WGU Student Newsletter August 2015

Summer may be coming to an end, but there is still so much you can accomplish and do in just one month. Whether you are completing a task or completing your degree, the end is in sight. Finish strong and take advantage of family time before school is back in session for everyone. Maybe celebrate a few “sweet” national holidays in August, and treat yourself for a job well done on National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, National Frozen Custard Day, or really any other day you’d like!


WGU Adds B.S. Business in Healthcare Management Program

If you know someone who is interested in healthcare management, our new B.S. in Business – Healthcare Management degree program will prepare them for a management role in a wide range of organizations and facilities.

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Refer-a-Friend Program Change

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 referral you make, you will receive a $20 Amazon gift card, up to 10 referrals per year instead of the four in the previous program. We appreciate your continued support! Refer your friends at www.wgu.edu/refer

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What Academic Meetings Mean to Students

There are two times a year when mentors are harder to reach – while they are attending academic meetings around commencement time. We have some insight for you into why these meetings are held and what your mentors are actually doing.

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Career Tip of the Month: Informational Interviews as a Powerful Networking Tool

One can never take advantage of too many networking opportunities, and an informational interview is a unique networking strategy. You may have heard that an interview is just as much you interviewing the company as they are you, and this type of interview is focused on exactly that.

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The WGU Math Helpline

Math is a common struggle for many students, and we want you to receive as much help and guidance through your courses as you need. You may know about our Math Helpline, but if you don’t, there is always help! Don’t hesitate to ask for it. The WGU Math Helpline can be reached at 1-866-895-9660 ext. 1761 or 1758 with new hours of: Mon-Wed 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (MT) Thurs 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (MT) Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (MT) Sat 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (MT)


Night Owl Profile: Military Wife Goes From Doubt to Debt-Free Degree

Having grown up in a home that valued education, Kathleen developed a strong work ethic and desire to succeed. However, while her husband was in the Marines, moving around made school a little more challenging to complete. Kathleen came to WGU after obtaining a full-time position with a company that encouraged and supported her in going back to school.

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More News Stories

WGU Announces New Scholarships for WAFC Employees
WGU Named Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing
WGU Adds Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management

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