5 Reasons You Should Join the 'RasLounge' Online Community Today!

onlinecommunites_rasloungeThere’s a new social presence in town with over 5,000 registered users and they’re all in the same boat you’re in—they’re students. This is a place that you can learn from others, gain support, make new friends, hear firsthand news and connect with others anytime, anywhere.

So what is this new social presence?

It’s called RasLounge and it has moved in to the app space on Facebook. The RasLounge app is a virtual community on Facebook where students and alumni can share in the spirit and culture of Rasmussen College, and a place where your voice is heard every day.

Here are 5 reasons you should join the RasLounge community today!

1. Learn from those who know

Online learning can be tough without seeing your classmates on a daily basis, but with RasLounge, you can connect with fellow students who have taken the same courses you’re taking whenever you need to. “I like [RasLounge] for the student-to-student support system and making new, like-minded connections for the next step in our lives,” says School of Design student Billy Moore.

By joining RasLounge you can conquer the challenges of getting to know fellow students in the online classroom.

“It's good to be able to connect with others, especially in the same field of study and compare notes, so to speak, on what to expect in classes,” says design student Catherine Green. “All of us can be good sources of motivation, too.”

2. Gain valuable support

“It’s nice to get support and feedback from fellow students,” says design student Charisse Piros. “Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, especially if you've had a rough week, but seeing other people trying to accomplish the same tasks as you makes it better.”

As you can see, RasLounge helps you get the support you need from fellow students who have graduated or are currently studying in the same degree program.

“The best thing is to see how many people are supportive to one another and give the motivation and drive to keep going even when things get hard,” says design student Angela Ronk.

3. Make new friendships

“I love being able to make connections with others,” Ronk says. “Schooling and careers may rely heavily on a network that someone has built up and this is a great way to start.”

RasLounge assists you in meeting fellow students who share similar interests. Within the application, you can list what you’re interested in from music and movies to your major and school of study.

“[School can be] tough for many and it's nice to be able to vent about it somewhere and find similarities with other students. It makes it just a little bit easier to endure,” says technology student Cyndi Willis.

4. Be informed

“I enjoy being able to collaborate for ideas on assignments, making new contacts and seeing that I'm not the only one struggling,” Willis says.

Through collaboration and daily reminders from peers, RasLounge provides helpful study tips and offers valuable insights. It’s an open forum in which all students and alumni can participate.

5. Connect anytime, anywhere

Not on campus? No problem! You can access the RasLounge application on your mobile device to connect with students and alumni whenever and wherever you like.

“It is a great application for seeing that so many people from all over the place share the same goals, dreams, struggles and challenges,” says health sciences student Joann Wendt.

Willis went on to talk about the convenience of the application and how easy it is to relate to her classmates.

What’s next?

You may be a new student at Rasmussen College and looking for a place to connect with people who know exactly what you’re going through. RasLounge is the place for you to connect anytime and anywhere with fellow students, be informed, make new friendships, gain support and learn from others who have been in your shoes.

What’s stopping you? Join the community on RasLounge today!

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Kendall Bird is an Online Community Specialist for Rasmussen College. With her Bachelor’s degree in public relations and a passion for social media, she enjoys writing motivating and enthusiastic blog content to encourage future, current and former students to learn more about their discipline of study. Kendall’s ultimate goal is to generate a positive community through blogging to promote learning and change lives.

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