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My sister, who is 30 years old and a mother of two, decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Human Resources – Yay, sister! After the excitement subsided, the reality of life sunk in and it came time to review resources available to assist her with the college journey. First, we talked about financial aid options, and then we went over admissions.
After all that, she had questions about other resources that could assist with childcare. That made me think, every postsecondary stud...
It's finally time to say your goodbyes and head to your new “home” for the next x-amount of years. You get there and the homesickness settles in. Homesickness can make the experience of moving away nerve-wracking, but it may not be home you miss, but rather what is familiar to you. I have a few tips to help you overcome homesickness:
Over the past few years, I have seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. It shouldn’t be surprising as more and more students find online education more appealing. There is more to it than staying in our pajamas all day or any other stereotype people can think of. Let’s look at some quick pros and cons to online education:
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Are you looking to move from a job to a career? Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids. Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you? ACPE and the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS.org) has FREE tools to help you from every angle
Congratulations, parents— you survived the teen years and now your high school graduate is headed to college. The first year of transition is the hardest. There’s still much to be done (as if the entire college planning process, ACT’s, SAT’s etc. weren’t enough.) But keep in mind, you’re in the home stretch and it’s not as if you are dropping your firstborn off in a basket out in the big RW (Real World.) You are just taking them to college. Never the less, to help with the anxiety here is...
If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here are the top five reasons to attend an orientation event:
It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classroom setting; others prefer hands-on training, or a hybrid of both. The questions below are a great way to gauge what postsecondary path aligns with your preferred style of learning.
From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before.
The areas I wish I had assistance with were Admissions, Financial Aid and the Enrollment Process. Although I didn’t have someone to help guide me through the college process, I will try and be THAT person for YOU!
Whether you’re thinking of attending college, joining the workforce, or going into the military, it is likely that you will need to take a test. The test(s) you need to take will depend on which career path you are interested in, but preparing for the test is just as important as registering for it and taking it. Often, these tests will impact your life such as help you in getting admitted into college/career training or may even be used as a placement test for certain subjects.
Representatives from Alaska agencies, schools, businesses and institutions will meet in Anchorage on March 6th and 7th, 2019 for the “65 by 2025 Alaska Can – Looking Ahead” Conference.
The conference focus and goal is to unite cross-sector professionals in increasing the numbers of Alaskans enrolling and succeeding in postsecondary education. Participant takeaways will include practical skills to overcome common obstacles, new and strengthened partnerships, lessons from stories of succe...