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Perspectives

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Do you need a degree? Consider other educational options

Read about a variety of beneficial educational options outside of getting a degree, by our student services coordinator Ace Hilliard.
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Try this self-audit before returning to college

Before you jump back into a degree or training program, help set yourself up for success by conducting this three-part education audit.
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Overcoming barriers of going back to school

Our student services coordinator Anne Niendorf shared her journey to getting a college degree, along with tips on being a returning adult student, with the Wisconsin State Journal. Get inspired by her story!
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Help for adult students returning to college

Our new column, published monthly in the Wisconsin State Journal, shares opportunities, resources and tips for returning adult students.
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Tips on setting career goals for 2021

Our UW-Madison career counselor offers tips on making a fresh start to find a job, change careers or set new goals in 2021.
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Returning adult students dig deep to balance roles and responsibilities in COVID times

Kristy Jorgensen and Alex Hentzen are among 9,805 students 25 years old and older who were enrolled spring 2019 through 2020 at UW-Madison. Read about their challenges and triumphs.
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Making the decision to apply for a job, pandemic edition

A UW–Madison career counselor offers time-tested and new tips for applying for a job during COVID.
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Making the most of a bridge job in your professional journey

A career counselor explains the reasons to consider a bridge job and how you know when it's time to move on.
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Responding to workplace safety issues during the pandemic

Many people around the country are nearing six months of working from home. Of course, while essential workers never left
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