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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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  • Edward Krohn wears a lot of professional hats. At Bryant & Stratton College, he teaches courses in business principals and strategic and global management. In the civilian world, he works for the Navy Federal Credit Union. And as an Army Reservist placed on active duty, he is part of the Global Forces Management Team at Fort Bragg, N.C. Krohn returned to the classroom, however, to help him further develop one of his favorite roles - as the coach of the local high school debate team. At Bry...

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  • Latesha Banks tried two different college degree programs after high school, and neither worked for her. Banks had a good job in the customer service department of an insurance company, but she wanted more. So, at age 22, she made a plan to get herself through college and on a path to a career in the insurance industry – with more pay and more responsibility at every step. “I wasn’t clear on what the ultimate goal for myself was,” Banks said in a recent interview. &ldqu...

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  • Steve Taravella first stepped through Bryant & Stratton College’s doors in 1986. The associate degree he earned then helped him land a job with a company that has offered him upward mobility for 30 years. He entered in the accounts payable department. Today Taravella, 52, is assisting the company’s lawyers with paralegal duties. “Over the course of many years my job has evolved as the business evolved,” Taravella said. “At one time we had only one paralegal in...

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  • Deciding on a bachelor's degree

    Are you searching for the right degree to help you harness your future? There are dozens of options and a seemingly endless range of possible career paths. If you're struggling to find the best bachelor's degree for your needs, try considering what matters the most. Let your key personal goals guide you toward the degree that will serve you best. For Fast Job Placement If you're focused on finding a job as quickly as possible after graduation, you should choose a major that's in high demand. ...

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  • As an online student you may wonder how to best prepare for those papers and tests that account for a significant portion of your grade. If this is your first time sitting for an online final, this may be especially true. One key way to prepare for online finals is to ask your professor these five questions: 1. “How will this final differ from a traditional final?” The very first question on your mind, and a great one to ask your professor, is how online finals differ from the trad...

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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 College Online, if used a...

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  • Starting your online degree program on the right foot is important. Luckily, Bryant & Stratton College Online requires all new students to complete the First Year Experience Program. This program is designed to give you a support system that will help you succeed in your college years and beyond. Here are more tips on how to succeed during your first year of college: Know your college support team: Academic Advisors and Instructors Academic advisors and instructors can be a big part of you...

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  • My husband is a self-professed, non-reader. He was never terribly fond of school, or writing or homework. But, he knew if he was going to advance in his career he had to earn a degree. His buddies convinced him that an online college would be easier. There would be less work, less reading, less writing, they claimed. And, no traffic to travel to class! They were right about the traffic. It seems there are a lot of misconceptions about online degree programs. “People think it is going to b...

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  • If you are registered for an online course this semester, you may still be acclimating to a learning experience that is much different from a traditional, in-person class. Perhaps the largest difference is that you likely have not met your professor in person, and the vast majority of your interaction throughout the semester will be solely online. Just because you are not meeting with your professor face-to-face on a frequent basis, however, does not mean that you cannot ask him or her questi...

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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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  • 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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  • No matter what your plans are for your future and your particular career, networking is an essential tool for achieving your goals. If you are an online student, you may worry that your lack of face-to-face interaction is impeding your networking opportunities. But fear not, for there are still many ways in which you can participate in networking. Here are five networking tips for online students that can get you started: When possible, meet in person Although online classes lends itself...

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  • Many students find the flexibility and diversity of online courses appealing, but online learning also emphasizes a number of skills that prospective students should have (or should be able to build) to excel in this class format. These skills include: Flexibility The flexibility of online learning is a large part of its appeal, but it’s important to note that it also requires flexibility from its students. Online education uses different strategies and tools than traditional in-person educa...

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