WGU Student Newsletter January 2016

We hope 2015 was a successful year for you in every way. Thank you for being part of the WGU family and bettering not only your own life, but the lives of all those you work and interact with as well through your example, expertise, and hard work. Your service and sacrifice do not go unnoticed. It’s easy to forget the goals we set at the start of a new year, but we hope this month’s edition of The Night Owl will inspire you to implement new and improved habits that will help you accomplish all of your goals for both your education and your career. We are here to support you along the way. We wish you a very happy New Year, Night Owl!

2015 in Review

2015 was a big year for WGU! Here’s what stood out.

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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 a $20 Amazon gift card or a $30 credit to the WGU online store. We’ll also email 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: What is Your Future Telling You?

You are defined by more than your career, and it is important that your career goals align with your lifestyle ambitions and vision of the future. Composing a Letter from the Future is a powerful exercise to help you visualize your ideal future lifestyle and a great way to generate career goals that will support your vision.

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Sage Advice: Dollars & Sense: A New (Leap) Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions can be really hard to keep. Not due to lack of effort, but due to improper planning. What if you were given a resolution that you would be more likely to keep because it had the potential to reduce stress? We have some cool financial tools to help you do so.

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Night Owl Profile: WGU Nursing Student Coordinates Community Crisis Line Following Tragedy in Oregon

D’Dee Hopkins began working for Architrave Physician Services in Roseburg, Oregon, in 2014 to coordinate a team focused on reducing re-admit rates at the local hospital. She also enrolled in WGU’s B.S. Nursing degree program around the same time. Following the Umpqua Community College shooting on October 1, D’Dee coordinated and managed a crisis hotline for the local community.

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Tips and Tricks:

WGU student Melody suggests: “Keep your laptop, notebooks, and print-outs handy right by your recliner or couch. If it’s sitting out, you’ll be more likely to grab it and do your schoolwork. Don’t tuck it away!”

More News Stories

USA Funds Recognizes WGU for Excellence in Student Loan Default Prevention
WGU Launches Master’s in Integrated Healthcare Management
New Year, New You: WGU Offers $250,000 in Scholarships to Help Students Start the New Year

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