We gathered stories from college graduates who left college and later returned to show that the traditional college path certainly isn’t the only one available—far from it. Read on to see their reasons for quitting college and why they decided to return.
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After speaking with experts in the field of college admissions, we compiled 10 questions to include in a conversation with a college admissions representative. Learn more about what you should be asking and why.
We spoke with hiring managers, human resources experts and Rasmussen College career services advisors to learn more about how attendees can make the most out of a virtual career fair. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect and how to make it a successful experience.
Failing to get a good night’s rest is a particularly big problem for those looking to learn. Lack of sleep can cause a whole host of problems. One way to combat these negative effects is to develop good sleep hygiene habits.
Taking on another role to juggle, like going back to school, can be a big and scary step. Learning how to balance school, work and family comes with practice, but it never hurts to have a little advice from those who have been in your shoes.
Struggling in college isn’t uncommon. But that doesn’t mean you need to throw your hands up and call it quits. Hear some advice and strategies from those who know what it takes to recover from college struggles.
You're ready to fulfill your dream of going back to college. There's just one problem: How will you break the news to your significant other? Take a look at these tips from students who have been in your shoes.
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.
We spoke with experts from a wide range of fields to learn their best tips for determining whether a source is authentic and credible. See if their tips can help you distinguish fact from fiction!
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.
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.
Whether you’re encouraging a first-generation student or you are one yourself, take heart—there are many out there rooting for you, and there’s a host of amenities available to soften the transition into college.
If you’re worried about the ins and outs of heading back to school as an adult, keep reading. We connected with adult learners who’ve been there and collected their helpful wisdom on how to know if you’re truly ready to head back to college.
These days, schools understand that there are many different ways of learning. They’re offering more options when it comes to how you earn your degree, and some of them might surprise you. Take a look at the available education environments and see which one sounds like the best fit for you!
We put together a list of 50 smartphone apps for college students to help add some efficiency in your life so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Keep reading for smoother sailing ahead!
Now that the time has come to jump into your “grown-up” career, it’s up to you to choose a path that fulfills your desire to help others. Don’t fall into the trap of taking any old job that comes your way. We identified six rewarding jobs that make a difference, including some you may not have thought of before. One of these could be the fulfilling career you’ve always dreamed of!
Deciding what to study in college doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. There are a number of ways to help you decide on a degree before you show up for your first class. We assembled a step-by-step guide with advice from career experts to help you narrow down which degree to pursue.
How can you finish college faster and start maximizing your earning potential as soon as possible? Keep reading to learn about six opportunities you may have to speed up your college experience and get you one step closer to the rest of your life.
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to crafting the perfect resume. But experts agree there are plenty of things NOT to do. Learn about the most common resume mistakes you should avoid.
We enlisted the experts to identify what red flags you should watch out for in the student loan sphere. Read ahead to arm yourself against scammers and protect your financial well being.
We compiled our readers’ favorite posts from 2015 to help educate and empower you to make some big changes in 2016. Whether you’re a loyal follower or you just stumbled across our blog, there’s something for everyone in this highlight reel!
Believe it or not, all of those days spent calming temper tantrums and getting everyone out the door on time have been silently preparing you for your college career. Find out how you can leverage your parenting skills in the college classroom.
Whatever the culprit is, you know you need some help with managing money in college and we’re here to help. We gathered tips from both financial experts and college students like you. Take a look at these 10 quick tips for mastering money management.
Plenty of moms have had the same concerns when considering heading back to school. But take it from those who overcame those obstacles to earn their degrees – it’s worth it!
Going back to school is difficult enough, but when you throw a job into the mix it can be intimidating. But rest easy because there are hundreds of others who have been in your shoes. We connected with some of them to gather their best tips and tricks for working full time and going to college.
We connected with Rasmussen College students who have been in your shoes to collect their best study environment tips. Different tactics work for different people, so take a look at their advice and determine which tips you can incorporate into your study routine.
The decision to go back to school isn't an easy one. Many people have hesitations about returning to the classroom. We enlisted some experts to help overcome some of the most common concerns keeping people like you from earning a degree.
The best way to earn your degree and transition into a career as efficiently as possible is to stay enrolled year-round. Check out some of the other benefits that come with this decision.
Having a mentor has many obvious advantages, but there are also several benefits for the person mentoring as well. We enlisted a handful of career experts to identify four rewarding reasons to become a mentor!
Rasmussen College focused on legacy leadership-what it means and how you achieve it-during its 4th Annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota. More than 400 community members attended the 3-hour breakfast to visit with 11 nonprofit organizations, hear an inspirational speech from Carla Beaurline, founder and host of "Around Town" T.V., participate in a networking activity and listen to a 4-person panel discussion focused on legacy leadership.
