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Growth spurts aren’t just for teenagers

The bills show up each month. You show up for work every day. The kids show up after school with homework they need your help with. The weekends show up with more chores than play. You have taken on all the responsibilities and met the expectations of adulthood. But life is not everything you had hoped it would be when you were younger. Something is missing: career growth. That’s why the advertisement you saw today stuck...Read More »

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Over 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in Philadelphia by 2020

It might be hard to believe that 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in our great City over the next decade, having lived through our current recession and read depressing headlines about jobs and economic growth. But that’s exactly what Select Greater Philadelphia, the economic arm of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, reported in its employment forecasts. Moreover, healthcare is the fastest growing industry in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....Read More »

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Don’t get lost in big places

Find yourself in small ones. Like Peirce College. You’ve already found your way here because you’re trying to find the right school to help you accelerate your career. That’s why you’re researching local colleges. It’s no secret there are big opportunities for working adults in Philadelphia who get or complete their college degree. Between 1998 and 2008, employment opportunities in the Philadelphia region expanded into new sectors such as education, health services, and professional services....Read More »

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Stop complaining about your boss

And start planning for the day you get a job you love, thanks to a degree from Peirce College. You arrived here today for one reason: You saw our advertisement, and it spoke to you. It moved you. It motivated you. It stayed with you. Because you know you have a problem — a problem with your boss and your unsatisfying job. We don’t have to tell you that. And we certainly don’t want to...Read More »

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Telling Philadelphia “The Whole Story” about Peirce College

Peirce College wants adult learners in the Philadelphia region to know the five major reasons why Peirce is the college that really works for working adults. The following articles explain the unique ways Peirce serves working adults, providing an opportunity to change their careers and lives, a close-knit environment of like-minded students, a simple application process, and support services that cater to the needs of older students. Growth spurts aren’t just for teenagers. Just because...Read More »

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Today is the day that could change everything

Actually, it’s already changing everything. You’ve been carrying the idea of “changing everything” with you for years. And now you’re here, reading this post, wondering if Peirce can help you change everything fast. You need, you want, you must make a change. Despite your worries about what life as a student might bring, you’ve decided to go back to school and get your degree. You know it’s the ticket to a better job, a better...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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What does it take to get a healthcare career in Philadelphia?

Over 45,000 new healthcare jobs will be created in Philly by 2020…which one will be yours? Stephanie Donovan, Program Manager, Health Information Management, sat down with Peirce Connections to tell the community about what she’s doing at Peirce and why she is so excited to be part of the launch of Peirce’s new Healthcare degree programs. Watch the video below to hear Stephanie’s thoughts on where the opportunities are in this growing field, and how...Read More »

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Peirce alum shares his story

On the face of it, the story of Peirce College alumnus Joseph Paprzycki ‘77 is similar to that of many people who attended Peirce in the 1970s: South Jersey boy heads to Peirce on the advice of a high school teacher, goes to class with new friends, earns a degree, and goes on to a career in business. But beneath the surface, another narrative was brewing. As Joe describes in the video interview below, the...Read More »

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