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Why Every Student Should Vote

This year’s presidential election is already turning into one of the unique in recent memory. As such, individuals can easily become disillusioned into believing their vote doesn’t matter. However, we want to remind our students that their vote does matter and why it’s critically important to pay attention during the election season.

UMass Online Program Spotlight: BA, Human Services Concentrations

Many people see human service jobs, such as victim advocacy or social work as a calling. One thing is certain; the need to help others is growing exponentially.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than a half million career opportunities in human services will be created in the next decade, making it one of the nation’s fastest growing sectors of the economy. 

Internship Dos and Don’ts

Spring is just around the corner and that means the summer internship search is in high gear. Unlike, students in a brick and mortar institution, UMass online students have the great advantage of a flexible schedule allowing them to spend more time at their internship to ensure they get the full experience,  whether they are on summer break or not. As students start or search for internships here are a few Dos and Don’ts to remember.

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UMass Online Program Spotlight: Second Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

Why have only one bachelor’s degree when you can have two? By taking a quick, 10-course program, you can earn a Second Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology fully online from UMass Lowell!

This program is perfect for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree but are looking to change career paths. Through this program, students will gain the knowledge in computers, technology and will have a better understanding of management and information science.

Isenberg Online MBA Ranks 12th Best Online MBA Program by US News & World Report

Solidifying its status as one of the nation’s leading distance education providers, the Master's Degree in Business Administration - Isenberg Online MBA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was named one of the best online MBA programs by US News & World Report.

Is There Financial Assistance for Online Students?

Yes, financial assistance is available to students pursuing their degrees online, just like their on-campus counterparts. To understand the full scope and breadth of these options, it is essential to research all financial aid avenues at the federal, state and private levels.  By combining multiple forms of financial support, tuition costs can be significantly reduced.

These options include:

UMassOnline Advisor Spotlight: Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

UMassOnline is excited to share our first Advisor Spotlight blog. All of our incredible advisors are available to students throughout the five campuses, as well as online. Here is a profile of UMass Senior Lecturer and advisor Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD.

What was your background in education and helping students?

Reasons to Love the UMassOnline 24/7 Tech Support

For online students, technology is the backbone behind their entire college experience and if their technology fails them, that can be detrimental to their coursework. Luckily, taking classes online with UMass arms their students with 24/7 tech support to ensure any technological issue can be dealt with efficiently and effectively. Here are a few reasons to love the UMassOnline 24/7 tech support.

New Year Resolutions

As 2015 quickly comes to a close, self-delusion runs rampant while individuals pore over their life choices and decide which resolution they will make and subsequently break just days into the New Year. However, this annual tradition of failing to stand resolute in the face of temptation and difficulty does not need to continue. It is in fact possible to stick to your New Year’s resolutions by doing one simple thing: Be honest with yourself!

Do you want to lose weight?  Go back to school?  Quit smoking? Exercise more? Spend more time with loved ones?

Ways to Bounce Back After Falling Behind in an Online Class

We are all guilty of falling behind during a class, even if it is just a little bit. When this happens, we can learn from it and remember the next assignment or exam is crucial to getting back on track. Remember these few tips if you find yourself in this position:

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