Grantham’s Veteran Students: Serving Those Who Serve Us

Posted by Grantham University
August 29, 2016

“Serving Those Who Serve Us.” This Grantham University motto expresses the pride we take in our ability to cater to veteran students. Not only was the entire institution shaped by the vision of WWII Veteran Donald Grantham in 1951, it was founded to support members of the military who want …continued

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Reflections on Grantham’s 2016 Commencement

Posted by Charles Stiles
August 25, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, 100% online Grantham University held its annual, real-life commencement ceremony. And Grantham’s 2016 Commencement was … well, it was WOW! Of course, I can say the same thing about the last three commencements I was privileged to be a part of in 2013, 2014 and 2015. From the …continued

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What’s the Deal with Online Education?

Posted by Grantham University
August 24, 2016

Going back to school can be nerve-wracking, and finding a program that fits your life can seem overwhelming. When you’re making a big commitment in time and money, you want to know that the investment will pay off and be the right choice for you. Online education may be the …continued

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4 Things to Expect from Your Online Accounting Degree Program

Posted by Grantham University
August 23, 2016

Did you know the accounting field is growing by 11% and quickly approaching 1.5 million jobs1? That’s faster than average. With this kind of job opportunity, it’s clear that pursuing a degree in accounting is a good move. If traditional school is not an option for your busy life, an …continued

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How to Get the Job in Electronics Engineering Technology

Posted by Grantham University
August 16, 2016

Online education is tackling traditional brick-and-mortar education head on. You’re an online student—you, more than anyone, understand why it’s so great. You used the internet to your advantage so you could earn your degree. But why aren’t you landing the job? If you’ve gotten used to reaching your academic goals …continued

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An Entry-Level Playing Field isn’t a Fair Game for Veterans

Posted by Eden Lord
August 11, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a group of veterans who had just transitioned into the private sector. In visiting with some of these veterans who were in the military for more than eight years, I heard a recurring theme: Civilian employers do not look at the life experience …continued

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Student Profile: Curt Dexter

Posted by Grantham University
August 10, 2016

With advancing technology, it seems that engineering careers have become more important than ever. If you want to work in engineering technology, it is never too late to go back to school. This is what our very own electronics engineering technology student, Curt Dexter, chose to do. To achieve his …continued

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What You Need to Know About Your Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology

Posted by Grantham University
August 8, 2016

As an online student pursuing a degree in electronics engineering technology, you’re probably most interested in learning about complex control panels and electronic systems. But do you consider all the times that electronics engineers have to make important decisions on the spot? Probably not. As you work towards your degree …continued

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The Best Food in Kansas City …that ISN’T Barbecue

Posted by Grantham University
August 4, 2016

When you think about food in Kansas City, the first thing that likely comes to mind is barbecue. And why not? Kansas City’s relationship with slow-smoked meats is rooted deep in its history going back well over a century1, and the local restaurants and barbecue chefs rack up countless awards …continued

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Student Profile: Thaddeus Menendez

Posted by Grantham University
August 3, 2016

At Grantham, we value a strong sense of community, and we want you to know your fellow students and classmates. We decided to catch up with Thaddeus Menendez, one of our Electronics Engineering Technology students, to learn more about his journey with Grantham University.   Grantham University: Why did you …continued

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Kansas City Mayor Sly James Will Speak at Grantham Commencement

Posted by Grantham University
August 2, 2016

Sly James is a household name in Kansas City, but he’s quickly gaining notice on the national stage too. As the Kansas City Mayor, James has been instrumental in the progress the city has seen in technology and innovation, transportation and the revitalization of downtown. On the national scene, James …continued

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Don’t Take a Pass on Your Military-to-Civilian Future

Posted by Eden Lord
August 1, 2016

How prepared are you for your military-to-civilian future? It goes without saying that those who serve in our military have a full plate. No matter how long you have been – or plan to stay – in the military, you’ve probably wondered: What’s next? For the sake of your military-to-civilian future, think …continued

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What You Need to Know About the Future of Drone Technology

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When you hear the word “drone,” a variety of connotations probably come to mind. We’ve all heard that drones have been used for good things and definitely some bad things, but drone technology has also been used for everything in between—whether that be to capture samples of fluid sprayed from …continued

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Let Your Electronic Engineering Degree Take You to Higher Places!

Posted by Grantham University
July 27, 2016

When we think of flying, we often focus on the little amount of leg room we have and the feeling of relief we experience when the person sitting behind us stops kicking the back of our seat. What we may not think about is all that goes into making a …continued

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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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