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  • When Mary Pat Rohde began her own college career, she wasn’t sure what to major in. Her counselor reminded her that she also needed to add a math class, a subject that Rohde excelled in during high school. When Rohde selected calculus as her freshman level math choice, the counselor took notice. You know, you can major in math, she said. So Rohde majored in math. And now as an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College’s Wauwatosa Campus in Wisconsin, she helps her own students s...

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  • Patricia Morris has a solid piece of advice for students: study what you love, but have a backup plan. At Bryant & Stratton College Morris teaches philosophy and critical thinking, a career path that began with a subject she loved. “When you are young and foolish you get a degree you love with no practical purpose,” she says with a laugh. “I have a master’s in religious studies and philosophy. I love it but both are not money makers.” Lucky for Bryant & St...

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  • Students in every degree program funnel into Jenny Heilborn’s Psychology 101 and Sociology 101 classes. Many students may wonder how the emotions based studies will serve them in a technology driven world. Heilborn said understanding both yourself and others is a key component of understanding how the world works. “I think for most students, especially those going into the human services field, it is a good idea to understand not just ourselves but where other people are coming from...

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  • Before you can win the job you want, you have to know how to get it. In career development courses at Bryant & Stratton College, students learn just that. Instructor Holly Klingler, M.A., M.L.I.S., said she begins the semester by helping her students build a framework for their career motivation. “What is their motivator? Why are they motivated toward the field they are in? What are those motivating factors?” she said.   “We want to create an awareness for why they a...

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  • Patricia Morris says most students wait until the very last moment to take her course. Philosophy, critical thinking, ethics and reasoning, all part of PHIL250, is a course she says that students say they fear.  “Logic is hard. You have to consider questions that you might not want to know the answers to, like, where am I going in the afterlife,” Morris said. “If I can get students to relax and have that discussion they usually find they enjoy it.” But many student...

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  • College is all about sharing ideas, considering different points of view and understanding others. And then, students stumble into the landmine filled class post of a controversial subject. Tempers can flare. Feelings can be hurt. What is the best way to navigate an online discussion for a potentially volatile subject? Remember that college is about sharing ideas, considering different points of view and understanding others. “I really tend to think students here support each other and...

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  • Holly Klingler, M.A., M.L.I.S., works in a library. But there is nothing quiet and contained about her day. Instead, she spends her hours darting between the needs of 540 libraries in northeast Ohio, providing training, leading discussions in strategic planning and teaching kids how to code. Klingler you might say is super librarian. Oh, and the classically trained philosopher also teaches online for Bryant & Stratton College, guiding students through career development theory and practice...

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  • Jenny Heilborn stands in awe of her students. She loves working with them. She is proud of their achievements. Her admiration is one of the first items on the syllabus she hands to each student. It reads, “I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to teach and learn with students who are juggling what each of you are: other jobs, families, and BSC all at the same time. I admire your dedication and drive!  My goal is to support you so that you can be successful through your academic...

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  • Holly Klingler, M.A., M.L.I.S., works in a library. But there is nothing quiet and contained about her day. Instead, she spends her hours darting between the needs of 540 libraries in northeast Ohio, providing training, leading discussions in strategic planning and teaching kids how to code. Klingler you might say is super librarian. Oh, and the classically trained philosopher also teaches online Bryant & Stratton students career development theory and practice. “I’m a bit of a...

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  • Kerry Barnard wants students to understand that as medical professionals, they will be bilingual. “The medical field has a language all its own,” he said. “For students to be successful, they’re going to have to be speaking to highly educated colleagues fluently in medical terminology.” That’s why in his class, AHLT100 Medical Terminology, he stresses that understanding a medical term on paper and being able to use it in conversation are two very different, ...

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