WGU Student Newsletter November 2015

In the spirit of gratitude this Thanksgiving season, we want to thank you, Night Owl, for trusting us with your education and choosing to advance professionally in areas that impact the entire WGU family and beyond! We are here to encourage and support you throughout your journey and appreciate the examples of hope, perseverance, and courage you set for all who know you. We wish you a prosperous life and a very happy Thanksgiving!


Save the Date: 2016 Winter Commencement

Our Winter Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida! If you’re close to graduating but not quite there yet, you still have until December 18 to finish your program and have your name printed in the commencement program. Visit our commencement site for approaching deadlines, event details, and participation guidelines. If you aren’t ready to walk just yet, you are still invited to the Friday night mixer to meet and network with your fellow Night Owls. We hope to see you there!


COMING SOON: New WGU Mobile App!

A new mobile app for WGU students will be released in the Apple App and Google Play stores later this month! We would like more testers and encourage you to sign up before the app goes live. Sign up now for early access or watch your WGU email for an invitation to join.


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: Planning Your Career on Purpose

Searching for a new job can be a mundane process, so it is important to have a career goal and strategy in mind to ensure you are seeking out positions that will help you reach your goal. We have a few suggestions on how to put a career plan into place.

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Sage Advice: Comprehensive Capstone Archive Change to Model Capstone Archive

WGU will be retiring the Comprehensive Capstone Archive at the end of 2015 and will be replacing it with the Model Capstone Archive site. Not only will the new archive house the work of previous grads, but also superlative projects of students who received the Capstone Excellence Award as well.

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Night Owl Profile: WGU Graduate Recognized by Illinois State Board of Education

Christina Bessey had a successful business career and raised a family before deciding to go back to school to fulfill her passion for teaching. She never imagined she would receive recognition for the career that once seemed out of reach!

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Tips and Tricks:

WGU student Joy suggests: “Gaming music (music that plays during video games) was actually made to help keep you focused and engaged. If you need some noise in the background while you study, this is a good option over the TV.”


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