How to Solve the 4 Biggest Challenges with Going to School Online

More than 6.1 million students took at least one online course during the fall 2010 term, an increase of 560,000 students over the previous year, according to a 2011 study by the Babson Survey Research Group. Great indicator of how more and more students are turning to online as a smart choice for college education, don’t you think? With this choice comes a plethora of advantages: flexibility, setting your own pace, convenience, cultural diversity and technology benefits, to name a few. While the…

6 Options When Military Tuition Assistance Runs Out

One of the primary benefits of being an active military service member while pursuing an online education is the military tuition assistance offered as part of your service. Tuition assistance pays up to $250 per credit hour ($4,500 total) until the fiscal year cap is reached. (Note: This is the case for all branches except the Navy, which pays $4,000 total for the fiscal year). It's a perfect opportunity for military members in online degree programs pursuing a degree. One issue, though: Often times, military…

4 Tips for Keeping College Essays Simple, But Engaging

To transcend the effects of a self-imposed diaspora from my rhetorical undertakings, I am currently reclaiming the verisimilitude of my ubiquity. Huh? Exactly. In my last blog, I attempted to start a conversation about words. I asked readers to present their favorite word, to define it and to use it in a sentence. I wanted to call that blog, "Fun with Words: A Lexical Gala." My title was quickly nixed by my editor and simplified to "Words with Friends: What’s…

15 Keys to Human Resources Professionals Being Successful

Human Resource Management professionals are often responsible for overseeing a company's culture and leadership. But they do much more than that. They also play an integral role in the training, assessment and rewarding of employees, in addition to ensuring the organization remains compliant with employment and labor laws. Have you thought about an online degree in Human Resource Management? In order to move up the chain of command, professionals should know the ins and outs of what it takes to survive…