Going to college can be an exciting time. Students just graduating from high school, especially, have a newfound sense of freedom and exploration. However, as the quotation goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Some of these freedoms may distract you from the reason you went to college at all — to get an education! Here are a few pieces of advice that will help students at any level stay focused.
If you think the decision to go back to school as an adult to earn your business degree is a risk, you are in good company. According to a report released by Monster Worldwide in conjunction with Millennial Branding, willingness to take risks when it comes to your career increases with age.
Northwestern College partners with Akademos, an online bookstore provider focused on student success and affordable textbook options, to deliver low-cost materials to students.
Norwalk, CT—February 10, 2015—Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that Northwestern College has joined its list of partner schools. Northwestern College is a private, regionally accredited degree-granting institution with two campuses and an online program serving the greater Chicago area.
Think back to when you were a child and the things you learned growing up. You probably learned that when building a tower of blocks, the only way to make it tall was to keep each side even. When coloring with crayons, you learned that there was a happy medium between the child who scribbled all over the page and the one who spent hours making sure to color within all the lines. You may also have learned that when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, too much jelly was way too sweet and too much peanut butter was just “yucky.”
Taking an online course seems so much easier than trekking to campus every week to sit in class, but it isn’t! Without dedicated classroom time, you are always pressured to “carve out” time from your busy schedule to get your work done in each class that you are taking. Online students must have a lot of self-discipline to make sure that each week they set aside time to go online and get their work completed.
StudyStack.com is a proprietary website designed to help people memorize information about various subjects. Using Study Stack, students can use their computers to display a stack of “virtual cards” which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, they can review the information at their own pace discarding the cards they’ve learned and keeping the ones they still need to review. Unlike traditional flash cards, each card can show multiple pieces of information and the whole stack can be automatically sorted by any one of the pieces of information.
Self-image can affect your attitude and motivation. These two things are both very important to your success as a student. If you feel good about yourself and have confidence, it will be easier to develop a positive attitude and the motivation to learn.
Numerous staff and faculty members of Northwestern College once again participated in the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2014 Pen Pal Program with Bridgeview School’s fourth grade classes. Multiple businesses and Chamber members of the Bridgeview community participated, providing pen pals for approximately eighty five (85) fourth graders during the fall quarter of the school year.
The Business Inc. Club of Northwestern College’s Chicago Campus is conducting a “food and supplies” drive to benefit Chicago Canine Rescue, a non-profit local animal shelter in the community. Students, staff and faculty have been encouraged to donate bleach, paper towels, dog food and dog toys, which will be brought to the Chicago Canine Shelter at 5272 N. Elston in Chicago. Members of the public are also invited to participate in this effort, which is being overseen by Nancy Bower, the Business Inc. Club director as well as the Program Coordinator for the School of Commerce and Technology. Donation boxes for Chicago Canine Rescue have been placed in the front foyer of the College’s Main Building located at 4829 N. Lipps, as well as in the Student Services Department reception area in the same building. The drive will conclude on Wednesday, December 10.
On Tuesday, November 4, Northwestern College will host a Fall Blood Drive at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus located in the Academic Building at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Room 007 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be open to the public, in addition to the College’s students, staff and faculty, with a photo ID required in order to donate.