WGU Student Newsletter August 2016

We hear a lot about setting yearly goals and making resolutions for the start of a new year, but it turns out August is also a month to think about the future with it being “What Will Be Your Legacy?” month. What you do with your life and what you accomplish professionally is a big part of the legacy you leave behind for your children and future generations. The decision you have made to further your education and expand your career options is setting an example for not only your family, but those you come in contact with regularly. Your example may be what inspires them to not give up on their goals and dreams, despite the unpredictable paths your life takes. Who you are and the actions you take today are extremely important!


The Future of Adobe Flash at WGU

WGU will be phasing out Adobe Flash Player in the coming year, as the technology is becoming obsolete. Faculty members are working with learning resource partners to provide material that use more modern standards.

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VitalSource Password Requirement Change

In an effort to provide a more secure eTextbook platform, VitalSource will be implementing a password update for all users. Any user who has set a password for their VitalSource account will need to update it using the following additional requirements.

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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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Career Tip of the Month: Resumes That Get Results

When you’re applying for a job, finding ways to stand out from the beginning of the job application process is really important. Your resume is likely to give the employer their first impression of you and should really stand out! We have a few suggestions to help you see results.

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Sage Advice: Remember the Little Things

Mentor Advice: Connie Ozmer, a course mentor in WGU’s College of IT, provides excellent advice for staying on top of your school work, but also ways to enjoy learning and the academic journey that you are on.

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Night Owl Profile: Eddie Maldonado

Eddie served in the United States Air Force for 30 years where he was constantly meeting and working with new people, and studying the human body and human condition. While he turned his sights to a bachelor’s degree program a year after meeting his wife, interruptions that came with being an active-duty military member slowed his progress. Eddie recently earned his MBA in Healthcare Management from WGU and works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in an I.T. leadership role. He plans to use his degree to expand his leadership opportunities.


Tips and Tricks: Just do it!

WGU Alum Maria says: “Just do it. You may not want to or feel like you have the energy, but you always have enough. Just do the work! Open your laptop. Some days, that was all it took to get on track.”


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