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Lifelong Learner

The Lifelong Learner (formerly Career Corner) is a monthly feature written by UW–Madison Adult Career & Special Student Services staff. Articles are published in the Wisconsin State Journal and on our blog and cover topics related to educational opportunities and resources for adult learners.

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Networking key to successful job search

Read our career and education counselor talk about tips on how to make networking a part of your routine and a key part of your job search.

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Transferring to a 4-year school may be worth it

Earning a bachelor’s degree can boost your career — and your salary. Here are six tips for transferring to a 4-year school after earning your associate degree.

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Lifelong learning essential in today’s workforce

Read suggestions from our career and educational counselor on how to be a lifelong learner — and why it can help your career.

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Taking a break from school can prove beneficial

There are many good reasons students choose to take time away from college. UW–Madison student Annie Lewis shares her story.

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Cultivating college knowledge for first-generation adult students

One of our academic advisors provides advice and support for first-generation returning adult college students in this column published in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Myths persist about earning an online degree

Four common myths about earning your college degree online — and what you should know instead.

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Quiz yourself on lifelong learning

Ready to test your knowledge on continuing education? We’ve compiled a set of questions from our 2021 Wisconsin State Journal columns. Enjoy this quiz put together by one of our educational counselors.

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Benefits abound for veterans hoping to enroll

UW–Madison’s Director of University Veteran Services, Joe Rassmussen, shares insights about federal and state education benefits available to veterans.

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Former professor, “Odyssey dad” Robert Auerbach receives philanthropy award

The Odyssey Project celebrated Bob Auerbach, father of Odyssey Co-Director Emily Auerbach, receiving the 2021 Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Madison Chapter for his support of Odyssey and other charities.

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Funding your return to college as an adult student

Learn some tips — like how to find funding sources — from one of our student services coordinators on how to fund your return to college as an adult student.

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Manage expectations when returning to school

Tips on setting priorities, communicating needs and maintaining your well-being.

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Set yourself up for a successful school year by leveraging school resources

As the school year commences, be prepared to reach out and ask your school for help when it comes to your academics, health and financial well-being.

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