Students, graduates, community members and employers packed Rasmussen College campuses nationwide Sept. 8-12 to participate in this fall's career fair, one of the college's semi-annual events. The career fair is set up to help attendees learn how to better market themselves professionally, learn job seeking skills and introduce them to employers hiring in their fields of study.
Mokena/Tinley Park's campus made a decision Sept. 1 to feature its group tutoring sessions via Adobe Connect for those students that live far, can't make it to a session or take classes online. Keeping up with new technology is important for schools, faculty and students to show they are able to go above and beyond in services and skills they offer; it's also a perk that helps online students.
It's getting to that time of year when cooler weather will start to impact our lives and our health. It is important to protect yourself and your family from the onset of any illnesses because, as you may have guessed, flu season is right around the corner. To combat the onset of flu-related illness, Rasmussen College teamed up with local pharmacies and organizations to offer flu vaccinations on many of its campuses in September and October.
Students enrolled in the "Payroll Accounting" class at Rasmussen College's Eagan campus recently created a top 10 list of tips to protect your social security number. "In the age of identity theft, protecting one's social security number is critical to keeping personal information secure," said Kari Grittner, accounting state program coordinator. "This topic was unique to the payroll accounting course, and we were looking for new ideas to protect social security numbers."
As a parent of young children, you already know that most of your decisions affect your little ones. Going back to school is no exception. At first consideration, you may feel like earning a degree is "doing something for me." But multiple studies suggest parents with higher levels of education tend to raise children who go onto higher levels of education.
An internship is an opportunity to showcase your current skills and develop new ones that will impress future employers-think of it as a 90-day job interview! It can be so much more than a temporary job if you know what you want to get out of the experience. So how can you make the most of this opportunity? We talked to career experts and professionals who work with interns to get the scoop for you.
When you are wrapped up in job hunting, you may not realize there are several things you could be doing differently that could make all the difference in how you find a job and whether you get hired. Our career experts revealed several common job search mistakes and how to avoid them during our most recent Career Development Google+ "Hangout on Air" May 19 titled Ask the Experts: How to Avoid the Common Job Search Mistakes.
You've undoubtedly encountered the tangled web of letters graduates list next to their names: AS, AA, BA, BS, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD, etc. You aren't the first to feel confused and intimidated by all of the alphabetical possibilities for your education. So here's a breakdown of the different types of degrees.
As our population ages, there is a continuous need for nurses. "From 2010-2020, available RN positions will increase by 26 percent," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To learn more about why there is an extreme demand for nurses in our country, check out the below infographic.
Rasmussen College campuses in Fort Myers, Rockford, Brooklyn Park and Aurora (among others) have begun conducting "pinning" ceremonies for students who complete the tutor excellence program and certification. The college decided in late 2013 to make certification a requirement for any student wishing to become a tutor at any of its 24 campuses. The tutor program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-an organization that services colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
Competency-based learning is a new way to earn your degree online that takes a different, more flexible approach than the traditional online course format. Learn more about what the differences are between the traditional and competency-based models.
Earning a degree while raising kids is not for the faint of heart. Keeping your kids fed and at least somewhat clean can seem like a tough task on its own some days, but when coupled with the demands of college level coursework your daily responsibilities can seem daunting. Don't worry, we're here to help. We've compiled the advice of students with children and have come up with some tips to help improve your study skills and make your life a little easier.
Whether you're nearing graduation, have already graduated or are in search of a new job, you've taken your future into your own hands by attending a career fair. You may find yourself asking, but now what? What you do after the career fair is almost more important than what you did at the career fair, and the two go hand-in-hand. Two career experts share seven of the most important things you (as a jobseeker) should do once you leave a career fair.
Each quarter Rasmussen College's General Education Committee rolls out a new resource designed to help students navigate the various stages of their education. This quarter's is an online resource titled "Ethics and Professional Responsibility." It is designed to help students understand the importance of ethical behavior and how it impacts their personal and professional lives.
The Rasmussen College Career Services team is scheduled to hold its first-ever Google+ hangout on Career Development Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. CST. The Career Development hangout will cover the importance of researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally and the keys to networking and developing your one-minute "elevator speech."
More than 250 guests packed into the Shoreview Community Center in January for the Third Annual Leadership Networking Breakfast hosted by the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. Keynote speaker and health and fitness expert, Chris Freytag, focused on positive thinking, empowerment and taking control of your health.
