Online Student Tips

If you are in the WGU online Teachers College , working hard toward getting a degree and becoming a teacher, the light at the end of the tunnel is demonstration teaching. Maybe you can just see it way off in the distance; maybe it’s getting closer and brighter every day.

Mentor: a wise and trusted counselor, guide, or teacher; tutor; coach January is National Mentoring Month, and at WGU, we’re excited to celebrate. National Mentoring Month honors the work specifically of volunteers who mentor children, giving kids a boost in their confidence, their academic abilities, and their outlook on their

"If you don’t know where you’re going, you won’t know when you get there." – Yogi Berra In education, in work, and in life, goals are at the heart of success, and this time of year, as we prepare for the coming new year, goals are often at the top

For the online university student, the winter holiday season can be a tough time to stay on track with your school work. There are many reasons for this: Family, friends, parties, and shopping take up more and more of our time as the holidays approach. You may work in retail

So you’ve got your college degree (or you’re working on it). You’ve got the confidence and skill to be an outstanding employee in your field. You’ve got the drive, the ambition, the goals, and the energy. Now you just need the attention of employers. The most important tool in your

This week, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things in our lives we have to be thankful for, we thought it would be fun to ask our students and alumni to share their gratitude for the opportunities an education affords. So we took to Twitter and asked

House work. Yard work. Volunteer work. Throw in school work, and that’s a lot of work outside work. So how does the busy online college student make it all, well, work? Students at Western Governors University are known for their time management, organization, and multi-tasking skills, so we recently asked

The holiday season is a terrible time to find a new job, right? Isn’t that what conventional wisdom says? Well, maybe. But sometimes going against conventional wisdom may be the wisest decision you can make. Keeping your job search alive during the winter holidays is likely one of those times.

Current and future job seekers, pay attention! Here are some surprising numbers you may not know about your job search: 20 seconds : That's the average time an employer will look at your résumé before forming an opinion and either putting you in the "promising candidate" pile or ruling you

The flexibility of an online university means you can continue your education year-round without being stuck in the classroom all summer long. But this freedom can pose some challenges: How do you stay motivated to stick with your studies when outdoor fun beckons? As an online university student, you’ve already

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