Articles tagged with student success

What I Wish Someone Told Me Before Taking a Gap Year

Many students consider taking a gap year between high school and college to see the world, gain new experiences or earn some money. But if college is part of your plan, how will taking a gap year affect your future? Will some time away from the classroom enhance your education or hinder it?

10 Surprising Student Resources You Didn't Know Rasmussen Offered

If you’re enrolled at Rasmussen College, you have a whole slew of student resources at disposal. We want to make sure you’re getting the very most out of your educational experience, so we put together this list of 10 resources you may not know were available … until now!

Ft. Myers Student Puts Family First with Design Degree

Few things held Ft. Myers, Fla., student Karen Sentner's attention like art and design while growing up. But like a lot of artistically inclined young people, a time came where she had to decide whether her passion would become a hobby or a career with which she could support her family. The choice was easy for Sentner.

Mankato Accounting Grad Takes Family on Fast Track to Bachelor's Degree

Hard work can take you a long way in life, and few professions understand the value of a hard day's work like farmers. Mankato, Minn., accounting graduate Lisa Seidl grew up in an agricultural family and although she has career plans beyond the farm, the work ethic and values she developed there have never left.

The 3 Step Guide to College After the Military

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.

Brooklyn Park Practical Nursing Grad Trades Scissors for Stethoscope

For most people, a trip to the doctor's office is not the highlight of their week, so a frosty nurse making them feel unwelcome can add to their stress. Fortunately for any of her future patients, Brooklyn Park Practical Nursing graduate Melinda Odegard has been making people feel at ease her whole life.

Wausau Nursing Student Pursues Lifetime Dream While Caring for Family

The prospect of dealing with blood is enough to deter a lot of people from pursuing a career in the medical field. Rasmussen College student Krystl Taylor is not one of those people. From an early age she was fascinated by medical procedures and the healthcare profession. "As a kid my mom used to watch those real surgery shows on T.V. and I would just stand in the hallway since I wasn't allowed to watch with her," said Taylor. "I've always just loved that stuff." With that early interest in the medical field, it's no surprise Taylor is now well on her way to an associate's degree in nursing.

Firsthand Advice on Transitioning Into Your First Graphic Design Job

As you approach the end of your journey towards earning a graphic design degree, you're probably experiencing a multitude of emotions. Though this mix of emotions is completely normal, it helps to have a little encouragement from someone who has been there. That's why we caught up with Sara Carter, a former Rasmussen College graphic design student who parlayed her degree into her first graphic design job.

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