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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 | 11 minute read

Managing Your Career Development in Uncertain Times Career Development

Managing Your Career Development in Uncertain Times

Despite the negative economic forecasts, empowering yourself to take ownership of your career can—and should—continue. When l...

5/14/2020 | 8 minute read

6 Strategies for Staying Productive During the COVID-19 Crisis Online Learning

6 Strategies for Staying Productive During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing us all to stay in and go online. But staying productive and on task while studying at home can...

4/01/2020 | 10 minute read

Going the Distance: Why Online Learning Works Online Learning

Going the Distance: Why Online Learning Works

There's no debate that online learning has become a staple of higher education. And today's online courses encompass a wide r...

3/17/2020 | 9 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

Using Your New Skills for Internal Job Mobility Career Development

Using Your New Skills for Internal Job Mobility

Going back to school to earn a degree or certificate is an exciting time. You get to build expertise and make new professiona...

4/29/2019 | 7 minute read

Future-Proof Job Skills: What Employees Need to Know Career Development

Future-Proof Job Skills: What Employees Need to Know

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Are you ready for it? For people mid career, keeping job skills up to date has a...

4/12/2019 | 11 minute read

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