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28 04, 2020

Best Career, Business, and Personal Development Books

By | April 28th, 2020|Categories: How to Adult, How to Student|Comments Off on Best Career, Business, and Personal Development Books

Best Career, Business, and Personal Development Books The primary strength you have as an Unbound student is your practiced ability to learn on your own. When you earn your degree using Unbound, your primary skill—the one that’s even more important than whatever you're majoring in—should be quickly and effectively mastering complicated information. You should be really, really good at learning.  A degree becomes the foundation on which you can build your personal and ongoing education. If your degree is your academic foundation, then career, business, and personal development books can provide critical structural elements. Think of them as the framing [...]

21 04, 2020

The Secrets to Finishing Your Degree Faster

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The Secrets to Finishing Your Degree Faster Somewhere along the degree journey, you get stuck. It happens to everyone. Everything just becomes monotonous. Each course feels like a drop in the endless degree bucket, the end is nowhere in sight, and you’re ready for something to change.  When I was halfway through my degree, I experienced that moment. THEN, something switched in my mind, and I started earning credits twice as fast as before. What happened? What were the secrets to suddenly hitting goals twice as fast? Here are a few: Remember your “why.” Few things can boost your motivation [...]

28 05, 2019

Summer: To Break or Not to Break?

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Summer is here! Suddenly you are faced with a decision: how do you want to handle your study schedule for the season? I know it can be a daunting decision to make, so here are a few things I wish I knew when I was tackling school during the summers while pursuing my degree.   You can take a break (yes, it’s allowed!). When I hit summers, I felt like I had to continue, but it was SO HARD to keep pressing on when I was surrounded by sisters and friends on summer break. As a result, I half-heartedly worked [...]

24 05, 2019

How to Ask Your Boss for Time Off

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: How to Student|Comments Off on How to Ask Your Boss for Time Off

You’re an Unbound student. That probably means that you not only do school, but you probably also work, maybe even full time. So, this whole APEX thing sounds really cool, but you may be wondering how exactly you’re going to convince your boss to let you have the time off to head to Michigan for a couple of days with the coolest people on the planet. I have employed lots of people, and most of them have asked me for additional time off for something. Here are three good reasons why your boss should consider giving you extra time off [...]

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