In an effort to help current and future accounting students, Rasmussen College on Jan. 23 hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air." The topics of the discussion ranged from academic accounting credentials to resume tips and everything in between. Check out the recap with video right here!
Are you thinking about enrolling in college? Have you recently enrolled? We share five important ways to become a successful college student that you might have never considered.
In preparation for earning your degree and entering the job market it's critical to start putting your resume together. This visual guide can help you shine on paper as you start applying for jobs.
A good budgeting app can help college students keep track of their finances and help them find areas where they can cut back. Most budgeting apps can cover the basics-this article will provide you with five budgeting apps that stand out from the crowd and explain how they can help keep a college student's budget in order.
Find out more about the accounting career path by tuning in to Rasmussen College's January career chat.
If you've completed your military career and are trying to decide what to do next, a common next step is to enroll in some form of secondary education. Though the worlds of academia and the military are incredibly different, military experience provides a base of discipline and knowledge that can make college after military service easier than you might think.
Many adults are now looking into entrepreneurship as an appealing path for their career. In this infographic, learn how popular entrepreneurship has become in the last few years, and how it may benefit your career in the future.
Learn how Pinterest, the visual social network has to do with finding a job or changing careers. Pinterest is a great place to showcase your personal brand, find a job or be a catalyst for those of you looking for a career change.
Job searching in today's market is challenging. In this webinar, our Career Services team will help you gain confidence in your job search. We will show you how to build your confidence and show employers that you can get the job done.
Giving back to your profession is a rewarding and fun opportunity, and getting involved in an association or organization is one way to do this. Professional associations and organizations offer a chance to grow professionally and personally, as well as the opportunity to expand networking, which can be beneficial during a job search or possibility of promotion.
Building community partnerships is a main goal of our campuses, and gaining their feedback helps to determine what skills and abilities businesses are looking for in Rasmussen College graduates. With a goal of better preparing Rasmussen College students for their careers, RasMuscles was created. The 8-week workshop series focuses on active Rasmussen student body and their "soft" or "essential" skills.
Good management principles are key concepts to the success of every business. Thriving managers use planning, organizing, directing and controlling (evaluating), as well as Human Resource skills, to ensure the organization runs effectively and efficiently. Here are the key management principles every student (and business owner) should know.
Rasmussen College hosted its inaugural Twitter chat on July 23 for prospective students interested in earning their college degree.
Employees who use their strengths daily are more efficient, effective and productive, and not to mention satisfied and happy, too. In this webinar, you will learn to identify your strengths and how to articulate them to the people who need to know, including prospective employers, managers and colleagues.
When is the last time you read a book for fun? Think long and hard. Has it been awhile? Reading for fun can not only be enjoyable and help one decompress from the stresses of everyday life, but can potentially correlate to success in business and one's career field.
Since employers screen many candidates before finding the "perfect fit," it is important to do a great deal of research and ensure that you share similar goals to your future potential employer. Mission statements are an excellent resource in discovering if you are on the same page as a company.
Have you ever stepped back and realized that life is extremely chaotic and we are constantly going, going, going? From working overtime to making dinner to the kids' soccer games, the list can go on and on. In order to stay afloat in a hectic world, organization is key. It will be helpful to utilize the following tips so you adopt a systematic approach instead of just flying by the seat of your pants.
Ever wonder what it would feel like to have your novels on the shelf at the local bookstore? Local Ocala author C. Kevin Thompson visited the Rasmussen College Ocala, Fla. campus to inspire students. Thompson shared his passion and enthusiasm for believing in one's dreams and stressed the importance of "staying the course" to see your goals come into fruition.
Part of succeeding in school is learning how to take advantage of the tools around you. One of your best resources is your instructor. Your instructor is there not only to teach you the course's material and act as an expert on the subject, but also to provoke your thoughts and understand you as an individual. However, it's in your hands to establish a relationship with your instructor..
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online network and holds a wealth of job opportunities across all industries. In this webinar, our Career Services team shows you how to build a professional profile, network with professionals, search for jobs, and give your career a boost using the most popular professional social networking site.
Throughout your life, you've probably been told how important sleep is for your body. Check out this infographic for more details on how technology affects your sleep - and what to avoid doing to get the best sleep possible for your body.
Students can learn a lot from learning center coordinators when it comes to being an active listener. A large portion of their time is spent simply listening to the student body and campus constituents, and hearing out their academic challenges, academic successes, expectations, as well as wants and needs as members of The Rasmussen College Family.
