College of Adult and Graduate Studies Blog

The CAGS blog is your hub for all things adult education!  Future, current and past CCU students now have a spot on the web to talk job tips, adult education financial aid, local and national networking, and exchange their experiences.  Blog posts from CCU students and friends of CAGS will engage and inspire you to take your career and adult education to the next level.

Recent Posts

When is the Best Time to Start a Master’s Degree Program?

An adult student is studying on his computer to earn an online master's degree.

Are you considering going back to school to earn your master’s degree? Although you might have mixed feelings about it, getting your master’s degree can be personally rewarding, financially beneficial, and inspirational. Since we understand the kind of thought that goes into debating whether or not to attend grad school, we created a checklist that … Continued

10 Characteristics of an Effective Manager

A manager is having a business meeting with his employees.

Are you a manager looking to make a difference in your workplace? Do you want to be a leader that will positively influence your team? Whether you manage five or fifty employees, being a manager comes with a lot of responsibility. Here’s your guide about how to be a successful and effective manager at your … Continued

15 Outdoor Summer Activities That Can Help Relieve Stress

A woman is paddle boarding in the mountains to relieve stress.

Whether you’re a full-time adult student, you work five days a week, or you’re doing both, chances are that you need some downtime this summer. And rather than staying inside, you should definitely take advantage of this summer’s hot weather, beautiful landscapes, and endless activities. Are you ready to step outside of your activity comfort … Continued

Degrees for Adults – How to Choose the Right Online College

A female student is studying and earning her degree online.

When adults are searching for an online degree program, there are many factors they might consider before committing to one school. First and foremost, they are worried about the cost of an online degree. They also want to know if financial aid is a possibility. Other factors include the flexibility of online classes, the length … Continued

Adult Education – 10 Things to do After You Graduate From College

Adult students are celebrating at their college commencement.

Did you just graduate from college? Congrats! Graduating, no matter your age or education level, is such an accomplishment. But now that you graduated from college as an adult student, there are some things you should do to ensure you’re using your education to its highest potential. Graduates, do these 10 things to prepare yourself … Continued