Ed4Career Blog

Understanding the 5 Moments in Which We Learn

By Kris Powers | August 8th 2018

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As a student, understanding what moment of need you are seeking to meet can help you select the best type of course or learning method to reach your goals.


Career Exploration and Training

By Kris Powers | August 1st 2018

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Are you trying to decide on a career? Looking to change careers after a few years (or more) in the workforce? Need to learn more about your current field? Or perhaps you are interested in turning a favorite hobby into a lucrative business. While many of us dream of growing in our current occupation or starting a new career; we might struggle with the concept of finding more time for career training in an already jam-packed day. The good news is that there are many different ways to obtain training and development in your field.

With today’s technological advances and options for online learning, it’s easier than ever to have a career growth plan that incorporates a myriad of training and development methods. This type of learning can easily fit to your schedule – it’s learning on your time and on your terms.


11 Tips to Stay Motivated with Schoolwork

By Kris Powers | July 25th 2018

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Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.


6 Steps to Turn Your Passion Into a Career

By Kris Powers | July 18th 2018

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87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Don't be a statistic!



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With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life.


Fun Facts About Independence Day

By Kris Powers | July 4th 2018

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From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. This year marks our 242nd year of celebration!

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. On that day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2nd “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival” and that the celebration should include “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.”


The Power of Positive Affirmations

By Kris Powers | June 27th 2018

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Negative thoughts can become self-fulfilling prophecies and can affect our personal lives, relationships, careers and much more. It is much better, instead, to think and give voice to positive thoughts, to build ourselves up instead of tear ourselves down.


Start Your Week With Intention

By Kris Powers | June 20th 2018

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Here are some steps you can take to make Mondays, and the days that follow, a bit easier.


Take a Break and Boost Productivity

By Kris Powers | June 13th 2018

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These breaks improve productivity and might help you go back to your current feeling refreshed. Give them a try!



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Learn more about the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation here.