Kim’s Final Thoughts

It’s always difficult for me to say goodbye because it feels so final but is there ever really an ending?  I will treasure the past five years working at Minnesota Online because I learned so much and met so many amazing people.  My hope is that I’ve made half the impression on you as you have made on me.  Every experience I’ve had in my time working here and every memory made will always be a part of who I am in the world…

Instead of saying farewell, I’m going to leave you with some final thoughts; here’s to staying connected through our shared memories and experiences: 10250054_xl

Keep learning – Everyday is an opportunity to learn and grow. No matter your age, try to learn  something new each day.

Stay positive – It’s your attitude in life that will take you far. Look on the bright side of each situation and always see the glass as half full.

Have compassion – Be willing to lend a helping hand and listen to a friend in need. Sometimes all it takes is someone to care.

Be brave – Find the courage to face your fears. Don’t let your nerves stop your from achieving your goals and experiencing life.

Keep going – Have a “will of steel”. Keep trying and never give up until you achieve your goal. Don’t let any obstacle stop you.

Have balance – Create a flow and harmony in your life.  Remember to live in the moment and find where your mind, body and spirit collide.

Pursue passion – Discover what motivates you and gives your life purpose.  Find that energy and drive to spark into your life.

“Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.” Walt Disney

Contributed by: Kimberly Imdieke | Online Advisor





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So, you have decided to go back to school…

Ready to head back to college?  Great!  That is outstanding news! Here are your next steps:

Step 1: Decide to go to school.

Step 2: Choose a major.  (Step one and step two can be interchangeable.)  Research majors and/or programs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).

Step 3:  Choose a college that offers your program of choice.

Step 4: Apply to college.  When applying to a college you will generally need to fill out the application, pay the application fee, turn in your high school transcripts, official college transcripts (if you are transferring in) and generally, the Accuplacer or SAT/ACT scores.

Step 5: Get your financing for school in order.  You may need financial aid, you may use scholarship or you may pay out of your pocket.  It does not matter how you plan to pay, you just want to make sure that you have a plan in place and are ready to implement your plan.Man and woman giving a thumbs up

Step 6: You’re accepted!  Jump for joy (or whatever it is that you do when you are excited).

Step 7: Meet with your advisor.  Your advisor is a wealth of knowledge and can help make sure that you get on the path to success.

If you follow these steps you can be a successful student and eventually, a college graduate. Online advisors are here to help you get started and point you in the right direction.

Submitted by: David Johnson | Online Advisor

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