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Around the Web – Tips and Tricks for the College Student

Because sometimes there’s just too much good information to share in one post, we are back with another set of articles from around the web offering up college tips, job search advice and more.

Take a look at some of the great resources below and keep them in mind as classes are set to begin next week. Read More…

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Instructor Blog: The Keys of Information & Technological Literacy

My four-year-old asked me how snakes hear. When I said I didn’t know, she said “Can we look it up on the internet?” I was proud of her question, even though I have no interest in learning about snakes, because it showed information literacy.

Many people think the term literacy refers only to the ability to read. However, literacy means knowledge. Another way to think of it is competency. Therefore, information literacy means knowing how to access information. My daughter, at four, already knows that we can look things up on the internet that we don’t know. She even guessed that there would be a video about it. Read More…

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Do Military Credits Earned on Active Duty Count Toward My Degree?

Do the courses you took during military training count toward your civilian degree?

The short answer is, maybe.

For military members who are working toward earning a degree, the first step to transfer military classwork is to request a joint service transcript. Members of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines can visit this DOD site and follow the step by step process to order their transcript.

While there are no limits to the number of transcripts you can order and have delivered to schools electronically, transcripts printed and delivered by the postal service are limited to two every 30 days.

Air Force members must request their transcript from the Community College of the Air Force. You can find that request form at this official site.

Individual schools do not determine what credits on those transcripts transfer to a civilian degree.

Instead, the American Council on Education evaluates every single course offered by every branch of the military. The organization sends professors from different colleges to sit through the military course and evaluate it. Read More…

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The Ins and Outs of Transferring Credits at Bryant & Stratton College

Not happy with your current college? Want to transfer to a new alma mater?

The process for transferring credits to Bryant & Stratton College can be easy and quick, with an entire staff at Bryant & Stratton dedicated to making that transition as smooth as possible.

“We like to be very transfer friendly for these students and we can have a very short turn around if they can provide us with a transcript,” said Chris Gaiser, Bryant & Stratton College Online Dean of Student Services.

The registrar’s office has one lucky employee who spends everyday, all day, evaluating transfer transcripts to insure that as many credits as possible are transferred in from the previous school. In fact, each campus has a registrar who works with transfer credit evaluations. An academic advisor then creates a schedule for the new student to help them reach their graduation goals as quickly as possible. Read More…

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Career Overview: Information Technology

The IT field is wide and varied, as are the jobs and the pay.

And best of all, the field is expanding. According the federal government, the number of available jobs is rising every year, faster than most other fields.

A graduate of Bryant & Stratton College’s Networking Technology or Security Technology associate’s degree programs will likely begin their career manning the IT desk at a company. There, they keep the computer systems running and help other employees who do not have extended IT background, fix any problems they experience using the system.

These jobs often mean working odd hours, weekends and holidays since the computer systems need to be on and functioning 24 hours a day.

The great benefit to growing a career in information technology is that there is plenty of room to move upward. Read More…

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Job Search Resources – August Edition

A new feature we are going to unveil on our blog will take a look at different articles that offer job search resources, employability and college tips. These posts will give you advice from experts around the field, allowing you to take you job search to the next level or even to help ace that next exam.

You’ll be able to find these job source resources and more on our Twitter account, so be sure to follow along there so you don’t miss a thing. Read More…

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Are Cover Letters Still Necessary?

Standing out during the job search can take a little work. For decades and decades one of the standard ways job seekers made a good first impression and shared key employability skills has been the cover letter. But, are cover letters necessary?

At the the inaugural “Job Ready or Not?” event, hosted by Bryant & Stratton College Online, leading HR and hiring managers from top companies discussed how this is a tricky area for job seekers because there is not a right or wrong answer. It really comes down to knowing the company you are applying to and what they prefer. Some larger companies that use automatic screening tools skip the cover letter completely and focus efforts on finding the right keywords on a resume to move candidates forward in the process. Read More…

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Tips For How To Pick Your Major

College. Finally. You are here. You are ready.

But, you have no idea what to major in.

Study what you enjoy?

Learn the job that will make you the most money?

Enroll in the shortest degree program?

Brooke Urban, senior academic success coach for Bryant & Stratton Online, says first year students do not need to panic. Read More…

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How Do Online Classes Work?

In many ways, online degree programs are very similar to traditional learning – you learn the same concepts, and you study from similar materials. But a common misconception about the difference between online and traditional education is that the student engages in less interactions with instructors and classmates. In fact, online learning might just be more interactive. If you are considering getting a degree online, here’s what you can expect from the online classes at Bryant & Stratton College. Read More…

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Carefully Consider the Decision to Change Your Major

Did you just finish your first year of college, only to realize that you do not enjoy your major?

Thinking about changing to a new course of study?

You better be sure.

Did you just not happen to like these classes? Did you and your professor not hit it off? Were you bored with the first year of requirements because you want to get to the meatier classes the seniors are taking?

If you are going to change your major, you better darn well despise it, because it may take a lot of work to earn back that year. Read More…

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