In his previous career, Bloomington computer science graduate Michael Gunderson would be elbow-deep in auto parts, trying to piece together the remnants of a vehicle; now he is rolling his sleeves up and piecing together something entirely different-software. These jobs may seem vastly different but both boil down to piecing together parts of a system in order to make it more reliable and efficient. This is how Gunderson has moved from nuts and bolts to scripts and syntax.
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Nothing gets a person's priorities in line like becoming a parent. Knowing that you're going to be responsible for the life of another human being puts a good deal of pressure on you to not only get by, but thrive. After all, someone else will be counting on you soon. Twin Cities design student Adam Leonhardt has used that pressure as a motivation to push himself toward earning his degree and setting a solid foundation for his young family. This is how Rasmussen College has helped Leonhardt lay that foundation.
We scoured the web for expert advice and polled some current Rasmussen College students who can identify with your time management struggles to learn some important tips for staying on top of assignments and exams in the midst of busy schedules.
Are you on the fence about going to college? It's only natural to have doubts about your ability to succeed. This article highlights five successful Rasmussen College students who held a variety of those same concerns before making the jump back to school.
It took years, but Rasmussen College criminal justice student Nicholas McNamara has finally found a fit. McNamara attended college in brief spurts with varying levels of success before and after his time in the Marine Corps but he never seemed to find a school that addressed his needs... until now.
Joe Ashline never could've imagined the games he played and the friends he made while online would inspire a career. But it did.
Nervous, excited, energized - Crystal Walker of Sauk Rapids, Minn. says she's full of emotion as she starts her first quarter at the Rasmussen College St. Cloud campus. The School of Nursing student hadn't stepped inside a college classroom for nearly 20 years. However, after major health complications, Walker has beat the odds and is back working toward one of her next dreams.
At just 17-years-old, Chelsey Ballard's life changed forever. The School of Education graduate went from living the life of a typical high school teenager to a teen mom - one statistic Ballard says she never imagined being a part of. According to stayteen.org, less than half of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than two percent earn a college degree by age 30.
Education has always been a big part of Immaculate Oburu's life. Growing up in Kenya, the Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences student says her parents instilled the importance of higher education at a young age, so she had no doubt she would one day hold a college degree. Little did she know, however, that degree would come from halfway around the world.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Maybe you want to take a shot at a second career? If so, you're not alone - many adults are going back to school these days. And many of them are choosing nursing as a second career. Going back to school isn't a decision to be taken lightly. You've probably put a lot of thought into it. But those nagging questions keep coming back - Will school be too hard? Will I fit in? Or maybe even - am I too old?
War Refugee Turned College Student: How One Rasmussen College Student Overcame Adversity to Achieve Success
From the outside, Michael Valentich looks and sounds like many 24-year-old college students. Having recently earned his Criminal Justice Associate's degree at the Rockford campus, he decided to continue his education at Rasmussen College by pursuing a bachelor's degree online. Valentich is also balancing school with a full time job. His recent success is no doubt impressive; how he reached this point in life though is truly inspirational.
For eight years, Petty Officer 2nd Class Iris Clark of Waco, Texas served her country with the U.S. Navy as a mechanical engineer. She finished two deployments aboard the USS Harry S. Truman, one to the Mediterranean, the other to the Persian Gulf. Clark is a proud servicewoman, and a proud mother of two.