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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

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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Military Student Shares His Inspiration with the World

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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Our Favorite Gadgets to Track Your Health and Wellness

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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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: Student Life, Military, Online

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: Student Life, Financial Aid

Tax Tip: Student Loan Interest Deduction

By Lindsay Amanda on Feb 20, 2014

Out of all of the seasons that we look forward to throughout the year, tax season is generally not one of them. All of the forms, calculations, and software needed for filing can get exhausting. But the best part about it is the opportunity to maximize your return, and student loans can play an important role in doing so. Depending on the type of loan, a student loan interest deduction may be available. Ask your tax professional

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Topics: Student Life

Is a Graduate Degree Right For Me?

By Autumn McClenaghan on Feb 19, 2014

The final days of an undergraduate program often brings reflection and excitement of the future to come. Many start to seriously consider their options for the future and ask, “Do I try to find a job in my field or go directly to graduate school?” Depending on your professional field it may be necessary to pursue an advanced degree. Personal experience is also important during

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Topics: Career, Student Life

One Stop Specialist Brad Bourdon Talks Financial Aid

By Gustav Deutsch on Feb 18, 2014

Brandman One Stop Specialist Brad Bourdon sat down with us to talk over four big financial aid questions. Financial aid can often be a point of confusion for many students and is an important part of attaining one's educational goals. In this video Brad walks through the financial aid process and what students should expect during the processing and disbursement of aid.

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Topics: Student Life, Military