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  • Effective Goal-Setting Tactics: How Students Can Set SMART Goals

    Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals can help you hold yourself accountable, refine your personal and educational objectives, find focus among the many distractions, and track your progress along the way. Follow these few tips on how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals of your own that may help you along your journey to earning your degree.

  • 4 Reasons College Students Should Make Time for Exercise

    Studies show that regular exercise provides students with important cognitive benefits that could have positive effects on their scholarly efforts. So, it's important to make time for your classes, job, family and social activities; however, exercise should also play a big role in weekly plans. Read a few tips on why you should make time for working out.

  • Brain Foods: Can What You Eat Improve Your Learning?

    Healthy eating and good night's sleep can assist you with mental clarity, mood, memory, and ability to focus. Berries, avocados, salmon, eggs, nuts, chocolate and more... We've compiled a list of 10 brain foods that can boost your studies and help you put your best foot forward each day as you log in or attend class.

  • What Questions Should I Ask During an Interview?

    Interviews are an opportunity for a hiring manager to learn more about your skillset. However, it is also a chance for you to find out whether or not a job or company is the right fit for you. We’ve compiled a list of questions that might help you during your next interview.

  • Do College Credits Expire?

    Today’s typical student may no longer look like a freshman straight out of high school. In fact, college enrollment for those 35 and over is projected to increase by 10% through 2024. "Nontraditional" students have full-time jobs, families and additional financial obligations. Skills from past jobs or former stints at school may be valuable. Questions relating to these experiences may come up, such as: Did my credits expire? Fortunately, you can often seek the answers from an admissions advisors or other university resources.

  • How Can I Build Relationships in an Online Learning Program?

    Online learning has surged in popularity over the last decade in response to growing demand from a 21st century workforce for quality, flexible degree programs. While a lack of physical proximity may hinder the “instant” attachments students may form in an on-campus, face-to-face setting, with a little effort and good communication habits, online students can form relationships that could serve them well both while they’re in school and after they graduate. Here are a few tips on how to build relationships while taking online courses.

  • What’s the Difference Between a College Degree and a Major or Concentration?

    Before you can enroll in your first class, you’ll need to answer questions like: “What type of degree are you going to pursue?” and “What will be your major or concentration?” A degree is essentially a credential that is given to you by a college after you complete a series of academic requirements. A major or concentration is the area of study. Knowing the difference between a degree, level and majors or concentrations can help as you make decisions about your education.

  • 10 Tips for Emailing Your Professor

    With our constant use of social media, texting, and emailing in our daily lives, it can be easy to forget proper etiquette. Since you'll be emailing your professor, whether that’s submitting an assignment, asking a question, or making an appointment, it is important not to let mistakes ruin your email. Spelling or grammar errors can get in the way of the information you seek or give a wrong impression. Here are some tips on how to email your professor.

  • Executive MBA Graduate Shazad Carbaidwala: From Admissions Advisor to Corporate Project Manager, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

    Many professionals look for ways to improve their careers and expand on their future potential. Some attend industry-leader seminars and stay up-to-date on business news, while others look towards a goal of higher education. Business professional and CTU alumni Shazad Carbaidwala chose the latter. He graduated from CTU in 2005 with an Executive Master of Business Administration and has since opened multiple startups, works as a project manager, and is even compiling his first autobiographical fiction book.