As we all know, taking college courses for the first time can be nerve-wracking and is an adjustment for many people. If you're like many other students, it's been awhile since you've been in a classroom and you may find it difficult to speak up in class. Don't feel bad - there are many reasons for this.
A panel of community professionals recently visited the School of Justice Studies Ocala campus to participate in an interactive and engaging discussion about students' future career options. Panelists were from the Department of Children and Family Services, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Federal Department of Corrections, a local bail bondsman and a paralegal.
Tech jobs in the Florida area are booming, however, employers are having a difficult time filling positions because the applicant pool is short on skills. Curiously, it's not the technical skills job seekers lack, but the essential skills that are needed to put those technical skills to use.
Whether you're going into business, criminal justice, education, healthcare, technology or design, chances are there's a professional organization or foundation dedicated to your field of study. Many of these groups offer scholarships, so it's worth the effort to ask.
Adult learners have different expectations and learning styles than learners in primary or secondary education. In higher education, students learn not only in the physical or online classroom but also in the library. One approach to meet an adult student's learning style is through andragogical teaching, or the process of engaging adult learners.
The American language seems to change as much as our attention span. Somewhere in the midst of this change, more and more of us are ending our sentences with the word "at." What was once considered a major faux pas in public speaking has been creeping into the mainstream.
There will always be difficult people in the workplace for a wide range of reasons. It is important to learn what to do to cope and find the best way to handle them.
Tyler Hart, financial representative with DMG Financial Group, gave a presentation on how our financial decisions today impact our future.
Be authentic. Be honest. Be true to yourself. This was the overarching theme at the Authentic Leadership Panel on April 26, 2013 at the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. The panel discussed how to be a genuine leader - one that motivates, supports and drives others
Students are constantly on the move - traveling back and forth to school to attend class, meeting with student groups and organizations on-and-off-campus, all while balancing other commitments, such as work and family. To be successful in anything, it's important to be organized. It's all about being as efficient as possible and working smarter.
Part of college is learning to fight distractions. They're all around us - from parties, to kids to smartphones and social media, it's easy to lose focus while working on an assignment or writing a paper. Brandi Johnson of Indianapolis was looking for a good distraction - one that would keep her busy all year long. It turns out school work is exactly what she needed.
In the hours after police officer Tom Decker's death, I found myself hugging my husband, a police officer, as tightly as I could, crying and asking him not to go to work. He kissed me and told me that he loved me and headed out the door for what was going to be a very difficult shift. I quickly realized it wasn't fair for me to ask him not to go.
For some of our students, the decision to pursue a career in nursing was easy. Some come from a family of nurses or have wanted to be a nurse since they were a child. For others, it wasn't until a life-changing event encouraged them to look into a career in healthcare. What they all have in common is the dedication, passion and compassion it takes to help others.
As our students graduate and enter their careers it is vital that they are well versed in their respective field of study and are fluent in soft skills. Soft skills are indispensable because they play a vital role in career success; these skills help one to shine in the workplace and the importance of soft skills surely cannot be denied in this day and age of knowledge and information.
Earning a college degree is not a requirement to become America's commander-in-chief, but history tells us that the vast majority U.S. Presidents valued a college education. This is a list of the U.S. presidents and their college educations, including the schools they attended and the academic degrees they received.
Have you ever wondered where we get our "customer service skills"? Well, it's typically through our own experience, training, and our personal and professional development. However, some of the feedback we receive from students who have completed the Customer Service course is that they never realized the complexities and various components relating to this subject area.
From an early age, Jenna Haring says she's been interested in both law and government relations. It's the reason the School of Justice Studies graduate says she decided to pursue her Paralegal Associate's degree from the Rasmussen College Blaine campus.
Play is where learning begins. Play is one of the first experiences children encounter in their lives. The importance of play begins as young as when children are infants, and when I was a child, play was an everyday, spontaneous experience. It was the most important part of everyday, in fact.
When people first heard that I had made the decision to go back to school to pursue an associate degree in professional nursing, almost everyone had an opinion about it. Most supported my decision with statements like "that's great", and "good for you", while others seemed perplexed by my choice, "But why? What made you decide to go back to school? You already have a Ph.D."
Are you ready to better your future and go back to college, but are nervous about the cost? You're not alone - which is why it's important to understand the fundamentals of student loans before you borrow so you can make the best decision for yourself and your future. Our new infographic walks you through the three basic types of loans, as well as how to relieve the stress of paying them off.
Many of us are faced with challenges or pessimistic outlooks but how we react can determine the outcome. Of the many books, quotes, lectures and movies circulating, one constant stands out: optimism. What does optimism mean? By definition it is a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation.
