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  • Tuition. Class registration. Homework uploads. Research. Sick days. Log-ons. There is a lot of information that new students need to learn. And, academic advisors are asked a lot of questions. Chances are, if need an answer, your advisor can point you in the right direction. Think your advisor hasn’t heard it? Think they are going to judge you by your questions? Don’t worry. Advisors have heard them all and would prefer you ask than go it alone. Brooke Urban, Senior Academic Succe...

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  • For students at online schools, summer is increasingly becoming a time to stay enrolled in courses. While there are fun parts of taking the summer off, like beach getaways, weekend road trips or simply lounging by the pool, many busy adult students see the practical advantages of continuing to pursue their education. Below are a few of the reasons these students are choosing to stay in online school in the summer. Avoid brain drain Staying enrolled in classes during the summer can help prevent s...

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  • By now you’ve probably gotten the message that being on LinkedIn is a career must-do. But are you actively using its Groups feature to advance your career? If not, here are five ways to make the most of this valuable LinkedIn function. Build Your Professional Brand Visibility Search for groups in your professional discipline that seem to be the most active (most members, lots of discussions and comments), and join, then lurk for a bit to get a sense of the group’s interactions. Once...

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  • One of the many benefits of online classes is they can be prioritized around a student's work schedule. Unfortunately, this balancing act is more easily said than done, especially when combined with the demands of family and extracurricular activities. The following tips can empower you to create a schedule that accommodates your varied responsibilities, while keeping your educational goals easily within reach. 5 Tips for Balancing Online Classes With Work Life Get organized. Organization is...

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  • We’ve all heard horror stories about individuals who have gotten fired from their job or weren’t considered for a job because of something they posted on Facebook or Twitter. These cautionary tales have us double and triple checking our privacy settings. Does this mean you should stop using social media if you are on the job hunt or as a safe way to approach career management? According to panelists from the “Job Ready or Not?” event, hosted by Bryant & Stratton Coll...

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  • You’ve researched, read the directions, set yourself up with a coffee in a nice, quiet place. Time to create a paper. Nothing happens. Your open Word document stares at you, smirking.  Now what? How do you beat writer’s block? Below are some strategies for doing just that. Multitasking is the Enemy Many people think they work better listening to music, and the temptation to check in on social media or respond to texts can be irresistible. This article has great insights about ...

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  • Life can get in the way of success for a student. One day away from the books might turn into a week. And suddenly, you can find yourself not just falling behind, but failing. The key to recovery after any roadblock you face in class is to keep in contact with your academic advisor and, or, your academic success coach, as well as your instructor. Working double shifts this week? Let them know. Death in the family? Let them know. Kids come home from preschool with lice? Let them know. They can a...

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  • As the summer continues, your mind may begin to return to more academic topics. After all, the fall semester will be here before you know it. Chances are that you have already selected all or most of your fall courses, but perhaps you are now reconsidering your class schedule—whether by choice, or because circumstances demand it. As you ponder your schedule, consider adding an online course to the mix. Why? Here are five reasons to take an online course this fall: An online class can...

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  • Tamara Porter was stuck. She had moved to a new city with her 3-year-old son. There was no family nearby who could help watch him while she went back to school. Her son had speech impediments and needed to be in a daycare she could trust to work with his special needs. And, there was little extra money to pay for daycare while she worked and attended classes. When she applied to Bryant & Stratton College in Hampton, Va., the flexible schedule and personal service were not the only perk...

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  • The most important word in this student groups’ title, is “allied”. Together, they raise money to help local nonprofits. Together, they host blood drives to bring much needed blood to the sick. Together they are students in both medical and non-medical fields driven by a single mission: to help their community.  “I personally like the enthusiasm our club brings to brain storm ideas on fundraisers and where to donate our fundraising funds to,” said Len Lukasik ...

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  • Some students may wonder why there is such a focus on reflection.  Reflection is not only about helping you remember what you learned, it is learning. The results from a Harvard Business School study confirm that reflection is essential to learning.  A study was done with two groups of people. Both groups were given a test. One group was asked to write down strategies that would be helpful in a future test. The other group was not. The group that reflected performed significantly better (Christe...

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  • Rosie Gourdine was building her home healthcare business. The mother of five, who children ranged in age from 23 to five, had just finished medical assisting school and was deciding her next step. Bryant & Stratton College recruiters called. And called. And called. And after six months, Rosie decided this was the right move for her and her business. She enrolled in the associate degree in Medical Reimbursement and Coding and set her sights on graduation. Then, her mother died. And, her h...

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  • Nursing students can often spend 40 hours a week attending class, clinicals and internships. Who has time for extracurricular activities? The National Student Nurses' Association is not a typical activity. This club can help students further their career. Tiyana Thomas, president of the National Student Nurses’ Association chapter at Bryant & Stratton University’s Richmond Campus said the organization’s primary goal is to mentor and help professionally develop nursing stud...

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  • Aaron Penn spent his childhood in a cult. The religious sect, of which his parents were prominent members, taught followers to believe the world was ending. He remembers when his 7-year-old cousin was diagnosed with leukemia and denied a blood transfusion because of his family’s beliefs. The boy died soon after. The traumatic experience left Aaron asking questions. When he was excommunicated he walked away from that life, with answers. “I couldn’t care less if the adults don...

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  • Taking an online course can be a welcome change of pace from a traditional, in-person class, no matter whether it is your first or fifth experience with online education. However, if you are about to take your first online course, you may be nervous about how to do your best. If you are, take note of the top five things to remember when learning online: Research the class and school Before you enroll for an online class, it is important to research the course and the host university. Occas...

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  • Instructors are an essential resource for students. As an instructor, I am always happy to provide clarification on a student regarding course content or feedback on a grade.  From an instructor perspective, I wanted to offer insight into different ways to reach instructors, and how to ensure a prompt response. Email Email is the most appropriate for questions regarding a specific grade, or for anything related to late work. Below are some tips for using email effectively: All instructor ema...

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  • Students may wonder why ENGL 101 is required at Bryant & Stratton College. Why is writing research papers relevant for our students? The two biggest reasons are success in other courses, and to master writing and research skills that will be used in any field. Success at Bryant & Stratton ENGL 101 is focused on learning how to incorporate research into a paper. This skill will be used in other courses to demonstrate learning in your field. Particularly for the portfolio projects in yo...

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