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How to Handle the Unexpected

It’s easy to plan ahead for the things we foresee. It's not always easy to handle the unexpected. But we believe planning for the unexpected should always be a part of our plan. Here are some tips on how to remain balanced during uncertain times. Control How Much Media You Consume: When we are feeling overwhelmed or worried our brains can gravitate towards negative news. While it’s great to be informed you don’t need to be glued to the tv, or social media at all times. What you feel is largely informed by what you are consuming. Stay informed but don’t feel the need to…

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How to Kick the Negative Self Speak and Focus on Learning

There are all kinds of study tips and tricks we are told that are super important in college. Things like eating something before class, eliminating distractions, taking rigorous notes, and trying to get a good night’s rest the night before a big test. But something we don’t really talk about is the way our inner dialogue impacts our success in the classroom. Something we all fall victim to from time to time is negative self speak, but the stress of schoolwork and getting out of our comfort zones can greatly increase one’s feelings of stress, self doubt, and negativity. It’s no secret that our thoughts…

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5 Ways Adult Students Have It Better Than Young Students

  You might think that being a working professional means that you are too old, too tired, or too busy to go back to school. You might even wonder if you will be able to channel the part of your brain that knows how to study. The biggest question is, how will you find time to do it all? We have great news! At Mount Saint Mary’s University, Weekend/Evening & Online College working students actually maintain a great GPA and many (if not most) find their return to school to be one of the most rewarding experiences of their adult lives. Our students are supported…

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Common Misconceptions About Going Back to School

Myth #1: I Will Be The Oldest Person In College The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported last year that enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions of students who are 25 to 34 years old increased 35 percent between 2001 and 2015 and is projected to increase 11 percent between 2015 and 2026. The age of our students varies from young professionals to seasoned executives looking to make a career shift. Wherever you are in life, you can be assured you will find a supportive team of staff and classmates. At Mount Saint Mary’s University, Weekend/Evening & Online College you can choose from 11 bachelor’s…

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How I Did It: Ana Lucia Valdes ’19

Ana Lucia is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and is graduating in 2019. Before attending MSMU she completed coursework at a community college after being out of school for 10 years. Her story is a powerful reminder of the many obstacles first-generation students who are also immigrants have to overcome to make their dreams a reality. We are proud to serve students like Ana Lucia. On her decision to return to school: I was born in Guatemala and came to the United States at the age of three. My heart is American but I have a passionate love for my native…

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Real Stories of What It’s Like to Go Back to School After a Long Hiatus

32% of today’s college students are full-time working adults this means that the traditional undergraduate degree is soon becoming a thing of the past. If you are looking for a college that is for adults with full-time lives Mount Saint Mary’s University, Weekend/Evening & Online College  might be right for you! Universities like ours are ready to meet the needs of these students with programs that are suited for their lives and with support programs specifically designed for their busy schedules. We offer 100% flexibility through an array of undergraduate majors, weekend, evening, hybrid, online and even one-unit courses held at the Downtown Los Angeles…

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How to Go Back to School When You’re an Adult

Are you thinking of going back to school to get your bachelor’s degree? If so, you are not alone. Many adults are pursuing higher education after their traditional college years are behind them. In fact, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported last year that enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions of students who are 25 to 34 years old increased 35 percent between 2001 and 2015 and is projected to increase 11 percent between 2015 and 2026. In an uncertain economic future, a degree will make you more marketable in the workforce. NCES also reported that “the median earnings of young adults with a…

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6 Perks of Attending Mount Saint Mary’s University Weekend/Evening and Online College

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Weekend/Evening & Online College undergraduate degree programs are designed for working adults who want to finish their degree in an environment suited to their busy lives as working adults, caregivers or mid-career professionals. Aside from pursuing your major at your own pace through weekend, evening, hybrid and online classes we offer an array of programs that ensure your success. It’s why the average GPA of Weekend/Evening & Online College students is an impressive 3.7. Read on to find out more: Perk #1: Array of Majors and 12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio At Mount Saint Mary’s University, Weekend/Evening & Online College you can choose…

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