Now that you've narrowed down the Justice Studies career you would like to pursue, the next step is earning a degree. Depending on which area of the Justice Studies field you'd like to work in, there are numerous degree programs to help lay the educational foundation needed for this line of work.
Students may be curious about how they can not only pay the interest on their student loans, but how they can also pay down their student loans faster. Well, it has to do with buying coffee.
This edition of the "What Should I Do with My Life?" series breaks down the different Justice Studies career possibilities.
Diversity awareness and programming is an essential part of the college experience, as students prepare for a job in an ever-increasingly diverse and global workplace. Employers value not only one's job-related knowledge, communication and "soft skills", but an understanding of how to interact with colleagues, clients or patients from varying backgrounds.
As a job seeker, you want to give yourself the best chance of success and the key to landing that job is in knowing what employers want. Watch these four webinars hosted by our Career Services team as they speak with hiring managers and recruiters at a variety of companies
It's no secret - internships are a critical part of a college student's experience. They not only help students identify career paths, but also potentially build connections within a career field leading to a permanent position. Career Services Advisor Jamie Hufford says there are always internships available, and students should start looking for one as early as their first quarter.
Searching the web is a great way to find positions, as well as discover positions or job titles that you never considered before.Here are some helpful job search sites to help during your job hunt.
Ever attended a networking event and gotten extremely nervous? If so, follow this advice from a successful professional recruiter who gives insider tips and advice on how to be triumphant at a networking event.
Many people might hem and haw about attending a Career Expo, but it actually has more advantages than you might imagine. People may make excuses for not going - the most common, "I can apply for jobs on my own online." However, statistics show that's just not good enough.
The Rasmussen College Career and Networking Expo is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to read up on interviewing and networking tips, what to wear and not to wear, and advice for perfecting your resume. We have included nine blog posts that will help prepare you for before, during and after a career expo.
During this recession, everyone is looking for ways to save money, and with the help of this blog post, you will learn tips on also how to direct those savings to paying down your student loans.
As a parent, it's safe to say your needs have taken a backseat to those of your little ones, which is why it seems so difficult to consider going back to school. So before you head back to the classroom, here are some great tips from other parents who have continued their education after having children. If they can do it-so can you!
At just 22-years-old, Tyler Reisenauer of Fargo, N.D. is well on his way to a successful career. Thanks to the Rasmussen College Career and Networking Expo, Reisenauer says you too can be working in your field of study right away.
There's a lot more to a college education than financial aid, studying and taking classes. In fact, students and college graduates these days are noticing significant positive impacts in their lives from earning their degrees. Read on to discover how attending college can be beneficial for you.
I spent an hour playing Angry Birds-Star Wars on my smartphone last night. I kept failing at the game, however, that's OK because every failure teaches me about something that I should do differently the next time.
Nearly every high school graduate faces an important choice: go to college or find a job. Katie Campbell of Shawano, Wisc. chose to go to college following high school and earn an associate degree, but after graduation, like many students, the 22-year-old was once again faced with the same decision.
For many, the New Year symbolizes a fresh start and an opportunity to reset goals and dream big. Making New Year's resolutions is a common practice across America, but living up to them isn't always easy.
When considering your future, it may seem daunting. Whether you're deciding on a career path, a place to live or whether to go to college, all of these decisions take careful thought and consideration. Know that you're not alone.
Critical thinking skills are extremely important in developing a successful career. In an effort to help you make sense of it all and finally get some answers, I broke down the six core critical thinking skills you need for your career to help you both understand why you need them and how you can develop them.
It's more fun to study with a tasty snack - maybe a late night pizza run or trip to the nearest fast food joint, and don't forget the Mountain Dew! These types of foods aren't the healthiest options and are often credited with causing the infamous "freshman 15." They're also leading to a higher obesity rate amongst college students.
As a millennial, I am no stranger to the ease and magic of web searching. The world has become our oyster, and we feast on the delicious bits of information we are fed every single day. The Internet, however, is much like the food choices we make. If you equate the quality of articles you find to the quality of food, you might find yourself in a health crisis.
What are you doing Tuesday, November 6, 2012? I hope you know, and I hope you will have spent the time figuring out what is important to you in this world by the evening of November 5th. Most importantly, I hope you cast your vote for the Presidential candidate of your choice.
Who do you ask for help when things get tough? Who do you look up to or admire in your field of study? Most importantly - who do you turn to for real-world advice? If you can't answer these questions, you should consider finding a mentor.
