student tips

Overcoming the challenges of college as a working professional

More people are making the decision to go to grad school, in fact, current statistics from the United States Census Bureau show that the number of people with master’s degrees has doubled since 2000. The number of people with doctoral degrees has more than doubled, highlighting a strong trend toward obtaining graduate degrees.

Side Gigs for Grad Students

Education has the power to help transform your life. We see evidence of this everyday as we hear our students’ success stories. Going back to school however, is challenging, especially at the graduate level. Not only does earning a degree take a considerable amount of your time, it also requires a financial commitment. 

School after 40- Returning to class as a working professional

Education is empowering no matter your age, but going back to school as a working adult comes with a unique set of challenges. For adults in their forties and beyond, returning to class often means balancing the demands of work and family along with navigating new technology. For many, going back to school also means jumping back into the educational system after a long absence.

Developing Better Study Habits: How to Study Better and Retain More Information

As a student, you want to retain as much information as you can -- not only to pass your exams, but to also effectively apply the knowledge you acquire in the real world.

To help you, we’ve compiled a list of tips for developing better study habits:

5 Great TED Talks for Graduate Students

As a graduate student, you are constantly looking for inspiration. During times of intense research or moments of mental exhaustion, finding a way to process all of the work and find balance is crucial, and NCU wants you to know that we have your back throughout the journey. 

Listen Your Way to Better Grades

When you study, do you have music playing in the background? You might not know that what you listen to could actually help you learn better.

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.

Research Tips for College Students: Finding Relevant Information Quickly

The internet is a massive collection of information. According to LiveScience, there were one billion websites as of September 2014, but that number changes minute by minute. When completing a higher education degree, finding relevant information quickly can be crucial to success. With a few internet research tips, you can achieve better results and develop a more thorough understanding of your topic.

Can Music Help You Study and Focus?

Listen. What’s that in the background? Is it rock, country or classical music? Did you know that certain types of music can help you focus?

March is Music in Our Schools Month, which was created to increase awareness of the importance of music in student’s lives.

Tips for Online Classes

You’ve made the decision to pursue your higher degree online, but now you’re probably wondering just how online classes work. Online classes offer unparalleled flexibility, but are a bit different than traditional classes. Here are some of our top tips for success in online class learning.

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