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.
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With so many resources online, it’s hard to narrow it down and find ones that are not only reliable and useful, but also free for students. We’ve saved you the time and picked out our 15 best free search engines for research.
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.
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.
We rounded up a list of jobs that can be landed with only a diploma or certificate, which could save you time and money compared to a traditional degree. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised...
Taking excellent notes and keeping them organized will help you focus on learning the information you need to know for the test. We’ve asked professionals in multiple fields for their top tips in note-taking. Whether you prefer to take notes digitally or by hand, read on! There’s a section 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!
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.
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!
It’s time to seriously consider that career change you’ve been fantasizing about. Many have gone before you and felt the same concern you’re feeling. But they overcame the obstacles and never looked back. We asked a few of these pioneers to share their best career change advice. Keep reading and prepare to be empowered.
If you’re ready to move on to bigger and better things but still have financial aid questions hanging over your head, don’t worry! We enlisted financial aid experts from Rasmussen College to provide simple answers to some of the questions they get asked most. So keep reading to hear their responses to frequently asked financial aid questions.
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.
Whether you've been a student for a while or are just starting college, there will come a time when you'll need a little inspiration. These inspirational quotes should help keep your mind positive and give you a boost for the day.
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.
Imagine you’ve been transported back to the middle ages … not everyone gets to be king or queen. So, what would you do for a living? How would you feed your family? How would you fight off the plague and stake your claim in one of the harshest time periods in human history? Take this quiz to find out!
Don’t let your fear of the unknown keep you from pursuing your career dreams. It always helps to gain a little wisdom and inspiration from those who came before you. We connected with a handful of professionals who went back to school mid-career and never looked back. Keep reading to hear how they knew they were ready to become a college student.
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.
Believe it or not, there are several tips and tricks that can help you make your iPad even easier. We consulted some Apple enthusiasts to share the iPad shortcuts they can’t live without. Check out these tips to get the most out of your device.
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.
There are very few professions these days that will not incorporate interaction with others. This is why it's imperative to develop strong teamwork skills. Not only will this skillset serve you well in your future career but it'll help you acquire the knowledge and training you'll need to get there.
You've finally decided you're ready to go to college-congrats! The toughest decision is behind you, but there's still some work ahead of you. Now you need to figure out how to prepare for college and what type of classes are best for you. There are a few signs that suggest you're ready to become an online student. Take a look at the list below to see if you see these signs in your own life.
What do college students need? What can I give that won't have them awkwardly asking for a gift receipt? Rather than taking a shot in the dark, take a look at this list we compiled. Your holiday shopping will be finished in no time thanks to these useful gift ideas for college students.
Affordability is important when choosing a degree program. But don't let those initial numbers scare you. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities out there to help lower the bottom line. Here's four places to search for scholarships.
Whether you were a stay-at-home mom, have a disability, enlisted in the military or just took some time off from your career, reentering the workforce can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Career expert Jessica Koltz, Rasmussen College career services advisor, says there are plenty of ways for you to prepare for reentering the workforce, including everything from volunteer work to your social media privacy settings.
We compiled a list of the best brain-training apps to help you excel in the classroom and have fun while doing it. Take a look and you're bound to find something that will help you start climbing the ladder to success in the classroom.
Wouldn't it be nice to travel the world? In some countries (and now the United States, too), the time after high school-referred to as a gap year-is when people choose to get in that valuable early life experience. Check out this infographic to learn the pros and cons of taking a gap year.
There'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.
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.
Although more and more people are going to college than 50 years ago, it is still difficult for families to afford it. Check out this infographic to learn more about parents' savings dilemma.
At some point in your life you may ask yourself, "What good is a degree?" Although earning a degree often leads to a job and a salary, there are many, many more benefits. To learn some more benefits of having a degree, check out our infographic below.
The majority of us have gone through the K-12 education system, and have learned many school subjects along the way-ones that may or may not have interested us. Check out this infographic to learn which subjects we value the most, which have stayed with us the longest and which ones we consider unimportant.
Whether it's 3 a.m. the weekend before finals or it's 3 p.m. on your first day of classes, it's never too early or late to review these creative tips and tricks for fostering great study habits.
