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12 05, 2020

The Top 5 Non-Academic Things I Learned in Remote College

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The Top 5 Non-Academic Things I Learned in Remote College When I began my remote college journey, I could feel the weight of other people’s expectations. It felt like every skeptical half-smile was actually someone wondering why I chose an outside-the-box college option and if my education would be up to par when I finished. To be honest, there were times when I wondered the same things. It can be scary to do things differently than the status quo!  But now I am 7 years on the other side of earning my college degree. Looking back, I can see the [...]

5 05, 2020

Easy Recipes to Make Your Day Brighter

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Easy Recipes to Make Your Day Brighter Have you been trying new hobbies during quarantine?  I know I’ve been looking for the few things I can do to enjoy life more while I #stayathome. Cooking new recipes allows me to be more creative and prepare for when I can invite friends over for dinner again! I’ve found that food is one of the most important components of building relationships and community. Awkward gatherings where people are standing around, unsure of what to say or do, usually become much more casual and familiar when a meal or snacks are served. When [...]

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 [...]

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