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Are you freaking out? Fall semester ends soon
Are you freaking out? Fall semester ends soon
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Wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle up some of the excitement of the first week of school and open the bottle on the last week of the semester? At NWTC, I remember a distinct mood change when our marketing instructor would ask “How’s everybody doing?” In September, we wer...
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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The joy of repaying student loans
The joy of repaying student loans
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I begin repaying my student loan this month. Oh joy! This is one college right-of-passage I would be happy to avoid. I’m in the same boat as a lot of other college students. To keep my boat afloat back in 2015, I filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Ai...
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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One Thing to Know: How to Survive the Holiday (and Exam!) Season
One Thing to Know: How to Survive the Holiday (and Exam!) Season
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How can you survive final exams and the holiday hubbub? The answer may surprise you. I recently sat down with NWTC student Katie Cline to talk about managing stress during this not-always-so-jolly season. A Wellness and Health Promotion associate degree student, Katie is...
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Are you better off now?
Are you better off now?
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The words of President Ronald Reagan popped into my head today when I answered the NWTC graduate follow-up survey. Reagan posed this question: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” That simple question helped Reagan win the election. I thought of those word...
Friday November 17, 2017
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Friends Of NWTC
Friends Of NWTC
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The Fall / Winter 2017 issue of the Friends Of NWTC magazine is here! - Read the newest issue today! Some highlights are: College of business is ready for its close-up; Referendum Construction: new buildings and spaces; NWTC students conduct ground-breaking HIV research; and "...
Monday November 13, 2017
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How adult learners can thrive in a tech-reliant world
How adult learners can thrive in a tech-reliant world
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One of my business clients described herself as a “dumb blonde with a Smartphone.” That certainly wasn’t true, but it’s a feeling many of us Generation X-ers can relate to. We didn’t grow up in the digital age, with a phone in our pocket, a laptop on our desk, and the world at...
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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The ‘sound of progress’ is heard at the NWTC campus
The ‘sound of progress’ is heard at the NWTC campus
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Editor note: Joan wrote this blog in the spring of 2017 during construction.  A wayward thought popped into my head when I was in my Event Marketing class this semester: John Maier’s wife doesn’t snore! Now let me explain. Students like me who have class in the Busi...
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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How to Dress for Success without Spending a Dime
How to Dress for Success without Spending a Dime
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Growing up as the fifth child in a family of six girls, I was accustomed to wearing my older sisters’ hand-me-downs. As teenagers we often shared our clothes. I guess that’s one reason I visited the Career Closet at NWTC. The stigma of wearing second-hand clothing was trump...
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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