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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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Facebook Tips: What Can Your Employer See?

    It's always a possibility that an employer could see what you post online. Learning some simple Facebook tips may be useful when creating and maintaining your social media profile. With that in mind, it's important to understand what your employer or potential employer can and cannot see — and how to handle any questions professionally if they arise.
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  • Becoming a LinkedIn All-Star

    If you are considering a career change or are looking to advance in your current field, it’s important to develop and maintain a relevant, professional LinkedIn profile. But beginners beware! LinkedIn isn’t an ordinary social media site – its career-oriented nature requires some extra consideration.
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  • Time Management: What Does It Look Like? Sharing Insight

    Time is a precious commodity, but how you manage your time is a different story. You manage it or it manages you. There are only 24 hours in a day – it is advantageous to get an early start in case something unforeseen happens. At times, you must reposition yourself to take on additional or new challenges; after all, life happens!
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  • A Back to School Checklist for Online Students

    A back to school checklist can give online students a starting point for juggling their education with other responsibilities, including work and family. Best of all, getting organized from the beginning is a great way to start with confidence and hit the ground sprinting.
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  • 5 Things Every Online Nursing Student Should Know Before Their Job Interview

    A recent article from US News and World Report quoting CTU’s Dean of Nursing, Ruth Tarantine, suggests that online nursing students may face a few unique challenges when entering the job market. However, there a few simple ways that recent online nursing grads can advocate for themselves and their degree program when talking to prospective employees.
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  • A Helping Hand: How To Use Financial Aid To Pay For College

    Paying for college may seem like a giant hurdle standing between you and your degree, but in fact there are several opportunities for financial aid that may alleviate the cost burden. Here is an overview of the financial aid process, as well as a few resources that can help move you one step closer to your diploma.
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