Brighten Your 5-year Outlook: The Difference a Degree Can Make

Where will you be in five years? In a decade? What about when you’re ready for retirement? Benchmarking your professional and personal life […]

6 Steps to Stellar Event Planning for Your Community

My job is pretty awesome. I have organized food drives, beach cleanups, park beautifications, and painting parties for Title I schools. Event planning […]

Why wait? What’s stopping you from going back to school?

You’ve thrown around the idea of going back to school for years. You’ve heard about the benefits and opportunities college graduates enjoy, but […]

You Can Find the Time to Go Back to School and Complete Your BA

There is no better multi-tasker in the world than the modern American working professional. Between balancing a work week of 40 hours or […]

Top 8 Post-Graduation Budget Tips

The most essential know-how you need after donning the cap and gown is rarely taught — how to create and manage a personal […]

Stress Relief: 12 Ways to Chill Out and Relax

Stress can destroy your productivity and make your life miserable. Though it may seem unfixable, there are a number of ways that can […]

Does Your Career Match Your Body Clock?

If you’re making steps toward a new career path, you’ve probably asked yourself plenty of questions, such as: What am I good at? […]

How Working Moms Feel About Their Careers

The Pew Research Center published some fascinating numbers about women in business and working moms. In “10 Findings about Women in the Workplace,” […]

What “Working Mom” Means to Three Entrepreneurs

Mothers often have to work. Being a mom who works doesn’t have to mean long hours away from your children, though. A new […]

Five Ideas for How to Say No

Feeling overwhelmed? The problem is never that you “don’t have enough time.” After all, everyone gets the same 24 hours each day. Just […]

Working Moms Balance Home and Career

We invited speakers at the 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) to share their thoughts on being a working mom. Watch […]

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 […]

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.