WGU Student Newsletter November 2014

It's November—the perfect month to give thanks to you, our 50,000 students nationwide, for being part of this great student body! We're honored that you chose WGU to further your education. Your success is our priority, and we're proud of all you've accomplished—and all you'll go on to accomplish when you're armed with your degree!

The Night Owl Nation: 50,000 Strong!

"From one student to 50,000—I think it has to be one of the great miracles of higher education in this century and maybe beyond." That's what former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt had to say about this tremendous enrollment milestone.

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WGU at New York Times Conference

President Bob Mendenhall told more than 400 of the nation's higher-ed leaders that online learning needs to be more than just the traditional classroom-style education "delivered over a wire." See Bob at the Schools for Tomorrow Conference.

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Great News for New Grads (And Grads-to-Be)

It's a great time to be a new college grad—or to be on the verge of becoming one. A new survey of employers found that the hiring of new graduates hasn't been this strong since the dot-com boom.

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Everyone's Buzzing about Your University

From top government officials to academic experts, from major media to corporations and employers, check out this video rounding up all the rave reviews WGU has been receiving—and be sure to share it with your friends!

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Mentor Advice: An Online Student's Holiday Survival Guide

From being a high school student who didn't believe he'd ever earn a degree to being on track to finish his bachelor's degree in the next few months, Chris Cox exemplifies the Night Owl spirit of "never say never."

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Step-by-Step Success

WGU student Rexanna says: "Be consistent. Even if you work on an assignment, especially a laborious one, in small increments, it adds up."

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WGU to Offer $50,000 in Scholarships
eCampus News: "A Cheaper Alternative Thanks to Competency-Based Education?"
Accounting Today: "Accounting Degree Review Ranks 30 Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees"

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