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Balancing Act: Graduate School and Children

By Rebecca Alwine
Alumna, American Military University

Parents are superheroes, plain and simple, consistently putting their children’s needs ahead of their own. So how do they go back to school? The secrets to success involve securing a support system, taking it one day at a time, keeping focus, and balancing school and family commitments. Here are some examples of great parents who mastered the balancing act.

The Career Pivot is the Ultimate Test of Self-Reinvention

Picking Your Professor: When You Should Branch Out

By Dr. Randall Cuthbert
Associate Professor, Emergency & Disaster Management at American Public University

Taking courses from as wide a variety of instructors as possible brings the knowledge from each into your knowledge base. The wisdom becomes uniquely your own and is greater than the sum of the parts. That’s a successful use of instructor resources. Shop for your instructors like you shop for anything else. They all have bios out there. Learn what each has to offer, engage them frequently, and use them to your best advantage!

Thinking Big Picture When Navigating Through Your Degree