With each new generation comes speculation about what they'll be like. Studies show the current generation, Millennials, are extremely interested in being their own boss and becoming an entrepreneur. Check out the below infographic to learn more about the millennial generation and why entrepreneurship may be their calling.
It's that time of year again - time for county and state fairs, which means munching on lots of interesting food. Before heading out to the fair, check out what's really in your favorite foods.
Rasmussen College hosted its inaugural Twitter chat on July 23 for prospective students interested in earning their college degree.
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.
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.
On Friday, July 19, the entire college - including campuses in all five states - will be giving back to the community, and this year, students have the chance to partner up with faculty and staff on their campuses to volunteer their time to a good cause.
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..
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.
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.
Coming up with the right attire for an important job interview or a fancy night out can be difficult - mainly because it can carry a high price tag and, for college students, it's often not something that's just lying around in your closet. Jeff Frie, a career services advisor at Rasmussen College in St. Cloud, sympathized with himself and other college students, and created a solution.
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.
At just 17-years-old, Chelsey Ballard's life changed forever. The School of Education graduate went from living the life of a typical high school teenager to a teen mom - one statistic Ballard says she never imagined being a part of. According to stayteen.org, less than half of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than two percent earn a college degree by age 30.
A college lecture used to be given to a classroom of newly graduated 18-year-olds looking for the 'time of their life' and the 'full college experience'. However, times have changed. Often these days, students attend college part-time, as well as attend lectures online and are also busy working and/or providing for their family. The majority of "traditional" students are now enrolled in online schooling, and at community and for-profit colleges.
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.
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.
As students' lives become busier they need all the extra time they can get to manage school and life. Textbooks are not what they used to be, and that is a good thing. Print textbooks are good, but eBooks are the way to go in 2013. So, why give up print textbooks for eBooks? They are versatile, searchable, portable and efficient, not to mention they are much easier on your back.
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.
Education has always been a big part of Immaculate Oburu's life. Growing up in Kenya, the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences student says her parents instilled the importance of higher education at a young age, so she had no doubt she would one day hold a college degree. Little did she know, however, that degree would come from halfway around the world.
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.
There's a new vibe on the Rasmussen College St. Cloud campus - a new energy that seems to carry from room to room. For some, it's the new carpet and freshly painted walls. For others, it's the brand new Student Lounge, Multimedia Lab and Career Services Center. Ask anyone on campus and they'd tell you with a smile how happy they are with the recent makeover.
College is stressful. Work is stressful, and being a parent will certainly stress you out at times. Add all those together and it's no wonder a recent survey found the most stressed out generation of adults in the nation are also the youngest.
You might call it luck or just a really good day, but after hearing Leslie Montague's story, you'll agree her recent success is well-deserved. The very day Montague passed her Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam she got hired at Premier Surgical Institute - a brand new hospital in Galena, Kan. Needless to say, the Rasmussen College Health Information Technician graduate is overjoyed.
When you were young, you may have learned to speak Pig Latin - the special language only those in the "Pig Latin Club" could understand. Sometimes at Rasmussen the same thing can occur. The following is a list of common terms and their definitions. You are a member of our club and we want you to know the "secret" language, too.
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.
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.
Your professional image starts with the way you are dressed and is reinforced with your personal mannerisms and actions. Professional etiquette not only makes a difference when you are looking for a job, but can make a difference in your ability to be successful on the job and even keep a job.
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.
When you begin researching colleges and degree programs, it's easy to get caught up with the cost - specifically the cost per credit hour. Before choosing a college, it's important to look inside the cost of tuition because it often includes a number of hidden fees, everything from books to parking and living expenses.
Support from your First Phone Call to Starting your Career: Part Two - Program Manager & Student Financial Services Advisor
They're often the first voice you hear and sometimes the last. At Rasmussen College, program managers are with a student from enrollment to graduation, and they often become a good friend.
Each week, a group of Rasmussen College students meet at the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus and brainstorm ways to give back to their community.
Studying for long hours every day can take a toll on you in more ways than one. So how can you make your study time less stressful? Follow what is referred to as the "20/20/20 Rule".
