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September 2013 Posts

 
9/30/2013 2:06 pm

When Amber Wiltgen was in her online accounting degree program at WGU, she was able to make excellent use of the online university’s competency-based education model to accelerate quickly through her program. After one particularly successful term, Amber’s mentor Autumn asked her to jot down her top 10 tips for being a successful student so that Autumn could share them with her other students.

Guest Blogger
9/18/2013 2:38 pm

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 material. Advice from your mentors is invaluable as you make your way through your online degree program. But we also want you to benefit from the wisdom of mentors not necessarily assigned to you, so occasionally, The Night Owl features advice from WGU mentors in colleges throughout the university.

The Night Owl Blog
9/16/2013 1:11 pm

For those starting a career in teaching, whether they are fresh out of school or embarking on a new career path, entering the classroom for the first time as the sole educator in charge can be daunting. While student teaching can help one prepare for the experience, without a mentor, the transition can be tricky.

Teachers College
9/6/2013 10:28 am

B.S. in Business Management graduate Bryan Lee explains how he overcame tragedies in his personal life to finish his degree. He also shares how his WGU mentor and WellConnect program helped him overcome the struggles he faced while he pursued his degree.