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How to Go Back to School After Having a Baby

If you have a new baby in the house, then you know just how much your life has changed. Your priorities have shifted, and with newborn care now at the top of your list, your schedule is a far cry (pun intended!) from what it used to be. Thought you'd organize your closet and write those thank-you notes? Think again!

How to Choose Online Nursing Programs

Online degree programs allow students an opportunity to access affordable nursing education without having to commute to school. Here's a closer look at what prospective nursing students need to know about selecting an online nursing program, from evaluating faculty credentials, to considering your educational goals, and thinking about your future career paths.

8 Non-Clinical Nursing Jobs to Leverage Your Nursing Degree

For those thinking about the next step in their nursing career, a move away from the stress and fast pace of a clinical setting can be appealing. These eight non-clinical nursing jobs are just a sampling of positions that may be available that allow current nurses to utilize their healthcare degrees outside of the hospital or clinic.

Could Your Passive Communication Be Holding You Back?

No matter how much education you achieve, how you present yourself holds near equal weight in how far you can go professionally. Small tweaks in the way you speak can help you appear more confident as you work toward your school and career goals.

Myths and Facts About Online Learning

Colorado Technical University Student Success Coach Bill Priestley shares three myths he hears from students about online learning. Are online courses as rigorous as campus-based, face-to-face courses? Is online education easier? Many prospective students have the same questions and concerns when considering online courses.

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Selection Committee Member Vito Pampalona Offers His Advice

Vito Pampalona has dedicated his life to this country. First, when he was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War, and now by spending time with wounded service members, veterans, and their families, spreading the word about CTU’s Wounded Warrior scholarship and spending countless hours reading applications as a CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Selection Committee member.

CTU Now Accepting 2018 Wounded Warrior Scholarship Applications

For the tenth year in a row, Colorado Technical University is offering full-tuition education scholarships to wounded, active duty service members and veterans. Spouses, caregivers, and new for 2018, dependents of wounded service members are eligible to apply as well. Learn more and how to apply.

Reasons to File a FAFSA

Why file a FAFSA? There are several reasons prospective CTU students may want to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA can help you determine if you qualify for assistance such as federal grants and loans to help pay for college.

APA Formatting Made Simple

The American Psychological Association (APA) formatting style is a requirement for most academic writing at Colorado Technical University and is often used other places as well. These tips introduce you to the basis formatting, in-text citation and reference page guidelines for APA style, so that you can present your writing in a consistent manner and easily integrate outside sources.

Who Can Help Me Find a Job?

"Who can help me find a job" is likely a question on every recent graduate's mind, but often people forget that they already have a diverse network of contacts they can reach out to when they go onto the job market. Here are some tips on getting in touch with college friends, past bosses and coworkers, and other professional acquaintances.

10 Strategies for Students with Leadership Aspirations

Do you feel drawn to positions of leadership, where you can help set the organizational vision and guide people? Are you full of leadership aspirations that you hope will lead to a rewarding career in business, government, or the non-profit sector? Are you anxious to explore the educational and professional opportunities that can take you in that direction? Here are ten tips for people with leadership aspirations to help you explore your potential.

4 Reasons Why Your Digital Identity Matters

In 2017, your digital identity on social media is a major aspect of networking, getting connected with employers and representing yourself as a potential job candidate1. It’s absolutely a must to create a personal profile on LinkedIn and build out your career experience. It’s also recommended that you utilize the site for content publishing, learning, group interactions and intelligence-gathering about various companies and organizations4.