WGU Student Newsletter May 2016

Summer is nearly here and the weather is warming up. It’s the season for BBQ’s, vacations, and spending as much time outdoors as our schedules will allow. Regular physical activity is good for physical and emotional health, so make sure you reward yourself for being so dedicated to your professional and academic pursuits and enjoy the sunshine. You’ll find your motivation and focus are quickly rejuvenated!

Helping Students Choose ‘Responsible Borrowing’

With the cost of a college degree rising across the nation, student debt is rising as well. WGU recommends responsible borrowing and has implemented an initiative that students have responded to and the results are making headlines. As a reminder, our financial aid team is always available to answer your questions and offer guidance on how to save money and borrow less.

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Free Online Learning Program for Managing Time and Money

WGU students now have access to USA Funds Life Skills, a free online learning program that provides helpful advice for managing your time and money while you’re going to school and after. Navigate to: Student portal> Student Support Tab> Financial Services (located on left side of page)> Financial Toolbox >”Financial Literacy and Educational Funding”.

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: Top 10 Things Employers Look For in a Job Candidate

Before applying for a job or even preparing for an upcoming interview, it’s helpful to review the job description and determine how your experience fits the different responsibilities. Remember though, there are also simple qualifications that employers are considering that you can prepare for in your everyday interactions with others. Here’s a list of 10!

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Sage Advice: Maintaining Consistency While Finding Balance

As a student mentor in WGU’s Teachers College, Logan has seen many students start strong in completing their degrees – motivated and dedicated to achieving their goals. After just a few months, they become overwhelmed because they have committed every spare moment to their school work, and their personal lives suffer. Logan gives great advice on how to balance busy personal and work lives while completing your degree at WGU in a timely manner. Neither has to suffer.

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Night Owl Profile: Global Citizen Establishes Roots in Teaching

Moving country to country every few years for her husband’s job made it difficult for Samirah to earn a teaching license. She always found opportunities to substitute teach, but no one would hire her full time without a license. Her opportunity came when her family settled in New York. With no friends or family near, she needed an online degree program that she could complete while still tending to her young children. Here’s how she did it.

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Tips and Tricks:

WGU student Mary says: ‘Never let two consecutive days pass without doing something related to school. Even opening up the course of study and reading a page or two will help you keep momentum.’

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WGU Honors Nurses with $250,000 in Scholarships

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