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February 17, 2012

Career Change from High Tech to Health Care

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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

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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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February 3, 2012

Chef Beckley Reveals Her Recipe for Success

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Chef Sheila Beckley’s recipe for helping students succeed is to combine her real-world experience with her academic background. Beckley teaches the Culinary Arts-Chef Program in Front Range’s College Now-Career Pathways program. College Now is Front Range’s college program for high school students.

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February 1, 2012

College Goal Sunday Takes Stress out of Filing FAFSA

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I’ve been filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for eight or nine years now, but I remember the first one. There I was sitting at a computer at home. All by myself. Do I have everything? Can I navigate the system? Is this the right browser? Boy, I better not forget […]

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