June 2014

  • 8 Time Management Tips for Adult College Students

    Beth Dumbauld

    A successful college student is someone who knows how to manage their most critical resource – time. Here are 8 time management strategies to help adult learners like you fit college into your life: 1 - Establish priorities Not all tasks are essential. Make a prioritized list. Some tasks can wait. Some tasks can be delegated. Some tasks can be tossed. 2 - Know yourself Schedule highest priority tasks when you do your best work. Morning person or night owl ­– know who you are. Want to see how online courses work? Take two free lessons on us today! 3 - Sleep. Be Healthy Stress reduces performance, as does lack of sleep. Be sure to get enough of both. Also, try walking or stretching between study activities to help clear your min ...

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  • 5 Online Jobs for Online Students

    5 Online Jobs for Online Students
    Beth Dumbauld

    Balancing work and school sometimes feels impossible, especially when you think of the time lost commuting to and from work. Just as more and more students are looking to attend college online, they’re now looking for work from home jobs. So what kinds of work from home jobs are out there for you? We’ve skipped through the scams and looked for those high demand jobs and career paths to help you work from home and build your future. Here’s our list the top five emerging work from home jobs for online students. Want to see how it works? Take two free lessons on us today! 1. Market Research With the rise of big data, inbound marketing, and social selling, market research analysts play a big role in helping companies underst ...

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as an Adult Learner

    Beth Dumbauld

    To advance in your career, you'll need to regularly upgrade your skills. This may mean taking a class or two this summer - or you may find that you need to earn a degree. Continuing your education online is particularly attractive to adult learners. Online education allows you to learn anywhere, anytime – and at your own pace. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Before you enroll in classes this summer, here are several of the important do’s and don’ts of taking college courses that adult learners should consider: DO:  Think about how your existing job or career could be enhanced by completing college courses this summer for credit. Could a couple of college courses be standing be ...

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  • How a Working Adult Fit Earning a Bachelor's Degree Into Her Schedule. A StraighterLine Success Story.

    Beth Dumbauld

    While working part-time, without reliable transportation – and juggling family responsibilities, Angel Brown is well on her way towards earning her bachelor’s degree. Here’s how she fit college into her life: Earning a Bachelor’s Degree to Expand Career Opportunities “I want to earn my bachelor’s degree to better my future,” says Angel. “I have my AA in Business and recently got a part-time job in the restaurant and hospitality industry. I want a chance to expand my career opportunities.” Determined to go back to school and position herself for career success, Angel discussed education options with her family. Without reliable transportation to campus, Angel’s mom suggested online courses. Choosing Onli ...

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  • Why Involved Fathers Play a Critical Role in a Child’s Education

    Beth Dumbauld

    This weekend, we’re honoring StraighterLine students and fathers whose commitment to earning a college degree was motivated by their desire to pass on the value of higher education to their children. Involved Fathers are Powerful Role Models According to the National Center for Education, fathers who get involved in education have kids who are more likely to: Do well academically Participate in extracurricular activities Enjoy school Research on involved fathers from the Department of Education and Health and Human Services has shown: “…Fathers, no matter what their income or cultural background, can play a critical role in their children’s education. When fathers are involved, their children le ...

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