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Going Back To School As An Adult - Homeless Veteran Beats the Odds

Getting back into the habit of going to school can be challenging for any adult especially when it involves fitting time for class into an already hectic schedule filled with family and work responsibilities. Time and convenience are often a barrier to entry for those considering going back to school. Instructor Melodie Wilson sat down with one of her former students, Tomas, to talk to him about what it was like to attend training while experiencing homelessness and any tips he had for anyone trying to figure out how to go back to school as an adult.

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Time Management Techniques

We live in a time that everything is rushed, from the time we wake up, and head to work, to preparing a meal with our families. With the fast pace of life, it seems there is not enough time in the day to plan anything extra for a vacation or self-care. Many of us have instead mastered the art of multitasking.  This seems like a fantastic skill if you can truly concentrate on both tasks simultaneously. Usually, it means spreading our focus too thin into two tasks, neither of which receiving our full attention. We can be more productive AND create more time for ourselves and our personal lives by implementing effective time management techniques.

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Overcoming Communication Barriers in Online Classes

Many students struggle to retain information, focus and fully understand material while learning remotely. Studying successfully in an online environment is even more challenging when you're learning a new topic in a language other than your native tongue. Ms. Melodie teaches in English while many of her students' first languages are Tagalog or Spanish. Bill Kohler, a former Business Writing instructor who taught students of many different linguistic backgrounds, shared some helpful strategies online learners can use to absorb what they're learning and overcome communication barriers in online classes.

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How to Use Your Veterans Education Benefits to Secure Your Future

Leaving the military can be a difficult process. You’re leaving a job with clear responsibilities, chain of command, and structure, and when you jump into the civilian world, that foundation is gone.

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What do cloud engineers do?

With a term as all-encompassing as Cloud, it can be difficult to define exactly what someone in a Cloud Computing role actually does. In general, this individual is charged with managing the end-to-end lifecycle of a cloud environment. This can include anything from designing applications, planning architecture, deploying security protocols, or provisioning resources.

The Cloud space has a lot of optionalities when it comes to available tools, but teams will primarily find themselves using one or all of the three main providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform. Fortunately, all three of these vendors have developed clear roadmaps for certification depending on the day-to-day functions an individual will find themselves performing. Additionally, positions in cloud technology often offer generous compensation, remote work flexibility, and other generous perks.

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