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Online Education- Is it for me?

Online Education- Is it for me?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. However, moving forward, does an online education fit your learning style? Is it the best opt...

Online Education- Is it for me?
AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19

AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19

Wow! COVID-19 is probably giving you more time to reflect on your current employment status. Do you like what you do? Do you have a postsecondary credential you’ve been interested in getting, or f...

AKCIS Tools for Adults during COVID-19
What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them

In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you ...

What are Top Jobs, Why should you Keep Track and where can you Find Them
3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay

You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning p...

3 Tools to Make Sure Your Career Path Will Pay
What Makes YOU Stand Out

What Makes YOU Stand Out

Do you know someone who makes $500 per hour? That could happen with a scholarship application. It is worth the time it takes to pay close attention to the application instructions, the details of th...

What Makes YOU Stand Out
You Graduated!  What’s Next?

You Graduated! What’s Next?

How are you preparing for you the workforce? What are your resources? Who is in your network?

You Graduated! What’s Next?
Last Minute Decisions

Last Minute Decisions

Okay, so it was fun hanging out with friends this summer, you have taken a break and recuperated from all that fun, and it is now Fall many of your friends and family have been posting pics on their I...

Last Minute Decisions
Freezing the Effects of "Summer Melt"

Freezing the Effects of "Summer Melt"

Students are being affected by “Summer Melt”. No, we aren’t talking about the record-high temperatures we have been having in Alaska. This is happening across the nation. Students who graduate from...

Freezing the Effects of "Summer Melt"
4 Easy Steps to Planning the Perfect School Schedule

4 Easy Steps to Planning the Perfect School Schedule

Before you can attend any classes, you have to schedule them. Here are some tips to maximizing your time at school.

4 Easy Steps to Planning the Perfect School Schedule
Resumes and Prior Learning: Creating the Best Possible Picture of YOU

Resumes and Prior Learning: Creating the Best Possible Picture of YOU

Résumés are the perfect place to keep track of this information. As a living, breathing document, your résumé should be kept current. You never know when an awesome opportunity will present itself. ...

Resumes and Prior Learning: Creating the Best Possible Picture of YOU
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had seen more and more advertising about online classes and education. However, moving forward, does an online education fit your learning style? Is it the best option for you? I am sure some of you have figured out that 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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Wow! COVID-19 is probably giving you more time to reflect on your current employment status. Do you like what you do? Do you have a postsecondary credential you’ve been interested in getting, or finishing? Are you balancing your work life and home life well? 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? A...
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In the news, you will sometimes hear about the top paying jobs in Alaska. At others times, you might find an article that talks about the fastest growing Alaska industry or occupation. However, you rarely see these two topics linked together when it comes to occupations.
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You think you know what type of job you're interested in, and you may have even researched the type of training/education you’ll need to be able to get that job, but have you considered the earning potential? Before you invest time and money preparing for a specific occupation it’s smart to find out what the future earning potential of that occupation might be. Here are 3 tools to help you find the earning potential of occupations you may be interested in.
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Do you know someone who makes $500 per hour? That could happen with a scholarship application. It is worth the time it takes to pay close attention to the application instructions, the details of the application form itself, and the supporting documents required for the scholarship. Here are some tips to help you stand out in a stack of scholarship applications.
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How are you preparing for you the workforce? What are your resources? Who is in your network?
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Okay, so it was fun hanging out with friends this summer, you have taken a break and recuperated from all that fun, and it is now Fall many of your friends and family have been posting pics on their Instagram and Snapchat stories from Homecoming. Maybe you have gotten your own kids settled into their school routines, you want to get yourself in line for a promotion, and this is the year – you are going back to school!
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Students are being affected by “Summer Melt”. No, we aren’t talking about the record-high temperatures we have been having in Alaska. This is happening across the nation. Students who graduate from high school in May/June with postsecondary plans are not entering the doors to classes and training programs in the August/September.
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Before you can attend any classes, you have to schedule them. Here are some tips to maximizing your time at school.
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Résumés are the perfect place to keep track of this information. As a living, breathing document, your résumé should be kept current. You never know when an awesome opportunity will present itself. Be ready for it! Having prior experience could lead to starting a little farther along in your educational pursuits and help with the costs of attendance. If you have don’t have to take as many classes, you won’t be paying for credit hours, textbooks, or lab fees for those courses an instit...
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