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The College Life Blog shares articles about post-secondary experiences and knowledge-straight from the mouth of Rasmussen College faculty, staff, and students.

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4 Reasons Taking a Break From College Isn't the Same as Dropping Out

While your friends and family may be questioning your desire to take a break, know that positives can come from the experience. In fact, there are some benefits to stepping back for a time, if you do it right. Learn how to use the time to yield positive results for your academic life.

I Hate My Job ... What Should I Do?

You shouldn't have to accept unhappiness at your job. Whether you're planning to stick it out in your current position or you’re actively searching for a new role, don’t lose hope. We chatted with a few experts about practical ways to find satisfaction and fulfillment in your career.

8 Common New Year's Resolutions You Didn’t Realize Would Benefit Your Grades

When you make a New Year’s resolution to change your life in some way, it makes sense that the change would have ripple affects you may not have realized. While some of the most common New Year’s resolutions may not focus on academics, the offshoots may very well include improved academic performance, better grades and greater success at school.

6 Common Concerns of Adult Learners (And Why They Shouldn't Worry)

It helps to know you’re not alone. But that doesn’t diminish the concerns you have about going back to school. To help you feel more confident as you embark on your educational journey, we connected with a few adult learners, who were once in your shoes, to hear about their worries and how they overcame them.

Is an Associate's Degree Worth it? 5 Facts that May Surprise You

Pursuing a degree is a big decision. There’s a lot of examination that needs to be done, but where do you even start? To help you in your research, we discovered five facts about associate’s degrees that may surprise you. Read on to learn why this degree may be the perfect educational option for your career goals.

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