Crop, cut, layer, depth and render; do you know what these terms mean? If not, ask the dozen community members who attended the Holiday Card Design event at the Rasmussen College Mankato campus on Nov. 27, 2012. Not only did they learn how to use Photoshop, but the community members now have a beautiful holiday card to send out this year.
If you're like most adults, caffeine is part of your daily routine. However, heavy caffeine can lead to health issues such as insomnia and stomach pain. Check out our new infographic and see if you should cut out some of your favorite drinks in the New Year.
Going to college is a big decision - one likely made with the support of others. That support can come from many places, most often someone close to you. I've had the privilege of interviewing several students at Rasmussen College. Many tell me they lean on their family for support, which has become a big part of their success.
When life gets tough, it's easy to turn away from your goals - especially the most challenging ones. Earning a college degree is a prime example. Life's demands such as marriage, raising children, or an out-of-state relocation compete for your time and financial resources. It can be difficult with so much on your plate.
Explore our latest research tool, Discovery All-in-One Search Platform.Learn to take a thesis statement or research question and transform that into a search strategy within the platform.
Internship and volunteer experience can be exceptionally valuable to your career if you are lucky enough to snag those opportunities. We have compiled a list of reasons why landing an internship or volunteer opportunity can be one of the most important tasks while in search of a job.
Tis' the season of giving, and wouldn't it be nice have Santa's sleigh to navigate the busy malls! Check out our new infographic The Psychology of Holiday Shopping to see how your behavior compares.
Learn how to locate in-text citation help and examples. Gain the skills to successfully complete APA citation in your research papers and assignments by watching this webinar.
If there is one thing Christina Bothun knows, it's how to be a parent. The mother of five grew up in southeastern Minnesota near the town of Preston - a community made of people she calls family rather than neighbors.
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.
Discover techniques to use suggestions from your instructor or writing lab and transform your paper from good to great by watching this webinar.
Five people, five stories, one message - "It gets better." In a new three-minute video, Rasmussen College is sending a message of hope to its students, faculty and staff who struggle with acceptance. Rasmussen College has partnered with the It Gets Better Project, a collection of online videos from around the nation published by both individuals and organizations.
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.
Broaden results - get more results, but less precise results and narrow results - get less results, but more precise results all in one webinar!
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.
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.
Imagine not having to carry what feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders - a backpack full of heavy books. Instead, you can carry just one device and have all your textbooks accessible with the tap of your finger.
College students - are you ready for the November election? Recent studies show you may not be as interested in the 2012 campaigns as years past. In 2008, 29 percent of college students paid close attention to the presidential race. That number is down to 19 percent. See where you stack up against other college students this election year in our infographic below.
There are new friends to be made and lessons to be learned when beginning a new college quarter. It can sometimes be challenging, but it can also be inspirational and rewarding. Know Rasmussen College is here to support you and to help you balance your coursework and life. Below is a resource for you to come back to week by week in order for you to find the inspiration, motivation and confidence necessary to successfully complete the quarter.
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.
War Refugee Turned College Student: How One Rasmussen College Student Overcame Adversity to Achieve Success
From the outside, Michael Valentich looks and sounds like many 24-year-old college students. Having recently earned his Criminal Justice Associate's degree at the Rockford campus, he decided to continue his education at Rasmussen College by pursuing a bachelor's degree online. Valentich is also balancing school with a full time job. His recent success is no doubt impressive; how he reached this point in life though is truly inspirational.
Online degree programs have grown at an exceptional rate in the past decade. The virtual classroom has enabled students to tailor their learning around their busy schedules. While one student may find it empowering to take business courses and never have to leave the office, another appreciates the option of finally completing a bachelor's degree just after the children have gone to bed. Whatever the reason, online courses and degree programs are in high demand. Even traditional universities and colleges are offering more courses online.
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.
From tuition to books to those late night coffee runs, college can be pricey. Two-thirds of college students say they work part-time, sometimes even more to help pay for school. We took a look at some of the most popular part-time jobs for college students and how many hours they're working every week. You might even find a job that's right for you in our infographic below.
Whether you pay for them individually or as part of your tuition, textbooks are not cheap. Still, they are chock full of information and you have to have them. The problem is what to do with them when you are done. They can collect dust in your closet, sit on your bookshelf, subtly showing off your intellect or you can sell them in hopes of making some of that money back. When it comes to selling your books there are several options.
