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This collection of videos represents the University’s mission to unleash student potential. Today, the nation is facing a crisis — 3.7 million jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of educated or skilled workers. These videos highlight how University of Phoenix is tackling this issue head-on through a variety of services.

Built Different

Our education can move your career forward – with coursework structured around discoveries from leading employers, and resources, such as career-planning tools, to help you stay on your career track.

Aim high

Whether you’re shooting for the stars or something more earth-bound, the skills you learn here may help prepare you for the job you truly want.

Career-focused education

It’s possible to build an education around your goals with industry-aligned courses that work around your schedule, planning tools to help you focus your career path and opportunities to earn a scholarship.

Introducing the Phoenix Scholarship Reward Program

The hardest part of college shouldn’t be paying for it. Through our Phoenix Reward Scholarship Program, you could save up to $10,000 on your way to earning your undergraduate degree.

Larry Fitzgerald: Student athlete

Even this NFL wide receiver knows how important it is to earn his degree. Find out more about what motivates him — and why he believes a bachelor’s degree in communication will help shape his career in the future.

Career GPS (Phoenix Career Guidance System™)

Sometimes, you need a little help finding your way to the right career. The Phoenix Career Guidance System™ is your personal GPS that helps you navigate that path. From exploring degree programs to looking at local job market conditions, you’ll start to map out a course to a new position.

Hall of Success

The Hall of Success proudly celebrates noteworthy University of Phoenix alumni who have achieved professional success.

“Built Different”

At University of Phoenix your education is built to help move your career forward. Here's how:

You take classes that impact your career.

We work with leading employers to learn what you need to learn.

…while ensuring credits you’ve already earned pay off.

And we have career-planning tools to keep you on track every step of the way.

Plus, the freshman fifteen isn’t really a thing here.

And graduation? It’s just the beginning.

Because we build education around where you want to go so, you know, you can get the job you want.

Ready? Let’s get to work.

“Aim high”

Imagine if everything you learned led to the one job you always wanted. At University of Phoenix, we believe every education—not just ours—should be built around the career that you want. Imagine that.

“Career-focused education”

That’s a man interviewing for a job. No. Not that one. That one. The one who seems like he’s already got the job ‘cause he studied all the right courses from the get-go.

And that’s an accountant, a mom, a University of Phoenix scholarship recipient, who used our unique--scratch that--awesome career-planning tool.

And that’s a student, working late, with a day job, taking courses aligned with the industry that he’s aiming to be in.

Ready to build an education around the career that you want? Let’s get to work.

“Larry Fitzgerald — ESPN and University of Phoenix”

Larry Fitzgerald Jr.: When I was in school, Mom was battling cancer. Her main goal for me was to graduate from college — because she felt that with education, that’s something that nobody can ever take from you.

When I look at my son and I tell him that “I want you to complete your degree,” when I have mine in hand, it makes it a lot easier to press him about it.

[Speaking to his father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr.] I remember you coming down hard on us about the academics. If we didn’t maintain a certain grade point average, that, you know, we weren’t even going to be able to play.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr.: Education is that important to the Fitzgeralds. Your mother would’ve never married me without an education. And I would’ve never married her without one.

Larry Fitzgerald Jr.: I like to travel. University of Phoenix has the ideal program for somebody like myself. This is a tailor-made education because it allows me to work when it’s convenient for me. It just works perfectly. You know, I even studied in Antarctica this year.

I want to do something with my degree. I would love to be in the journalism field and do some broadcasting. My major is going to help me with those endeavors.

We do a camp here in Minnesota every year. You know, what’s the most important is that these young women and men, they learn skills that I feel are going to help them for life.

[Speaking to children at his Minnesota football camp] Hard work and dedication, teamwork, commitment to being better: Those are the things that I saw yesterday, and I want to continue to see those same things today.

I realized a couple of years ago that it wasn’t going to be easy; it was going to be a serious commitment. Your mind always needs to be jogged, pushed, be strained. The doors that would’ve been closed if I didn’t have my degree are now going to be open for me. And that’s the thing that’s most exciting.

[Logo and end card come up.]

“Career GPS (Phoenix Career Guidance System™)”

At University of Phoenix, we know you can’t afford wrong turns on the road

to your future. That’s why we build tools like our Career Guidance System.

It’s kind of like GPS, you know, for your career.

It walks you through different degree possibilities and even lets you explore local job market conditions, helping you map a clear course from the job you want, back to you.

Go to and get started today.

Let’s get to work.

“Hall of Success”

The Hall of Success. Here we honor the proud accomplishments of our students and alums. People like Maria Salazar, an executive director at American Red Cross.

Or Garlin Smith, video account director at Yahoo.

And for every Garlin, thousands more are hired by hundreds of top companies.

Each expanding the influence of our proud University of Phoenix network.

That’s right, University of Phoenix. Enroll now. We’ve got a frame waiting for you.


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