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Jump into online learning, says Alumnus Andrea Essling

UL Online -- Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:50am

She travels a lot for her work as a fundraising consultant, so when Andrea Essling read about an online graduate program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she knew it was for her. Now the proud owner of a Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing,  she has this advice for other prospective students: “Jump in and do it!”

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8 Ways to Ace a Job Interview!

UL Online -- Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:00pm

You’ve launched your job search and landed an interview. Don’t try to “wing it” and go in unprepared, says Laine Blazevich of the Office of Career Services  at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Blazevich and the Career Services staff coach students through the job search process. “A lot of students come in not knowing what to expect in that first professional interview,” he says. “We want to make sure they’re prepared, they put their best foot forward, make a good impression and hopefully land the job they want.”

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10 Tips for Balancing Work and School

UL Online -- Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:13pm

Many students look to online degree programs as a means of obtaining their undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full-time or close to it.  Online learning is great for individuals who don’t have the option of taking a hiatus from work while obtaining their degree, but even with the added convenience, obtaining an online degree while working can sometimes feel like a balancing act.  The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers the following tips to help students achieve a healthy work-school balance.

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My Semester as a First-Time Online Student

cody bourque -- Tue, 12/08/2015 - 9:15am

So with the final week of the semester approaching, I’d like to give final word about my semester as a first time online student during my last semester of college. First, I’d like to say that online learning is much different than traditional classes where learning in a physical classroom. Online learning is like buying a piece of furniture that isn’t assembled; you have all the pieces to succeed, you’ve just got to follow the instructions. The analogy is a little odd, but it’s true.

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Mid-Semester Check-In

cody bourque -- Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:57pm

For those of you who have been keeping up with me or if you’re enrolled in courses at UL Lafayette, you know we’re a little over halfway done with the semester.I wanted to do a mid-semester check in to show how my experience of taking an online course has been for me. The online course I’m enrolled in is English 474 – Document Design.

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Your Perfect Study Environment

cody bourque -- Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:15am

Continuing with the theme of study habits, I’ve heard from many people and they’ve all had different ideas of “their perfect study environment”. It seems that these environments are different for different people. For example, I enjoy to be in an area where I can have music on. Whether it's on headphones or speakers, I just need music. In my previous blog, I spoke about the music I like to study with. Many people have told me that they need absolute silence to be able to study. There are actually many other qualities of your environment that affect how you handle schoolwork. Different elements can either create positive or negative results.

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