10 Interesting College Commencement Speakers

Lori Johnston | May 31, 2013

Grads hear from President Obama, Oprah, the Dalai Lama, and more during commencement.

It’s a great year to be a grad. At commencement ceremonies across the country, celebrating graduates will sit back and hear from some of our country’s most powerful — and popular — people.

From President Obama to the founder of Twitter (read more on our MyEducation blog) to actresses, actors, authors, and athletes, the star-studded lineup of speakers commencement a hot ticket for some folks. Some schools are providing live streams of the speeches, too.

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Start College With These “A’s” Up Your Sleeve

Robyn Tellefsen | January 29, 2013

getting an A

If going back to school is on your to-do list this year, you’re not alone. Research by Franklin Covey indicates that education has been a growing resolution among adult Americans over the past decade, and is one of the top resolutions for 2013. If you want to make your back-to-school resolution a reality this year, start by taking some A+ advice compiled by experts at Brandman University, a private, nonprofit university providing on-campus programs throughout California and Washington, and online degree programs across the United States.

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Make More Money, Go Back to School

Robyn Tellefsen | January 7, 2013

make more money, go to school

If you’ve been out of the education game for a while, going back to school as an adult can be a hard sell. Maybe you’ve heard that the learning experience is amazing, but you can’t imagine taking time out of your already busy schedule to pursue a degree. Or perhaps you’re doing just fine with the job you have and you don’t want to rock the boat. But the latest statistics on the financial benefits of higher education might change your mind.

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Make 2013 the Year You Return to College

Lori Johnston | December 27, 2012

At some point before the end of the year, let’s take a breath and reflect on what you want to accomplish come 2013. If you haven’t yet earned your bachelor’s degree, this could be your year to return to college, and bachelor’s degree completion programs could provide valuable assistance.

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