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What is the greatest quality that is attributed to a lifelong learner? Colleges and universities believe in the power of education and employers often filter candidates by level of degree attainment. However companies also place high priority on proven skills, abilities and overall intelligence.

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Eliminate Attention Deficit With These Tips to Improve Concentration

When TV newscaster Diane Sawyer was asked the secret to her success, she said, “I think the one lesson I’ve learned is there is no substitute for paying attention.” Although we love the taste of our favorite Starbucks drink, there are other ways to improve your concentration that have benefits that reach far beyond the report card. Here are some of our favorite tips to improve your attentiveness throughout the day.

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Back to School Advice From Brandman Alumni

Service is at the very heart of our values here at Brandman University and we are proud to say its rubbed off onto our graduates. As part of living out our beliefs, our alumni are passing down best practices to those that still have homework assignments to do.

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Fall Fashion: Dress For Success

Fall has officially arrived and just as the leaves turn our wardrobes must shift along with them. Whether you are in a state of mourning the annual passing of summer or praising coat season, we're here to remind you that it’s important to look your best in the workplace. Here are some different looks for professionals to help them dress for success this fall season.

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Focusing on Your Wellness and How Brandman Does

By Shannon Feightner on Sep 24, 2014

As the air starts to cool and promotions of pumpkin spice begin to abound, we are reminded that summer has ended and fall is upon us. It is this time of year that people head back to school, gear up for the holidays and begin to think about the New Year. Fall is notorious for being filled with sweet treats, colder weather and the desire to stay inside.

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Topics: Alumni, Student Spotlight

Brandman University Graduate Elected Mayor of University Place

By Margo Myers on Sep 23, 2014

Next June, thousands of spectators will descend on University Place to watch one of the biggest golf tournaments to ever be played in Washington state – the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, near Tacoma.

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Topics: Alumni, JBLM Lewis, Student Spotlight, JBLM McChord Field

Tips to Balance Family, Work, and School

By Lindsay Amanda on Sep 18, 2014

“Family…where life begins and love never ends.” Our loved ones are the most important people in our lives, and oftentimes they are near the top on the list of reasons why many people go back to school to earn their degrees. They support us, motivate us and inspire us to always do our best. But once class has started and papers are due, how do we ensure we are still giving our family the quality time and attention they deserve?

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Topics: Front Page

The Essential Career Survival Kit

By Autumn McClenaghan on Sep 17, 2014

No matter what point you are on your professional path, it's important to make sure your career survival kit is always ready when you need it. Whether you are job searching, looking to advance, changing careers, entering the workforce or staying the course, it's best to be prepared for the future.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

Top Apps For Productivity That Make Your Life Easier

By Jina Smith on Sep 16, 2014

Innovation is a wonderful thing, especially when it involves creating technologies that make our lives more efficient. Although many times there is a learning curve with any new gadget, companies are focusing on creating a positive user experience for consumers which translates into ease of usability. Tablets have become a staple item in every home and office which is why we are sharing some of the top apps for productivity in the market today.

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Topics: Front Page

Transitions: From Military To College Life

By David Jenkins on Sep 11, 2014

Military transitioning has become a real hot topic as of late. With our troops being pulled from Iraq and now the remainder being extracted from Afghanistan, we are soon to have the largest contingency of student veterans ever. Currently, the GI Bill is providing assistance to nearly 800,000 veterans and their family members, but this number is expected to increase to over 2 million in the next couple of years.

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Topics: Front Page, Military, Disability Services

The Unconventional Guide To Long-Term Focus

By Lindsay Amanda on Sep 10, 2014

It’s easy to identify the benefits of applying your attention to short-term tasks and feel a sense of accomplishment by checking items off a set list. However, sometimes the more challenging scenario arises when you try to fit those and other responsibilities into a long-term focus. Discover some ways that can help you develop this extended perspective.

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Topics: Front Page

Professor Makes Commitment To Fight Cancer And Finish Disneyland Run

By Steve Quis on Sep 9, 2014

Students at Brandman’s Victorville and Ontario campuses routinely run into Dr. Christopher Deulen. With his long hair, it’s hard not to take notice of the assistant professor of Psychology and Marriage Family Therapy. The licensed clinical psychologist is a cancer survivor. Recently, he made a commitment to himself and his family to help defeat cancer, and in the process, get healthier.

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Topics: Happenings, Faculty Spotlight, Victorville, Ontario

5 Ways To Continue Your Back To School Focus

By Vicki Brannock on Sep 5, 2014

We all have goals we want to achieve – finally getting that degree, getting in shape, eating healthy, raising healthy, happy, well-educated children. For most of us we do this by setting goals. If you have headed back to school you may already be feeling the pressure of homework, family, and other obligations. The dream of doing it all is nice but the reality is that life gets in the way. So how can you continue your back to school focus and still meet your other obligations?

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Topics: Front Page, School of Extended Education

Pros And Cons: Working Or Going Back To College

By Lindsay Amanda on Sep 4, 2014

The decision to go back to school at any level or age entails a lot of debate. After all, it is a life changing situation that requires investing significant time and resources. To get started on your own reflection consider some of these pros and cons to include in your analysis of determining what's best for you - working or going back to college.

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Topics: Front Page

Going Back To College As A Single Mom

By Lindsay Amanda on Sep 3, 2014

Mothers who dedicate themselves to achieving their professional goals while they set positive examples for their kids are some of the most inspiring people. Working and raising a family on your own is challenging enough, but adding college to the mix pretty much bedazzles the cape of the supermom outfit. To help out the best way we know how, here are some tips for those going back to school as single parents.

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Topics: Career, Front Page