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February 17, 2012

Career Change from High Tech to Health Care

Godwin-Piyasena-blog

Godwin Piyasena, a native of Sri Lanka, had a career in high tech, advancing to such positions as systems management engineer and software engineer. At his last high-tech company, he was asked to train the offshore engineers who would take his job.

Today, he has a job that won’t go offshore.

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February 6, 2012

Applying for Scholarships: Worth the Effort

scholarship-worth-effort

Returning to school as an adult learner and a mother of two young children offered up a host of challenges I would need to overcome if I was to succeed. Along with the academic anxiety I was already feeling, the cost of tuition, books and supplies was a huge concern for me. I assumed I’d […]

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January 30, 2012

Mom or Dad as College Student: Why You’re a Great Example for Your Kids

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Since I’ve had kids, I’ve cleaned up my act. OK—my act was never that unclean to begin with, but what I mean is that just about everything I do or say in front of my two impressionable young ones first starts with me asking myself these two questions: If either of my kids repeats this/retells […]

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January 25, 2012

Community College Art Students Team With Veterans Returning to College

Vet-Print-Project

Front Range printmaking students and their instructor have created works of art for an online gallery that stems from a unique perspective: veterans returning to college. Yvette M. Pino, an Army veteran who returned from duty in Iraq and enrolled as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded the Veteran Print Project. She found herself becoming

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