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Earning a degree at Peirce: Students share what it means for their lives and careers

It’s safe to say that working adults have different priorities than traditional age students when it comes to choosing a college. For someone balancing a job, a family, and other responsibilities that come with being an adult, the deciding factor is probably not the fraternities, resident life, or sports teams. While these can be great elements of a college experience, they aren’t top priority for someone looking to earn a degree that will put them...Read More »

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Alumna turned author tells her story of success

Like many adult students, Fiona Harewood faced real challenges in the pursuit of her bachelor’s degree, but she never wavered in her focus, commitment, and dedication. In 2009, she graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Peirce College. Fiona was extremely successful in her academic pursuits, and has continued that success in her career progression. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Fiona landed a job as a Senior Case Technician with...Read More »

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63 years young: Never too late to earn a degree

Daria Ward was a 61-year-old mother of four grown children in 2008. She had just recently made the decision to return to school after many years working as a case worker for public welfare. She was proud of her career, but she had promised herself that she would one day complete her education, and it was time to make good on that promise. It’s Daria’s personal belief that it’s never too late to pursue your...Read More »

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Peirce College admissions representative explains the college application process

When it comes to navigating the path to higher education, working adults face a unique set of challenges. In the podcast below, Peirce College admissions representative Eileen Snyder walks aspiring adult learners through the steps it takes to get back to school and completing a college degree. Eileen answers some of the most common questions that adult students have when returning to school. Listen to the podcast below for advice about finding a school that is...Read More »

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Is online learning as effective as in-person learning?

Institutions that offer a combination of online and traditional classroom experiences face this commonly asked question: Is online learning as effective as in-person learning? It certainly can be. That answer is largely dependent upon the unique needs of each individual student. There are a variety of elements for prospective students to consider when determining what kind of education is the best fit for them. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned a report (conducted...Read More »

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Honoring military service for college credit

Continuing education has always been a key resource for both active and former U.S. service members and their families. It gives them access to increased earning potential, leverages their military experience and education, and gives them a new direction once they’ve completed their service. For service members in particular, pursuing a degree might mark the culmination of the time and effort they’ve already put into their military service. Many service members come to college with...Read More »

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Graduate of Peirce College’s Paralegal Studies program discusses how earning a degree changed everything

Today is the day that could change everything. Peirce College alumnae Vaneeda McDonald-Clyburn recently sat down with Peirce Connections to tell us about her journey at Peirce, and the day that changed everything for her. After earning her associate degree from the College in 1989, Vaneeda took a 14-year hiatus in the working world before one day deciding to come back to earn her bachelor’s, and that decision helped shape where she is today. Click...Read More »

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Education at any age: Mom goes back to school, daughter follows

Growth spurts aren’t just for teenagers. Peirce Connections recently connected with mother-daughter duo Raye and Shiela Goldsborough to find out why growth spurts aren’t just for teenagers. Both women chose Peirce College to earn their degrees, but they offer unique perspectives on what it is like to be a student at Peirce and why it is never too late (or too early) to achieve your dream of a college degree. Click on the podcast player...Read More »

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Graduate of Peirce’s Business Administration program shares how Peirce helped her find her place

Don’t get lost in big places … find yourself in small ones. When Peirce College alumna Natalia Gamarra first came to the United States from Argentina, she often felt overwhelmed and lost in a city as big as Philadelphia. But then she found Peirce, and found herself in the process. Peirce Connections recently had the opportunity to talk to Natalia about her journey, and how Peirce’s small, close-knit community helped her find her path. Click...Read More »

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