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As a student-centric university, Brandman is dedicated to building a strong culture of support for its students and community members. Our academic advising team is a primary part of the many ways we ensure that students are provided the help they need to transition

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Online Tutoring Supports Student Success

As the lead professional tutor for Brandman's Online Writing Community (OWC), I frequently interface with many of our wonderful adult learners. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one stellar student, Robert Smith, in one of our online workshops. I've learned a lot about Robert and recently interviewed him to share his experience with the OWC and the support that it has provided him throughout his academic career.

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How Coaching Creates Sustainable Success

Throughout the Brandman Blog you'll find articles that explore many different topics that apply to our everyday lives. From work-life balance, and burnout to stress management tactics, we understand that being a student is hard enough, but incorporating school into an already full life adds a layer of complexity. At the heart of all of these articles is the desire to achieve success without sacrificing health or quality of life. It requires a sustainable approach to success.

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Our Faculty's Role In Hatching Positive Change

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." This is one of my favorite quotes from novelist C.S. Lewis (1952), that inspired me to reflect on my experience at Brandman

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5 Things The World's Most Successful People Have In Common

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 26, 2014

There is no single definition of "success." Many different people have their own interpretation of the word that is often based on personal values, experiences, beliefs and other complex factors. Sometimes it's a mix of factual evidence and emotional sentiments that influence its meaning, while other times it can skew stronger in one direction than the other.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

A Life Well Integrated

By Janine McDonald on Jun 25, 2014

I am human like everyone else. I try. I strive. I fail. I lapse. I start over. I achieve. I learn. I share. My life, like many others, is a work in progress. As a business owner, single mother to a 12 year old son, practicing yogi, dog owner and community volunteer, I am often asked, "How do you do it all? How do you achieve that ever illusive work/life balance?" My answer - Integration.

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Topics: School of Business & Professional Studies, Alumni

Student Stories: Balancing Life and Work

By Diana Santos on Jun 24, 2014

As a full-time marketing professional and mom of two little kids, pursuing my master’s degree was not high on my list of priorities. Although I never ruled it out, I always wanted to be sure that if I went back to school it would be for personal achievement and growth rather than simply getting a piece of paper.

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Topics: Student Life

Work Life Balance Assessment: Evaluate And Take Action

By Greg Chansler on Jun 19, 2014

In order to analyze our own work life balance we have to first define what it means. There are some great definitions out there that can get us started but what it really comes down to is evaluating what our personal values and experiences are. The process involves understanding ourselves and the forces that are at play in our daily schedules. Based on a few basic questions and work life balance assessment tools you can discover what it means in your life. 

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Top Things You Need to Stop Doing Today

By Autumn McClenaghan on Jun 18, 2014

As time accelerates our lives to nearly light speed, it can be difficult to manage all of the things we should and should not do, especially with all of the devices at our disposal that keep us connected with our networks around the clock. Here we talk about the top things you need to stop doing now to create a better work-life balance. It involves balancing the scales with your time and technology use. There are some things you may be doing at work that you should stop right now.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

How to Disconnect From Work and Relax

By Jina Smith on Jun 17, 2014

With technology making it easier for us to access work from anywhere, it is harder and harder to separate professional time from personal time. Some people may take pride in working non-stop but boundaries must be set before it takes a toll on their physical and mental health. 

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life