Blog: 2015

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:

Studying for Finals: What can you do differently this time?

The end of November means finals season is starting to approach. Make sure you are ready and prepared for your final exams with some of these tips and tricks to ensure you do even better than last time.  

UMassOnline Introduces New Online Degrees in Security Studies

It comes with no surprise that colleges and universities are now offering additional courses or introducing new programs geared towards the field of security.

UMass recently announced the launch of several new master degrees in security studies. The areas of concentration now being offered in the programs are:

6 Tips To Ace Your Interview

Whether it’s for school or a job, facing an upcoming interview can be daunting. Here are a few tips to ace that future interview:

Think Positive. Envision yourself answering each question with confidence. If you picture the interview going well, it is more likely to happen. Don’t let negative thoughts cloud your mind.  Instead, think about your positive skills and qualities that will shine.

UMass Athletics in November

We know UMass students, and we know you love to show your pride when it comes to our sports teams. If you happen to be in the area in this month and want to show some UMass Pride, check out the following home games:

UMass Amherst

11/13: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Merrimack 7PM

11/14: Men’s Basketball vs. Howard 12PM

11/19: Men’s Basketball vs. Central Arkansas 7PM

11/27: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Quinnipiac 7PM

UMass Boston

11/13: Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Nichols College 4PM

UMass Isenberg School of Management Ranked 12th Best Online MBA Program

Congratulations to the UMass Isenberg School of Management for making the 2015 US News & World Report’s top 12 list of the Best Online MBA Programs! U.S. News & World Report has published respected rankings for Best Colleges, Best Graduate Colleges, and Best Hospitals since 1933. The UMass management program was highlighted for its online convenience, its lack of a residency requirement, students’ ability to take up to two classes before applying, as well as its Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation.

Print Textbooks vs. EBooks

In a society that is constantly changing and becoming more and more electronic, many students have made the switch to electronic textbooks (also known as EBooks). Both formats have their advantages:


Availability. A larger variety of EBooks are available to students. Having multiple textbooks stored on one reading device makes studying for assignments and exams a lot easier.

UMass President Kick-Starts Inauguration Week with “Five Campuses, One Mission”

We are excited for November 12th, as Marty Meehan will be inaugurated as the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts at the prestigious Edward M. Kennedy Institute. He will be the first-ever UMass alumnus to stand as president of the UMass system and is kicking off his inauguration week by setting another record…

Important Factors to Consider When Exploring Online Education

You have a large variety of options when selecting an online university. While each school has something different to offer, it’s important to know what to look for in a school: