Finding Graduation Gifts for PhD and Doctoral Students This Graduation Season

What graduation gift might be right for a PhD or doctoral student? Graduate students spend years of their lives working toward this momentous achievement. Here are some ways to honor those graduating with a higher degree.

Give the Gift of Relaxation

After many years of hard work, offer your graduate the gift of relaxation. A wonderful graduation gift for a PhD or doctoral student might be sending them off for a day at the spa. You can opt for one of the many reputable day spas available nationally, or pick a local favorite wherever your graduate lives.

Trends in Higher Education: NCU Faculty Weigh In

Some of the most prevalent higher education trends in the news today include the use of technology, closer scrutiny on accreditation, great instructor-student cooperation, the need for online options, and a changing student demographic. Northcentral University professors recently sat down and discussed some of the higher education trends they see and how they impact education at NCU.

Why Wait For Fall? Start Your Online Master’s or Doctorate Degree Program Now.

Summer is traditionally a time for vacations. It’s also a great time to consider pursuing your online master’s or online doctorate degree program.

Perhaps you’ve recently completed your degree, or have been considering earning a higher degree. Did you know that you don’t have to wait until the fall to begin your higher degree?

At Northcentral University (NCU), you can begin your online master’s or online PhD degree program every Monday, 52 weeks a year. With no GRE or GMAT tests required, you can start your program when you’re ready.

Understanding the Challenges that Come with Teaching Special Education

Teaching can be challenging at times, but special education teachers may face additional challenges. Understanding the role of special education teachers and the challenges they face can help those in the profession, as well as the students they teach.

Announcing the NCU Make It Happen Scholarship

Have you been considering earning a higher degree? At Northcentral University, we understand that it can sometimes be challenging to make the initial commitment and then continue moving forward in your program. This can be especially true with working professionals who need to balance all of life’s obligations alongside their academic work. So, how can you make it happen?

Setting a goal is only the beginning. You have to follow through if you want to reach the finish line.

NCU Graduation Area Guide

The last assignment is turned in, your program is successfully completed, and the only thing left to do is to walk across the stage to receive your much-deserved diploma.

Congratulations! NCU is excited to welcome you to Phoenix and graduation weekend! To help you and your family celebrate your success while you’re in town, NCU has put together this guide to food, drink, attractions and recreation within 15 minutes of our host hotel, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

Taking Your Education on Vacation: The Benefits of Online Learning

Ah, summer! For many, it means sun, relaxation and vacation. Adult students who are pursuing a higher degree, however, may be concerned that taking a summer vacation could delay graduation. The benefit of online learning is that you can take your studies on the road.

Congratulations to the May NCU Kick-Starter Grant Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the May NCU Kick-Starter grant recipients! These four new students who attend NCU to the completion of their chosen master’s or doctoral degree will receive a check in the amount of $20,000, which can be utilized to kick-start their goals!

The NCU Kick-Starter grant recipients are:

Juggling Education, Career, Family, and Hobbies

In 2014, I made it a goal to return to school and further advance my education. There’s no doubt in my mind that an advanced degree would provide me greater opportunities over time, and I’m a firm believer that one should never stop learning. I knew that this task would mean sacrifice, and I knew that this would be one more obstacle to juggle, but I also knew that the payoff would be worth it.

Building Creativity in Business Ventures

In today’s marketplace, consumers have many choices. As a result, businesses and entrepreneurs need to find ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace. One way to do this is through business creativity and innovation.


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