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How to Improve Your Computer Skills Without Breaking the Bank

How to Improve Your Computer Skills Without Breaking the Bank

My heart broke for this woman in front of me. She was in her late 40s. She attended a different college a year or two prior to this day in pursuit of her associate’s degree. She quit after only a couple weeks.   She could […]

Make Your Time Count: How to Increase Productivity

Make Your Time Count: How to Increase Productivity

Call me irritable, but this whole business of having only 24 hours in a day annoys me. The concept of fitting in eight hours of work, possibly a couple hours for class, cooking dinner, cleaning up from dinner, doing laundry, getting baths, preparing for tomorrow, […]

What to Expect of Online Classes

What to Expect of Online Classes

Okay. Here’s my confession. When I would go to class, coming from work and going back to work as soon as it was over — and dressed in business casual attire because of it — I was riddled with envy when 90 percent of my classmates […]

When Your Partner Wants to Go Back to School

When Your Partner Wants to Go Back to School

The following post is based on personal opinion, observation and experience only and should not be considered “official” advice from a qualified professional.   It’s big news to take when your partner says he or she wants to go to college. Such an undertaking will turn your home life […]

Time Management: Lose the To-Do List Blues

Time Management: Lose the To-Do List Blues

Imagine your brain as a bucket. That poor bucket is already heavy with job duties, family schedules, grocery shopping, meal planning, home maintenance, car repairs, and countless other drops that need contained. Now, let’s add school and the associated fun that comes with it: Deadlines, […]

Make it a Date!

Make it a Date!

When I was in high school, I took advanced biology, which enraptured me. Our studies piqued my curiosity and took us on several excursions outside the classroom – even better! The unfortunate aspect for me on these outings, however, is my lack of grace and […]

Financing Higher Education Part 2: Student Loan Crossroad

Financing Higher Education Part 2: Student Loan Crossroad

It happened. I stumbled on a crossroad in my educational pursuit. Most, if not all, of us balk at the idea of taking on (more) debt, but I came to a point where my choice was either get a student loan or quit. Neither was […]

Semester Reflections – Spring 2018

Semester Reflections – Spring 2018

The spring 2018 semester is finished. The summer semester will begin soon. As I sit here reflecting on the spring, I find myself realizing how tough I made it for myself, yet I broke through to the struggle and found success. There are areas where […]

Financing Higher Education Part 1: Federal Pell Grant

Financing Higher Education Part 1: Federal Pell Grant

Part of my job in higher education is answering letters requesting information about the university. Many of these letters come from kids of all ages who are writing as part of a class project. Sometimes these letters get comical. This spring I received a letter […]

The Random Things You Learn

The Random Things You Learn

It was one of those long nights that came after a long day. Apparently, everyone in my class was feeling the same way. Looking across the lecture hall, I could see the majority of my classmates slouched in their seats, heads resting in their hands […]