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Going Back To School

Advice From Our 2020 Graduates Going Back to School

Advice From Our 2020 Graduates

Completing a degree at Harvard Extension is no easy feat. It takes immense dedication, sacrifice, and passion for your field....

5/29/2020 | 10 minute read

Lifelong Learning: The Evolving Future of Higher Education Going Back to School

Lifelong Learning: The Evolving Future of Higher Education

Traditionally, a person could expect to work in the same field, using essentially the same skills, for 40 years. Today, howev...

1/23/2020 | 5 minute read

Active Learning Challenges Old Education Models Going Back to School

Active Learning Challenges Old Education Models

What you can expect from an active learning classroom, why the method benefits students, and how people can prepare for a vir...

10/01/2019 | 9 minute read

Financing Your Education: Getting Started Going Back to School

Financing Your Education: Getting Started

It's a big step: returning to school. Especially if you're going back after several years in the workforce. What makes it eve...

5/22/2019 | 7 minute read

How to Set Goals and Achieve Balance—in and Outside the Classroom Going Back to School

How to Set Goals and Achieve Balance—in and Outside the Classroom

Many adults returning to school after a hiatus are managing multiple commitments. At first, it may seem impossible to achieve...

2/27/2019 | 8 minute read

What You Should Know When Considering a Graduate Program Going Back to School

What You Should Know When Considering a Graduate Program

Pursuing a graduate degree is a big commitment. Aside from the many practical considerations, the decision to earn a master's...

1/15/2019 | 7 minute read

How Students Balance Full-Time Work and School Going Back to School

How Students Balance Full-Time Work and School

Earning a degree is one way to get on a path toward a more gratifying career. But it presents a dilemma for those who need to...

1/07/2019 | 13 minute read

The Surprising Reason We Don’t Keep Our Resolutions (and How to Overcome It) Going Back to School

The Surprising Reason We Don’t Keep Our Resolutions (and How to Overcome It)

It’s that time of year again—when we channel our long-held aspirations into shiny New Year’s Resolutions. Filled with outsize...

1/07/2019 | 7 minute read

The Value of a Graduate Certificate Going Back to School

The Value of a Graduate Certificate

Graduate studies can open the door to a more fulfilling career. It can provide personal enrichment for people who want to exp...

12/18/2018 | 10 minute read

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