Accounting Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Lambert

Posted by Charles Stiles
July 12, 2016

How do you define success? Is it as substantial as earning a promotion … taking care of your family … or earning an accounting degree from a 100% online university? All three? Maybe it’s as simple as getting to work every day with a matching pair of socks. (I know …continued

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7 Places to Explore While Visiting KC

Posted by Grantham University
July 11, 2016

As a Grantham University graduate, you have the pleasure of celebrating commencement with your loved ones in Kansas City. Whether you have traveled 1,000 miles or 10 to attend commencement, you have completed a major academic journey this year and deserve to enjoy some of the city’s best offerings while …continued

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Student Debt Relief

Posted by Brent Carpenter
July 6, 2016

Editor’s Note: From low tuition rates to transfer credit opportunities, Grantham University offers a number of programs to help limit the debt load as students pursue a degree. But what about after they graduate? We asked Brent Carpenter, Financial Aid Compliance Analyst, to talk about what Grantham does to help …continued

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An Independence Day Quiz

Posted by Charles Stiles
July 4, 2016

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Did you know this famous quote is attributed to George Washington in regard to the American Revolution and our fight for Independence? It wasn’t. That’s an out-and-out lie. This quote is actually attributed to Edmund Burke, a British-Irish politician who lived at the …continued

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What Would You Do with an Accelerated MBA?

Posted by Charles Stiles
June 30, 2016

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been struggling with my latest blog assignment. I’m supposed to talk about Grantham’s latest degree option: the Accelerated MBA. And I don’t know what to say! Don’t get me wrong. This new Accelerated MBA option has a lot going for it. …continued

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5 Quick Tips for Finding Jobs in Computer Science

Posted by Grantham University
June 29, 2016

Being a lifelong learner is a great quality to have, but you probably went back to school for your online computer science degree for the more specific purpose of advancing your career or finding a job in the information technology industry. If you’re starting the process of looking for jobs …continued

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Grantham Gives Back … with Care Packages

Posted by Leila Gallagher
June 24, 2016

This year, Grantham University turned 65-years-young. That’s 65 years of changing lives for the better … of serving others. That’s why, in May, instead of ice cream and cake, we celebrated with care packages for a local community in need. It all started with Suzie Tousey. As part of the Grantham …continued

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Dreading your English Composition Class?

Posted by Grantham University
June 23, 2016

As someone seeking an online computer science degree, you may be wondering why you even need to take English Composition. Your job will require you to have computer and technology skills, not writing skills, right? Wrong. “Writing is fundamental to every profession. Even those which do not appear to focus …continued

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Kos Semonski: Getting to Know Grantham’s Faculty

Posted by Grantham University
June 16, 2016

When it comes to the Grantham University faculty, the wealth of knowledge and interesting experiences they bring to the table is seemingly endless. We recently caught up with Kos Semonski, an adjunct instructor with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Grantham University: What brought you to Grantham? Kos Semonski: …continued

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Fear No English Class

Posted by Greg Gildersleeve
June 15, 2016

English. That subject you dreaded in high school. Now you’re considering returning to school at an online institution such as Grantham University. There’s only one problem. You have to take that course … English class. But fear not. English courses are challenging, but they aren’t as bad as all that. In fact, …continued

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Bet You Didn’t Know This About Your Dark Roast Coffee…

Posted by Grantham University
June 14, 2016

If you’re a working adult going back to school to get your online degree, you’re probably quite familiar with the sweet nectar of the gods, otherwise known as coffee. It’s a tool that to many students becomes as necessary as your computer and textbooks to ensure success. For better or …continued

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MBA Alumni Spotlight: Rita Harder

Posted by Charles Stiles

On August 6, the Life Changers of Grantham University will once again do something pretty unique for a 100% online university … we will host the 2016 edition of our annual live-and-in-person commencement ceremony. Graduates come from all over the world to walk the line. They meet with faculty, staff …continued

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From Payphones to Paying with your Phone

Posted by Grantham University
June 13, 2016

Did you see the story recently about the man who paid for his lunch with his hand? In an attempt to push the extreme boundaries of what a life without cash or credit cards and only mobile payments would be like, BuzzFeed News Reporter Charlie Warzel had a microchip implanted …continued

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So What, Exactly, is a Computer Support Specialist?

