependent scholarships, Online college coursesEven if you are adventurous by nature, the relocations associated with military life can be a challenge.

Learning how to take advantage of your present circumstances rather than dwelling on a stable future is a good way to cope.

You can put your veteran education benefits to use by pursuing a 100% online degree program at a military friendly college, and if your spouse wants to develop a career that is portable, there are military spouse benefits that can help.

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Topics: military

How do you study for a math-based online college course? Try this!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 26, 2014 8:30:00 AM

studying-math-onlineHave you ever talked yourself out of something after lamenting about all the ways that things could go wrong? I remember signing up for the talent show in 8th grade to play a song on my trumpet that I had practiced a thousand times.

I knew I could do it, but the day of the performance, I started thinking about missing notes, the challenging runs, the other acts and the crowd of people. I think you can see where this is going . . . it was a self-fulfilling disaster.

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A Soldier's Case for Taking Art Electives in Your 100% Online Degree

Posted by Mark Smith

Aug 25, 2014 8:00:00 AM

 veteran education benefits, G.I. Bill, online college coursesHello everyone! I am proud to  not only teach art courses here at Grantham but also be a Grantham University alum. After receiving the military severely injured scholarship, I graduated with a master’s degree in Performance Improvement.

As a service member, I realized that we have the unique opportunity to see diversity in all corners of the world.

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Topics: online degree programs, military

Is the #Icebucketchallenge for ALS even working + Other Top Stories

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Aug 22, 2014 8:30:00 AM

elle-ice-bucket-lgnGear up for a new round of online college classes or the start of an online degree program this fall with a couple of news stories specifically designed to help you cool off in the hot weather.

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Topics: online degree programs, In the News

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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Topics: online degree programs

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