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Looking to level up your education? Boot camps are intensive, skills-based programs that could help you achieve your career goals. by Meilee D. Bridges With the costs of a college education rising, many students, including working adults, have questioned the value of traditional academic degrees. Although the benefits of a bachelor’s degree are many, some...
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What’s the best way to learn when you’re a working adult returning to school? Our Success Coaches share proven study tips so you can effectively prep for class and exams. by Meilee D. Bridges Have you ever found yourself reading a textbook and highlighting, well, almost everything? Or have you taken notes during class but...
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Building positive habits and breaking bad ones requires long-term behavioral change. Here’s how you can set yourself up for success. by Meilee D. Bridges If you’ve ever committed to developing more effective habits and then abandoned those resolutions within weeks—or even days—you’re not alone. Many of us would love to be healthier, get more organized,...
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From gaining confidence and improving performance to honing skills and fulfilling goals, the benefits of coaching for adult learners are many. by Meilee D. Bridges The concept of coaching traces its roots back to trainers of Olympic athletes and philosophers engaging in Socratic dialogue in ancient Greece. The word coach, however, didn’t come about until...
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If you’re a working student experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression, you are not alone. Here’s how you can maintain your mental health in college. by Meilee D. Bridges   Have you ever just not wanted to get out of bed in the morning? Are you pulling away from friends or getting into more fights than...
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Knowing the most effective learning hacks can help you thrive as an adult learner. Get better results with these science-backed techniques. by Meilee D. Bridges   Whether we’re traditional students or adult learners, we’re often taught what to learn, but we’re not often taught how. Fortunately, cognitive psychologists and expert educators have identified six learning...
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What’s the ultimate destination of the hero’s journey for an adult learner? Graduation . . . and nothing less than personal transformation. by Meilee D. Bridges The Hero’s Journey, Act I: Departure is here.  The Hero’s Journey, Act II: Initiation is here. Our hero’s journey so far: After accepting your quest to re-enroll in college...
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One daunting stage of the hero’s journey entails enduring the obstacles of being a working adult in college—but it also has great rewards. by Meilee D. Bridges   Act 2: Initiation The Hero’s Journey, Act I: Departure is here. Our hero’s journey so far: After leaving your comfort zone, you’ve accepted your call to the...
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The hero’s journey serves as a useful frame for understanding the challenges and rewards of returning to school as a working adult. by Meilee D. Bridges One of the most powerful myths that pervades literature, video games, film, and television is that of the hero’s journey. First described by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book...
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Chronic worry and stress can damage your health and become a barrier to success. Here’s how to manage stress as you juggle college, work, and life. by Meilee D. Bridges Worry and stress are natural parts of everyday life. It’s not unusual to worry about paying the bills or to stress out while taking an...
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