August 2014

By Brandy Dumas WGU Student, B.A. Interdiscininary Studies K–8 WGU students are called Night Owls for a reason. Night is the time when most of us finally have time for school. Our days are filled with jobs, family, significant others, children, and a list of other responsibilities that have nothing

Careers in information technology offer employees some of the most remarkable perks out of any industry. That's because IT firms realize that productivity is a result of happiness. Some of the biggest companies around offer amazing benefit packages and workplace amenities that most people could only dream about. Whether it's

By Nick Rothacher Scholarship Program Manager Last month, U.S. News reported that approximately 31 million adults in the U.S. have some college but no degree . That's nearly 10% of Americans that started down a path in life and were unable to complete what they started. The biggest waste of

By Dr. Nancy Champion Cartwright Course Mentor, Teacher Education 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

The end of August, beginning of September. For most of us, this time of year is permanently ingrained with memories of new teachers, new classmates, a new year staring us down with new curriculum, new challenges, new adventures… It's back-to-school time again. And although WGU enrolls new students every month

Bosses. We’ve all had them and will continue to throughout our careers. Some bosses are nurturing and help you grow. Others test your limits with their demands. Either way, they’re part of our lives. Whether you’re currently a boss or working toward it, take our quiz to find out which famous boss you’re most like.

Facing a deadline to keep her job and maxed out on student loans, Alisha Sabin wasn't sure she'd ever finish what she started. As a vice president at a credit union, Alisha had been given a timeline to earn her degree in order to keep her position. Although she had

In the world of business, having a master's degree matters. For one thing, there's the matter of money. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2012, the median weekly earnings for a master's degree holder were $1,300, compared with $1,066 for a worker with just a bachelor's degree.

Intelligence is in many ways a testament to motivation. That is to say, our personal education is often in our own hands. Some of the most iconic scientists, writers, and innovators were never big on school, and pushed themselves to greatness. But at the end of the day, there are

For over a century, higher education has been based around the credit hour . The idea behind this system is simple. Students go to class and therefore spend a certain amount of time learning, which then is quantified into credit until a number has been reached that warrants a degree.

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