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Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

When we connected with ACU Online grad Clay Hunt, he was vacationing with his family in Colorado. He warned us it might get rambunctious since Clay and wife Kristin have three young children: 6-year-old Stella, 3-year-old Hattie, and 2-year-old Lux. Clay was a charter student in ACU Online’s MBA program, joining in 2015 with the […]

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Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

We recently chatted with Deandra Porter, who graduated from ACU Online’s Master of Science in Organizational Development program in May 2020. After graduation, she found herself working in Austin at the Texas Capitol in Senator Charles Schwertner’s office. Deandra has worked in politics for five-and-a-half years. She holds two titles in Sen. Schwertner’s office: administrative […]

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5 Time Management Tips for Online Students

By on March 4, 2020 in Student life with 0 Comments
5 Time Management Tips for Online Students

If you believed “there just aren’t enough hours in the day” before enrolling in an online degree program, get ready to feel even more time-constrained once class begins. Perennial procrastinators and masters of mañana face the toughest time-management challenges in online programs. But even the most self-disciplined and efficient distance learner can struggle to stay […]

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5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

By on December 11, 2019 in Graduate School, Student life with 0 Comments
5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few […]

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Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

Online degree programs are great for self-starters who love the flexibility and autonomy they afford. However, the downside is there’s less face-to-face contact with peers. Some online students worry that this lack of in-person networking will affect their ability to cultivate the professional relationships so vital to post-graduation career success. Professional connections are a significant […]

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A Letter to ACU Online Moms

By on October 24, 2019 in Student life with 0 Comments
A Letter to ACU Online Moms

Hi ladies, My name is McKenzie, and I am 25 years old. I work as an assistant store manager for Kohl’s, and I’m currently working on getting my master’s like all of you. I’m also a first time mom. During my touch base with Krystal (my Student Services Advisor) this fall, she heard my newborn […]

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It’s Possible: How to Balance Work, Life, and Online School

By on August 17, 2019 in Student life with 0 Comments
It’s Possible: How to Balance Work, Life, and Online School

Living in the age of the Internet means it’s easier than ever to go back to school. Now, you can take an entire undergraduate or graduate program without having to head to campus and manage a rigorous class schedule on top of your life responsibilities. Online classes are far more flexible, yet you still need […]

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5 Benefits of Attending a Virtual Open House

By on August 12, 2019 in About ACU, Student life with 0 Comments
5 Benefits of Attending a Virtual Open House

Determining where to pursue a degree program requires a lot of careful thought and consideration, particularly for those interested in attending online schools. Online learning presents a unique process that students should experience and understand before diving into coursework. If you’re considering an online school, here are five reasons why you should register for the […]

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling

By on August 5, 2019 in Spotlights, Student life with 0 Comments
Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling

ACU Online’s MBA in Marketing program attracts students from all walks of life. Many already enjoy successful careers but hope that their graduate degree will take them to the next level. This is certainly the case for MBA-Marketing student Hannah Gramling. A real estate agent by profession, Hannah is intent on gaining her brokerage license […]

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3 Great Ways to Reduce Your Online Tuition [Infographic]

By on July 23, 2019 in Student life with 0 Comments
3 Great Ways to Reduce Your Online Tuition [Infographic]

When it comes to beginning a new degree program, one of the first concerns for many prospective students is cost. Although online programs have quickly emerged as a viable alternative for working adults interested in earning a degree, the convenience and flexibility they offer does not necessarily extend to the tuition payments. Many people find […]

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