WGU Student Newsletter October 2016

On October 22nd, volunteers throughout the country will be out serving their communities and neighbors as part of Make a Difference Day. This special day was created in 1992 with the sole purpose of improving lives. As a WGU student, you have returned to school after spending time in the workplace with the goal of improving your life and opening new doors to opportunities for your career. You are also ensuring that you have the skills necessary to succeed in your field of expertise, which can make you an asset to your employer. You are making a difference in the lives of those with whom you will come in contact, and in your own life. If you have time this month, take advantage of your free time and volunteer in your community. Serving those around you can uplift the spirits of others, improve moods, and reduce stress.

New End-of-Course Surveys

As of September 28, there is a new way to provide your feedback on the courses you take at WGU using our adaptive End-of-Course Survey. When you complete a course, you will receive a notification with a link to the appropriate survey for the course. The survey is quick to take and each course survey will have a different set of questions. Log into your WGU account and learn more by watching this 1-minute video. Please take 5 minutes to give us feedback. This is your opportunity to help us make your WGU experience, and the experiences of other students, the best it can be.

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Introducing New Career Wise Webinars

WGU’s Career & Professional Development Center has partnered with the CareerWise Speaker Series to host a new live-webinar series every Wednesday from October through June, available to all WGU students. The webinars will provide advice, best practices, and tips from nearly 150 of the nation’s top career authors. Topics include, but are not limited to, best communication practices, negotiating a promotion, and preparing for retirement. Each webinar is designed to be interactive and engaging. Learn more about the upcoming webinars in October here and register to participate.

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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: Target Employer List

If you’re looking for ways to keep yourself accountable in your job search, creating a Target Employer List is a useful option. You can add and subtract potential employers as you learn more about them to help you determine which jobs would be a good fit for your needs and skills.

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Sage Advice: From One Student to Another

Whether you’re a young owl or a seasoned owl, this WGU student shares great tips that can help your educational experience run smoothly.

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Night Owl Profile: Karen Seagraves

Karen grew up in a big family with minimal means to provide for their basic needs and was led to believe that her circumstances would never change. Needing to work full-time, college didn’t seem to be in the cards for her. It wasn’t until she was 20 years old that she even learned she could get loans to help her earn a college degree – a moment that changed the course of her life.

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Tips and Tricks: Time Your Study Sessions!

WGU Student Ria says: “I always have one free day of the week for myself to spend uninterrupted time with family and friends, read magazines or a novel, go to church, brunch, etc. Monday through Friday I schedule study time and also get up 45 minutes before everyone else on Saturdays for a review. I look forward to that one free day. Then I work hard and intentionally the other six. Also, the Evernote app makes it easy to keep notes, flashcards, and even webinars on hand to study while on the go.”

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