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 +
In this very competitive economy, businesses are looking for ways to increase their efficiency while also improving their customer focus and response.  Now more than ever Lean Six Sigma methodologies, which include five lean principles:  define, measure, explore, develop and implement have come to the forefront.  The lean goals... Continue +
At The College Network, we pride ourselves on offering the finest self-paced education and training possible.  Here is a quick look at the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program available through Purdue University.  Enjoy!Do I have to list this as an online program on my resume?On your resume, you would list this program as the... Continue +
Is 2012 really already here? Where did 2011 go? If you find yourself asking these questions then like many people you may feel like you didn't get everything that you wanted to achieve accomplished in 2011. Many people settle for this frustration year after year after year. But you don't have to.If you have ever dreamed of... Continue +
Back on Track in 2012
Ah, the New Year is such a refreshing time to "start over" and refocus on those things that you need to accomplish.  For myself, I have been lacking in communicating with folks who follow The College Network via our blog, Facebook, and on Twitter.  With the New Year in full swing, I am making a new-found effort to make sure I... Continue +
Lately, there has been an overwhelming demand for the Purdue University Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Advanced Lean, and Black Belt Programs.  Program Advisors at The College Network, like myself, have been enrolling students months in advance of start dates, and every class fills to capacity.What is Lean Six Sigma, and how can it... Continue +
Do you know what Lean Six Sigma is?  I recently had a friend tell me she would be out of town for a week in Lean Six Sigma training and was working to become a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  After the lengthy explanation she gave me about what it was and why it would radically benefit her; I decided that I would find out more about... Continue +
The College Network’s Center for Learning Empowerment is really beginning to take form. Just yesterday we launched a second sample title in our one-of-a-kind learning environment to help our customers become more effective and efficient learners.We are very excited about this unique approach to helping our customers conquer the... Continue +
It's that wonderful time of year, December holiday season.  As stressful, exhilarating, and downright fun this time of year can be, it's also time for the New Year and resolutions it brings.  A yearly review of where you are now compared to where you wanted to be, and where you need to go from here.  If you are reading this, you... Continue +
Imagine for a moment that in your driveway you have a time machine.  Let's say a DeLorean and you are going to play the part of Marty McFly.  You have the ability to load the plutonium into the machine, and set your Flux Capacitor to anytime in the past.  Where would you go?  Would you go back and change decisions you've made? ... Continue +
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in March of this year there have already been several changes that have taken place. Last week I talked about changes that went into effect on September 23. Here is the list of changes that had already been made since the law was passed. January 1, 2010: Providing Small Business Health... Continue +
Shawn Camp knows a thing or two about becoming certified in his field. He already has his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and his Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certificates. “I have a bachelor’s in computer information,” Shawn said. “I wanted to earn my Certificate in Project Management because that certification... Continue +
It sounds funny to even say, but can procrastination be a good thing?  We are all guilty of it.  I have a car at home right now that is about three months past due for a cleaning.  My two kids with their sticky little hands, french fries in between the seats... if you have kids you know exactly what I am talking about. Now ... Continue +
Here’s something to cheer about. According to a survey released Monday by the Wall Street Journal, Purdue University students are better suited to enter the workforce than students from most other colleges. Let’s face it; we all want to be associated with the best. In the survey’s specialty rankings, Purdue was ranked first in... Continue +
Cool Runnings
"Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it's bobsled time!"  And so takes off the true life turned Disney movie favorite Jamaican Bobsled Team.  This inspiring story has stuck with me since I saw the movie Cool Runnings many years ago in the movie theater, and all those times I've watched it since.  This story parallels... Continue +
Company Pride
After working at The College Network for the last few months I am really glad to be here. It is very important for me believe in the business I work for. We really are doing a good thing by offering inexpensive nursing degrees through good nursing schools which are regionaly accredited (which actually trumps... Continue +
3 Questions!
 My job title is Program Advisor.  My job at The College Network is to advise individuals looking to further their career growth and development with online programs from some of the top universities around the country.  Part of my job as an advisor is to ask basic questions, such as....1)  What made you inquire into this... Continue +
I'm sorry if I can't hide my excitement.  If I seem a little too happy these days, I have my reasons.  FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE!! Professional, College, Arena, High School and yes, even Canadian Football has it merits.  On Sunday at game time, I turn off my cell phone, turn the ringer off on the house phone, disconnect the... Continue +
Looking for inexpensive nursing degrees? We work with established, good nursing schools, where students can do nursing prerequisites online. Our distance learning programs offer our unique LVN to BSN, with all of your studies online. We offer 3 bachelor of nursing programs for online degree programs from leading universities.... Continue +
I'll admit, I've been watching the news casts, reading the sports section with added excitement, viewing ESPN's website hoping to get some information about where LeBron James is going to play basketball next season.  Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Cleveland, Miami the list goes on.  It got me to thinking how nice life would be... Continue +
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