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July 23rd, 2014
Angela Caban

The certificate seems to be little-understood. So let's talk about why a certificate can benefit you in your job search or current career...

First, job requirements will always vary based on the position and industry. This is why it is very important to think about what it is you truly want to do, then research the career and industry in your surrounding areas. A certification program can open up new opportunities for you and your career.

What is a Certificate?

July 21st, 2014
Angela Caban

Don't let the start of a new week drag you down! How we start the week will set the tone for how you end it.

Let's start a new motto, very similar to the one we say when it is Friday, you know... "Thank Goodness it's Friday" (TGIF). Instead ours will be, Thank Goodness it's Monday!

Positive thinking helps with stress management and can give you the push you need to get motivated. Practice overcoming negative self-talk like, "Oh man, tomorrow is Monday", instead say "Tomorrow is Monday, I'm going to rock this week!"

July 18th, 2014
Angela Caban

Thinking about signing up for an online course, or are you already signed up?

Online learning is a great and super convenient way to advance your career and education. Here are a few tips to ease your transition into online learning.

Be prepared, have everything you need to start:

Locate the computer requirements document on the school Web site. Make sure your computer fits the requirements and you have the right peripherals (printer, speakers, microphone, etc) and software (Adobe Acrobat to read .PDF files, Microsoft Word for writing papers, etc.).

July 16th, 2014
Angela Caban

In traditional class settings, the instructor provides feedback to students vocally. There are lectures in which there is body language, or writing on a whiteboard or chalkboard. Students are able to comment or ask questions, interact with others in verbal discussions, collaborate with small groups, and give presentations.

There are very similar forms of interaction in an online course, with a few substantial differences.

July 14th, 2014
Angela Caban

Ready to attack the week?!

Imagine what the start of your week could look like if you approached it with a positive attitude...

Look at Monday as the first chance in the week to have a great start! Here are some motivation quotes to help you get started...

 

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”
Wendy & Dennis Mannering

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”
Dr. Joyce Brothers

July 11th, 2014
Angela Caban

Making the choice to go back to school online can be a convenient way, but there's still quite a deal of work involved, and it's not always right for everyone.

How do you know whether you might benefit from online learning?

July 9th, 2014
Angela Caban

As I was reading an article on Inc. this morning about 10 Proven Ways to be Happy, it really did get me thinking...

If you could paint a picture of happiness, what would it look like?

There are so many perspectives of happiness. What is yours?

 

 

 

 

July 7th, 2014
Angela Caban

I loved my online learning experience. I was initially drawn to online learning because I needed the flexibility and convenience. I was working full time with one young child at the time and eventually loved the experience so much that I continued my schooling well into the time I was having my second child. A deployed husband, two children and a full time job meant one thing; an online program was my only option.

July 4th, 2014
Angela Caban

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream.

The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings.

Despite the chaos that goes on daily in our lives, we are truly an amazing nation. Let's never forget that!

July 2nd, 2014
Angela Caban

Just like traditional degree programs, online career training programs are intended to help prepare students for careers in the field of their choice. As someone who has completed both degrees online and has taken career training courses, I believe the learning outcomes of online programs are comparable or better than traditional programs.

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