Champlain College Online Blog

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What's Your Learning Style?

by Sonya Krakoff |  September 20, 2017

Learning is different for every individual: what works for one person won't work for another. Having a clear sense of your learning style is one of the key factors to ensuring your success in your degree program, whether it's online or on-campus.  READ MORE >>

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The Top 10 Qualities of a Great Leader

by Sonya Krakoff |  September 18, 2017

When considering what strong leadership looks like, there are a few qualities of a great leader that tend to be true across the board - these are traits that every good leader has, or should strive for. READ MORE >>

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Online vs. Traditional Education: Which One Is Right For You?

by Sonya Krakoff |  September 15, 2017

The biggest choice most adult learners face is deciding whether to attend an online college or attend on-campus classes. To help you understand the pros and cons of each, we've broken down the key factors to consider for each of them.  READ MORE >>

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What to Look for in a B.S. in Cybersecurity Degree Program

by Sonya Krakoff |  September 13, 2017

In today's digital world, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. One of the best ways to get started in this growing industry is to pursue a degree - here's what to look for in a B.S. in Cybersecurity degree program.  READ MORE >>

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

by Mika Nash |  September 6, 2017

For many of us, it is a rare occurrence to be afforded the time to enjoy the satisfaction of an attained goal, let alone to look at the work that preceded it. Yet it is this process - the act of stopping and assessing what we have accomplished and whether we have fulfilled our original intention - that ensures we remain true to our guiding mission.  READ MORE >>

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Human Resource Management Skills: The Key Competencies You Need to Succeed

by Sonya Krakoff |  September 4, 2017

Human resource management is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers today, with employment of human resource managers projected to grow 9% from 2014 to 2024 - faster than the average for all occupations nationwide. So how do you succeed in this booming field? Familiarizing yourself with the key skills required for HR managers is a great place to start.  READ MORE >>

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

by Sonya Krakoff |  August 31, 2017

One of the most common steps in any hiring process is the phone interview. However, despite being so prevalent, phone interviews feel daunting to many job searchers. Luckily, it's easy to ace a phone interview if you're prepared - just follow our simple steps to learn what to expect.  READ MORE >>

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Key Skills for Accountants: Honing Your Technical Accounting Skills & Abilities

by Sonya Krakoff |  August 29, 2017

Accounting is a rapidly expanding field, with high forecasts for rapid growth over the next few years. This means that if you are interested in joining this booming field, or are already working in it but are looking to take the next step in your accounting career, now is the time to get started. One of the best ways find a great job in accounting is to focus on your technical accounting skills and abilities.  READ MORE >>

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What Is Transformational Leadership?

by Sonya Krakoff |  August 23, 2017

While there are many different types of leadership styles, each with its pros and cons, many of today's nonprofits, corporations, government organizations, and NGOs are seeking mindful, visionary leaders with the power to enact change, an approach embodied by the concept of transformational leadership.  READ MORE >>

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The Top 5 Characteristics of a Best Online College

by Sonya Krakoff |  August 16, 2017

What truly makes an institution a "best online college"? There's some debate about the criteria by which online colleges are rated, but it's generally agreed that engaged and experienced faculty, student support, high-quality curriculum, accessible and dynamic classrooms, and regional accreditation are essential to creating a top online college.  READ MORE >>

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Disruption: Education Done Right

by Mika Nash |  August 7, 2017

Disruptive innovations are, by design, meant to cause people to think completely differently about something - a product, a behavior, a demographic, a service. Education, done right, does just that.  READ MORE >>

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The Benefits of Going Back to School: Higher Earning Potential for College Graduates 

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 24, 2017

Making the decision to go back to school to earn a degree can be difficult, and you may find yourself wondering if it's really worth it. While there are many meaningful benefits associated with getting a degree, perhaps the most quantifiable is the earning potential for college graduates as compared with those with no degree.  READ MORE >>

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Champlain College Online Student Stories: Vanessa 

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 20, 2017

Learn more about the Champlain College Online experience from our students themselves. Vanessa Goodwin '17 enrolled at Champlain after a twenty-year hiatus from higher education to fulfill her long-held personal goal of obtaining her bachelor's degree, and to access new professional opportunities. Just a few years later, she had been promoted at work, and was graduating with both a bachelor's and a master's in Health Care Administration.  READ MORE >>

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10 Top Reasons to Go Back to School This Fall

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 19, 2017


If you've been considering going back to school to start or finish your degree, it might feel like it's never the right time: when you're busy with family commitments and work responsibilities, finding the time to fit school in can seem like an impossible challenge. That's why there's no better time than right now to take the plunge! With back-to-school season quickly approaching, your degree is likely on your mind, and there's still time to apply for a fall start. Need convincing? Here are the top reasons to go back to school this fall.  READ MORE >>

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Champlain College Online Student Stories: Leslie

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 17, 2017

Learn more about the Champlain College Online experience from our students themselves. Leslie Alexander Nakashima '17 decided transition from being a small business owner to joining the corporate world, and quickly found that not having a degree would stand in the way of her career change. After forty years away from higher education, she enrolled at Champlain to pursue a Bachelor's in Integrated Studies.  READ MORE >>

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The ABCs of College Applications for Adult Students

by Melissa Marcello |  July 15, 2017

Many adult students are intimidated by the college application process, and are afraid they won't "do it right." Luckily, it's a simpler process than you might think - it's just important to know what schools are looking for, especially those designed to serve adult learners. Melissa Marcello, Executive Director of Champlain College Online, breaks down what to keep in mind as you're applying to a degree program.  READ MORE >>

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How To Change Careers At Any Age 

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 13, 2017

There are many valid reasons for wanting to start a new phase in your career, whether they be personal or financial, and any concerns you may have can and should be overcome if you have a real desire to make a change in your life. Finding a new career is a realistic and attainable goal–simply follow our simple steps to figure out how to make a transition happen for yourself.  READ MORE >>

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The Top 5 Ways To Pay For Your Online Education

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 9, 2017

Students have more options than ever to help them pay for their online education, and cost doesn't have to be a barrier to you achieving your goals and obtaining your degree. Don't let money stand in your way: here are some of the best ways to pay for your online education.  READ MORE >>

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Using Employer Tuition Assistance to Pay For Your Online Education

by Sonya Krakoff |  July 5, 2017

Employers are looking for ways to retain employees, help them grow in their careers, and give them new pathways to meet their professional goals. Employer tuition benefits are a win-win solution for both the employee and the employer.  READ MORE >>