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.
There is a period in most people's life when they are faced with a huge decision - one that not only affects their life, but the life of others. Julie Sharma had that happen to her.
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.
Every penny counts in this economy, especially when you are a student trying to cover the cost of tuition and everyday living expenses. Your education is an investment in the future, but it can start paying off before you even earn your degree or certificate.
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.
Finding that first job after graduation can be stressful for any college student, but fortunately after five tough years, the job market is finally starting to look better. See how college students feel about finding their first job in our Infographic below.
What do you want to do when you grow up? It's a question many of you probably wrote an essay about in grade school. Some of you may still be trying to answer that question. From a professional athlete to a doctor or firefighter, most of us had childhood dreams. Aaron Gelle of Blaine says he's wanted to be a police officer since he was seven years old.
Did you find yourself glued to the TV during the Olympics? It's hard not to be inspired after watching the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team take gold or U.S. Swimmer Rebecca Soni break the breaststroke world record not once, but twice. These are the best athletes in the world, but like many Rasmussen College students, some U.S. Olympians also exercised their minds in a college classroom.
"We're in college, and we want our news now!"And that's exactly what's happening. Check out the infographic below to learn how college students are consuming news on their smartphones.
A person will often graduate with a degree, only to later realize it wasn't for them and go back to school to earn a degree in something more suitable to their interests and talents. That's what happened to recent Rasmussen College Surgical Technologist graduate, Summer Blakey.
For eight years, Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Clark of Waco, Texas served her country with the U.S. Navy as a mechanical engineer. She finished two deployments aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, one to the Mediterranean, the other to the Persian Gulf. Clark is a proud servicewoman, and a proud mother of two.
Working full time and raising a family, Christy Underwood juggled her life obligations with attending college in the past, but she couldn't find the school or program to accommodate her busy lifestyle until she started taking online classes at Rasmussen College.
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.
Are you considering taking a year off from school? If so, you are not alone. Gap years, as they have come to be known, are becoming increasingly popular, as well as highly debated. Supporters say it can provide students clarity and give them an edge when returning to school. Opponents say it can be unproductive and actually make it harder for students to return to the classroom. Regardless which side of the debate you are on, one thing both sides agree on is a gap year needs to be well thought out and thoroughly planned with set goals.
It's happened again. Hackers found their way inside a major website and stole approximately 450,000 account logins and passwords. Those passwords were then published for the world to see. Yahoo is not alone. Last month, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords showed up on a Russian website. You may be thinking, "I use those websites". As students, you're encouraged to, but there are some steps you can take to keep your personal information safe online
The Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus teamed up with the non-profit organization, Fashion Feeds Warmth, on Cinco de Mayo to help provide properly fitted and functional clothing to infants, children, and adults worldwide.
Traditionally, Fall has been the ideal time to start college. You've had a nice summer break, maybe taken a vacation or two, and had a carefree couple of months. What do you have to lose, right? Wrong. What most students don't realize is that the cost of a leisurely summer can actually be quite steep.
If you were charged with instilling lasting, meaningful advice to college graduates as they head out to find their way in the world what would it be? That is the monumental task put on commencement address speakers at graduation ceremonies across the country. If you have ever sat through a graduation ceremony you know a commencement address either becomes the long, often boring, part you are forced to sit through before diplomas are handed out, or it is the voice and message that keeps ringing in your head long after the ceremony has ended.
Everyone's college experience is different. Students attend different schools, choose different majors, and many other things that make each person's experience unique. But what everyone can take away from college-along with a degree-is an experience that helped you learn valuable life lessons. While you might not realize it right away, these life lessons can go a long way in preparing you for a bright future. Here are 10 life lessons you learn in college that prepare you for life after graduation:
Responding to your classmates in the discussion forum is an essential part of online courses. In the discussion forum, students have the chance to interact with one another and share their individual points of view. Although responding to your classmates' posts may seem like a simple task, many students have a difficult time writing thoughtful responses which promote discussion and student interaction.
Summer is just about here and it is time to try to pick up some extra cash, but where do you look first? The answer depends on your goals, both short term and long term. Things to consider include pay, flexible schedule, available hours, experience, benefits and discounts.
