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Four amazing graduates who overcame everything from cerebral palsy to childhood predictions that “you’ll never go to college.” A mother who is proudly starting this school year as a brand-new fifth-grade teacher, her dream since she was in middle school. A master’s-educated nurse who used to aspire to be a

Join us the week of April 20–25, 2015, as we discuss issues facing the global environment in celebration of Earth Week. WGU’s outstanding faculty will lead these free, web-based discussions on a range of topics. To join, visit wgu.adobeconnect.com at the scheduled time, and dial in via telephone to 1-888-585-9008,

A new nationwide study from Michigan State University has great news for new college grads: Employers are planning hiring increases in the double digits, a spike not seen since the dot-com growth of 1999-2000. The survey of HR managers at 5,700 companies nationwide found those companies plan to hire 120,000

Join us to celebrate the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution the week of Constitution Day 2014 with a series of free WGU webinars. From Monday, September 15, to Thursday, September 18, we will mark Constitution Day, which takes place on September 17, with online discussions on the topics listed

For the second straight year, WGU's Teachers College has been honored with high rankings on the National Council on Teacher Quality's annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. WGU's online, competency-based teacher-preparation programs were recognized for their quality in educating the nation's future teachers in several ways: WGU

By Matt Bunker Manager of Alumni Relations Managing your career is a tough job, but there are tools out there to help you. LinkedIn is the place to start managing your career online. The functionality of LinkedIn is astounding! How it interfaces with human resource managers and their organizations, search

By Jeremy Mahmood WGU Financial Aid Western Governors University is dedicated to providing the best possible education and service to our students. Understanding the funding options available is an essential aspect of pursuing your education. As a WGU student you are given access to our iGrad site. This site offers

By Nick Rothacher WGU Scholarship Program Manager If you haven't figured it out already, the ethos and culture that permeates WGU is to help students improve their lives. The employees and leadership at WGU are committed to their careers because we get to join students on a better path—a better

At WGU, we're committed to helping nontraditional students earn their bachelor's and master's degrees so they can advance in their careers. But that's not where our commitment to your career success ends. As any alum can attest, WGU provides a number of career-building resources that you can tap into from

These days, the concept of an online university is becoming a familiar one. Online degree programs are more and more popular, with many non-traditional and traditional schools alike offering some or all of their programs online. You get the idea, more or less. You have a good sense of what

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