Few things held Ft. Myers, Fla., student Karen Sentner's attention like art and design while growing up. But like a lot of artistically inclined young people, a time came where she had to decide whether her passion would become a hobby or a career with which she could support her family. The choice was easy for Sentner.
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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.
Hard work can take you a long way in life, and few professions understand the value of a hard day's work like farmers. Mankato, Minn., accounting graduate Lisa Seidl grew up in an agricultural family and although she has career plans beyond the farm, the work ethic and values she developed there have never left.
Jennifer Kromrey finally has within sight her lifetime goal of earning a bachelor's degree. In the meantime, she has racked up an impressive series of accomplishments.
If you've completed your military career and are trying to decide what to do next, a common next step is to enroll in some form of secondary education. Though the worlds of academia and the military are incredibly different, military experience provides a base of discipline and knowledge that can make college after military service easier than you might think.
For most people, a trip to the doctor's office is not the highlight of their week, so a frosty nurse making them feel unwelcome can add to their stress. Fortunately for any of her future patients, Brooklyn Park Practical Nursing graduate Melinda Odegard has been making people feel at ease her whole life.
The prospect of dealing with blood is enough to deter a lot of people from pursuing a career in the medical field. Rasmussen College student Krystl Taylor is not one of those people. From an early age she was fascinated by medical procedures and the healthcare profession. "As a kid my mom used to watch those real surgery shows on T.V. and I would just stand in the hallway since I wasn't allowed to watch with her," said Taylor. "I've always just loved that stuff." With that early interest in the medical field, it's no surprise Taylor is now well on her way to an associate's degree in nursing.
As you approach the end of your journey towards earning a graphic design degree, you're probably experiencing a multitude of emotions. Though this mix of emotions is completely normal, it helps to have a little encouragement from someone who has been there. That's why we caught up with Sara Carter, a former Rasmussen College graphic design student who parlayed her degree into her first graphic design job.
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.
There's a lot more to a college education than financial aid, studying and taking classes. In fact, students and college graduates these days are noticing significant positive impacts in their lives from earning their degrees. Read on to discover how attending college can be beneficial for you.
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