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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 tra...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    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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  • Kim Dority

    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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    Certificate programs provide nationally recognized credentials that can replace or supplement a traditional degree program. They are offered in a wide variety of subjects, from IT security and web design to business finance and human resources compliance. Certificate programs are increasing in popularity for several reasons. These reasons include their ability to be completed in a reasonable time frame and their flexibility in regards to existing work and life schedules. Certifications will enh...

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  • Kim Dority

    By now most of us have gotten the message that we’re all self-employed, regardless of whom we work for. We’re in charge of our careers and job opportunities, and that means being ready to land on our feet should a pink slip happen to land on our desk. And a big part of that “being ready” is making sure that you’ve built up professional visibility – your brand – outside your employer. Although losing a job is tough, finding a new one will be much easier i...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    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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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    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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    You’ve gotten your transcripts, filled out all the forms, lined up your financing and you’re ready to get rolling on your college education. Depending on where you want to pursue your degree, it may now be test time. Most colleges require either entrance exams or placement exams, says Christine Gaiser, dean of Student Services for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. Entrance exams will be a determining factor in your acceptance, whereas placement exams will determine ...

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  • Allison Perkins

    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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