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The Malala Fund: One Girl Can Change the World

Malala Yousafzai is a beacon of hope for millions of people worldwide.
Read her story here.

Veterans: Finding Success in the Online Classroom

As a veteran, you are no stranger to challenges. You’ve served your country and protected others despite the circumstances. You should be commended […]

7 Key Strengths Business School Graduates Bring to Small Business

The old notion that professionals with business school degrees only work at large multi-national companies is dead and gone. These days many business […]

Keys to Success for Women in Business

We asked around the 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) for thoughts on women in business. We got responses from a […]

Surefire Signs You Need to Consider an Online University

It’s easy to see the advantages of a college degree. University graduates earn about $400 more per week than those who dropped out […]

Jobs for College Students

Need a job? It’s tough to find full-time work when you’re a college student. Many adult students think they have to quit school […]

The Malala Fund: One Girl Can Change the World

Dedicated to bringing education to every child across the globe, the Malala Fund is a beacon of hope for millions of people worldwide. […]

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Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.