WGU Student Newsletter April 2016

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that influences a positive mood. Exposure to the sun promotes good serotonin levels, so spring into action! Go outside to do your course work in the sunshine or take a short break and walk around the neighborhood. Channel your serotonin-induced mood to remain focused on your education and career goals. It can be challenging during the spring to concentrate on your course work, but you have a team at WGU to help you along the way!

WGU Announces New President

Meet Scott Pulsipher, WGU’s new president!

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Multiple Rewards for Refer-a-Friend Program

Our students tell the WGU story better than we ever could, and you know better than anyone what it takes to be a successful WGU student. For each prospective student you refer to WGU that requests additional information, you’ll earn your choice of either a $20 Amazon gift card or a $30 credit to the WGU online store. We’ll also send a FREE application fee waiver code valued at $65 to the person you refer! We appreciate your continued support. Refer your friends at www.wgu.edu/refer

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New VitalSource Introduction Tutorial and FAQ

Have you ever wondered how to take your VitalSource e-texts offline or make highlights? WGU Learning Resources has put together a new introduction tutorial about the VitalSource e-reader. This tutorial will provide you with the basics on how to access your WGU VitalSource e-texts, set your login credentials for apps, and look up credentials if you’ve lost them. While many e-texts are delivered via this e-reader, not all courses are available at this time. To watch this tutorial and read VitalSource FAQs, click here Read More

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Career Tip of the Month: How Long Before You Get the Job? What to Do While Waiting?

The average length of time between a job being posted and offer acceptance is 68.8 days. That may seem like a long wait, but there are simple things you can do to make the most of your job search time. Follow these tips and the hours won’t go to waste!

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Sage Advice : What is Your ‘Why’—and ‘How’?

Behind every goal is a “why” and a “how,” and in order to achieve your goal, it’s important to revisit your motivations often. Camille, a WGU Course Mentor, recommends focusing on the “whys” so getting through the “hows” is easier!

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Night Owl Profile: Different Country, Different Rules: A Cultural Education

Dominic was a renowned stage and film actor in his native country of Zimbabwe until he was stripped of his citizenship in 2001. In hopes of bettering the lives of him and his family, Dominic moved to the United States and enrolled in college. Unfortunately he soon found himself thousands of dollars in debt, without a degree. After obtaining citizenship in 2009, he completed a B.S. in Marketing Management degree with WGU and has since found himself on an upward career trajectory.

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Tips and Tricks:

WGU student Kaci says: “Hide your phone from yourself when you’re studying. It lessens the distraction of each little notification!”

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