WGU Student Newsletter September 2015

Autumn is approaching and brings with it a lot of change. It is a transitional season between summer and winter—when the leaves change colors, the temperature cools, children are back at school adjusting to a new schedule, and you may be making adjustments along with them. You may not be starting a new school year this fall, but a change in season is a good chance to revisit your goals, renew your drive, and start fresh.


50,000+ Graduates celebrated at our 2015 Summer Commencement!

WGU and its state-based universities now have more than 50,000 graduates! That’s 50,000 success stories and counting. You could be next.

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Refer-a-Friend Program Change

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 new student you refer to WGU, you will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for up to 10 referrals per year (instead of the four in the previous program). We appreciate your continued support! Refer your friends at www.wgu.edu/refer

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Are you registered to vote?

If you are a U.S. citizen and eligible to vote but have not registered, have recently moved, or have changed your name, remember to register and update your information by filling out a Voter Registration Form. Mail the completed document to your state or local election office. If you have any questions regarding your voter registration, please refer to the voter registration FAQ’sor contact your state election office. Your vote counts!


Career Tip of the Month: Preventing Online Job Application Blunders

Completing online job applications is a convenient way to apply for many jobs in one sitting, but it can also feel tedious, and rushing through the process can lead to costly mistakes. Remember, online or not, your application is a legal document. We have a few tips for you to consider when you’re feeling a little impatient.

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Sage Advice: Simplifying Back-to-School Time

Sending kids back to school after months of no routine or set schedule can be stressful and exhausting for both parent and child, especially when you are a current student as well. If you are doubling as parent and student, we have some tips on how to steady the often—rocky transition!

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Night Owl Profile: Military Veteran, Mom, Entrepreneur – and Graduate!

After years of serving in the military and her own home, Theresa Taylor put her love and energy into securing a stable future for her family alongside her husband, where she discovered a passion for business and entrepreneurship.

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More News Stories

Western Governors Redefining Higher Ed 20 Years After Inception
WGU Named Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing

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