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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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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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Turn college rejection into opportunity

A college rejection can sting, but there is more than one way to reach your academic goals.

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Plan now for return to school in fall as adult student

Read about some actions you can take during summer downtime to prepare for fall applications and enrollment in your continuing education.

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Seek clarity on remote work in a job search

Tips for job seekers on balancing issues of personal health and safety with employer expectations for remote or in-person work.

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Do you need a degree? Consider other educational options

Read about a variety of beneficial educational options outside of getting a degree, by our student services coordinator Ace Hilliard.

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Try this self-audit before returning to college

Before you jump back into a degree or training program, help set yourself up for success by conducting this three-part education audit.

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Overcoming barriers of going back to school

Our student services coordinator Anne Niendorf shared her journey to getting a college degree, along with tips on being a returning adult student, with the Wisconsin State Journal. Get inspired by her story!

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Help for adult students returning to college

Our new column, published monthly in the Wisconsin State Journal, shares opportunities, resources and tips for returning adult students.

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Tips on setting career goals for 2021

Our UW-Madison career counselor offers tips on making a fresh start to find a job, change careers or set new goals in 2021.

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Making the decision to apply for a job, pandemic edition

A UW–Madison career counselor offers time-tested and new tips for applying for a job during COVID.

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Making the most of a bridge job in your professional journey

A career counselor explains the reasons to consider a bridge job and how you know when it’s time to move on.

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