As the season changes and we put a winter for the record books behind us, are you thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Perhaps the aspect of your life most in need of spring cleaning is not your house, but your career. Is it time to be out with an old career, in with a new one? If you’ve been considering a career in the... Continue +
Have you been thinking about going back to school, but are worried about fitting your studies into your schedule with a full-time job and other responsibilities? If a class schedule just won't fit in with your work schedule, earning a certificate or degree online could be the answer. A recent article on Yahoo’s Education... Continue +
Legal studies degrees focus on learning the law and working within legal institutions.  It can take you in many different directions including business, government, and law enforcement or even be the foundation for a master’s or doctorate degree in law.  Many common career paths are probation officers, paralegals, social... Continue +
Recently I came across an article on Yahoo, Flexible Degrees You Can Earn At Night. Since I'm always very interested to read about education, I had to jump on this article. In the article, the author discusses several different ways to earn a degree in your spare time. Sound familiar? It should! This is exactly what our programs... Continue +
I need inspiration. I find myself pondering over and over--"what should I write my blog about?" So, my inspiration for my blog is just that--finding inspiration.   Oftentimes adults who are pursuing their online degrees, need some inspiration to study and move forward in their programs.  Inspiration is a hard thing.  It tends to... Continue +
Most of my customers, before joining their program of choice, will make sure and research The College Network. I, for one, think that is fantastic, because it shows their passion for completing the right program to suit their needs. But, don't believe everything you see out there. The negative things you have seen across... Continue +
Spring Into Action
The weather is starting to get warmer, and trees and flowers are starting to bloom.  The winter season has come to an end, and spring time is here for 2012.  When spring is in the air, I think of March Madness, Spring Break, rain, and flowers blooming.  What comes to your mind when you hear "Spring?" Something else I think of is... Continue +
Have you ever wanted to get into the law field but didn't have the time or money for law school?Law school can be very daunting. It requires a ton of dedication and is definitely not cheap. So what am I getting at?Well, it's not too late to get into the law field. You could become a paralegal. It's not a secret that paralegals... Continue +
The other day during a meeting with some of my coworkers, I heard a wonderful quote that I wanted to share with all of you."Education is not the easiest thing you will ever do, but it can be the most rewarding."- Dawn S.Wow.What an appropriate quote to describe The College Network. Whether you are working on your... Continue +
I spoke with one of our customers to interview him for a success story recently.  He left me with quite a bit to think about and inspired me at the same time.  This customer is a father, a student, a manager and a planner.  He just obtained his Project Management Certificate online from Boston University Corporate Education... Continue +
Best of Both Worlds
A BIG GULP, candy bar, snack potato chips and some lottery tickets.  What does this sound like to you?  They are things you get at a convenience store.  From national chains to the local "Mom and Pop" quick stop, they're everywhere.  We pay a higher price for things in these stores because of one major factor.  No; not because... Continue +
As we approach the holiday season that brings gifts to many of us, it always reminds me of that spirit I get around this time of year.  It brings out the kid in me, and thinking of all those toys from the past takes me back to my childhood.  So, I'd like to ask you a question: What did you want to be when you grew up?I remember... Continue +
A Single Step
 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  -Lao TseWow. Have you ever read something so true, but yet so simple?Over the last couple of years, I've began to hear a lot of "what ifs", "could have beens", "if onlys", and "should haves". Sure, it's nice to daydream about what could have been, but why can't you... Continue +
Because of the convenience of online programs, The College Network is available to help students all across the globe. Matthias Mayer was studying law at a university in Germany and decided he wanted to know more about American law.Matthias wanted to earn his paralegal certificate to aid his quest to learn more about... Continue +
Although Karen Renick had experience working in a law firm as a paralegal, the fact that she did not have a professional certificate to support her skills hurt her career. She was not earning the pay she deserved and when it came time for her company to make necessary cuts due to the economy, Karen was laid off.“I was only laid... Continue +
Last week I had the pleasure of writing a success story about a customer who lives in Canada and used the help of The College Network to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Writing this woman's story reminded me of a gentleman I also spoke with a few months back who was enrolled in The College Network's Paralegal... Continue +
I was stopped in my tracks this morning by the following quote:  “To change your life:  Start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.” Talk about instant inspiration!  I am close to a birthday, and for me, every year at this time I reflect upon the year that has passed.  I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions—more... Continue +
Paralegal Forecast: Sunny
In this economy, the job outlook in many fields is often uncertain and volatile.  In weather terms, this can mean some fields are in for a cold front, windy days, pop-up storms, blizzards, heat waves, and other unpredictable weather occurrences.  But for those looking into the paralegal or legal assistant field there is good... Continue +
This post is the first in what will be an occasional, ongoing series entitled TCN Perspectives that will show our readers a few of the names, faces and stories that comprise The College Network.  After all, our people are our best asset and what truly gives our company its strength, and TCN Perspectives will showcase the people... Continue +
We talk a lot about the growing healthcare industry.  Nurses are and will continue to be in high demand.  Did you also know that demand for paralegals is growing?  By the year 2018, the projected growth in this field will be 28%. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)  Now, here is something else to consider.  A paralegal is... Continue +
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