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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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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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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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