Blog: October 2015

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:

Taking the Stress Out of Midterms

It happens every semester - you miss a couple assignments, take too long getting into “school mode” and before you know it, the horror of midterms creep up on you. Like most horror movie slashers, midterms can be conquered, and the way to conquer them is quite simple - manage your time and stress effectively and you will succeed. But how does one manage and destress at one of the most stressful times in a semester?

Finding Your Focus

When it comes to studying for tests and exams, focus is critical. The tips below will help students enhance their ability to study and fully absorb the information they will need in classes.

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition

The Program. The UMass Amherst Master’s of Public Health in Nutrition is offered fully online program with no residency requirements. The program provides students with the tools to offer evidence-based solutions to health issues such as obesity, malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic diseases in different communities. Students have the opportunity to advance their scientific background, policy making and public research skills that can strengthen their positions in the field of health sciences.

Succeeding in Online Networking

You’ve heard it over and over: Networking is the key to success. Well, it’s easier to say you should connect with strangers than it is to actually do it. However, the Internet makes networking much easier. There are a wide array of social media sites (like LinkedIn) that are designed to connect people with similar business interests. And, of course, there’s always Facebook.

Here are some tips to help you navigate the online networking world:

4 Tips on Getting the Most Out of Your Online Education

Despite the advantages of distance learning, taking online courses can be overwhelming. You need to be well organized and motivated in order to succeed in this off-campus setting. Here are some strategies for studying and staying on task that will help you make the most of your online courses!

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling

The Program. The Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling program has been designed to transform students into professional counseling practitioners. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for licensure though the MA Board of Allied Health Professions.

Say Goodbye to the Nation’s Oldest Federal Aid Program

It’s no surprise that as the cost of undergraduate and graduate programs continues to soar, the heavy weight of student debt will burden students for years far beyond their graduation date. However, soon it will become even harder for students with limited financial options to receive manageable financial aid to pay for their college education. Recently, the Senate blocked legislation to extend the longstanding Perkins loan program which has since expired.

All About Brain Food

When it comes to class, studying, and late night cramming sessions for exams, food is fuel. The right foods can give the necessary burst of energy that keeps you chugging along and improve studying techniques. Below is a list of essential food and snacks that can help weary students stay focused in and outside of the classroom.