"I really didn't think I could do it," said Karla Plante, Rasmussen College Online student. "I used to get Cs and Ds in school and eventually, I'd just give up." Going back to school was a difficult decision for the 47-year-old mother of two from Fargo, N. Dak. Plante says she has a history of not finishing things. Plus, it had been more than 20 years since she stepped inside a college classroom.
Watch this webinar and learn the basics of writing in APA style including what APA is, why we use it, the basic components of citation style, and where to find help.
If you are not on LinkedIn yet, you need to be. If you are a prospective student, current student, alumni, looking for work or even if you are currently employed, you need to have a LinkedIn profile now.
These days, one of the best ways to market yourself is by blogging. We're not talking about what you ate this morning or your favorite reality shows, (unless you want to work in the entertainment industry). Instead, consider a blog that showcases your professional work and skills. It will help you build your personal brand and turn you into a force in your industry, sometimes without even knowing it.
Any parent knows back-to-school time can be hectic. Schedules are more rigid with more packed into them like homework and extra-curricular activities. It can be a lot to balance for anyone, but for parents who are also students it can be near impossible at times. That doesn't just mean trying to squeeze in an extra hour or two a week for classes. It means an additional hour or two per class on top of that in study time.
Kari Grittner, Business and Accounting Program Coordinator at the Rasmussen College Eagan Campus, facilitated a webinar to help you understand the Certified Management Accountant credential and its return on investment.
The 2012 Presidential Campaign is in overdrive as voters get ready to head to the polls in November. USA Today ranks college students amongst the 90 million voters most likely to skip the polls this year.
Did you know about one-third of student's today transfer colleges at least once along the way toward finishing their degree? If you are one of these transfer students you may find transferring your credits into a new school can get confusing at times; especially when transferring between institutions that use different academic systems.
It's that time year of year when college students start getting back into school mode. You've signed up for classes and purchased your textbooks, but have you thought about how you're getting to class? Whether you own a car, take the bus or train, or hitch a ride with a friend, there are ways to cut the cost of your commute. Here are eight cost-free apps to get you to class on time and save you money.
Did you know in the 2000 Presidential Election George Bush defeated Al Gore by just 327 votes in Florida? That gave Bush the electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Do you think your vote counts now? It is always important, but even more so in an election year to know who your elected officials are and how their decisions impact you.
Have you ever wondered how you were going to budget and save money while borrowing money to go to school? Below are several examples on how one is able to do just that. With a little patience and thinking things through, it is possible.
Do you feel there is not enough time in the day? Have you begun to feel you are falling behind or getting overwhelmed? Don't fret. These time management tips will get you back on track - David Letterman style.
Like many students, Joshua Erickson of Central Wisconsin went to college with the expectation of receiving a job offer after graduation. With an Associate of Applied Science degree from a college in North Dakota, Erickson thought he was ready for the real world, but he quickly learned the real world wasn't ready for him.
It is nearly impossible to escape college without writing at least one essay or research paper, and likely many more. That is why it's vital to understand the importance of citation or citing your sources. It not only keeps you organized, but it can protect you from potential problems. APA Style, or American Psychological Association, is the standard format for almost all social science research fields. It was designed to standardize scientific writing.
As we go through our everyday lives we tend to get into a groove; a groove that stems from accepting where we are in our lives and becoming accustomed to the people we interact with, and the places we frequent. As people, we have a need to feel comfortable, secure, and in control of so many things: our jobs, our family, our friends, our self-image, etc.
You can't avoid it. Students, parents, schools, businesses, non-profits, politicians, athletes, and celebrities are all tweeting. Many of you will be tweeting on behalf of a company or organization in the coming months, if you're not already. That's why it's so important to remember the Internet is forever, and an inappropriate 140-character tweet could potentially break a career, before it even starts.
Millions of dollars are spent every year and countless surveys are conducted in order to gauge the level of employee satisfaction and professional growth, but sometimes we catch ourselves engaging in behavior that somehow isolates us from the people with whom we interact in our professions.
Remember your last Career Fair? You probably made 20 copies of your resume, showed up, walked around, met a few people, dropped off some resumes, and waited for calls that never came. Don't feel bad because many people do the same thing. Why? They're not prepared for the day.
As the new school year nears, many of you are probably trying to soak up those last few weeks of the summer sun, especially if you've been stuck inside all summer. For many of us though, protecting our skin outdoors is an afterthought. Check out our infographic below to make sure you are protected from the summer sun.
The back-to-school hustle has begun for both young and old. Children are busy soaking up the last of the summer's rays, college students are preparing for that first semester, and of course, parents are rushing about to schedule their children's necessary vaccination appointments. In fact, August is such a popular month for shots that it is now officially designated National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
You hear the term "Dress for Success" often in the business world. You hear it in every field and in every type of career even though not all positions require the same type of dress attire. So, how do you "Dress for Success"? First, make sure you dress appropriate for the job interview
Prior to joining Rasmussen College as a Program Manager, I worked in Human Resources at a four star, four diamond hotel for 21 years, and 11 of those years I worked as the Employment Manager. I saw the best and worst of applicants and interviews. With the annual Rasmussen College Career Expo coming up on Thursday, August 16, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the do's and don'ts of job interviewing.
Congratulation graduates, you can now call yourself alum. It's a title you get to carry the rest of your life, so why not take advantage of it by joining your school's alumni association? It's a great way to keep in touch with classmates, an excellent way to network with other alumni, and who knows; those connections could land you a job.
From our What Should I Do With My Life series we discuss degree options, career opportunities, and what to look for in an accounting degree program.
In this video blog from our What Should I Do With My Life series we chat about what to expect as a career as an Accountant.
Did you know that the jobs with the fastest growth projections through 2020 will require some type of postsecondary education?
The thought of a new job is exciting, that is, often times, until you actually sit down and begin the search. The excitement can quickly give way to confusion, frustration and being completely overwhelmed. You know the jobs are out there, but how do you weed through all of them and find the right one for you?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs with the fastest growth projected through 2020 will require some type of postsecondary education.
It's never easy to try and find a career after you graduate from a college or university. Depending on the field, some of those who have earned a degree either online or on campus may be overwhelmed by the entire experience of getting their foot in the industry door.
You know the statistics-it's the hardest time to find a job in the U.S. since the Great Depression. Although the economy may be picking up, the job market isn't necessarily following along. While this is obviously bad news for the unemployed, it's also not very good news for persons hoping to change jobs in the near future.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two-thirds of jobs will require postsecondary education or training of their employees by 2018 (2010).
If you're prone to getting anxiety when it comes time to take tests or exams, read on. Here are a few tips to combat exam anxiety...
According to a study by the Higher Education Research Institute, one in six college students in 2005 were first generation college students (2006).
IT degree and Accounting degree programs can teach you the hard skills you need for a job in those fields, but softer skills, like communication and social etiquette, are also a necessary asset.
Not wanting to go to college immediately after high school is completely understandable.
It's no secret that college requires a whole lot of studying. Learning how to study effectively can sometimes be tricky, but with the right tips and tricks, you can combat your studying woes.
A 2009 study by the Delta Project shows that students are covering more of the cost of their education than in the past, which means budgeting for college students is increasingly essential in order to handle necessary expenses.
An effective study routine is essential to progressing academically.
Workers with an Associate's degree averaged an extra $128 per week in 2001, compared to workers with a high school diploma (Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2003).
No matter what your reason for leaving was, reentering the workforce after a long hiatus can be difficult, especially in a rough economy.
There are many factors that can get in the way of earning a degree, which is why many people find themselves wanting to return to school later on in their careers to finish up a Bachelor's degree.
Kandice Solin, a Rasmussen College business degree student from the Brooklyn Park, MN college campus shares five key lessons she has learned to master college learning (and life):
With so much going on in your college career, it's easy to let things get a little disorganized.
It may not seem like it, but sleep is one of the most important aspects of your college life.
According to Sallie Mae, 84 percent of undergraduate students had a credit card in 2009. Here are some key tips for managing credit cards in college.
Even if you're not pursuing a Business degree or anything related, business skills can come in handy for anyone looking to enter the professional world.
College exams can be stressful, especially if you're taking a test that will determine your future career as you complete a very involved program, like a Paralegal degree or a Licensed Practical Nursing degree.
Eduventures performed a study in 2007 which showed that 71 percent of high school students consider a campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a school.
If you have a learning disability, managing your college life can be tough, but help is available.
Even though most colleges have computer labs and other facilities for students to use, having your own computer can help a lot if you don't want to be confined to a public area when you're working.
Like it or not, college can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses that can get you sick. Learn tips to avoid getting sick in this informative article...
Note taking in class can help you get better grades on tests, papers, and homework assignments.
As a college student, you'll need to know how to get through extensive reading material as efficiently as possible.
Get the most out of your course syllabus by paying attention to a few details.
College is a great place to meet new friends and make contacts with people who you could potentially use for networking later on once you enter the workplace.
Studying with classmates is often more effective than studying by yourself.
Participating in a college internship can be a great way to earn real world professional experience that can help you land a job post-graduation.
