What is a College Certificate Program and why are so many people enrolling in them?

  Over the last several years, college certificates have grown in their popularity and more and more people are choosing to take them. You’ve probably heard of a friend, or two, maybe even three+, that are excitedly beginning their journeys of taking a college certificate program. But why? They all have good reason to, but…
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What to Look for When Choosing a College

  So you’re exploring your college options. That’s great! Your first step toward success is already completed – making the commitment to go to school. For some, that’s the hardest part! Now, it’s time to choose which college you’ll be attending. With college becoming increasingly common, the market is growing in its saturation of schools….
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5 Surprising Benefits of Distance Learning

For many, distance learning can truly be a blessing. It could seem like it’s your only option (or maybe your only good one), though you might still feel on the fence when it comes to making the call official.   Really, though, you deserve to feel one hundred percent about your decision when it comes…
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How to Use Military Life in a College Application

Your military experiences could be key to getting accepted to your college of choice College applications have always been a nightmare for prospective students and parents alike. This is true, especially when writing the college application essay – it’s considered a major hurdle to joining college. Those who have been asked to write it can…
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7 Skills & Certifications for Veterans That Lead to Great Civilian Jobs

The military gave you some incredible experiences and life skills that can’t be found anywhere else. Unfortunately, civilian employers don’t always value those skills as highly as might be deserved. Instead of hanging your head and letting the game play you, you need to play the game by identifying which skills and certifications for veterans…
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Martin: Talent Tech Officer

Hello all! My name is Martin Martinsburg. I am originally from Martinsburg, West Virginia. I studied Theatre and IT which has led me to my current journey as the Tech Talent Officer. People call me Martin the Man, The Martinsburg Monkey, Martin the Magnificent…any of these will do. I have a passion for computers, and…
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Industry Partnership Program: Student Outcome

Outcome: This is Martinsburg College’s core focus for our students. Once a student has started a program, our job has just begun. We want every student to finish their program and put what they have learned to use! With that goal in mind, Martinsburg College has developed strategic partnerships with military friendly industry groups and…
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In A Crowded Job Market Accreditation Matters

So here you are, human resource manager for a nationally recognized medical center. You’ve narrowed the selection of your next Medical Office Administrator down to two candidates. Work histories appear almost identical. Both earned their Medical Office Administrator certificate online. Candidate #1 graduated from a fully accredited college, while candidate #2 did not. Which would…
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