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5 Goals I Set to Get Through My First Year of Graduate School

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As I embarked on the school year, I developed objectives to keep me sane, to help me optimize my time and resources, and to gain a clearer perspective on the goals I hoped to achieve. The following techniques have helped me thus far, and I hope they can also be of assistance to you. 1. Take a Break Whether taking ... Read More »

5 Ways a University Partnership Can Benefit Your Company

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As an employer, there is nothing more valuable than a workforce of highly educated and innovative employees who know the state of their art. And as an employee, there is nothing better than knowing your employer cares about your professional development. Where those two interests align is where university partnerships are born. Companies and organizations can reap great benefits by ... Read More »

Home to Haiti: Fulbright Bringing Technology to Education

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Twenty years ago, Alexandrine Policar left her home country of Haiti to complete her education in the United States. But, she says, she’s never stopped thinking of Haiti. “I was speaking to a colleague and she told me it’s really great that I have a different understanding of Haiti, because all she could see was crime, corruption and poverty,” Policar ... Read More »

5 Extra Things Grad Students Can Get Out of an Internship

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When you picture an internship, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a young, inexperienced undergraduate student filling an entry-level position. But as someone involved with internship or co-op opportunities for graduate students, I can tell you there’s much, much more opportunity for a graduate student to consider incorporating an internship into your education. Graduate-level internship positions include ... Read More »

3 Online Learning Myths and How I Busted Them

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I’ll be the first to admit it: I was skeptical of going to school online. “It’s easier than on campus,” I’d hear. “You get no interaction with other people,” they’d say. After hearing many different opinions about pursing a degree online, doing research and putting my master’s degree off for many years – I had earned my B.A from Auburn ... Read More »

3 Reasons Successful People Decide to Go Back to School

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Why would someone who is already successful in the workplace decide to go back to school? The answer is: Opportunity. Successful people are adept at seeing opportunities and recognizing what it takes to advance their careers. There are always points in your career when you want to move forward, whether that’s working towards a promotion, staying competitive in your field, ... Read More »

3 Ways Higher Education Can Help You Change Careers

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Previous generations went to work each day, assuming they would stay with their current employer for their entire career and then retire. Over the last few decades, there’s been a steady change in this dynamic; most employees no longer spend their careers at one employer or even in one sector. The workforce is currently more mobile, and people change positions more ... Read More »

3 Takeaways from the Starbucks-Arizona State Partnership

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As the Assistant Dean of Partnerships and Alliances at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, I spend my days speaking with leaders in the workforce and finding ways to create partnerships between businesses and higher education institutions. I’ve found the most successful businesses know the value of developing a better-trained workforce, and the benefit of allowing their employees to learn ... Read More »

A Time for Master’s Degrees to Innovate

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This article appeared originally in The New England Journal of Higher Education.  The important ongoing national debate about the value of higher education and its relationship to the economy has largely focused on undergraduate education—understandably so since it represents the largest share of U.S. enrollment and spending. Yet there is an underanalyzed segment of postsecondary education that is increasingly relevant and in demand: ... Read More »

Adaptive Learning: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution, but Plenty of Approaches

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There’s no hotter segment in education right now than adaptive learning. What a game-changer it would be if we could tailor the learning experience based on a student’s progress. But despite its lofty goals, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s session held last month in Seattle, adaptive learning conversation did not focus on whether “adaptive learning is the golden ... Read More »

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