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 +
The fourth installment of my series related to an article by Julie Zeilinger covers one of the most important lessons about risk and success: Success won't fall in your lap—you have to pursue it. Have you ever heard of someone becoming a great success just by sitting still? Neither have I. So why do so many people think that... 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 +
Have you thought about continuing your professional education? Employers today highly value those employees that take initiative to further their knowledge in their field and keep current with new standards and practices.  The College Network® offers professional certificates from Purdue University, Boston University and... Continue +
As a Program Advisor I get to speak with many people on a daily basis who are interested in finding out how they can accomplish their goals. Goals, of course, vary from person to person. Some are interested in becoming more specialized in their current career such as an LPN who wants to be able to teach nursing by getting... Continue +
If you are a shy person, you may cringe at the thought of having to speak in front of crowds or networking for job opportunities. Fortunately, we've come across a list of the top careers shy people should consider pursuing on Yahoo! Education and the education for two of them can be completed entirely through distance... 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 +
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 +
Rochelle Dukes had thought about becoming a paralegal for years, but kept putting it off until her employer pushed her to move forward with the idea. Rochelle chose to earn her Paralegal Certificate from Boston University with help from The College Network™ based on research she had done and recommendations from two of her... 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 +
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 +
“Everyone I talked to was so courteous and helpful that it made my experience seamless.  It was so easy to call and send and answer e-mails with all who were involved. It was a pleasure,” Carole said of her interaction with The College Network staff. When asked what she liked most about the Paralegal Certificate program from... Continue +
March Madness
Buzzer beaters, upsets, and Hoosier Hysteria.  In Indiana, we take March very seriously with the state high school and NCAA college basketball tournaments.  As much fun as doing your office pools (legal ones, of course) and filling out your brackets are, March Madness can teach us how being in the field of 68 (not a typo - there... Continue +
I am currently working on a project at The College Network which emphasizes our commitment to our customers' success. We offer an a plethora of courses for adults looking to continue their education.Whether you are looking to earn a better salary by upgrading your EMT to RN (with the Online Paramedic to RN Program), RN to MSN,... Continue +
Hokey Pokey
"You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out,You put your right foot in and you shake it all about.You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around.That's what it's all about!"Silly as it may be, the hokey-pokey song and dance can teach us about how furthering your education can help your career and life.  Let's... Continue +
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