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How I Finished My Degree and Developed a Business Continuity Plan...

Editor’s Note: While we struggle through a worldwide pandemic, it may be helpful to remember that our students and our University have faced other devastating events together and emerged stronger because of it. Joyce O’Connell shares her memories as a TESU student during Sept. 11, 2001. I write the following only to give perspective because…

6 Funding Sources to Pay for Graduate School

What you heard is true. It IS harder to navigate the cost of graduate school than it is to pay for a bachelor’s degree. And it’s not your imagination that there are less resources and higher price tags for those master’s or doctoral degrees, too. This could leave your mind swimming as to where to…

A Whole New World: 6 Tips for Working From Home While...

For many of us, working from home every day is a brand-new experience. And for those of us who are students at the same time, finding that careful balance between doing our jobs and doing our homework just got a bit more challenging. Finding quiet times and places in our homes is even more precious…

TESU Alumni Share 21 DO’s and DON’Ts for All New Online...

Many students today are tackling online learning for the first time. Maybe you are finding yourself in the same situation. Your 'new normal' is more of a 'new challenge' than ever before. Perhaps you're asking your friends and family for advice. Maybe you spoke with your boss or coworkers for guidance. But at the end…

College Campus Safety – 8 Tips to Stay Safe

College campus safety is a priority for many. Parents want to know that their children are safe, and students want to feel secure in their school environment. While colleges operate programs designed to maintain the safety of students, that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t also take action. By making smart choices, students can enhance safety on…

Berries, Milk, Bicycles & Naps: Maybe We Did Learn All We...

“What you are will show in what you do.” - Thomas A. Edison Many students may be wondering, what can I do to stay the course toward earning my degree when I am not sure where my path is now leading? Is it even worth starting my college career now or “keep keeping at it,”…

How an Online Course is Produced

Pedagogy is always at the heart of how we design online courses at Thomas Edison State University. We embrace an open and collaborative course design process that enables multiple experts to meaningfully collaborate around learning outcomes, course objectives, and course content to develop the most interactive, engaging, and effective courses possible. Based on online learning…

5 Basic Ways I Arrange My Calendar While Making My Degree

Organization. It can sound daunting, right? Especially if you have a lot on your plate. Whether you’ve enrolled in your first, fifth or final class at TESU, staying on top of due dates when you are juggling work, family and, possibly, multiple classes can always be tricky. I find that by taking a few steps…

How to Assist Your Teenager with SAT Preparation: A Moms and...

For college-bound students, a strong SAT score can make a world of difference. Most colleges and universities look at a student’s SAT or ACT performance during the admissions process. By helping your teen with SAT prep, you can play a role in increasing their score. Getting your student ready for the SAT doesn’t have to…

Profession Evaluation for High School Trainees: 9 Tools to Assist Pick...

What should I major in? It’s a question that high school students wrestle with as they prepare for college. Utilizing a career assessment for high school students can help make this difficult question easier to answer. By encouraging your sophomore, junior, or senior to take a career aptitude test for high school students, they can…

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