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5 Types of Federal Loans

By Sarah Blais – Feb. 6, 2015:  It’s not fun taking on another debt. But if you find that you absolutely must find a method of financing your education so you don’t need to pay it all up front, a loan is necessary. There are two types of loans: federal and private. Federal loans are […]

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How to Turn School into a Family Activity

By Sarah Blais – Feb. 3, 2014 It’s hard to turn your kids away when they want to play with you while you have a big test to study for. Although you’re busy with school, they are too; it’s a major part of both you and your children’s lives. When you support and encourage each […]

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How to be a Strong College Applicant

By Maxwell Clarence Boyd – Feb. 2, 2015:  Applying and getting into college can be an overwhelming feat for many. Combining all of your hard work, grades, test scores and other accomplishments into a small package is challenging. Knowing what to emphasize and focus on for your application can be a daunting task. Today, we will pick […]


Which Major is Right for Me?

By Maxwell Clarence Boyd – Feb. 1, 2015:  Whether you’re an online or traditional student, choosing the major that suits you best can be a daunting task. Some students know what they want to do immediately, and picking a major to help them achieve their goals is simple. However, most students don’t have a concrete idea of […]

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Picking the Right Internship

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 29, 2015: Some colleges require an internship to complete your degree. This can overwhelm new students, but you have an advantage when competing against them for the best program because you have past experience interviewing and working in the real world. You can afford to be choosy when picking your […]


Staying Fit while Learning Online

Make no mistake, online learning is the only way to obtain your degree these days. The versatility and opportunities far outweigh anything that a traditional brick and mortar school can offer except for that long hike in between classes. As you pursue your degree on your PC or laptop you will find it very addicting. Networking with students from all over the world, having resources at your fingertips 24/7, and just having the drive and desire to be the best student that you can be will keep you, voluntarily, at that keyboard. What you have to keep in mind, however; is the fact that you will still need to follow a well-balanced diet and engage in regular exercise.


Getting “Computer Savvy” for Online Learning

Over the past few years I have had numerous conversations with friends and colleagues related to online education. They all agree that a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree would really be to their advantage. They also agree that online learning would be the only way for them to obtain their degrees because of working full-time, families and numerous other responsibilities. So, I ask, what is stopping them? One would think that tuition fees would be the reason for most but it wasn’t. This group of individuals was afraid to take the next step because they felt that their computer skills were not up to par.


How Fast is Too Fast? Accelerated Programs

Is “accelerated” online study really the right place for you to get your degree?

For lots of students, getting any degree online or offline is just something you want to get over with, and the sooner the better. This post is an attempt to get you to slow down a little, and consider the real benefits of your education, no matter how fast you think it should move. Any online degree program is probably going to save you a lot of time over what traditional bricks and mortar education might require. Online study is fast and usually offers plenty of flexibility in planning your schedule and living your life.

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7 Top Paying Vocations for 2015

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 26, 2014 Last week, we talked about the benefits of choosing vocational school over a typical college. How would you like to hear the payoff – literally? With the cost of a college education skyrocketing higher than ever, now is the best time to look at alternative careers that pay […]


10 Tips to a Clean Social Media Profile

Updated January 2015:  The 2014 Social Job Seeker survey from Jobvite makes for interesting reading and provides insight into how employers for social media and mobile jobs possibly find prospective employees. The main takeaways? Over 90% of recruiters look at candidates’ social media profiles. The difference here is that job seekers tend to use Facebook […]


Summer Jobs: The benefits for college students

Updated January 2015:  With the summer holidays just around the corner, you might be daydreaming of sun-drenched beaches, late night parties, and lazy days. While all that sounds incredibly tempting, we’re hoping that you’ve also put some thought into getting a summer job. With any luck, you’ll be the really organized type who has had […]

The Other Option: Vocational School

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 12, 2015:  College isn’t meant for everyone. If you’re not feeling fulfilled by an academic subject, a trade is another option many overlook. There are so many different ways to learn a trade, sometimes right in your own home. Trades are more focused than a typical college degree and give […]


Top iPhone Apps to Help You Study Smarter

Updated January 2015:  Going back to school while juggling your personal life and even sometimes your career can be a challenge. The demands for students to be on top of assignments, deadlines and emails are higher than ever, partially due to the overwhelming abundance of smartphones. Owning a smartphone while in school seems just as […]


Classroom Learning vs. Online Learning – Which is Better?

Updated January 2015 The development of online degrees and other educational programs has sparked a debate in more recent years as online and distance learning gains popularity. Many students wonder if they should take courses online or enroll in traditional classroom-based learning. Clearly there is a difference in student experience, however is there a difference […]

Top Tools for Success in the Online Classroom

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 8, 2015:  Online learning is a different beast than the traditional classroom. What worked when you were showing up for lessons every day may be different now – for the better. Online learning is flexible and can go anywhere you have an internet connection. However, you won’t find that notebooks […]

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