WGU Student Newsletter June 2016

The beauty of WGU is that you can study and complete your coursework on the go – traveling to your vacation destination on a plane, boat, or in the car. You are not confined to a desk, school building, or library. While you’re out enjoying the beautiful weather this summer with your friends and family, take advantage of down time and use the time you would normally take surfing the web on your phone and make use of WGU’s new mobile app and complete a bit of school work. WGU is mobile, just like you!


WGU Wins Award for IT Project Management Course

WGU and uCertify developed a program management course in the IT college, and the program has won an award! We are proud of the quality of our programs and honored to win a CODiE award with uCertify.

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Improvements in Research and Capstone Protection

WGU is committed to helping its students conduct research and capstone projects in the highest ethical manner. Accordingly, we have made important changes to further safeguard participants.

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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: Four Important Things You Need to Know About Thank-You Notes

Going through the process of applying and interviewing for different jobs can be overwhelming – submitting resumes, filling out multiple online applications, and completing interviews via video conference. Don’t let the fast-pace exchange prevent you from sending a simple thank you letter to those that have taken the time to meet with you. A letter is an opportunity to catch the recruiter’s attention one more time. We have some tips on what to include in those thank you letters!

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Sage Advice: WGU Students Now Have Access to MindTap App

WGU students now have access to the Cengage MindTap mobile app on the Apple and Google Play stores. The Cengage MindTap mobile app offers study and organizational tools such as flashcards, quizzes, and other cool mobile features.

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Night Owl Profile: Google Search Turns Successful Businessman into a Nurse

George moved to the United States with a plan to pursue an environmental science degree because it was a popular topic at the time in his home country of Nigeria. However, he took an intro to an economics course, loved it, and wound up starting his own business - a commodities brokerage firm after college. He was successful, but when the economy became rocky, his business did as well. In pursuit of a new career path, again, that would give him long-term job stability, George googled “how to be a nurse,” and found himself on a completely new journey!

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Tips and Tricks: Preparing for Study Time

WGU alum Jennifer says: “Before I ever sat down to do schoolwork I took care of personal needs and made sure I had a snack and something to drink. It made the small trips to get something a smaller distraction when I already had most of my personal responsibilities taken care of.”


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National League for Nursing CEO to Lead Off New WGU Lecture Series
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