October 2013

How do you decide when the time is right to go back and earn your bachelor's or master's degree online? How do you decide which online university is the right fit for you? How do you know where you'll have the best chance at being successful? You do your homework.

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to turn off the lights, turn up the sound, and check out this terrifying short video that showed recently during the previews in movie theaters in three major U.S. markets: Are you haunted by "The Red"? Paying for school doesn't

By Madonna Tritle Student Mentor, WGU College of Business At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course

In order to build a successful career in business, it is often said that, like a shark, you need to keep moving to survive. As part of that constant movement, it's imperative for business managers and administrators to always be looking for opportunities for more training, including learning from, and

Everyone is talking about competency-based education . Last month, a bipartisan group of Congress members in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would establish a Competency-Based Education Demonstration Program . The month before that, President Obama laid out a plan for encouraging innovation and affordability in the nation's

Have you considered becoming an IT consultant? This career in information technology is becoming much more in demand as companies look for ways to cut costs while simultaneously receiving the IT support they need. For anyone with an interest in information technology, consulting can be an exciting career path because

Are you haunted by the thought that you never completed your education? Do you have nightmares that you may be passed over for a promotion because you don't have a degree? What scares you the most about returning to school to complete your bachelor's or master's degree? What phobias are

By Tracey Kell, WGU Student Success Specialist Test anxiety is a common experience that many students have before taking an assessment or during the actual exam. It is frustrating to draw a blank during an assessment or to become so nervous that you cannot concentrate enough to answer the questions.

Do you know about Academic Services at WGU? The resources that WGU students work with most frequently are their student mentors and course mentors. The Academic Services department is the "next-door neighbor" to Mentoring and consists of many teams that assist students and guide them on their path to academic,

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