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How to Get a Free Doctoral Degree

Hey Guys! It’s been awhile right?! I know but I am back and ready to give you all the information you need! If you missed it last week on my channel , I discussed how you can get a free doctorate degree. If you’ve been following my doctoral journey, then you know that I am currently working towards my doctoral degree in higher education. I recently finished all of my coursework and I am officially working on my dissertation proposal this semester. I chose to work at a university so that I could not only work with students but so that I could also receive a discounted education. In the beginning of my journey, I received a $1,600 stipend towards my courses, and I paid fees out of pocket. I also received several scholarships along the way that helped to cover most of my fees. Last year my university decided to cover doctoral degrees at 100% for all professional staff which was a major benefit. While I understand that most folks do not want to join the education world don’t let this s

Top 5 Tips for First Time College Students

  Last week my office hosted our very first summer camp for transition age youth with disabilities. Many of the students were away from home for the first time and had never been exposed to a college environment before. The aim of the camp was to provide the students with an introduction to college life to assist them in their transition from high school to college. The students had a great time and so did our office. But that got me to thinking on what would I recommend for first time college students. As a first generation college student myself there were so many things that I didn’t know and I wanted to make sure our campers would be better prepared than I was. Take a look at my top five giveaways for first year students: 1.       Advocacy Many times students are so used to their parents doing everything for them that when they get to college and staff cannot event speak to their parents without consent they are like fish out of water. Things do not just happen in college. You

Balancing Being a Doctoral Student and Working Full Time is HARDT!

  Balancing schoolwork and working full time can truly be a task. As someone who works fulltime and is working towards a doctoral degree, I feel like I have mastered the art of being a student. This past week as I was working on an assignment I began to beat myself up a little about not utilizing the long holiday weekend to complete a few discussion posts. This started me to think about how I stay organized between work and school.     Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “Balancing Doctoral Life & Full Time Work” where I am sitting at my desk looking at the camera. I am wearing a black shirt with my arms folded.   The first key is organization. My planner sets the framework for this. It helps me to stay on top of things and plan long assignments.  I also organize my syllabi in a binder or keep them within eye view so that I am always aware of upcoming assignments. Figure 2: This is a planner with two sticky notes, a pen, tape, and notepad on a desk.   My mo