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STAR Fund members 2021-22

ACU student investment fund hits $2 million

Students at Abilene Christian University are managing a now-multi-million-dollar investment fund that is part of the university’s endowment. The Student Trading and Research (STAR) Fund gives students first-hand experience with investing and financial management, and their success led to the fund reaching a new high of $2 million at the start of the 2021-22 academic … Continued
workplace tools

4 Essential Workplace Tools Professionals Use to Improve Performance

The modern workforce is fluid enough to make transferable skills vital to success. After all, projections from Forrester Research suggest that today’s youngest professionals will hold between twelve and fifteen different jobs before retiring. While in-depth training is valuable for gaining a much-needed step up in a competitive workforce, it’s also important to develop and … Continued

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How to Build Relationships With Professors and Peers in an Online Degree Program

Online degree programs have been increasing in popularity and have most recently become a forced necessity. Inside HigherEd reports that “hundreds of thousands of professors and students are venturing into academic cyberspace for the first time,” making technology-enabled forms of learning both practical and mandatory. The current need for social distancing causes a greater degree … Continued

well-being

In Times of Uncertainty, Focus on Faith and Well-Being

In times of uncertainty, fear and anxiety can set in. Illness, job loss, financial pressure—these real-life stressors can leave a person feeling deflated and anxious. As individuals wrestle with these thoughts, how should Christians respond to the stress, anxiety, and fear they are facing? At Abilene Christian University, our passion is helping our students approach … Continued

Working from Home

6 Strategies for Staying Productive While Working From Home

Are you among the millions of people suddenly thrust into the world’s largest work-from-home experiment? Maybe you’re relieved by the mandatory telecommute, or perhaps you’re anxious about this sudden shift in daily life. And if you’re currently enrolled in an online degree program, that doubles the amount of brainpower you’ll have to expend in a … Continued

nurse practitioner

A Day in the Life of a Nurse Practitioner

Few health care roles are quite as challenging as that of nurse practitioner—and few offer as many opportunities to make a lasting impression on both patients and peers. As one of several advanced specialties offered for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) educated at the graduate level, the role of nurse practitioner resembles that of a … Continued

time management

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 … Continued

future leader

5 Key Skills a Future Leader Needs

Do you envision yourself as a future leader? Whether you desire to make your mark as an entrepreneur or in management, you hold the power to make a difference. First, however, you’ll need to develop a variety of skills that, while already valuable, will prove vital in the workplace of tomorrow. These go beyond the … Continued

To-Do List

How to Manage Your To-Do List

When you’re juggling school, work and personal commitments, your to-do list can seem impossibly long. Balancing work, life and online education is a challenge, but it’s doable. However, when your to-do list feels like it’s staring back at you with hundreds of unchecked boxes, you can feel overwhelmed. That to-do list becomes a major roadblock … Continued

Going Back to School

Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

Is “getting a degree” on your New Year’s resolution list for 2020? It’s never been easier for adult learners to return to school than it is right now. Distance learning via online degree programs has made it possible for working professionals and those with families to pursue advanced degrees without travel, without room and board … Continued