Before you step into that all-important interview, consult this guide to make the best first impression possible with your interview attire.
The first step to career victory is to prepare for an interview. Use these etiquette tips for interviews to ensure you are making the best impression possible.
Are you a high school graduate or even an adult looking to obtain a college degree? Looking for college can be difficult, but with the right resources, your job may be a bit easier.
The financial expenses associated with earning a college degree can be overwhelming for anyone to handle alone.
Macaroni and cheese is a comfort food that reminds you of simpler times, before final exams and student loans. And while your pocket book and your schedule may not allow for fancy cheeses or hours spent waiting for the oven, you probably have a package or two of Easy Mac tucked away in a cupboard or drawer somewhere. Find one, and get cooking!
Whether you are trying to land your first job or thinking about making a major career change, you might be tempted to accept the highest-paid job offer without thinking twice. But is a high paycheck really enough to bring complete job satisfaction? Many of the happiest working professionals say that money isn't everything.
Academic Dean at Rasmussen College highlights business career paths in the latest installment of "Raise Your Hand" Video Blog Series.
In this interview, a Rasmussen College Program Manager shares important insight into the college admissions process including: what to look while researching colleges, common questions, college success strategies, and more.
Do you feel like you've been stuck at the same dead-end job for too long? Why not do something about it? Going back to school could be the answer to finally being able to work in a profession you love.
Here are the top questions that you should ask an admissions manager while searching for the perfect online degree program.
Have you been stuck in the same career for a number of years? Does going to work feel more like a prison sentence than a way to make money? Why not consider going back to school to get on that career path you've always wanted? Luckily, it's never been easier to pursue your true passions.
With dozens of avenues for online promotion, how do you choose the best channels for promoting an event online? This infographic will guide you to optimal social media event promotion for a successful event.
Rasmussen College alumni, Jacob Sorem, who is now an instructor at Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park, MN. He shares his educational and career path from start to finish in this riveting article.
Rasmussen College technology instructor, PJ Way, shares the top apps for finding the best gas prices around town with ABC - 7 News.
Want to know why summer school is worth the investment? Academic Dean at Rasmussen College, Brooks Doherty, shares tips in newest installment of Raise Your Hand, a video blog series.
Academic advisor at Rasmussen College weighs in on how to multitask the right way.
Ever wonder how multitasking effects your brain? Check out how your brain functions juggling multiple types of media...
Having a full-time job, being a parent, and juggling completing an online degree program is a big challenge. As a matter of fact, it's a challenge that can only be successfully managed by learning one very important skill - time management. Here are some helpful tips to mastering time management.
Attention Students: Learn more about the "A New Year, New You Essay Contest"
With an economy only slowly recovering from a deep recession, and jobs still scarce those seeking employment are increasingly realizing the value and importance of a college degree. Learn more about the value of higher education and how it can help you achieve your career goals.
As 2011 commences, here are five great resume tips to help rejuvenate your job search.
Whether you are an online business degree seeking student, a full-time worker, or a busy mother juggling a jam-packed calendar of family events; staying on track to fulfill a personal goal can be a struggle. Here are five tips for sticking to your New Year's resolution...
As a college student in an online course, you will do a wide variety of writing, from the formal research paper to informal discussions with other students. Here are a few things to remember when you write online.
Mastering the S.T.A.R Technique and other helpful interviewing strategies
Watch this job search strategy webinar, featuring the Rasmussen College Online career services team.
Getting an "A" on a test is often a tricky task as a college student. This article uncovers some great mind tricks and study tricks to help you earn an "A".
Attending a career fair is a great way to get exposure to prospective employers. Read this article to learn a few great tips on how to maximize your career fair attendance.
There are many things in life that you can control, but Mother Nature certainly is not one of them. Educate yourself on the steps you need to take if a natural disaster strikes.
Writing a resume is no easy feat. Trying to figure out what style, format, font and wording to use can be a real challenge, especially if you are a first time resume writer. The following article will take you on a journey through three "bad" resumes. On the way you will encounter poor spacing, bad spelling, strange fonts and fancy borders. The road to recovery is quick however, and you will soon find your way to three "good" sample resumes you can use to create your own masterpiece.
On July 23rd I was able to log on to a great webinar sponsored By: LinkedIn. The title of the webinar: "LinkedIn on Campus: Exclusive Training for Career Services Professionals" led me to believe that I would hear about things I already knew about LinkedIn- making connections, updating my status and seeking out new connections. I've been a member of LinkedIn for over a year now and thought that because my profile stated it was "100% complete" that I was set...wow, was I wrong!