Posted by Grantham University
June 9, 2016

We mentioned in last week’s blog that information technology careers are booming right now. In 2013 the top five entry-level information technology jobs were: Computer Support Specialist, Software Developer/Engineer, Systems Analyst, Network/Systems Admin, and Database Administrator. There were a combined 335,000 job openings posted by companies. About two-thirds of those …continued

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4 Things to Know About an Online Computer Science Degree

Posted by Grantham University
June 2, 2016

Have you ever jumped out of your chair when someone walked up behind you suddenly? Once you see who it is, you calm down quickly, but your initial reaction of fear and surprise is because the person’s presence was unknown and unexpected. Many people are afraid of what they don’t …continued

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Educational Pieces of Flair – Digital Badges

Posted by Christina Taylor
May 31, 2016

Several months ago, I was sharing with my husband that Grantham University will be running a pilot on these digital badges in some of our business courses. He was a bit confused. He didn’t quite understand the idea of a digital badge. What is a digital badge … and why …continued

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Memorial Day 2016

Posted by Grantham University
May 27, 2016

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Performance Improvement Spotlight: SGM James W. Grady

Posted by Charles Stiles
May 25, 2016

In anticipation of the 2016 Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Georgia (EANGGA) Annual State Conference in June, we’re holding a professional branding event to help area residents, enlisted personnel and our students brush up on networking, resume writing and using social media in the job hunt. Our featured …continued

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Grantham Gives Back

Posted by Sarah Burgen
May 24, 2016

Amanda and I grinned across the table at each other as Rebecca approached the counter. “Hi,” she said to the unsuspecting bakery patron, “your meal is on Grantham University today. We’re celebrating 65 years of serving others by partnering with MeMa’s to cover the cost of your breakfast.” The three …continued

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4 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before Starting an Online Degree Program

Posted by Grantham University

Pursuing a college degree after a lengthy layoff from school can be a stress-inducing predicament for many adult learners. Some have to reach back to their 20s to find the last time they had a study session or wrote a research paper. Now that it’s a little later in life, …continued

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Online Degree vs. Traditional University: Pros and Cons

Posted by Grantham University
May 23, 2016

Now is the time many traditional college campuses are enrolling students for the fall semester. Maybe you’ve thought about going back to school, but aren’t sure how to make it work with your schedule. Perhaps an online degree is the right choice to fit your life. There are pros and …continued

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Fear No Math

Posted by Pam Rodriguez
May 20, 2016

Hello. My name is Pam, and I’m scared of math. Well, not exactly scared. More like intimidated. I’m intimidated by math. But math didn’t always intimidate me. I used to be the boss of math. Math was a breeze. Math was fun. I owned math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division … …continued

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Criminal Justice Spotlight: Brad Lynn

Posted by Charles Stiles
May 19, 2016

Editor’s Note: From the cop on the beat to the computer forensic specialist, our modern police are dedicated to peace, service and our protection. At Grantham University, we’re proud to serve their educational needs with online criminal justice degree programs through our College of Arts and Sciences. During National Police Week, …continued

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5 Suspicious Signs Your Job Interview Went Poorly

Posted by Grantham University
May 18, 2016

The mind of a job seeker one hour after completing a job interview can operate like a broken record. Often times, the broken record plays back the same few questions. Did they like me? Did I answer the questions the way the interviewer wanted? Will they call me back? I’ve …continued

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6 Common Grammatical Mistakes to Avoid on Cover Letters

Posted by Lindsey Leesmann
May 17, 2016

R U ready to write ur next ppr? If you find yourself writing like you’re sending a text instead of a cover letter, you might need a few refreshers before tackling that big assignment for your online degree program or sending off your resume to a potential employer. After all, …continued

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5 Tips for Presenting Accomplishments in Your Resume, Cover Letter

Posted by Eric Sorrentino
May 16, 2016

It can be challenging to differentiate yourself to a potential employer, given the competitive nature of the job market. Focusing on the important topics when writing your resume (tips here) and cover letter (tips here) is essential to earning that coveted in-person interview. One of the best ways to make …continued

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But I Don’t Need This Textbook Anymore …

Posted by Eden Lord
May 13, 2016

Your semester is nearing its end and you’re probably cramming for a final … or preparing a major project … or simply hyperventilating. (Breathe slowly. In through the nose, out through the mouth. It’s okay. It’s almost over.) Now, as you look back at the work you have accomplished over …continued

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Should You Include Social Media Links on Your Resume?

Posted by Eric Sorrentino
May 12, 2016

Think of your favorite sports vehicle; your favorite place to grab your morning coffee; your favorite band; your dinner spot of choice on a Friday or Saturday night. Post your answers in the comments section below, if you’d like. Answers to questions like these likely have an active presence in …continued

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4 Practical Ways to Use Math in Everyday Life

Posted by Peter McCandless
May 11, 2016

Many people, including students in online degree programs, seem to despise and/or fear math. Those emotions may be understandable for people who have suffered unfortunate experiences in their schooling (something different than true education). Nonetheless, the practical application, and therefore the knowledge, of elementary math is indispensable in everyday life. …continued

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Wise Words from the Founder of Modern Nursing

Posted by Valerie Morrow
May 9, 2016

Editor’s Note: Grantham University honors the self-sacrifice and expertise of the modern nursing community. We’re proud to serve their educational needs with seven nursing-related educational programs in our College of Nursing and Allied Health. In recognition of their caring spirit and place in our lives, we look back to the one who …continued

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