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Honoring Our Military This Veterans Day

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Nov 11, 2016 12:00:00 PM

With 30 percent of our student body being current or former service members, Saint Leo University is committed to helping our military students obtain the education they want and have rightfully, selflessly, and bravely earned. Part of this commitment means taking the time this Veterans Day—and every Veterans Day—to honor our nation’s military history.

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Topics: Military

5 Effective Ways to Increase Your Confidence as an Adult Learner

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 31, 2016 10:54:55 AM

Going to school as an adult learner can be intimidating. Very intimidating. If you’ve never taken classes while juggling home, work, and all of your other obligations, you may just wonder how you’re ever going to get everything done, as well as how you’re going to do it all as well as you’d like. You have a standard that you want to uphold and you’re unsure whether going to school as an adult will help you keep it.

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Topics: Academic Success

A Student’s Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don’t ever plagiarize.” It’s something we’re told from the age we’re first able to understand what plagiarizing means. And it’s repeated throughout our schooling—from elementary to high school and beyond—making many people wonder how prominent plagiarizing actually is. Apparently, it’s more prevalent than most would think, even in the college years.

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Topics: Academic Success

4-Steps to Using Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

When you hear the phrase “dream job,” what comes to mind? What field is it in? What position is it? With what company? And what would you spend your days doing?

Now here’s another important question: What does it take to land this type of job?

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Topics: Career Planning

The Value of Academic Advisors for Adult Learners

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM

It doesn’t matter which one of our Education Centers you attend, one thing is clear: being an adult learner typically comes with some unique challenges.

Unlike “traditional” college students who set out to get their degree when they are fresh out of high school, adult learners often have a different set of responsibilities that extend beyond going to classes and turning in homework. Some of these include holding down a full-time job, taking care of a family (which may include children, aging parents, or both), and all of the other obligations that usually come with keeping up a home.

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Topics: Academic Success

Do These Things to Make Your LinkedIn Stand Out

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

According to the most current Statista numbers, LinkedIn has 450 million users. Yes, that’s million. So, even though you may have a stellar education and impressive work history, if your profile doesn’t stand out, it likely isn’t going to matter because you’re not going to be found.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Career Planning

Don’t Miss Out On These 2016-2017 Scholarships

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

College Raptor reports that, out of all the financial aid options available, grants and scholarships make up 57 percent of the monies used to help individuals fund their college education. Furthermore, while an overwhelming majority of these monies are provided by the federal government (40 percent), state government (8 percent), and individual colleges and universities (39 percent), an additional 13 percent are funded by private sources.

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Topics: Financial Aid

Turnitin: How It Benefits YOU

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

There’s no denying that Turnitin makes life easier for the instructors at Saint Leo University. After all, we probably wouldn’t even consider it if it made grading papers and giving students feedback harder. But the reality is that use of this high-tech system benefits you the student as well. How?

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Topics: Academic Success

Charting Your Course: Create a Degree Plan so You Graduate On Time

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Certainly, situations can always arise which threaten to prevent you from earning your college degree on time. Family members get sick, injuries occur, or if you’re military, you get deployed without notice, all of which can delay your graduation date by months…if not years. However, sometimes graduation doesn’t occur when you think it will, not because of some type of tragedy or unexpected event, but because of poor planning.

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Topics: Academic Success

Common Questions (And Answers) About Military Tuition and Aid

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In a radio and television broadcast aired October 24, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said:

“We must be strong at home if we are going to be strong abroad. We understand that. So we want to be strong at home in our morale or in our spirit, we want to be strong intellectually, in our education, in our and, where necessary, militarily.”

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Topics: Military, Financial Aid