Creating successful study habits can be a challenge for any student, and can be even more difficult for the millions of students that take online classes. With the ability to create your own course schedule, the flexibility of online classes is becoming the ideal fit for more and more college students.
You've done the class work, now it is time to show what you can do in the real world. One of the best bridges between the classroom and corporate America is an internship. Internships have gone from a highlight on your resume to a near essential these days. If you want to compete in a tough economy where more and more people are vying for fewer and fewer jobs you need to have at least one internship.
Facebook rolled out its new timeline profile features, and one of the new elements is the ability to post a "life event".
You know the saying, 'timing is everything'? Well, timing appears to be good for this year's college graduates. After several years of rising unemployment numbers and a very competitive job market, things finally appear to be turning around a bit.
Many adult students assume they'll be surrounded by younger students in their late teens and early 20s, but the truth is that classrooms continue to become increasingly diverse.
According to Gallup research studies, individuals who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
As an avid reader, I wanted to put together a list of ten books that I think every high school student should read before he or she enters college.
Employment and pay are two factors prospective college students may consider when choosing a career. And in today's job market, some college degrees are more advantageous than others.
Rasmussen College - Brooklyn Park, MN student, Daphne Pacheco Brown share a poem about her experiences through life...
In the past five years or so, search engines have become engrained in our lives. As more and more of the population searches online, new strategies emerge that can ensure you can find data faster and more efficiently.
It's almost time for finals! The Rasmussen College - Rockford, IL Librarian, Jon Mladic, shares some great studying tips that use memory tricks. Check out the "do's" and "don'ts" here.
According to a Cone Business in Social Media study, 60 percent of Americans use social media websites (2008).
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'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.
Although the economy is starting to pick back up and grow again, it may not feel like it for many Americans.
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.
In 2009, the New York Times reported that every year colleges around the country send letters to accepted students rescinding their offers due to poor performance.
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.
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.
Though basic academic subjects like calculus or English may have not changed much in the past two decades, technology is a different story.
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.
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.
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!
Rasmussen College Student Economics Business Analyst Angel Patel compares standard, graduated and income-based repayment options in this brief video.
Rasmussen College Director of Student Economics Adam Steinbrunner created this brief video that highlights the differences between subsidized and subsidized loans.
Rasmussen College Student Economics Business Analyst Angel Patel explains deferment and provides and example in this brief educational video.
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.
With mobile communication currently at a fever pitch, it's no wonder that phone applications have been giving students a leg up on their studies through means of time management, organizing notes and even balancing bills.
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.
Rasmussen College Academic Dean Brooks Doherty hosts a bi-weekly vlog focused on tips for college students.
Academic Dean at Rasmussen College, Brooks Doherty, shares tips for college success in the second episode of Raise Your Hand, a bi-weekly vlog focused on tips and tricks for college students.
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.
Here are some back to school tips to make your brain go from zero to hero.
Business degree student, Michele Reed, discusses learning how to stay healthy as a student.
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".
Facebook is the most popular social network on the Internet with more than 200 million active users worldwide. Facebook started in 2004 as a site for college students to socially interact in a virtual setting; but the site has since advanced to a popular online destination used by web users of all ages; and consequentially morphed into a new marketing channel for organizations.
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.
Say goodbye to endless library call card searches and hello to blogs.This list spans a broad range of topics: from wellness and organization to productivity, to technology and finance.
Books, big screen or small screen: teachers are portrayed everywhere in pop culture. This list is set to describe the good, the bad and the funny in fictional educational world. From inspirational to lifeless, and deceitful to dorky...every one of these teachers are memorable in some way, shape or form.
This article discloses 50 tips for aceing a college paper. Read on to learn more...
Need an easy, economical meal that will be ready in fewer than fifteen minutes? Think ramen. Far from simply a staple for college students, ramen noodles can serve as the basis for a variety of meals, side dishes, and snacks. Using one of the suggestions below or your own imagination, one cellophane package of those thin curly noodles can be transformed into a salad, soup, side dish, entre or even dessert, often with minimal effort. Read on for 50 amazing ramen noodle recipes.