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  • StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016

    StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges' Commencement Highlights 2016
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Jaclyn Nicholas Commencement is a time of reflection and excitement. It is the perfect moment to look back on all of your accomplishments as well as towards the ones you will have in the future. Earning your degree is a great achievement, a culmination of all the time and effort you have put into your studies. Many StraighterLine partner colleges will soon be celebrating this momentous occasion with their students. Several of our partner schools will also be featuring a prominent member of society as their commencement speaker. Be sure to check out the list for more information on dates and speakers. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Congratulations to all StraighterLine students graduating this year! India ...

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  • 6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School

    6 Famous Athletes Who Went Back to School
    Beth Dumbauld

    It takes perseverance, determination, and grit to go back to school as an adult. Those same traits are also critical for successful athletes. To celebrate the grit of adult students, we’re putting the spotlight on famous athletes who went back to school to earn their college degree. We hope you will be inspired by these empowering stories of athletes who were motivated to further their education while achieving success in their sports at the highest levels. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Michelle Kwan Michelle  Kwan is a two-time Olympic medalist in figure skating, as well as a five-time World champion and nine-time U.S. champion in the sport as well. An extraordinary athlete on the ice, Michelle ...

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  • StraighterLine CEO Discusses College Affordability on Maryland Public Television

    Beth Dumbauld

    Our CEO, Burck Smith founded StraighterLine to empower students to affordably earn their college degree. If you’d like to hear more ideas about how higher education can be improved, here’s an interview that Burck recently gave on the future of higher education for Maryland Public Television. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Watch StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith on Maryland Public Television discuss affordable college options and see why more students are opting for low-cost online courses to earn credit for their degree. We have 100+ accredited partner schools. Get your free personalized degree plan today! ...

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  • The Ultimate Route to Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business: A StraighterLine Success Story

    The Ultimate Route to Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business: A StraighterLine Success Story
    Beth Dumbauld

    Jason Ransom is the first to admit that he was fortunate to get into the medical field early in his career, he says. In Jason’s words, “By developing relationships and through a lot of hard work and effort, I rose to the level of a corporate vice president without the benefit of having a college degree.” Despite not having his degree, education has always been a family value. He’s married and has five kids. “Higher education is something my wife and I talk about quite a bit with our kids,” he says. “I wanted to be authentic when sharing our values, and the importance of earning a college degree. In order to be a true role model to my kids, I felt I needed to walk the walk.” Want to try an online class? Take two free le ...

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  • How Do You Decide Which Business Career is Right for You?

    How Do You Decide Which Business Career is Right for You?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Whether you start your business career with an associate or a bachelor's degree, or are ready take it to the next level with a master’s, your business options are many – and your job outlook is excellent. Because a career in business covers such a broad range of roles in an organization, it’s a good idea to explore which qualities and skills are needed across the majority of business functions. It’s also important to determine what level of education is required for the business specialty that interests you most. To do so, you’ll first need to explore the most common career paths you can take in business, such as: Accounting Human Resources Sales Other business specialties include: finance, marketing, statistics, ...

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