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The concept of balancing work and life has often been described as a myth itself, when in fact it has the potential to be the truth that will set you free. A few years ago when Entourage was all the rage, and pulled us into the life of talent agent Ari Gold in Hollywood we learned a valuable lesson – work can take over your life. I’m sure many of us didn’t need the entertainment industry to tell us that though, we understand that truth just fine.

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While Recession Ends One Career, Education Begins Another

When the economic downturn hit in 2008 it meant economic hardship for many realtors, including Emily Hetland of Olympia, Washington, who suddenly saw her income plummet. “Here I am with the recession hitting, in the middle of a divorce, and with two teenagers ready to graduate

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Amazing Destinations to Visit After College

Now that the caps have flown and tassels have been hung beside the diploma with care, it’s time to enjoy the reward of achieving your dreams. Take that well deserved break and relax with a quick trip, or relive the triumph with a great adventure.

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Fun Activities That Improve Your Mental Health

Practicing mental health strategies is not just for psychology students, but can be beneficial for all lifelong learners. A regular exercise regimen will reduce your stress, lift your mood, improve your self-esteem and help you get a restful night’s sleep. Try some of these fun activities to help boost your brain power.

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Quick Health Assessment To Help You Find Your Focus

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 23, 2014

Maintaining healthy lifestyles often require us to leverage our personal strengths and interests. Depending on the source, there are between six to ten different categories of wellness. This short health assessment will help you find your focus and identify areas that may enhance your overall welfare.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

Military Student Shares His Inspiration with the World

By Margo Myers on Apr 22, 2014

Online education has completely transformed how students engage in learning and apply their newly acquired skills to their careers. Brandman University is proud to make education accessible to nontraditional students, including those with military commitments that need high levels of flexibility to fit their studies into extremely busy schedules.

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Topics: Student Life, School of Business & Professional Studies, Alumni, Military

Our Favorite Gadgets to Track Your Health and Wellness

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 17, 2014

Students, professionals and full-time parents alike have realized the importance of managing personal health and wellness as a way to increase productivity and lower stress. It’s been proven true that eating poorly will stress your system, and lacking sleep will strain your body of its much needed rejuvenation time.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life, School of Nursing & Health Professions

5 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

By Autumn McClenaghan on Apr 16, 2014

Is work stressing you out? Between the meetings, appointments, deadlines and that flashing red light on your phone - on top of your never ending to do list - it can all be overwhelming. April is National Stress Awareness Month, which means its the perfect time to get started managing and eliminating that extra anxiety at work.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Student Life

Online Writing Community Helps Military Student Thrive

By Margaret Moodian on Apr 15, 2014

Online and blended academic programs provide students flexible options to fit course work into their busy schedules. At Brandman University our faculty and staff understand that when scholars need guidance their support services must be timely and offer many avenues for communication, which is why we created the Online Writing Community (OWC). As the Lead Professional Tutor for the service, I am proud to highlight an excellent writer and student who I have worked with over the past few sessions, Louis Espinal, and his experience with the OWC.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life, Military

Healthy Snacks for College Students On The Go

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 10, 2014

We understand that as a college student, you are constantly on the go, especially if you have full-time commitments in addition to homework and class. With only a few minutes between meetings, soccer practice, dinner and commuting it’s important to have healthy snacks throughout the day that are quick and good for you. Here are some of our favorite spring produce and nutrition bar options to help get you through your busy schedule.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, Student Life, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Brandman Couple Puts Their Education to Work by Going Fishing

By Margo Myers on Apr 8, 2014

For Marc Bush, ‘a day at the office’ means loading up the fishing gear, hauling the boat and taking clients out on the water for guided fishing trips. “I like the challenge of fishing,” says Bush. “I’ve been fishing all my life after my grandfather taught me, and now I like to share that knowledge with others.”

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Topics: Student Life, School of Business & Professional Studies, Alumni

Integrating Innovation into Career Planning

By Autumn McClenaghan on Mar 26, 2014

One of the most recent trends in career planning is the integration of innovation as a concrete skill demanded by today’s employers. The word is popping up more frequently in job descriptions and even official titles. In fact, a quick search using the term returns over 1,600 results on Indeed.com and over 5,000 on LinkedIn. But what exactly is innovation and how does it apply to your career search?

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Topics: Career, Student Life

Alumni Association: Honoring the Past and Planning for the Future

By Sarah Catz on Mar 19, 2014

Established in 1958 Brandman University, formally Chapman University College, boasts a wealth of alumni talent and distinction. As the community continues to expand with the addition of new graduates, it is important to recognize the notable achievements of past leaders and create new opportunities for future visionaries to come.

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Topics: Student Life, Alumni

Loan Repayment 101 For New Grads

By Anonymous on Feb 28, 2014

It's that magical time of year when caps are thrown in the air and the world seems full of possibility. Ah, graduation, at long last! Fast-forward six months. If you used federal financial aid loans to cover tuition and other school-related expenses, your first payments are now due. Just like a mortgage or car loan, a student loan impacts your credit score. Staying current on loan repayment is critical to building a solid financial foundation.

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Topics: Student Life, Alumni

Top Financial Aid Tips and Tricks

By Lindsay Amanda on Feb 27, 2014

For many states including California, the timeline for filing for financial aid is getting down to the wire. For those who are late to the party here are some financial aid tips and tricks to filing a FAFSA for the 2014-2015 year.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life